Metal Hammer Golden Gods

By | June 9th, 2018|Event, It's On Random!|

A few years ago (2014) I went to the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards as a punter. As I wasn't working it for once, I could write about it in anyway I felt like. I probably shouldn't let myself lose on a keyboard as often as I do... Any how, here's what I wrote the [...]

My Black Heart

By | May 22nd, 2018|It's On Random!|

It's World Goth Day (whatever that means now) and I find myself with nothing gothic to do. Not that I am usually at a club, or gig, or gothic animal charity event every 22nd May, but I usually have something gothic to do. Being the managing editor of the world's largest goth magazine means you [...]

Interview with a Strangeling

By | March 25th, 2018|Interview|

I interviewed fantasy gothic artist Jasmine Beckett-Smith months ago and the feature is finally online. Jasmine is an incredibly popular artist, with a waiting list of three years for commissions! She was lovely to talk to and very humble and interesting. "Jasmine always believed that people would love her faeries and dragonlings with their magical [...]

Until Death

By | February 6th, 2018|It's On Random!|

I have a new project. Sort of. I visit a lot of cemeteries, mausoleums and crypts and manage to hunt down a relic everywhere I go, so I've decided to start a new blog for my macabre adventures. It's just for fun, unless it takes off and people want to offer me free tickets to [...]

Life In Sodom

By | December 19th, 2017|Interview|

Life In Sodom are a band you may not be familiar with, but they’re ready to be heard. After consistently releasing new music the track ‘Souvenirs’ was included in a compilation in the late Nineties put together by goth journalist Mick Mercer. Following that the band took a break in 1999, only to return a [...]

Cyber Gothic Factory

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"I love the gothic women. I think they are the sexiest women alive" In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the creation of Cyber Gothic Factory, Gothic Beauty thought it was about time to speak to Jean, founder and creative mind behind the Canadian brand, famous for personalised bullet belts, outrageous cyber goggles and neon gas [...]

Fantasy Florals

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Every season the world outside changes colour and our oldest festivals celebrate and revolve around them. Spring, Imbolc, heralds the beginning of new life, as we bring the bright yellows and greens of new flowers and shoots into our homes and onto our tables. Summer brings long hazy days and of course the solstice, so [...]

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

By | October 3rd, 2017|News|

Through my work I often converse for months with people I've never actually met. Most of these people will stay as work contacts, but occasionally they get to be a little more. One of those is author Vincent Vinas, who's book I reviewed and he wrote to me to thank me for my comments and [...]

Gothic Beauty Issue 51

By | September 14th, 2017|News|

My interview with the lovely Sylvia Lancaster talking about the The Sophie Lancaster Foundation 10 years on, features in the latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine. My feature on the fabulous Necessary Evil is inside too (I used to work for Kate of Kate's Clothing so the interview was more of a catch up than a proper interview!) I'm also [...]

Sweet Midnight

By | August 22nd, 2017|Interview|

Occasionally I get paid to write a feature by the subject, rather than the publication. Some times I have to really work to find the interest in the story. This was not one of those times. Renee, creative person behind the label 'Sweet Midnight' was a pleasure to talk to and had a genuinely interesting [...]