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PAGANISM POLITICS AND ROCK N ROLL – INKUBUS SUKKUBUS INTERVIEWED IN DEPTH

by Jacob Ovington in Features

Inkubus Sukkubus are one of the most prolific bands in the goth scene, they’ve been going for 27 years now. They’re also regularly described as the world’s premiere pagan band, so it comes as no surprise that Tony and Candia McKormack, the married couple and driving force behind the band, were first united by their mutual love of paganism, witchcraft and vampirism. [...]

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Some say goth is dead, but I say it is very much alive and well. Some purists and try and pigeon-hole it as something very specific that only existed in the eighties, and they say that anything after that isn’t goth. Others say that the subculture has changed so much that isn’t really goth anymore. But, change is an integral part of the nature of goth.

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Goth is an evolution. It’s not just a specific style or genre of music. It’s an attitude, a way of life, an outlook. With a history that can be traced back hundreds of years, spanning from the Eighteenth Century right up to the present day, as well as having unrivalled longevity, gothic is one of the most appealing cultural forms. Yet, it is also one of the least understood. With origins in literature, gothic has repeatedly manifested in art, cinema, music, television and fashion, with the influences of all those combining to give birth to the contemporary goth scene which began in the early eighties.

The evolution continues to this day. Goth isn’t what it was when it started, and it won’t be the same in ten years. The attitude and outlook will be the same. It’s a way of looking at things, an acceptance that things are not just black and white and that there is a place between light and dark. It’s an openness, a rejection of boundaries and a state of being true to yourself. This outlook makes us appreciate and embrace the dark side of
things, and it’s what brings us together no matter what superficial differences we may have. Goth, gothic and everything they have spawned forms one big dark family. We are the others, and goth is our collective.

Today the media lacks a focal point for dark music and culture. Corrosion Magazine is here to change that, as an all encompassing g contemporary gothic magazine. Welcome to the world of twenty-first century decay…

Jacob Ovington, editor

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