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  • CH Recommends : Covenant

    COVENANT 2015

    March sees the return of Covenant, whose last show for us was simply amazing.

    Covenant’s show in 2011 (the last time they toured the UK) impressed many people and we’re bigger and better for a 2015 tour.
    Covenant hit up Newcastle University on March 5th – so if you thought the show was great last time they’ve got a bigger stage, bigger lights and a bigger performance.
    This is a rare chance to see Covenant. This will only be their second Newcastle show and they are an impressive live band, with a massive array of club hits and classic tracks, including ‘We Stand Alone’, ‘Ritual Noise’ and ‘Dead Stars’ – and that’s not forgetting their stunning recent album, ‘Leaving Babylon’.

    Support comes from excellent Scottish synth act Analog Angel, also playing their second Newcastle show (and they haven’t been here since 2012). The show will be opened by Naked Lunch – a band who were one of the real movers and shakers of the early 80s synth break through.


    Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com and locally from Reflex Records.

    Here’s a little video of them :

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qIXIHAmcKU’]


  • Skeletal Family – playing at Charnel House in March

    skeletalfamilyExciting news people.

    We’ve been hinting about some Gothic legends coming to Charnel House – well – here is the news.

    On March 7th, we’ll have a special acoustic performance from Skeletal Family.

    This is fairly big news, the band recently played at the Academy and have done many high profile shows since their return, but they’re doing a very special stripped down acoustic tour, which includes playing as part of The Charnel House, in Butlers, in March.

    Famed for hits such as ‘Promised Land’, ‘So Sure’ and ‘She Cries Alone’ it will certainly be interesting to hear how these classics and others transcribe onto an acoustic set up.

    As previously, we do need to increase the entry fee on this night to accommodate the extra costs of putting on a band – but we’ve crunched our calculators and managed to keep this down to £5 – that’s a fixed £5 regardless of whether you buy in advance or pay on the door.  We know some people like advance tickets, so these are available – otherwise just come along and pay on the night.

    If you want advance tickets – you can nab them from Reflex Records, www.seetickets.com or why not get one off us on Feb 7th at Charnel House (at Butlers) or Feb 14th at Dark Nation (at the Globe) ?

    Here’s a classic of there’s for you to enjoy 😀

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41AqlPjc-Wc’]


  • Charnel House Mailing List

    New for 2015 we’re going old school with a mailing list.

    Mails will be sent infrequently (unlikely to be more than twice a month) with reminders of our next date, offers and other news about things we’re up to.   We will also be collecting email addresses at our events – you can sign up below.  We won’t be selling your address on to anyone else and it will only be used for The Charnel House mailing list which will be related to our events (and others you may like).


  • Charnel House Calendar

    IMG_20150111_111352We’re pleased to announce that The Charnel House calendar for 2015 has arrived and is now available to purchase/pre-order.

    We’re running the calendar from April 2015 through March 2016 so they won’t be out of date, they’ve also got our 2015 dates in them.

    They are priced at £8 and available at any Charnel House, while stocks last.


    If you are in the calendar, they are available to you at £5

    Click here to add to cart : 

    And then here to check out : 




  • Kev’s 2014 albums of the year

    As I’m sure you know – each year Kev likes to list his top 20 albums of the year.  Picked across a broad sense of the so-called Shwarze-Szene that includes everything from Goth, Post-Punk, EBM, Industrial, Gothic-Metal, etc. it doesn’t include out and out rock and metal hence the absence of bands like The Marmozets and Beartooth (and he wasn’t quite sure where to place Pvris despite them often being played on his show)

    This is the list, if there’s someone there you don’t know – why not check them out? As always these are present in a podcast which you can listen to here

    New World Darkness 04 January 2015 by Kev36663 on Mixcloud


    20) Pretty Addicted – It all Stems from Childhood
    19) Lovelorn Dolls – Japanese Robot Invastion
    18) Neuro-Sentence – The Shores of Anhedonia
    17) Dreams Divide – Tears from the Night Sky
    16) The Gothsicles – Squid Icarus
    15) Winter in Eden – Court of Conscience
    14) Angelspit – The Product
    13) Mixe1 – Scarlit Skin
    12) Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
    11) Psy’Aviah – The Xenogamous Endeavour
    10) Vanguard – Retribution
    9) Surgyn – Envy
    8) 2:54 – The Other I
    7) Peter Murphy – Lion
    6) Rave the Reqviem – Rave the Reqviem
    5) Delain – The Human Contradiction
    4) 3Teeth – 3Teeth
    3) Post War Glamour Girls – Pink Fur
    2) Aesthetic Perfection – ‘Til Death
    1) Bird – My Fear and Me


  • 2015 Dates Now Available

    Our 2015 dates are now on the website, click ‘Dates’ at the top of the screen for the new calendar view.

    Also, our home page now displays our next event, so you never need hunt for it again. Hurray.

    So, our Christmas Party this year is December 6th, then we start 2015 on February 7th, March 7th and then an Easter Party on April 4th

    Full dates all there, although we’ll add more info to them when we have it.


  • CH Recommends >> The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

    themenPutting the PUNK back into steampunk… it is… The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing !

    They played a blinder at Charnel House last year and now they’re back!

    Playing THINK TANK in Newcastle on November 21st – tickets £8 in advance (available from Reflex and www.seetickets.com ) or £10 on the door.

    Although this had been hoped to be for the 3rd album (although, they will be playing new songs) it has now become a tour to both show of some new tracks, play some favourites and celebrate vocalist Andy kicking Cancer up the arse!

    Support comes from JORDAN REYNE who you may remember wooing crowds when she support The March Violets last November and also local punks Chaos8.  Sweet.

    Gonna be a cracking night 🙂


  • Charnel House Christmas Party 2014

    chxmasHo ho humbug….

    As we draw a close to Hallowe’en (boo) it’s time to start the countdown to Christmas.

    What better way to kick-off the festive season than the Charnel House Christmas Party? It’s one in a great selection of Christmas parties for those into the darker side of alternative music (see also our friends Dark Nation on Dec 13 and Shock Therapy on Dec 20 and of course, Combichrist on Dec 11) and we’ll bring you a mix of Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Industrial and Darkwave.

    We’re at Butlers Bar as usual, running 7pm-11pm on Saturday, December 6th.

    Entry will be £3.50 (or £2 for Rock Soc)

    Hope to see you all there 🙂


  • CH Recommends >> Sect << Next Event this Friday

    sectIf you like what we do at Charnel House, chances are you’ll enjoy what Sect does too.

    They’ve a special night this Friday night at the Head of Steam, with live music between 8pm and 11pm and then DJs playing minimal, coldwave, post-punk, etc.

    Entry is £4, although free entry after 11pm if you miss the bands, but why would you miss the bands?!

    Performing live they’ve got :

    QUAL – debut live performance and solo project of William from Lebanon Hanover (whom we love!)

    The Anxiety of Love – Gothic no-wave from Leeds, well liked and loved

    Transfigure – local minimal electronics


    Certainly worth a look if you’re not in Whitby for Fields of the Nephilim.


  • Dark Nation : New Goth & EBM club night

    darknationDARK NATION has arrived!

    Combining the the best of dark alternative styles….
    Gothic, EBM, Post-Punk, 80’s Electro, Industrial, Steampunk, New Romantic and Darkwave – all under one roof.

    Join the Facebook event here

    Held at The Globe, on Railway Street our launch night couldn’t be more appropriate: HALLOWEEN. The venue will be in full Halloween decor, Dark Nation style, so feel free to dress and express yourself suitably 😉

    There will be spot prizes!

    Entry is £5 all night, and happy hour at the bar is 9pm – 10pm. (Free flavoured vodka shot with every drink purchased at the bar)

    Last entry will be 1.30am so while we’d encourage you down early, we know a lot of you will have other plans so do come along afterwards.

    DJs Kev and Ghost will bring you music from all styles and eras – past and present – so expect to hear bands like : Apoptygma Berzerk, The Sisters of Mercy, VNV Nation, Bauhaus, The Cure, Combichrist, Skeletal Family, Abney Park, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Duran Duran, Siouxsie and the Banshees, O Children, Eagulls, Aesthetic Perfection, Faderhead, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, New Order, The March Violets, The Chameleons, The Cramps, The Cruxshadows, William Control, Joy Division, Soft Cell, Modulate, Terrolokaust, Grendel, plus much much more.
    Whether you like the classics, the Gothic side, the electro side or whatever part of the Alternative scene you like, there’s something for you.

    ***Please note***

    This is in *addition* to The Charnel House party on November 1st (more details to follow!) so 2 nights of Hallowe’en goodness in Newcastle this year!