• Next Charnel House : This Sat

    Just a quick reminder that the next Charnel House is this Saturday, June 6th, at Butlers Bar (Upstairs Room).

    DJs Ghost, Queenie and Kev bring a massive mix of tunes across the Goth spectrum, from classics to modern day.

    Join us this Saturday from 7pm


  • CH Recommends : Post War Glamour Girls

    pwggWe are stoked to be helping promotion company Common People with their first gig : Post War Glamour Girls

    The gig is at The Head of Steam on May 15th, priced only £5

    PWGG are a Leeds 4-piece, hints of Nick Cave and lashings of dark-indie pop, they’re currently working on their second album.

    Their debut, Pink Fur, was ranked number 3 in my albums of 2014 although don’t just check out my word for it : this is a recent single and this is one of their tracks off the album

    They will be joined by special guests Wake – my ears are still ringing from seeing them on Saturday night.  Noisy as fuck local duo – explosive and attention grabbing.  Mint.

    Tickets are £5 in advance and selling well already.  Their Leeds gig has already sold out.

    ::Buy Tickets::


  • Next Charnel House : Sat May 2nd

    Just a quick reminder that the next Charnel House is this Saturday, May 2nd, at Butlers Bar (Upstairs Room).

    Shake off the post-Whitby blues, if you’ve been, or boogie to some great music regardless.

    DJs Ghost, Queenie and Kev bring a massive mix of tunes across the Goth spectrum, from classics to modern day.

    Join us this Saturday from 7pm


  • Charnel House Playlist April 2015

    Here you go, our playlist from April 4th – hope you enjoyed the night.  If you missed it, or can’t wait for our next fix, we’re back on May 2nd – another Bank Holiday weekend 🙂


    Abney Park – Stretched on your grave
    Cure – A Forest
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – All Tomorrow’s Parties
    October People – Juliette
    March Violets – We’re all Gods
    Puppet Lane – Bones
    Golden Apes – White Days
    Post War Glamour Girls – Light Bulb
    O Children – Lily’s Man
    Romance – Paris Is Burning
    PINS – Girls Like Us
    Cold In Berlin – Love is Shame


    Suspiria – Night Time
    The Merry Thoughts – Psychocult
    Rosetta Stone – Adrenaline (Mainline Mix)
    Sisters of Mercy – Anaconda
    Manuskript – No Reprise (Tenebrae Mix)
    Momento Mori UK – Big Nadir
    Angels of Liberty – Weaving Spiders Come Not Here
    The Cruxshadows – Winterborn
    Fields of the Nephilim – The Tower
    Into Paradise – Rain Comes Down
    Ghost Dance – Last Train
    Gary Numan- We Are Glass
    Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
    The Cure – Love Cats
    The Mission – Wasteland


    Siouxsie and the Banshees – Isreal
    Bauhaus – A Kick In The Eye
    New Order – Temptation
    Duran Duran – Planet Earth
    David Bowie – Fashion
    Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed
    Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
    Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
    The Sisters of Mercy – Vision thing
    Rammstein – Feuer Frei!
    The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
    Joy Division – Dead Souls
    Killing Joke – Love Like Blood


    Lords of the New Church – Dance With Me
    The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
    Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
    Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
    The Cult – Rain
    New Model Army – Vengence
    The Clash – Should I stay or Should I go
    The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
    The Vapours – Turning Japanese
    Billy Idol – Dancing With Msyelf
    The Stranglers – No More Hero’s
    Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows


  • CH Recommends : Cold in Berlin, Danse Society and Wake

    OK – so here is a tasty show and a half we well recommend if you can make it.

    Cluny 2 – April 11th

    Headlined by Cold in Berlin, to celebrate their 3rd album, ‘The Comfort of Loss and Dust’.  The bill is completed by the legendary Danse Society and local post-garage rockers Wake.

    More about each band, to wet your appetite.

    Cold in Berlin are one of the many excellent bands in the UK post-punk scene and put on a spellbinding live performance, they’ve played a range of events from Whitby Goth Weekend to Candle-Fest and woo’d crowds at each.   Their new album promises to be darker, slower and better – to lift directly from the press release : A black mass of punk rock, doom-gaze awaits the listener, fired by the Gothic imaginings of vocalist/lyricist Maya. With its dark soundscapes spun in haunting imagery and a feeling of the uncanny, The Comfort of Loss & Dust plays like the aural accompaniment to a Hermann Hesse nightmare. The down-tuned guitars and powerful drums create a tide of sound; carrying Maya‘s vocals as she twists and writhes through the murky waters of love, loss and bone-shaking lust.

    The Danse Society : Originally formed in 1980, The Danse Society had assorted hits in the indie charts including ‘Somewhere’, ‘We’re so Happy’, ‘2000 Light Years from Home’ (see below) and the double A-side of ‘Clock’/’Continent’.   Although the band split in 1987 they recently reformed and are doing shows again.

    Wake : aka Joseph O’Donnell and Jack Hope are known for being one of the most explosive and attention-grabbing bands on the local scene at the minute, expect their set to contain deafening levels of riffage and some serious sick rhythms.

    OK, I nicked that from NARC – but they summed them up perfectly.

    And… the best bit…

    Tickets are just £6 in advance.  Yep.  £6 in advance.  You can grab them from seetickets here – or from Reflex Records – or pay a bit more on the door on the night (£8)


  • Dark Nation : March Event

    Dark Nation is a club night held at The Globe on Railway Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    The music is an ‘all shades’ of dark alternative, from the classic bands of the 80s to the modern day – Gothic, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Steampunk, Industrial, EBM, Synthpop and much more.

    The next night is this Saturday, March 28th – kicking off at 10pm through to the wee hours.  Entry is £5 all night, although happy hour at the bar is between 10pm and 11pm.

    DJs this time are Charnel House regulars Kev and Queenie alongside DJ Terror Twin – hooray.

    The facebook event is here if you like that sort of thing and for more info.



  • Charnel House Playlist – March 2015

    Thanks all for coming – and lots of thanks to Skeletal Family for making the journey up to play a very special set.  80 minutes and spanning their whole era 😀

    We’re back for the Easter party on April 4th, hurray.

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Henry Lee
    Dyonisis – Reaching
    Cold in Berlin – …And the Darkness Bangs
    Luxury Stranger – NMQP
    Foreign Resort – Heart Breaks Down
    Golden Apes – Vengeance
    Echo and the Bunnymen – Constantinople
    PINS – Get With Me
    Post War Glamour Girls – Today I Am a Man
    O Children – Lily’s Man

    Balaam and the Angel – The Wave
    Into Paradise – Burns My Skin
    Peter Murphy – Seesaw Sway
    Lords of the New Church – Dance with Me
    The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
    October People – Juliette
    Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
    Suspiria – Behind the Wheel
    Ending the Vicious Cycle – 1000 Words (Angels of Liberty Mix)
    Angels of Liberty – Weaving Spiders Come Not Here


    Radio DCS – Voodoo Doll
    March Violets – A Little Punk Thing
    The Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
    The Mission – Deliverance
    Fields of the Nephilim – Preacher Man
    Rosetta Stone – Adrenaline – Rosetta Stone
    The Cruxshadows – Quicksilver
    Analog Angel – Your Breath
    Depeche Mode – Walking in My Shoes
    Apoptygma Berzerk – Cambodia
    Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod
    Alien Sex Fiend – I Walk The Line

    ==Band – Skeletal Family==
    Nice long 80 minute set spanning all eras of the band 😀


    Bauhaus – Dark Entries
    The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love
    The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
    The Cure – The Lovecats
    Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
    The Bolshoi – Away


  • 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 :

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