Hello everyone and welcome to another month of Legends
Magazine. I've packed this issue with music. Anyone who can still say that the
goth/industrial scene is dying is sorely mistaken, as is shown by the last few
months of Legends. This month we fly out to Texas where there is an awesome
collection of industrial bands just coming up and spend some time with
Puncture. Then we swing by Arizona to talk to gothic rockers Audra. They have
recently shown their expertise with a well-received track off of their latest
"In a Dark Room
" release, "In Hollywood Tonight," a song written for and
dedicated to the late Rozz Williams. Following this we stop by Vermont on the
way back to talk to Margot Day, legendary in her New York period as front woman
for post-punk group The Plague. Margot follows her own path now with her
release of "Sacred!" on her Future Records label.
Admittedly, Legends concentrates on lesser known bands. They
are the ones that, after all, need our help. But this issue Dan also covers
some well known releases by Limp Bizkit and Skinny Puppy as well. I make my
debut reviewing music by some of the bands mentioned in the above paragraph and
also appear with my Off The Shelf series, continuing with Adams' famous
Hitchhiker collection, as well. R. Patrick Murtha makes a two-way debut this
month - and that's not even including his ghost story that also appears here.
He begins his Ask Psiguy column this month and also debuts as an
ambient/ethereal reviewer with his coverage of Mara's Torment's latest, "Across
So enjoy this issue kiddies. I believe it's one of our
strongest yet and definitely destined to be one of the largest as well judging
by the schedule drawn up for it. I wouldn't be surprised to be addressing you
all in my Afterword on page 60-something. More review materials are rolling in
and even books from publishers like Oak Tree Press as well
continue to report and review our scene from both a literary and musical point
of view. Keep reading!
Oh, and as you can see - the goth/industrial music genre is
far from dead. As a matter of fact, it's doing better than ever.
Peace, Love and All The Trimmings
May 23rd, 1999 @ 3:05 in the AM