The M'era Luna is a festival of goth, metal and industrial music. It is held annually on the second weekend of every August, in Hildesheim, Germany at Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt, a former British Army airbase.
Somehow this festival always manages to get the best bands. Last year it was Apocalyptica, this year it's Placebo. None of them played at the other festival we have been to, so there is definitely something special about this event!
I don't think it comes as a surprise that Viona's Victorian Picnic in the Clara Zetkin Park is our favourite WGT event. Held on Friday, for many the first day at the festival, the picnic showcases the best of what alternative fashion has to offer.
It seems the weather gods appreciate this opulent event, as we have never experienced bad weather the three times we have attended the picnic. Although some of the costumes seemed a bit warm in the sun and heat, I think everyone dressed in huge gowns with long trains appreciates the lack of rain.
Even though Eisbrecher headlined day 1 of WGT, they are a new aquaintance to us. We listened to a couple of songs before leaving for Leipzig, and decided that this was something to check out. We like music with heavy guitars, and Eisbrecher delivers on that point.
Tonight we’re at The Tunnels in Bristol, it’s a chilly November evening and I am here along with Luise my girlfriend to ask Daniel Graves about his new album, “All Beauty Destroyed”, his first UK headlining tour and what really frightens him....
O: So Daniel good to see you again, how are you?
D: Pretty good, a little tired but I am in high spirits.
It's the 9th of June, we are at Agra. Smoke fills the stage, and at 18.35 Bruno from Das Ich welcomes us all to the 20th Wave Gotik Treffen! 20 years is no small feat, but the festival just seems to grow and attract more and more people.
As steampunk rises as a emerging trend in the alternative scene, DraculaClothing becomes more and more popular. At this years Wave Gotik Treffen, we saw 24 people in corsets, jewelry and accessories from the brand.