If you’ve ever wondered if any good goth/industrial bands have come out of Hawaii, well, wonder no more!
No good ones have.
However, Hawaii did spawn one cheesy and bad goth/industrial band, Razed in Black.
From their website:
It was during the warm Hawaiian summer of 1994 that solo electronic composer ROMELL REGULACION deviated from his synth-pop outfit RIME progressing to a more aggressive and intense nature – meshing hard-edged electronics, pulsating rhythms, heavy guitars, and screaming vocals. The new project, formerly known as LOST SOULS, caught the eye of LA’s gothic-industrial mecca CLEOPATRA RECORDS who signed Lost Souls as RAZED IN BLACK after a discovery of bands with the same name. Since then, RAZED IN BLACK’s popularity has grown tremendously as its worldwide exposure continues.
I love that they acknowledge how unoriginal their original band name was in their bio. I knew three different bands called Lost Souls. Apparently we all read Poppy Z Brite books.
Yikes. You don’t realize how important the pale complexion is to the goth aesthetic until it’s gone, huh?