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Best Gothic Rock Bands/Artists

Gothic rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good gothic rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top gothic rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Gothic rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all gothic rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest gothic rock bands of all time, since the most famous gothic rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best gothic rock music.

You can click on the gothic rock band names to see more information about that particular notable gothic rock group. If they're near the top of the best gothic rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top gothic rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the gothic rock band names themselves.

These items, like The Cure and The Smashing Pumpkins include images when available. You decide which of these items are the best ones by casting your votes. Don't like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds or PJ Harvey? Give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in gothic rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new gothic rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of gothic rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into gothic rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good gothic rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent gothic rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best gothic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest gothic rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular gothic rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Gothic rock, Pop music, Ethereal wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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    Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock

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    Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music

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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music

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    Gothic rock, Trip hop, Rock music

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    Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music

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    Synthpop, Indie, New Wave

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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    Gothic rock, Post-punk

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    Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

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    Gothic rock

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    Glam metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

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    Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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    Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic music

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    Gothic rock, Punk rock

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    Gothic rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Dark wave

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    Gothic rock, Pop rock

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    Death-doom, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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    Gothic rock, Post-punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Indie rock

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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    Crossover thrash, Gothic rock, Deathrock

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    The Merry Thoughts Gothic rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Dark wave

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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