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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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    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music More
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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave More
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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    Gothic rock, Post-punk More
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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music More
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    Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal More
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    Gothic rock, Post-punk More
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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
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    Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock More
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    Gothic rock, Pop music, Ethereal wave More
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    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word More
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    Crossover thrash, Gothic rock, Deathrock More
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    Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
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    Gothic rock, Punk rock More
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    Gothic rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock More
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    Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
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    The Merry Thoughts

    Gothic rock More
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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
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    Gothic rock, Trip hop, Rock music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    Inca Babies

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Dark wave More
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    Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Gothic rock More
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    Glam metal, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music More
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    Gothic rock, Dark cabaret, Alternative rock More
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    Gothic rock More
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    Glam metal, New Wave, Gothic rock More
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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock More
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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock More
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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
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    Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music More
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    Gothic rock, Dark wave More
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    Electro-industrial, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    Glam metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
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    The Phantom Limbs

    Horror punk, Synthpunk, Gothic rock More
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