Best Gothic Rock Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians
Vote List
527  items 2,925 votes 272 voters 49,943 views more info

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.

Re-rank this page, delete items you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. (527 items)
</>
  1. 1
    Up 76
    Down 13

    Gothic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

    open buy @ amazon
  2. 2
    Up 83
    Down 17

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  3. 3
    Up 70
    Down 13

    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk

    open buy @ amazon
  4. 4
    Up 61
    Down 11

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    open buy @ amazon
  5. 5
    Up 53
    Down 12

    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

    open buy @ amazon
  6. 6
    Up 30
    Down 8

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  7. 7
    Up 39
    Down 16

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music

    open buy @ amazon
  8. 8
    Up 24
    Down 6

    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

    open buy @ amazon
  9. 9
    Up 32
    Down 14

    Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open buy @ amazon
  10. 10
    Up 19
    Down 4

    Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

    open buy @ amazon
  11. 11
    Up 27
    Down 11

    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  12. 12
    Up 29
    Down 13

    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave

    open buy @ amazon
  13. 13
    Up 29
    Down 13

    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

    open buy @ amazon
  14. 14
    Up 26
    Down 12

    Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

    open buy @ amazon
  15. 15
    Up 23
    Down 10

    Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock

    open buy @ amazon
  16. 16
    Up 26
    Down 13

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music

    open buy @ amazon
  17. 17
    Up 22
    Down 10

    Gothic rock, Post-punk

    open buy @ amazon
  18. 18
    Up 45
    Down 32

    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  19. 19
    Up 22
    Down 11

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

    open buy @ amazon
  20. 20
    Up 16
    Down 6

    Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music

    open buy @ amazon
  21. 21
    Up 19
    Down 9

    Gothic rock, Post-punk

    open buy @ amazon
  22. 22
    Up 19
    Down 9

    Glam metal, New Wave, Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  23. 23
    Up 21
    Down 11

    Gothic rock, Pop music, Ethereal wave

    open buy @ amazon
  24. 24
    Up 18
    Down 9

    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word

    open buy @ amazon
  25. 25
    Up 22
    Down 13

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music

    open buy @ amazon
  26. 26
    Up 12
    Down 4

    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Dark wave

    open buy @ amazon
  27. 27
    Up 13
    Down 5

    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

    open buy @ amazon
  28. 28
    Up 13
    Down 5
    No image

    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

    open buy @ amazon
  29. 29
    Up 15
    Down 7
    No image

    Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  30. 30
    Up 25
    Down 17

    Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

    open buy @ amazon
  31. 31
    Up 29
    Down 21

    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

    open buy @ amazon
  32. 32
    Up 10
    Down 3

    The Merry Thoughts Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  33. 33
    Up 13
    Down 6

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    open buy @ amazon
  34. 34
    Up 9
    Down 3

    Gothic rock, Punk rock

    open buy @ amazon
  35. 35
    Up 10
    Down 4
    No image

    Gothic rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock

    open buy @ amazon
  36. 36
    Up 10
    Down 4
    No image

    Crossover thrash, Gothic rock, Deathrock

    open buy @ amazon
  37. 37
    Up 12
    Down 6

    Gothic rock, Trip hop, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  38. 38
    Up 15
    Down 9

    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  39. 39
    Up 6
    Down 1
    No image

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave

    open buy @ amazon
  40. 40
    Up 8
    Down 3
    No image

    Gothic rock, Rock music, Dark wave

    open buy @ amazon
  41. 41
    Up 9
    Down 4

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

    open buy @ amazon
  42. 42
    Up 7
    Down 2

    Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  43. 43
    Up 7
    Down 2

    Synthpop, Indie, New Wave

    open buy @ amazon
  44. 44
    Up 13
    Down 9

    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

    open buy @ amazon
  45. 45
    Up 11
    Down 7

    Death-doom, Synthpop, Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  46. 46
    Up 8
    Down 4

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

    open buy @ amazon
  47. 47
    Up 8
    Down 4
    No image

    Shoegazing, Gothic rock

    open buy @ amazon
  48. 48
    Up 6
    Down 2

    Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock

    open buy @ amazon
  49. 49
    Up 6
    Down 2
    No image

    Gothic rock, Dark wave

    open buy @ amazon
  50. 50
    Up 6
    Down 2

    Inkubus Sukkubus Gothic rock, Pagan rock, Hard rock

    open buy @ amazon
  51. 528 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 527

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

plus...

more popular lists