Bands/Musicians The Best Deathrock Bands  

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Deathrock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good deathrock 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 deathrock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Deathrock 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 death rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest deathrock bands of all time, since the most famous deathrock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best deathrock music.

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

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Christian Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
sofakingstoked added Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal
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Bauhaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
sofakingstoked added Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk
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78 31
45 Grave is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Horror punk, Gothic rock, Deathrock
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66 30
Alien Sex Fiend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic music
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Specimen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
sofakingstoked added New Wave, Gothic rock, Deathrock
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Martyr Whore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Nietzsche Amor Fati added
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Rudimentary Peni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
the_punkrock_guy15 added Gothic rock, Anarcho-punk, Experimental rock
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Mephisto Walz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Gothic rock, Deathrock
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21 21
Catholic Spit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
danielcschwartz added
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18 19
Ausgang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Gothic rock, Deathrock
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Lords of the New Church is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
sofakingstoked added
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1919 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
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19 24
Tragic Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic body music
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Belladonna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
savemenow added Rock noir, Deathrock
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18 24
Bella Morte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Industrial rock
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15 21
The Flesh Eaters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Deathrock, Punk rock, Roots rock
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Bloody Dead and Sexy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
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Inca Babies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Gothic rock, Deathrock, Post-punk
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Children on Stun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Jarris Turreff added Gothic rock, Deathrock
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The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk
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Zombina and The Skeletones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Horror punk, Pop punk, Gothic rock
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Son of Sam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Horror punk, Heavy metal, Deathrock
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Masquerade (U.S.band) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
samantha-inman added goth, deathrock, punk
Formed in 1990, Masquerade exploded onto the then raging local Santa Barbara music scene, and was well on their way to joining the ranks of "the signed" list of SB band legends until Circumstance saw them on their separate ways. They played venues ranging from Isla Vista keg parties to a taco joint in San Luis Obispo to the Battle of the Bands at the Beach Shack in Santa Barbara, to the Roxy in Hollywood.Touted as "a punk-gothic hybrid somewhere between the Sisters of Mercy and 45 Grave" by Fear Heiple in the Santa Barbara Independent, their style swayed back and forth on the spectrum between both of those genres. With such songs as "Loralei" (Wolfe, vocals), a rolling thunderous yet soothing song to the siren, and "Nevermore" (Watson/Wolfe vocals), a gothic rock version of Edgar Alen Poe's 'The Raven,' Masquerade's sound was anything but ordinary. Over the years they shared the stage with such bands as Dishwalla (known back then only as Dish), Blazing Haley, This Ascension, and Christian Death.After several recording sessions (resulting in only one local band compilation CD release), local radio play, they finally disbanded as the entity known as Masquerade, in 1993. Some remaining members discarded the gothic side of their genre, and became the local punk band favourite , "Angry Little Man"--the original remaining members being Frontera(guitar), Reicker(bass), and Gibson(drums).
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Elysian Fields is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Indie pop, Experimental rock, Dream pop
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1 15
Happy-Tom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Deathrock Bands
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal