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UK duo, Golem Dance Cult, have delivered their outstanding album “Legend Of The Bleeding Heart”. An album that feels like the soundtrack of a 90’s underground goth cult movie like The Crow, or Queen Of The Damned. With influences like Type O Negative, The Horrors, Sisters of Mercy, and even Alice in Chains, this album is a bliss for any Goth Rock, Grunge, and Industrial Rock fan out there. Out now! 

What’s going on ladies and gentlemen, welcome back! It’s your boy MadZen and today we will get spooky groovy! Is that a thing? I don’t know, and I don’t care. This new album is an absolute cult classic right out of the bat, and that’s quite something!

So many wonderful memories came to my mind while listening to this album when I was just a teenager in love with dark rock music and vampire movies. It made me feel like I was back in high school, getting ready to watch Lost Boys with my goth girlfriend. Man, those were the days!

Every track in the album is unique, and as a whole the album presents a super groovy vibe with dark overtones. It’s just delightful from start to finish. A prologue opens it up, and it continues with tracks “Dalek Rhetoric” (over 50 K only on Spotify) and “Schadenfreude Addict” which have, you guessed it, lyrics in German.

I could spend a lot of time trying to explain why each track is so good, filled with nostalgia and coolness, but it’s so much better if you listen by yourselves. Some of my favorite tracks (besides the aforementioned) are “Dead Breakers (Sky Burials)”, “Feels Like Tuesday” and the final track “Demi-Monde”.

Post-punk, and industrial shoegaze to dance to: Let's listen to Legend of the Bleeding Heart, Golem Dance Cult's debut LP

Turn up the volume on your speakers and lock yourself in the room you're in, because you won't want to escape this party of noise, psychedelia and darkness that Golem Dance Cult brings us on their first LP, Legend of the Bleeding Heart .

With references to goth, shoegazers, noise and a kind of synthetic and industrial post-punk, this British group is looking for visceral emotions and hidden thoughts to express them in complex and sinister melodies.

Charles Why and Laur spent almost two years creating this work, going through studios in England, France, Iceland and Australia to assemble these 11 tracks that will blow our minds and immerse us in an abrasive atmosphere. Give play before you regret it:

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Melody Maker

A Gritty Electro Goth and Heavy Rock Dance: Golem Dance Cult’s New EP Awakens Thrill and Fright

Taking listeners into a shamanic trance, “Grotesque Radio” is a danceable blend that intrigues, electrifies, and rouses enigma.

Belgrave, Victoria, Australia — A pulsating and resonating aura grips listeners as they enter the dynamic world of Electro Goth and Post Punk prodigies, Laur and Charles- the brains behind Golem Dance Cult. A formidable French Australian duo, the Golem Dance Cult craft musical compositions that explore an enriching, feisty new face of Heavy Rock and Dance.

With their new EP, “Grotesque Radio” already making the rounds, the artists’ effective use of traditional instrumentation delivers a mechanic, ritualistic groove. With catchy, memorable, and thoroughly gripping rhythms, the duo’s music takes audiences to a dark and mysterious musical universe.

A glorious and visceral musical ride, “Grotesque Radio” marks an experimental brilliance that the Golem Dance Cult beautifully embody. Their characteristic soundscapes echo a rhythmic composition that can be best qualified as dark, esoteric, and mystifying, inviting listeners to lose themselves to its power.

The duo’s music remains a distinct musical act, sticking to originality and spontaneity, with an experimental electronic approach in the layering of the tracks. Their new tracks are laden glam and goth rock influences and powerful vocals that contrast a cross between the sounds of Bowie, Beck and Bauhaus, underscored by a grim touch.

“Since its release in May 2021, our E.P. “Grotesque Radio” gathered some recognition with professionals and started to find its audience (more than 17k followers on Spotify and +10K views on Youtube),” say the artists regarding their new musical ventures.

Golem Dance Cult is currently promoting its E.P. “Grotesque Radio” while working on the follow-up, a full length album to be released in December 2022.

Visit the Golem Dance Cult’s website, SoundCloud and BandCamp to stream their enigmatic new music! Feel free to contact the artists through their website to be provided with exclusive content and latest information. 

TJPL News 

Golem Dance Cult are unlocking new and exciting sounds that push their tracks to the next level. One such example of this colourful and expansive new rock is ‘Dalek Rhetoric,’ the latest single from their upcoming album, ‘Legend of the Bleeding Heart.’ The rock sound is buried beneath waves of melody and vocals. The pulsing harmonies keep you afloat in the chanting waves of tone and the song barrels on with powerful bass drum footfalls through metropolitan landscapes. It's thick and it’s heavy, but not in a scream your head off way. It's heavy like velvet, it soothes you with its rhythm and keeps you interested with its alluring textures.


Golem Dance Cult are ones to watch. I haven’t heard a rock ensemble quite like them. Indie, heavy, grungy and citric. ‘Dalek Rhetoric’ is a panicking and stylish song that will get you hooked on the G.D.C. sound. As soon as you’ve had a listen, nothing quite compares.


The dynamic duo Golem Dance Cult starts the year by releasing their new garage rock single “Dalek Rhetoric” coupled with a visually creative video, giving us a taste of what to expect from their upcoming album “Legend of the Bleeding Heart” that is set to be released next March.

Golem Dance Cult is an industrial dance-rock duo with more than 14k views on Youtube and more than 250k streams on Spotify. The band was founded in 2021 by Laur Veglam on lead vocals and multi-instrumentalist Charles Why on bass, guitar, vocals, and production duties. Their chemistry and companionship can be traced back to when they were teenagers and joined their first band in which Charles was the bassist and Laur was the drummer.

“Dalek Rhetoric” is an up-beat garage rock inspired by the British TV show Dr. Who’s fictional race “The Daleks”. “Dalek are extraterrestrial killing machines with a binary thinking pattern: you are either a Dalek or they will destroy you. This seems fitting with the mentality of the World we live in” explained by the band. Soaring guitars start off the song leading into fuzz bass, hard-hitting groovy drums, and guitar riffs layered with sirens. Sprinkled with equally energetic Laur‘s dark and melodic vocals the song has an energetic and groovy vibe that forces the listener to headbang all the way. “Dalek Rhetoric” is a well-produced and addictive song that really hypes up the release of their next album. Check it out now.

Indie Dock Music Blog

Golem Dance Cult was formed by two old friends who played in the same band in their youth. Now the guys are on different sides of the planet, one of them is in France and the other is in Australia, but this is not an obstacle for a new musical adventure that began its course with the release of their debut EP in 2021.

Golem Dance Cult's style can be described as a mixture of gothic and alternative rock, with a post-punk attitude and garage sound. On December 22, a new single from Bula called 'Dalek Rhetoric' was released. 

This song has a rather aggressive sound with hard overloads that perfectly conveys the atmosphere of horror and despair that has accumulated over the last few years. With his convincing story, the vocalist draws parallels to what worries our world now and what it can lead to.

The music video for 'Dalek Rhetoric' features footage of the band performing in the background. Here we see the realities of today, when Russia unleashed a new large-scale war in Europe, as well as footage from films where horror and thrillers have always been in the history of mankind as steadfast signposts of all great changes.

Watch the music video 'Dalek Rhetoric' below on YouTube and appreciate the strong new song from the impressive band Golem Dance Cult.

White Light//White Heat

Golem Dance Cult is a self-proclaimed Industrial Dance Rock duo made up of lifelong friends Charles Why (Lost A Noise/Nexus/L-DOPA) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs/Kevin K Band/Vague Scare/Other-ed) who, after following their own musical paths, come together, across borders, from Australia to France, to deliver this unique project.

“Dalek Rhetoric”, the fourth video/song combo since their 2021 origin, adds Aaron (drums), Luis Cyfer (guitar), and Petulant Clark (bass) into the musical craftsmanship whilst taking cultural inspiration from a murderous group of extra-terrestrials from the British Sci-Fi television series Dr. Who.

The track gives us a taste of what is coming from their forthcoming album “Legend of the Bleeding Heart,” due out in March 2023.

Dalek are extraterrestrial killing machines with a binary thinking pattern: you are either a Dalek or they will destroy you. This seems fitting with the mentality of the World we live in.

The Glam-Rock colored “Dalek Rhetoric” drives groovy and apocalyptic rousing moods to inject a heavy barrage of grungy droning bass lines, wailing guitar riffs, sound-shattering distortions, and busy drum beats with disruptive, chaotic frequencies, assaulting dreamy lysergic vocal layerings with relentless swarms of hostile, kinetic aggressions. The song perfectly captures the extreme “us or them” mentality of the Daleks while inserting a cool and aloof Anglophone charm.

Trippy visuals shot on location at the Emerald train station in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia), as well as in Besançon and Belfort (France) by Klaus Karloff, stir the psyche with shapeshifting perceptions. Thought-provoking visions merge alternate timelines of vintage sci-fi and horror flicks with modern war footage from the Russia-Ukraine conflict to overlay dramatic, glam performance shots with a curious amalgamation of fantasy and destruction. An interesting parallel to the mindless masses of today whose blind participation in a global society gone awry could end with dire consequences.

Joy Of Violent Movement

Split between France and England, the emerging, self-described “industrial heavy rock dance” duo Golem Dance Cult features longtime friends and experienced musicians: producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Charles Why, who has played in Losta Noise, Nexus and L-Dopa and vocalist Laur, who has played in Sparkling BombsKevin K Band, Vague Scare and Other-ed. In many ways, Golem Dance Cult can trace its origins back to when its members were teenagers, playing in their first band together, a band in which Laur played drums.

During most of the band’s short run together, the duo have written and worked on material remotely, as a result of the distance between the pair and because of pandemic-related restrictions. But their work is structured around a couple of simple, agreed-upon parameters:

  • They had to work spontaneously, with each member following their instincts.

  • Mistakes should be expanded upon.

What the duo eventually settled on was a rock-inspired approach with electronic production but without the formal structure — or strictures — of either genre.

Back in 2021, the duo released their debut EP Grotesque Radio, which featured the Bauhaus-like “Nosferatu Waltz,” a goth/horror track with a playful nod to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The duo start off the year with “Dalek Rhetoric,” a song which derives its title from the Dalek in Dr. Who. As the band explains: “Dalek are extraterrestrial killing machines with a binary thinking pattern: you are either a Dalek or they will destroy you. This seems fitting with the mentality of the world we live in.”

Centered around buzzing power chords, thunderous drumming, rousingly anthemic hooks and arena rock bombast, “Dalek Rhetoric” manages to bring White Zombie and others to mind — with a nasty, gritty edge.

The accompanying video features footage of the band performing the song in desolate and forgotten places paired with edited footage of the Dalek in Doctor Who, reels of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which the band has dubbed another Dalek-like move, and edited footage from Phantom from Space, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Max Schreck’s Nosferatu and Bela Lugosi’s Dracula also make return cameos — because, of course.

Golem Death Cult’s sophomore album Legend of the Bleeding Heart is slated for release this year.

It's All Indie

Golem Dance Cult shares dark new track, "Dalek Rhetoric"

If you need some darkness in your life then look no further than Golem Dance Cult  as they've recently shared their hauntingly dark new track, "Dalek Rhetoric". The new track is lifted from their forthcoming album "Legend of the Bleeding Heart", due out later on this year, and has got over 40k plays on Spotify already!

As mentioned, since dropping the single the British outfit has got in excess of 40k streams on Spotify alone, and after giving it a listen I can see why!

We've got a very charging guitar-line which reminds me of something Noel Gallagher might write, but with a deep and moody undertone found in The Cure's work. Within the song I found myself feeling almost like they've mixed in some psychadelic tones in to help it get to an anthemic shoegaze-type sound.

No denying it, "Dalek Rhetoric" is full of atmosphere and you can sink right into it down below, so be sure to follow them on the socials to know when their LP drops!

Indie Chronique "L'actualite des hits au quotidien"


Les lundis sont toujours difficiles, mais grâce à « Dalek Rhetoric » de Golem Dance Cult, nous la dose de motivation et l’inspiration qu’il nous faut.

Enveloppés par des guitares sombres mais intenses, puissantes et addictives, la voix du chanteur nous submerge d’une énergie communicative qui nous fait bouger la tête et envoyer tout valser.

C’est rock avec une attitude punk, et surtout une qualité musicale qui sert la créativité intemporelle du morceau.

Dalek Rhetoric est à découvrir sans plus attendre :


Golem Dance Cult releases new single "Dalek Rhetoric" being the last work released in 2022.

Before that, the EP "Grotesque Radio" was released.

The band is formed by 2 old friends Charles and Laur. They bring a heavy rock sound that sensationally brings something electronic.

The new single "Dalek Rhetoric" has vibrant riffs that enrapture the listener and are contagious. The vocals come in between the thumping beats and he brings a solid singing style, carrying the song along quite steadily.

"Dalek Rhetoric" is mysterious, dark, gothic air that is sensational and captivating. The guitar solo snippets show the power of the song, a power that from the beginning proves to be an anthemic, iconic, with sirens, that torment and spread a message of chaos, which is intriguing to the listener in the music.

Charles and Laur bring in Golem Dance Cult a sound that is remarkable, bursting and representing the heavy rock punk and gothic movement very well, in an incredible way.

The Other Side Reviews

Golem Dance Cult – Grotesque Radio (2021).

Are you in the mood for an EP that is heavy yet danceable with a ritualistic groove that draws you into an explosion of Instincts? Well, you are in for a treat with Grotesque Radio by Golem Dance Cult which ticks all these boxes and much more. Using a foundation of rock sensibilities, the band layers electronic lines over a spontaneous yet form melodic structure.

Through the six tracks of the EP, the band draws on culture, cinema and expressionist art to form a kaleidoscope of sound. This grooving EP comes from Laur Veglam (vocals), Charles Why (instrumentation). The duo first started playing together as teenagers before following their own musical paths. Now, they are back together for the exciting musical journey that is Golem Dance Cult.

The EP opens with ‘Heirloom’ which draws on Native American culture and traditional songs. The building opening of the track adds a mysticism to the song that flows into the incorporation of the Sioux Flag Song and War Dance. The combination of these traditional songs with a modern flair of instrumentation is rather intense, particularly when the drone of electronic sounds takes over. As this falls back into the traditional songs, you can feel something in your chest start to vibrate as you lose yourself in the music. This track is really quite short and you may be left feeling like you want it to go on for much longer.

‘Capital Blues’ pulls on threads of current events with inspiration coming for the events in the US Capital in January. The music has a great rock vibe while the drums bring a touch of psychedelia to the track. There is a hazy psychedelic rock vibe to this track that makes you think of old-school rock tracks. The breathy vocals add to this nostalgic hit as the lyrics swirl around your head like the inside of a lava lamp. There is a touch of darkwave to the single that weave between the rock tones and elevates the vibes of the single.

The beats of ‘Marry Me Frankenstein’ have your feet tapping to the rhythm before the vocals pull you into an interesting love song. There is a slightly off-centre feeling to the track that is really enjoyable and brings the interesting love story to sonic life. With a touch of industrial, the music gets you moving and dancing to it without any effort. This song also brings a touch of nostalgia with the retro vibes of the music while the vocals hazily waft around you. There is no way that you can listen to this song and not really enjoy yourself.

‘Nosferatu Waltz’ has a black and white horror movie vibe to the music. You can feel a creeping sense of something dark coming for you while the drums and guitars hook you into the sound. If you have ever watched ‘Nosferatu The Vampyre’, you can easily see scenes from the movie play out as you listen. It is a really amazing track that evokes a range of creeping feelings like something is watching you from just out of your vision. Inga Liljestrom provides some rather haunting vocals for the track that adds a new dimension to the sound.

The almost marching tone of ‘Doppelgänger’ leads you into a slightly woozy goth rock vibe. There is a psychedelic edge to the single, but this hits very differently from ‘Capital Blues’. The darkness of the song washes you in dark tones while the music warps and pulses around you. It is a little like a subdued and dark acid trip that has you questioning your surroundings. Everything in the track comes together perfectly to create a truly unique and intense listening experience. The guitar riffs that fly through the back of the track are really wonderful.

The EP comes to a close with ‘(In My Time Of) Living on Mars’ takes you on a cosmic journey into space. The track incorporates a recording of Mars’ wind as recorded by the Perseverance rover. When the vocals hit, there is a touch of Bowie to them as they invoke images of the Red Planet. The warbling echoes of the vocals add to the cosmic feeling of the track while you have to groove to the sound. There is no way to listen to this song and not feel the urge to shimmy to the tones.

Golem Dance Cult packs a lot into their EP Grotesque Radio with tracks covering everything from love to Mars. Each song has a slightly psychedelic feeling that fills you with an off-centre joy before you delve into the intensity of the listening experience. The vocals warp and warble their way into your brain where they stick for a long time after the EP has ended.

Sound & Vision

Golem Dance Cult shares «Dalek Rhetoric» (VIDEO), a single full of industrial fury

Do you already know Golem Dance Cult ? It is a new industrial rock duo full of goth and shoegazer references in its furious musical proposal, which is currently spreading its new and combative single: "Dalek Rhetoric" .

The journey is titanic through shady paths in which some demons are going to stalk you from behind. You have to hurry the step and break any obstacle without any truce. This is how Charles Why and Laur transmit it, two old friends (it's not the first time they've formed a band together, by the way) who have joined forces in the studio with more collaborators who gave muscle and new dimensions to their sound.

We recommend listening to this song right away, through its official video clip and with the volume at the highest level of your player. Ready?


Music video “Dalek Rhetoric” by Golem Dance Cult a thought provoking.

Pinch of inspiration and tons of mystical fantasy, or not, the clip “ Dalek Rhetoric ”, by the duo Golem Dance Cult comes to instigate your mind and expand your limited universe.

With strong inspirations in the series “Doctor Who” and using the name of a threat “Dalek” a species of extraterrestrials made of iron that use the concept of superiority as a race to subjugate and destroy other beings.

In this thought-provoking composition, they serve to illustrate the mentality present in our reality, and its consequences on the human psyche.

Interacting with a strong guitar rhythm, creating a mechanical groove filled with life and emotion, in addition to an electronic layer that runs through the entire composition, in a perfect harmony that activates dance steps and the deepest thought about where we are going wrong.

The images overlap, playing with perception while transmitting the thought-provoking proposal of the verses, in warm tones oscillating with the cold ones, modeling the need for the plot, where the senses must always be alert to the faces of danger.

“ Dalek Rhetoric ” expands the mind and translates the observations of the world, confirming and warning that “life imitates art”, whether for good or for bad.


Scream & Yell

 I loved the sound! It has all the industrial characteristics, but it has ... soul. A dark soul, tell the truth. I loved how many things seem to be happening all the time in music. The guitars are sounding rough and wonderful. The bass seems to drag everything. The voice is a guide that guides the listener in an exemplary way through the sound storm. A delight of music. On the headphones it sounds even better. 

RPM Online

Intrigued to investigate further this EP from two (old) friends Charles Why (Losta Noise/Nexus/L-DOPA…) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs/Kevin K Band/Vague Scare/Other-ed…)  Its a great earworm as it crawls into your ear and enters your brain and takes up residence offering little snippets of bands you know you like and ones you know you don’t but the influences draw you in closer and you’ll definitely like what you hear.

Great name for a band as well and the album title is cool (pretty much every time I switch on the radio it’s pumping out Grotesque music) Anyway, the tunes. Apart from the opener being something of an introduction with native American chanting (which always give me the chills, I could listen to it all day) its ‘Capitol Blues’ that starts off the noise mashing up samples and a cool Jon Spenser Blues Explosion style riff over a drum loop its certainly very listenable and the louder the better the experience.   Pitched somewhere between Beck and Gary Numan and throwing in a whole heap of other influences this mashup is all over the place in a good way mixing some Urban Dance Squad with some horns and distorted guitars and some dance beats its certainly stretching your palet but succeeding in making you nod your head all in a good way.

‘Nosferatu Waltz’ is also out there pushing the boundaries of Gothic undertones as implied by the title it’s Daniel Ash and his old sparring partner Mr. Murphy dancing up some sisterhood.  Dark and mysterious but all very listenable for sure. On ‘Doppelganger’ there’s a big rolling riff on top of some sample coming on like some of Bowie’s work which must have been a bit of an inspiration here whilst the sound is heavy there is a lot going on but never too much.  It’s well constructed but has appeal and not too self-indulgent or unlistenable.  Again it’s a different texture to the other tracks with an air of spontaneity and a certain take it or leave it atmosphere.  Jump on board and get down with Golem Dance Cult it’s good stuff. LEaving only the video track we’ve included to close off the EP for your listening and viewing pleasures.  go to Bandcamp and check em out you really wont be disappointed.



Golem Dance Cult and the industrial side of Grotesque Radio

Golem Dance Cult is an industrial duo that mixes heavy rock, something of Glam and some very interesting touches of goth music.

Within this more than unusual mix, the great curiosity, in addition to the greatness of the compositions, lies precisely in a duo doing work that, at the very least, would be done by a quartet.

The guys performed, in a masterly way, songs that are extremely complex to make and with a competence to envy.

Effects, guitars and beats, all very well placed and fitted, shape all the madness practiced by Golem Dance Cult.

When listening to each track, one notices that there is a strong presence of influences such as Godflesh, Dead Can Dance, something from Lush and Jesus and Mary Chain, among others, but without detracting, at any time, the originality and personality of the compositions.

To get an idea of​​how well the band applies its references along with originality, it is worth highlighting the track “Marry Me Frankenstein”, which has a certain weight, groove and electronic insertions in a right measure for those who appreciate the many styles that permeate the sound of Golem Dance Cult.

“Marry Me Frankenstein” has a whole dance atmosphere, but also something slightly dark which leaves the song with an introspective air that ends up breaking, at certain points, by slight entries of what we can identify as an Arabic rhythm that makes all the difference in this alchemy performed by the pair.

Like most British artists who have been bringing top quality material ever since, Golem Dance Cult is another great example that English music is strong, well-grounded and has stars of their own brilliance who don't need anyone to tell them how a good track should be made.

Sound & Vision 

Do you already know Golem Dance Cult ? It is a new industrial rock duo full of goth and shoegazer references in its furious musical proposal, which is currently spreading its new and combative single: "Dalek Rethoric" .

The journey is titanic through shady paths in which some demons are going to stalk you from behind. You have to hurry the step and break any obstacle without any truce. This is how Charles Why and Laur transmit it, two old friends (it's not the first time they've formed a band together, by the way) who have joined forces in the studio with more collaborators who gave muscle and new dimensions to their sound.

We recommend listening to this song right away, through its official video clip and with the volume at the highest level of your player. Ready?

Rock Alternative News

Stop, arrêtez vous ici 5mn avec le premier extrait du premier ep des Golem Dance Cult, qui sortira ce 25 mai. Entre dark wave electro et indus, ce duo franco anglais va vous emmener dans leur univers singulier, qui plaira à tous les fans de new wave et post punk.

A découvrir absolument.

El sonido de Golem Dance Cult es pesado pero bailable, un ritmo mecánico y ritual con alma y coraje. Buena muestra de ello es esta (In My Time Of) Living On Mars.

Beat Buzz News

Hey, brilliant track!! I have added to the top of the Our Digs section on the website. 

HomeCooking Share

It's very dark indeed! But in a good way! With the right amount of darkness to really set a specific and exciting atmosphere. And then there is a little bit of light that comes through. It is really excellent!


"Marry me Frankenstein" dei Golem Dance Cult, stravagante duo franco-britannico, dallo stile urban punk.



I Golem Dance Cult sono un duo Industrial Heavy Rock Dance/Electro Stoner/Electro Glam Goth dislocato tra Regno Unito e Francia.
Il nostro primo E.P. “Grotesque Radio” è l’Ep di debutto uscito il 25 maggio 2021 (Flying Rats) e questo che stiamo ascoltando è il loro singolo dal titolo “Marry Me Frankenstein”.
Una traccia, messa in risalto dall’uso di synth e suoni campionati che ne conferiscono buona orecchiabilità e un buon tiro. L’atmosfera ridondante rende l’ascolto profondo e dalle vibrazioni intense.
“Marry Me Frankenstein”, si muove su un’unica linea, senza cambi di tempo repentini. Nonostante manchi di una buona dinamica, la traccia è ricca di spunti e dettagli interessanti che ne rendono l’ascolto davvero trascinante.
Un buon biglietto da visita per questo due Anglo/Francese, che fa ben sperare per la buona proposta dell’Ep.

#🆁🅺🅲 - Radio Kaos Caribou

Great track : kind of goth/blues mixed with UK indie rock/electro 90s scene. That's defoe for such creative ambition we do radio.

30 years a track like that would have been famous in few weeks. Nowadays because of artists / bands wordlwide daily releases invasion, hard to get attention. Happy to become soon a little stone in your patth building.

Os Garotos De Liverpool

GOLEM DANCE CULT It is a duo of Industrial Heavy Rock/Eletro Glam Rock, who released the EP "Grotesque Radio" about a month ago, where they bring six multi-genre tracks to the listening public, including dark-pop, post punk and even stoner, in addition to the main styles of the band. On the EP's "Marry Me Frankenstein" single, Charles Why describes it as a love song: "I've always found Frankenstein the Monster to be a really adorable character. This is a love song for the dance floor!" In it we can also see elements of the duo's musical variety, who managed to bring the Indian sitar to their style, even if it was for a few seconds at the end of the track, but that would certainly fit in it for a longer duration. These influences can also be heard in instrumental backgrounds with dancing beats, horns and distorted guitars throughout the EP, as in 'Doppelgänger'.


Groover Radio

Très cool ce que vous proposez, une ambiance rock underground dès les premières secondes et une belle énergie, ça doit être fou en live !!

Headbangers Brazil

Golem Dance Cult is a duo of Industrial Heavy Rock/Eletro Glam Rock, who released the EP “Grotesque Radio” about a month ago, where they bring six multi-genre tracks to the listening public, including dark-pop, post punk and even stoner, in addition to the main styles of the band. “Marry Me Frankenstein“, is the first single from the EP, where vocalist Charles Why describes it as a love song: “I always thought Frankenstein the Monster was a really adorable character. This is a love song for the dance floor!”. Before pressing play, the band's name and aesthetics already deliver what we can expect from the song. Of course everyone remembers the classic Alice Cooper, and even Rob Zombie. “Marry Me Frankenstein” brings several elements that go through Industrial, post-punk and synth pop, with references from the bands Killing Joke, Bauhaus, and even Beck – this one the last one is due to the timbre of the voice, which sometimes resembles Beck, now Marilyn Manson. Golem Dance Cult incorporated a mix of good music and created its sound. The “Grotesque Radio” EP will please many fans, with its dark air, exuberant style and danceable rhythm.

Metal Obscura

The Heavy Rock / Electro Glam Rock industrial duo Golem Dance Cult released their debut EP “Grotesque Radio” on March 25th. Composed of Charles Why and Laur, they present this new project, coming together to create music to feed dark hearts. Starting within the dark industry with his advance (In My Time of) Living Mars, having good reviews from the specialized press, in addition to bringing listeners from Killing Joke, Cocteau Twins, Love & Rockets and Bauhaus, to a world industrial full of dark passages On this occasion, they published their new video clip Marry Me Frankestein, based on the monstrous creation of the novel by Mary Shelley. This romantic cut is accompanied by some sequences from the first film "Frankenstein" by Thomas Alva Edison and "Der Golem" by Paul Wegner. Regarding the melody, it stands out from the use of synthesizers and sampled sounds that give an atmosphere of intense vibrations. The video was directed by Klaus Karloff "Imagine an old Hammer horror movie directed by Dali and painted by Andy Warhol," says Charles. Grotesque Radio is made up of six cuts. The British-French duo transports us to a different style in each song, from shoegaze to post punk. A mechanical and ritual rhythm with soul and claw.

Booklet Magazine

For Fan Of: Beck, Bauhaus

Imagine an old Hammer horror film directed by Dalí and colored by Warhol”. This is how the Golem Dance Cult presents themselves to the world, a Franco-English duo born in January 2021 from the reunion of two old high school friends during the lockdown and following a post-Brexit transfer. The group's sound rests on solid industrial foundations, but is made less heavy by the inclusion of glam and alternative rock influences: from many quarters the band has been approached to a cross between Beck and the singing of the Bauhaus. Their debut EP, Grotesque Radio, has been out a few weeks ago, and the related limited edition CD is made up exclusively of unique pieces, because they are hand-printed with the reproduction of a skull made on the occasion of the Día de los muertos in Mexico (in this photo you can see better). You can get a taste with the single Marry Me Frankenstein, obviously accompanied by a video clip with strong gothic hues.

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Laur and Charles are Golem Dance Cult. Years ago, the two musicians have played in a band together. Since then, time has passed, but the two artists have stayed in contact, and have recently released their first EP "Grotesque Radio". On six tracks they create a nihilist soundscape that they themselves describe as "an old Hammer horror movie directed by Dalí and recoloured by Andy Warhol".

"Grotesque Radio" is an ideal soundtrack for dungeon parties. With their cold, claustrophobic, hopeless, and dark sounds, the six songs revive late-Cold-War-era rock and electronic music. Golem Dance Cult go back to the heyday of Gothic Rock, Wave, and Industrial, and partially remind of Punish Yourself, Cinema Bizarre, or early Einstürzende Neubauten. The mood of "Grotesque Radio" is nihilist and therefore extremely deliberating. The EP feels like a giant party in a bunker where all the participants dance like there is no tomorrow, because there might not be one.

The final song '(In my Time of) Living on Mars' sticks out of this general atmosphere by addition of a massively rolling Blues Rock theme, and a certain Space Rock impact. Overall, Golem Dance Cult's first EP is by no means a rehash of pre-1990s darkest music. Instead, "Grotesque Radio" introduces us to another era of global cold forlornness, and joyful nihilism. It is the music of the age of the storm on the Capitol ('Capitol Blues') and other catastrophes. Embrace the eschaton, and dance to these stunning tunes



The French-British duo Golem Dance Cult presented their music video 'Nosferatu Waltz' on Halloween. The video for the song of the same name that was released earlier as part of the EP 'Grotesque Radio'.

The guys are old friends and they have been making music since they were teenagers and have recently returned to an active creative life. Their music is based on dark wave and post punk where the aura of the incomprehensible and unacceptable is decisive.  

The song 'Nosferatu Waltz' is interestingly made in a tense arrangement that fills the anxious moments with cold guitars, safe drums and retro synthesizers.  

The music video 'Nosferatu Waltz' presents a video collage of famous retro horror movies that catch up with fear despite its age. Musicians flow into the overall picture of the event where they sing and play guitars.  Watch the music video 'Nosferatu Waltz' on YouTube below and appreciate the uniqueness and creativity of the duo Golem Dance Cult.

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It's exactly the kind of thing that fits the Halloween atmosphere! So the release is perfectly set. Beyond this detail (appreciable), it is above all a great sound pleasure, very dark, with the right amount of complexity. The more the piece advances, the more it becomes irresistible, its progression is really pleasant. The piece is alive, and we get attached to it more and more!

To celebrate Halloween day , the Golem Dance Cult duo provided a wonderful gift for admirers of the darkest atmospheres , as well as those fascinated by classic horror movies . In addition to the release of the single  “Nosferatu Waltz” , an incensed song from the recently released EP , “Grotesque Radio” , a simply sensational music video came to “take off your lap” in this process! We couldn't have a better celebration…

With an incredible photography that alternates between German expressionism and vintage monochromatic , the duo, through a nightmare of lysergic proportions , transits through scenes of irrepressible works of the genre, such as  “Nosferatu” ( Friedrich Wilhelm Murneau ), “White Zombie” ( Victor Halperin , starring the legendary Bela Lugosi ) and “Beauty and the Beast” , by Jean Cocteau . The result is AMAZING !

The music transits through the electro-gotic-industrial , with incisions that refer to the great Killing Joke , through a sensorial prognosis that embraces post-punk, groove with alternative mimics and ghostly vocals characteristic of the style , including the participation of the Australian singer and songwriter, Inga Liljestrom . It is to drive admirers of the complete combo crazy, be it the date in question, the sound of dark nature and films that made history for their avant-garde role . "Nosferatu Waltz" promotes the perfect combination of the aesthetic archetype that involves image + sound, because it's irresistible not to listen to the track without the entire process!

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Split between France and England, the emerging, self-described “industrial heavy rock dance” duo Golem Dance Cult features two experienced musicians and longtime friends: producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Charles Why, who has played in Lotsa Noise, Nexus and L-Dopa and vocalist Laur, who has played in Sparkling BombsKevin K Band, Vague Scare and Other-ed. Golem Dance Cult can trace its origins back to when its members were teenagers, playing in their first band together, a band in which Laur played drums. 

Although the duo have written material remotely, both as a result of the distance currently between the two and the pandemic, their work is centered around a couple of simple parameters: the intention behind everything needed to be spontaneous, with each member following their instinct. Additionally mistakes should be expanded upon. The end result is a rock-inspired approach paired with electronic production — without the formal structure of either genre. 

The duo’s recently released debut EP Grotesque Radio, features “(In My Time Of) Living On Mars” and “Marry Me, Frankenstein” and its latest single “Nosferatu Waltz.” Centered around an angular bass riff, a forceful motorik-like groove, wiry blasts of buzzing guitar, Laur’s croon, “Nosferatu Waltz” will bring comparisons to Bauhaus‘ famous “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” with a playful nod to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. 

Directed by the band, the recently released video for “Nosferatu Waltz” is split between footage of the band appearing as spectral and creepy figures shot in a grainy, old-fashioned black and white and extracts from Friedrich Wilhelm Murneau’s Nosferatu, Victor Halperin’s White Zombie, which starred Bela Lugosi and Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast. 

“I had this idea for a bass riff variation on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for a while so it flowed naturally from there,” Golem Dance Cult’s Charles Why says. He continues, “Inga Liljestrom lent us her amazing voice on this track and has a cameo at the end of the video.” Laur adds “Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre was the first horror movie I ever watched when I was like 10. Once you go black you can never go back they say…Vampire music is in my blood… “

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Le duo franco-britannique Golem Dance Cult agence des films de vampires pour illustrer son morceau « Nosferatu Waltz ». Une basse incroyable qui soutient tout le folklore sombre qu’on apprécie tant. Ce morceau figure sur leur EP Grotesque Radio sorti en mai.

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GOLEM DANCE CULT-“Grotesque Radio”

(EP, CD/DL, Flying Rats, FR004/21)

In Jewish folklore a golem is a lumpen, anthropomorphic creation that protects the oppressed (a precursor to the Hulk) and it’s a metaphor that fits the Golem Dance Cult’s heavy industrial dance rock sound on so many levels. Formed by Charles Why (Nexus) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs), a pair of alchemists whole create a hefty, but danceable sound, their latest EP, “Grotesque Radio” is a monolithic beast that’ll burst from your speakers and stomp all over your room.

“Grotesque Radio” is comprised of six separate suites yet it flows like a long continuous piece of music; mistakes are viewed as anything but and are used as diversions into unexplored territory and subsequently “Grotesque Radio” has an organic, free-form feel, like a piece of Dada art. ‘Heirloom’ is the opening blast that juxtaposes tribal chanting with a discordant guitar riff and it’s an interesting tension of opposites, It’s sets things up nicely for ‘Capitol Blues’ and, with its bass heavy rumble, it’s a real eardrum popper and Charles Why has done a great job on the production and has given ‘Capitol Blues’ a vast, cavernous sound’. It seems that no instrument is out of bounds for Golem Dance Cult and the black magic that comprises ‘Marry Me Frankenstein’ is made from a volatile potion.

This EP constantly repositions the listener through subtle (and not so) tonal shifts and rapid changes of tempo, so I’d advise listening to “Grotesque Radio” through headphones for unadulterated listening pleasure. Like a penny dropped in treacle ‘Doppelgänger’ is multi-layered and has a rich, syrupy sound that’s textured with a rough-as-f*ck guitar riff and thundering drums and the effect is oppressive; a song that entraps you in a metaphorical prison. For closing track ‘(In My Time Of) Living On Mars’ Golem Dance Cult initially bastardize the famous Led Zeppelin riff but then use it to go in a completely unexpected direction and the result is surprising, but not unpleasant.

A fine six track EP from this pair of sonic terrorists that should turn their cult into a religion.

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Golem Dance Cult embrace their nocturnal visions on Nosferatu Waltz.

For some people, watching their first vampire movie has the same effect that for others glancing at the love of their life for the first time, or hearing a guitar play an E chord does. It’s instant love! 

There’s certainly something engulfing, mysterious, seductive about the gloom of vampire movies and the music that seems to best accompany them. For many, it’s comforting. It allows them to take deep breaths. Helps them dress in black all year long. It keeps them wide awake when everyone else is sleeping. 

Golem Dance Cult make vampire music. Nosferatu Waltz is a song created to act as an alternative soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s version of the famous vampire story. 

It’s a graceful song, just like the figures of the creations presented in such movies. The violence is kept just under the surface. And, if you tend to believe the voice singing the lines, it might not even be a vision of evil as might be presented in certain corners. Golem Dance Cult make charming horror music. 

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The Electro Goth Duo known as Golem Dance Cult celebrated Halloween with the release of a video for their single Nosferatu Waltz.  Masters of retro horror rock, the duo intersects original scenes with the horror classic.  The band really owns this moment. You might as well just add them to the movie because they fit into the scenes so well.  

Golem Dance Cult combines the leather punk vibes of Billy Idol with Bowie’s Scary Monster phase.  They bring retro groove elevated by vintage tones and hush vocals.  The singer has the swagger and attitude to match the back alley vibe.

The duo of Charles and Laur have been playing together since high school.  It’s evident in the production and the vibe of release, which is constantly in sync.   They know how to space out their productions and seam together an interesting arrangement.  They never play on top of each other, constantly aware of what needs to be up front in the mix.  Respecting the process, they let improvisations flesh into ideas, bringing fresh authenticity to a cookie cutter world of cut and paste.  

YouTube has deemed the video unsafe for children, and that should come as no surprise.  Nosferatu is just one of the scariest movies of all time, because it feels so authentic and real.  It was ahead of its time, and was banned in several countries for being too terrifying.  

Golem Dance Cult give the soundtrack a sonic upgrade. 

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