Goth

Goth

Independent from the British scene, in the late 1970s and early 1980s in California , deathrock developed as a distinct branch of American punk rock , with acts such as Christian Death and 45 Grave . [14]

The Goths were an East Germanic people , two of whose branches, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths , played an important role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of Medieval Europe . The Goths dominated a vast area, [1] which at its peak under the Germanic king Ermanaric and his sub-king Athanaric possibly extended all the way from the Danube to the Don , and from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea . [2]

The dark world of goths is one of the most diverse and healthy subcultures, flourishing in all kinds of communities worldwide. The spooky, ghoulish look and dark clothes is an instantly striking style. But when other goths in white-out contact lenses start throwing around terms like "ethereal chill wave" and quoting from The Moonstone it can be somewhat intimidating. Starting slow and working your way into the goth subculture can be an immensely rewarding experience for anyone looking for community.