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Apocalypse

from Evocations (album) by The Goths

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Apocalypse was written at the end of the 1990 period and had a completely different sound and feel to anything else by The Goths, very stripped-down, almost 'unplugged', which suited the song's thematic content. It sounded like the Apocalypse was just around the corner, the world already falling apart, and as musicians The Goths are trying to document it by grabbing whatever instruments are close to hand. The track was influenced by medieval depictions of the Apocalypse and was jammed a few times to work out how the lyrics would fit the music prior to performance and eventual recording. Guitars plugged direct to multi-track gave it its ‘unpluggedness’.

lyrics

Women flee the town
The beast is on the prowl
Riders on their black steeds are
Chewing on their spears
The sun, a blazing red orb is
Setting in the east

Apocalypse

The end of the world is here

credits

from Evocations (album), track released May 22, 2019
words by Percy Blakeney
music by Johnny Stowmarries
Apocalypse features Percy Blakeney on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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