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Gathering Shadows 2021 - Three Night Festival Of Darkness Announced

Gathering Shadows 2021 - Three Night Festival Of Darkness Announced

Chris Cudby / Thursday 1st October, 2020 2:14PM

Aotearoa's children of the night will be congregating at Shadowplay's inaugural "three night festival of darkness" Gathering Shadows, taking over the hallowed halls of Pōneke's Valhalla and San Fran in late January 2021. Embracing a supernatural spectrum of gloomy sonic visions from throughout NZ's subterranean music community, including goth, industrial, post punk, darkwave, showgaze and much more, Gathering Shadows will also get vampiric blood pumping with a Saturday selection of dancefloor igniting DJs. Be sure to dress to impress and delve into the full lineup and timetable below...

Gathering Shadows 2021

Friday 29th January - Valhalla, Wellington (8pm doors / first act 9pm)
Friday In Love featuring... Low Vision, Slow, Robots In Love, After The Flesh

Saturday 30th January - Valhalla, Wellington (8pm doors / first act 9pm)
DJs und Draculism featuring... DJ Nightmare 666, DJ Regress, DJ Passion Crypt

Sunday 31st January - San Fran, Wellington (7pm doors / first act 8pm)
La Dance Macabre Ball featuring... Horror In Clay, Mina's Veil, Undiscovered Moons Of Saturn, Barnabus Blood

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen to Horror In Clay's squalling slice of techno-horror 'Satan In The Teletext'...

Here's the video for Slow's 'Burning dust (Demo)'...

Press release:

After The Flesh is a Wellington MMF darkwave threesome bringing you white hot licks, gloomy synths and straight up bangers perfect for drac wedding receptions and cemetery picnics.

Barnabas Bludd is poetry, music, noise, strange voices.

DJ Passion Crypt is Auckland’s premier lord of darkness and passion who spins a curation of post punk, darkwave, gothic rock and 80s hits.

DJ Nightmare 666 is a pillar of Aotearoa's dark underground, bringing premium selections to countless venues, airwaves and crowds for over two decades. His electrifying and eclectic sets reflect his extraordinary music collection and knowledge. Dance 'til you’re dead.

DJ Regress is the founder of Christchurch’s Sanctuary Events specialising in the alternative 80s featuring post-punk, goth, darkwave and more.

Horror In Clay channels the psychic equivalent of the Oprah Winfrey book club to bring the Sesame Street lottery results.

Low Vision is nouveau synthy goth-step and spooky doom noise.

Mina’s Veil plays darkly romantic concertos for soprano and orchestra, invoking the spirits of Byron, Shelley and Poe.

Robots In Love is darkly beautiful electronic music created by Elenor Rayner which moves easily from ethereal to industrial.

Slow is Fraser Austin and Lucy Beeler. They take their penchant for individually crafting sad-synthpop and started a trad. band: Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drum machine. Both heartbroken optimists, Slow soundtracks your break-ups and break-downs and will happily play at the wake of your enemies. Shoegaze shuffle for romantic skeptics.

Undiscovered Moons of Saturn began as a solo dark ambient project at the turn of the century, and has progressed through several eras of change in the expanse of the cosmos. 2021 hearkens the fifths era of the UMOS Arkestra with 6 messengers of the void, bringing disharmonic ritual doom and heavenly chaotic melodies that draw you into the magellanic abyss.


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Gathering Shadows
Fri 29th Jan 8:00pm
Various, Wellington