GOTHIC is one of the top 5 metal bands from Romania! Multi-awarded, with a strong touring experience, the band was established in 1992 by Alin Petrut in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains of Transilvania, Romania, becoming in a short period of time one of the most respected metal bands in the country.
Having played in more than 500 gigs so far, Gothic is a real metal force onstage, playing almost in all the occasions in full-house clubs in Romania.
Their debut album (Touch Of Eternity – 1998 Bestial Rec) was one of the best selling albums of the romanian metal stage back in the 90`s, songs like `Anguish`, `Memorial Winter` or `Regrets` turning into real metal hymns. Metal Hammer gave a 9 (out of 10) reviewing this album.
Alin Petrut moved the band in Belgium between 2000-2004, and along with Belgian members released the second album `In Blood We Trust`in 2004 at Painkiller Rec. The album was released under the name Innerfire, because another band with the name `Gothic` existed in France at the time, and Painkiller Rec. didn`t want any confusions.
Being expeled from Belgium due to his illegal situation Alin Petrut reformed the band Gothic in Romania in 2005. With this occassion the anniversary autoproduced compilation album `12 Years Of True Metal` was released.
Between 2005-2011 the band toured Eastern Europe extensively, but unfortunate line-up changes prevented the recording of a new album. Having now a stable line-up, the band entered Consonance Studio from Timisoara, studio from Romania in July 2011 to record their 3rd studio album.
In 2009, Alin Moise, one of the most talented romanian guitarists, big winner of the national guitar contest `Rock National Team 2010` joined the band.
In 2012 the band won the finals of the romanian national contest for WACKEN METAL BATTLE and succesfully played at Wacken !!
In 2013 the band finally self-released their 3rd studio album `Expect the worst` which got great reviews, including Metal Hammer, Hard Rock Magazine, etc.
In the Autumn of 2015 the band entered the studio to record their new album, which is now in the final mixing stage.
Over the years the band shared the stage with names like : Manowar, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Korpiklaani, Misanthrope, Gojira, Napalm Death, Decapitated, among many many others, playing all over Europe: Germany, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, Moldova.
Their music can be defined as a good combination of death metal with darker elements, all with excellent powerful guitar riffs. Loud rhythmic riffs are used mostly, and they are essential to add heaviness to the music because mere speed is not enough. There are three types of vocals. A death-metal one, a screaming type closer to black metal one, and a third one, more melodical. All of this gives a good combination of dark brutal vibes. The sound is concentrated especially on the guitars, which is essential to manifestate all the power of the band…
GOTHIC is :
Alin Petrut – guitar, vocals
George Lazar – vocals
Taly – bass
Vlad Golgotiu – drums
The album `Expect The Worst` is online here – http://gothic.bandcamp.com/
GOTHIC – OFFICIAL VIDEO : DEMONS
GOTHIC – LIVE IN WACKEN 2012
GOTHIC – LYRIC VIDEO – Anthem of hate
GOTHIC – OFFICIAL VIDEO – Far, deep in the cold
GOTHIC – live @ OST fest 2012 – full gig