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.
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..
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…
The band has finished recording the new album `Expect the worst` which is now released starting january 2013.
The album `Expect The Worst` – now online – http://gothic.bandcamp.com/