In recent years, Chicago’s ultrasweaty industrial dance dorkstorm, THE GOTHSICLES, have played some of the most talked about live shows at some of the most premiere industrial music festivals around the globe. Compounding a ruinous mix of crass humor, video games and geek culture with an unapologetic EBM affinity, The Gothsicles’ 2011 release “Industrialites & Magic” (WTII Records) reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com for “Most Downloaded” in the “Goth & Industrial” category.

The Gothsicles (official)'s Facebook Wall

The Gothsicles (official)'s Facebook Wall

April 24, 2014, 11:53 pm

C20 pre-party TONIGHT Logan Arcade! They just got a BATTLETOADS machine! 10pm, gawfik tracks & hadoken attacks

April 22, 2014, 6:55 pm

Battle submarine crimes with maritime rhymes! Lyrics to "Show Respect to Aquaman" are here!: http://www.thegothsicles.com/?page_id=158#aquaman

April 20, 2014, 10:03 pm

"I LIVE...AGAIN." Lazerothsicles to appear at KINETIK AFTERMATH!!: https://www.facebook.com/events/809253289088390/

don't know which day yet.

April 18, 2014, 11:28 pm

Somebody nailed it!


The Gothsicles Fuse Music & Gaming Flawlessly
When you have one man on a mission, great things can happen. One of these great things is the creation of the band The Gothsicles. Brian Graupner has been shaking the music world with his powerful ble

April 16, 2014, 1:11 am

paid backing video ads from Mysticon 2014

paid backing video ads from Mysticon 2014

April 16, 2014, 1:10 am

buy backing video ads here!:

paid backing video ads from Mysticon 2014
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April 15, 2014, 1:35 am

YEAH! "Songs From The De-EP" hits #2 on today's bandcamp electronic chart! Can it hit #1? I GOTTA BELIEVE!


April 14, 2014, 2:10 pm

New EP! **Pay what you want!**

It's the maritime trifecta of an age! The Gothsicles, Caustic and The Causticles battle for 20,000 (Justice) Leagues under the sea!


Songs From the De-EP, by The Causticles
3 track album

April 11, 2014, 1:56 pm

GUEST SPOT/dj on this episode of Radio Free Nowhere! Listen for free! Hear the mellifluous tonality of my speaking voice!


Monthly Podcast, April 2014 featuring the Gothsicles! | radio free nowhere
Hi everyone! This month’s podcast is up on SoundCloud… we’re working on getting the podcast on iTunes and hosted on the site itself as we speak. We’ve got Brian Graupner of the Gothsicles on this episode, as well as new music from Angelspit, Covenant, Light Asylum and more! Categories: Monthly Podc...

April 9, 2014, 5:59 pm

Updated the "FREE STUFF" section to include the side-projects:

You guys like free stuff, right?

Free Stuff | The Gothsicles
Free StuffHere’s everything that is both legal and fully downloadable and not streaming or on YouTube or whatever.SIDE-PROJECTSThe Causticles (goofy-ass industrial) TWO TWO TWO free / name your price albums! - Eric Gottesman (full) - Marco Visconti EP (full)DINOSAUR TANK (chip tune / industrial) Lot...

April 8, 2014, 12:33 am

Quoted in this ReGen article about the end of Kinetik: http://regenmag.com/news/kinetik-festival-canceled/

Kinetik Festival canceled - ReGen Magazine
The Canadian electronic music festival Kinetik has been canceled for 2014 and for the foreseeable future, according to the festival representatives. Kinetik Productions cites a “complicated and unplanned situation,” which has not been described due to its allegedly confidential nature. A full statem...

April 6, 2014, 7:50 pm

1) Right, so Kinetik got cancelled, but that's okay 'cause we're DOUBLING DOWN ON CONVERGENCE 20. April 25-27, The Gishsicles, on Satuday the 26th at the Bottom Lounge. Gonna knock your horizontally striped socks off! http://www.altgothic.com/c20chi/

2) Anyone that bought ad space on the Kinetik backing video will have the opportunity to move that to the Convergence backing video or get a full refund. I'll be contacting you in a bit.


C20-First & Last & Always
Convergence is an annual party of net.goths from around the globe that will take place in Chicago in 2014, for a weekend of socializing, booze & musical events.

April 5, 2014, 8:48 pm

Thinking about releasing renamed children's versions of popular tracks. So far, I got "Holy Ships, We're Sailing Atlantic" and "Dump Trucks".

March 30, 2014, 4:28 pm

If you have an imgur account, you could "favorite" this if you wanted: http://imgur.com/nhwh3In

roll vs. precocious - Imgur
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

March 27, 2014, 4:04 pm

Hardcore Pong IS NOW LIVE!

Blowing shit up like Missile Command with Zoog Von Rock of Angelspit!

Click here to view the segment "TWO PLAYER" wherein we sort of attempt to interview each other after:


Hardcore Pong
Stupidity...in 4bit pixelated color.

March 26, 2014, 12:21 am

No matter what happens, we will always be the first band to have played Resistanz - International Industrial Music Festival.


The Gothsicles - backing video from "The First Band Ever To Play Resistanz Festival (We're #1)"
Not really a "music video", but the backing visuals from our performance of "The First Band Ever to Play Resistanz Festival (We're #1)" at 2011's Resistanz F...

March 24, 2014, 7:02 pm

Twitter user, @BathysphereHat, asked for my lyrics on The Dark Clan's cover of "Final Countdown", which I'm just gonna post here 'cause of character limits & shit:

Final countdown in the place to be
So pass me the mic, check 2, check 3
The Dark Clan and friends
Which I guess includes me
Leaving for Venus so diaphanously
In one hellafied hella ride
'Cause it's a rocket ship
With Dan on the outside, chilling on the tip
All wailing on guitar
All hitting hella high notes
The Dark Clan is forever
But the countdown is final

Hear it here:

March 23, 2014, 6:08 pm

I would like it if I could show you my most very secret favorite thing:

March 20, 2014, 1:27 pm

I am a meat gothsicle.

March 18, 2014, 3:59 pm

March 14, 2014, 6:53 pm