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    Need dark, gothic-feel music

    I need some dark, gothic-feel background music for my next gaming session. Something that resembles O Fortuna or the LotR soundtrack (the spooky parts with the Ringwraiths). Modern music is also good, as long as it is gritty and disturbing, without any silly lyrics (something you could use on an Event Horizon-like adventure). Songs in Latin are the best.

    Any suggestions?

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    black aria by danzig if you can find it. bladerunner soundtrack may be too futuristic but could work. conan the barbarian soundtrack is always good. surprisingly, the interview with the vampire soundtrack works well too, as long as you cut it off before axl rose starts in on sympathy for the devil...

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    Well, I guess you could try Gregorian chants. . . They're in latin and have a definite lonely feel to them, especially if they were recorded in a cathedral to give the resonance of the building an important role. For something with actual music, I might suggest Henryk Gorecki. His Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of the Sorrowful) actually crossed over to pop music charts when it was released in the early nineties. Also his composition titled Misere is equally dark and lamenting.

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    Re: Need dark, gothic-feel music

    Originally posted by Xar
    I need some dark, gothic-feel background music for my next gaming session. Something that resembles O Fortuna or the LotR soundtrack (the spooky parts with the Ringwraiths). Modern music is also good, as long as it is gritty and disturbing, without any silly lyrics (something you could use on an Event Horizon-like adventure). Songs in Latin are the best.

    Any suggestions?
    My band SlaveStitched might help you out....you can listen/download our mp3's from our site www.slavestitched.com

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    Try searching "gothic" at http://www.mp3.com since they have tons of new goth bands. Also, try some of Rob Zombie's stuff.

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    Anything by Midnight Syndicate would work great.

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    The Omen soundtrack
    The Omen III soundtrack
    The Omen IV soundtrack
    Elizabeth soundtrack
    Anything by Dead Can Dance
    Anything by Vas (although they're not as spooky as DCD)

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    Try Za Frmi, atmospheric fantasy.

    http://go.to/frumi

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    Check out my page, Hall of Adventures and click on the Music link. The picture of the blond girl is Carol Tatum of Angels of Venice. Click that and the song you want it "Sins of Salome"

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    Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows (some very strange German gothic/medieval music, always creepy)

    Sisters of Mercy (First and Last and Always, Floodland albums)

    Nosferatu (Inside the Devil is their best song, followed by The Wicker Man)

    Gothic Rock I and II (2 CD compilation sets from Cleopatra Records, includes Ave Dementia by the Marionettes and Inside the Devil/Wicker Man by Nosferatu)

    Undead (Dressed to Kill Records UK 3 CD compilation box set)

    Flesheaters (Dressed to Kill Records UK 3 CD compilation box set)

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