When Pop Eats Punk

About three years ago there was giant uproar from Steampunk Community that the game was up, Steampunk had gone mainstream, peaked, and thus started the inevitable decline of our beloved Steampunk. What was this disaster that rocked the faith of many in the Community? It was Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber! In time for the 2011 […]

Panic! At The Disco & Steampunk

Regardless of whether you as a steampunk like their music, the band Panic! At The Disco definitely likes you. In 2011 the band released “The Ballad of Mono Lisa” off of their third album Vices & Virtues. The music video is unabashedly steampunk and employs the cast of The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management), […]

Kate Bush – “Cloudbusting”

In 1985 British singer-song writer Kate Bush released the album Hounds of Love, most known for the single “Running Up That Hill.” The second single to be released from the album was this song, “Cloudbusing” that reached number 20 in the British top 40 that year. The song is inspired by A Book of Dreams, […]

Abney Park – “The Wrong Side”

Abney Park was formed by Robert Brown in 1997. They released their first full-length album Abney Park in 1998, and in 1999 they released Return to the Fire. Their third album “Cemetery Number 1” drew from their first two albums as well as introducing several new songs. In the early years of Abney Park, the band featured a gothic musical […]

The Airship “Initiative” Initiative: An Interview With AUTOMATON

Smog chokes the skyline as skyscrapers and smokestacks line the horizon. The budding empire of Ionia in the throes of industrialization digs her talons deep into the adjoining nation of Rekelar. Gaining purchase into the once fertile ground, she claws her way forward on an iron belly. The unfortunate inhabitants of the once proud land […]

The Smashing Pumpkins & Steampunk

In 1995, American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins released their third album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness from whence came the popular song “Tonight, Tonight.” The song was released in April 1996 in Europe and later in June 1996 in the United States, and regardless of whether you like the band there is no denying that the […]

Band of Pirates ~ A Pirate Band

The ship’s bell rings at eight in the evening, signaling a house guest has arrived at the front door. Armed with alcohol, acoustic guitars, and folders full of sheet-music, it is the start of an invasion as one by one a band of brigands file inside. There are two Pirate Lords, an undead Ship’s Doctor, […]

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