-“It all began seven months ago. I did what I did, because the Loud Speaker told me so. Do I regret it? I don’t know. I have to tell you, that, still, it was a good time when the loud speaker commanded me. Sadly, it was a bad time, too.
The first command it gave me was to murder a guy — any guy. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that back then, probably because I hadn’t murdered anyone yet, so, I picked a homeless guy, someone no one would ever care about. I went to the center of the town, where the homeless sleep in cardboard boxes. The one I chose was sleeping in an alley near a major road. I didn’t hesitate, I just pulled the trigger. His body didn’t move; it was as if I hadn’t shot him at all. Maybe that’s why I felt nothing about my action.
Gothic Americana, or if you prefer dark/death country, is a music genre that is described by the fusion of alternative rock and classic country/folk. Literally, it is country music performed in a more raw and dark way. Imposing performances, dark passages through stringed instruments, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars create a stifling atmosphere, yet one feels comfortable in there. The song topics often deal with poverty, criminal behavior, religious imagery, death, ghosts, family, lost love, alcohol, murder, devil, and treachery.
Intro by: Alexandros Motsikas
“Mobster”: Konstantinos Pamfiliss
ONCE UPON A TIME…
The first song is from a group called Slack Bird, just listen how the banjo sounds, and the voice of the singer!