Le rock gothique est un sous-genre musical du post-punk ayant émergé à la fin des années 1970 en Angleterre sur les cendres du mouvement punk, avec des groupes précurseurs comme Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, et The Cure. Le rock gothique commence seulement à être défini comme tel avec les groupes Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy et Fields of the Nephilim.

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Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first post-punk bands which shifted towards dark music with gothic overtones include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus and the Cure.

The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from post-punk due to its darker music accompanied by introspective and romantic lyrics. Gothic rock then gave rise to a broader subculture that included clubs, fashion and publications in the 1980s.

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