Michael Louis

Gothic Rock Artist

I am the songwriter, producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist for Chronic Twilight. I am signed to Wave Records, and have a previous release out on Nowhere Now Records, as well. I am always up for discussing a collaboration in the Gothic/Darkwave genres. My primary, and favorite instrument is bass, which is the instrument I write on. Check out my Bandcamp page for more music. https://chronictwilight.bandcamp.com/







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my motivation, my passion, my first and most endearing love, and ultimately it is what keeps me from blowing my brains out.

What is your music dream?

To be in a band once again; a dream that is impossible to achieve where I live.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Enemy Within by Rush - actually the entire Grace Under Pressure album.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Christian Death, Bauhaus / Peter Murphy, The Sisters of Mercy, Rush, Gary Numan, David Bowie, The Stooges, Joy Division, The Cure.

What inspires you to make music?

Depression, sex, introspection, drug addiction, human misery/suffering, crumbling relationships, narcissism.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I don't really have a set message. I just aim to convey various viewpoints from a more melancholic and "dark" perspective.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Bleak. I see it in complete shambles. No one wants to be in bands anymore. No one communicates long enough to even schedule a jam session. The internet has killed the way musicians communicate, and in the process, a Pandora's Box of narcissistic, antisocial wannabes has been unleashed into the ether. As for what could be improved...just drop the bomb, already.

What do you think of Drooble?

No opinion yet. Just signed up tonight.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

See above under "How do you see the musicians' reality nowadays?"

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I attend Goth nights, and Gothic gigs when out of town bands come here to perform.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent, and something interesting to say.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Chronic Twilight, Blood Bitch, Sonsombre, Deth Crux, Horror Vacui, Malefixio, Night Sins, Box and the Twins, Architects of Grace, Lock Howl, The Flatfield, Two Witches,