WHO WE ARE
Not to be confused with the popular underground/subculture publication of the 90’s known as Carpe Noctem Magazine. Carpe Nocturne Magazine is a publication of the New Millennium that strives to carry out the ideals, some of the concepts, and the legend of the Carpe Noctem publication that ceased to exist in the 1990’s. (see here for details)
Carpe Nocturne is a quarterly (every 3 months) online publication run by volunteers of all ages and backgrounds from around the world. We focus on “The New Dark Culture”, including the music, art, fashion and culture of the Goth, Industrial, EBM, Synth-Pop, and related genres. Band and DJ interviews, spotlights, and more are found in every issue.
In past issues/years we have covered and interviewed artists such as The Crüxshadows, Bella Morte, The Last Dance, Chiasm, Ayria, Android Lust, Chemlab, Das Ich, Infomatic, The Birthday Massacre, Voltaire, Iris, Ego Likeness, Combichrist, and many, many more!
Carpe Nocturne was a strong supporter of The Blacksun Festival for 3 years, a Supporter/Co-Sponsor of the Eccentrik Festival (2 Years) and the Dark Star Festival (1 Yr). We have covered events, shows, and topics relating to all aspects of the Goth, Industrial, EBM, IDM, Darkwave and other related genres across North America and through parts of Europe.
In addition to the musical reviews, interviews, and news coverage, Carpe Nocturne also had monthly features such as The DJ Booth (Spotlighting and interviewing Popular DJs of the world), ARTS (showing the amazing talents of the New Dark Culture), Body Art, Fashion, and more.
In 2008, Carpe Nocturne took a break. But after countless e-mails, cards, and letters requesting its return, Carpe Nocturne is back: bigger, better and in an all-new format. New issues available online starting in March of 2010!
If you have a love for, dedication to, and desire to support this scene and culture, Carpe Nocturne is ALWAYS seeking (experienced or not, age and location not important) writers/reviewers/photographers/graphic designers from around the world to be part of our all volunteer staff sharing our love for and with The New Dark Culture!
BEFORE US WAS A LEGEND!
Before there was Carpe Nocturne Magazine, in the 1990’s was a underground publication with a similar name and a legacy we can only hope to live up too; it was Carpe Noctem Magazine.
The following was taken from Wikipedia.com:
“Carpe Noctem was a magazine about the goth subculture that was edited by Thom and Catia Carnell (with Thom credited as just ‘Carnell’) and published in the 1990s. It was best known for having printed Jhonen Vasquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comic in one-page strips prior to JTHM being picked up by Slave Labor Graphics. It contained interviews with notable authors, artists and musicians such as Clive Barker, David Schow, Neil Gaiman, Alex Ross, Gerald Brom, Cliff Nielsen, Frank Miller, Joe Jusko, Robert Rodriguez, Tom Savini, Viggo Mortensen, Criss Angel, Gino Vannelli, Gwar, Human Drama, Sam Rosenthal, Jhonen Vasquez, Bob Wilkins, and Ronnie James Dio.
It is no longer in publication, and its Web site has ceased to exist.
Thom Carnell is currently writing for Fangoria magazine and is reportedly working on a novel entitled, No Flesh Shall Be Spared. “
With that said, Long Live “Carpe Nocturne”; we will do our very best to live up to the Carpe Noctem legacy and carry on through the support of the underground culture and sub cultures, their art, talent, fashion, and more!
Carpe Nocturne Magazine likes to boast about our all volunteer staff! Although many are simply people who live, love and support the scene with little or no experience as published writers, we also have some professional writers who volunteer their time and efforts when not writing for major publications or newspapers. Bottom line is our entire staff believe in and loves this scene and culture enough to support it with their time and talents in an effort to ‘Give Back” to a culture that has give so much to so many for years.
Consisting for dedicated people from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Russia and Brazil, our staff ranges in age from 16 to 55 years old. However, our youngest staff writer began 4 years ago at age 14. She was extremely dedicated, never missed a deadline, wrote well, conducted several major interviews and wrote from the heart with an undying passion.
WHY WE’RE HERE
Unlike many people, publications and groups that brag and claim they exist to support and unify the scene, Carpe Nocturne actually means it, works hard to achieve its mission and goals, and give back 110% to the scene and culture we love and support. While many others claim to do so, generally their main goal is personal notoriety and personal gain via recognition, free entry to events, free cds from bands and labels and making money from shows they produce with high cover charges and low payouts to bands and DJS.
Carpe Nocturne is a known supporter of the scene and we have co-sponsored events such as 3 day Blacksun Festival in New Haven, CT (4 Years of Support), the milti-day Eccentrik Festival in Raleigh/Durham, NC (2 Years of Support) and the 3 day DarkStar Festival in Stamford, CT (1 year Support). We also co-sponsored the New England kick off of the 2005 Crüxshadows Tour at The Middle East Club in Cambridge/Boston, MA, Gothstock and many other events. We’ve done ticket and CD giveaway for our readers, given free advertising to non-profit organizations and reduced advertizing to startup or struggling businesses related to the scene. No one profits from or within this publication! Any and income derived from advertising sales or performances gets reinvested into the publication to upgrade computers, software, secure publishing licenses and rights, copyrights, trademarks, and then reinvesting in the scene itself. We are all volunteers and the publication is FREE!
It is because of our true support of the scene and culture, honest and nonbiased reporting and coverage and our undying love for the scene and culture that our readers have dubbed us with a moniker that seems to have stuck… “The Voice of the New Dark Culture.”
Even our Advertising Rates reflect of support and caring for the scene, culture and the merchants, bands, DJs and promoters within the community. Nowhere will you find advertising rates as low as those you find at Carpe Nocturne; Especially in a publication with a considerable readership worldwide. We NEVER charge a setup fee to place your ad, and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER are there any fees Per Click Through, Per View or Per Impression! NEVER! Those fees that most web based publications or ad agencies charge, whether up front or hidden, can cost you dearly! In fact, we ran a small, basically a postage stamp size, ad in Facebook with extremely limited visibility and content and out click through costs in 48 hours were far more than our full page, full color ad rate for 3 Months!
We are not here to down or fight other publications, organizations or people who claim to support the scene; We are actually here to give and show support and let our readers decide who does and doesn’t live up to their claims.
WHO READS CARPE NOCTURNE
Although not scientifically proven, but instead, based on reader e-mails, cards, letters and so forth, our readership ranges in age from 13 to 60 with the 17 to 35 age group being highest in numbers. Also, based on tracking hits to the site, we have readers in over 22 countries with the heaviest numbers in North America, Australia, the European Countries and now, Russia. Regular people and professionals alike read Carpe Nocturne. High school and College Students, Businessmen and women, Art Gallery Curators, Club Owners, Lawyers, Doctors, Landscapers, Fire and Policemen and women, Military personal, and much more. Pretty much anyone involved or who has an interest in this scene and culture can be found reading Carpe Nocturne.