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Quad-Cities Goth Rockers Pitch Black Manor Scare Up New Release for Friday the 13th

August 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Goth Rockers Pitch Black Manor Scare Up New Release for Friday the 13th

Pitch Black Manor, the Quad-Cities’ first and only goth rock band, came out strong in 2020 after 25 years in seclusion with “Monster Classics,” and now Pitch Black Manor returns to kill it again with “Night Creeps.” The new record scares up a gritty tale of a city gripped with unsolved murders and a mad scientist who will stop at nothing to release his minions on the unsuspecting public. Pyromaniacs, back-alley black magic, and serial killers are boiling up a cauldron that the authorities are unable to contain. “Night Creeps” “drips with dread and combines sinister synth, glittery... Read More

Pitch Black Manor Returns With New Record After 25 Years

July 20th, 2020
Pitch Black Manor Returns With New Record After 25 Years

You’ve heard of Christmas in July? Well, the Quad-Cities’ first goth rock band has reunited to celebrate Halloween in July. Joshua Bentley, 46, of East Moline, played his first show in the Quad-Cities 29 years ago Tuesday — July 21, 1991 at Uncle Roscoe’s Polo Club in Davenport, with his band Pitch Black Manor (which formed in 1990). Bentley has fronted other Q-C bands, Savage Gentlemen, Human Aftertaste and Hot Candy Idols (national touring with Human Aftertaste in 2007) and has come full circle back to where it all started. Pitch Black Manor recently reunited, with bandmates... Read More