Over the past 12 months, Victor Sierra have really upped their game in the UK steampunk scene. They’ve always been there, pottering about in the fringes – popular in mainland Europe and with a steadily growing fanbase in the UK. Since appearing at The Asylum in 2017, they’ve increased their visibility. They are highly active on social media and are performing at more events such as Hebden Bridge Steampunk weekend and Northstar. Victor Sierra consists of three members; Commander Bob, The Legendary Converted Princess and Big Machine. Commander Bob and Converted Princess are co-founders of the group and provide the main bulk of vocals. On Manchurian … Continue reading The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review
Sponsored Post Steampunk is a beloved genre of literature, comic books, and animation. It is certainly the one with perhaps the most spectacular examples of cosplay ever created, yet is surprisingly absent from the silver screen – as in productions … Continue reading SPONSORED POST Steampunk in Movies: Do These Count?
A recent change in the law about how websites store and use visitors’ identifiable and non-identifiable information comes into force on 25th May 2018. You may have noticed receiving a lot of emails from companies recently about getting permission to send you emails. That’s because the new law has strict consent rules that means a company has to ask your permission with what they want to do with your details. Even the data that doesn’t identify you as a person. Steampunk Journal has always maintained a strict ethos of never selling or sharing details of our readers with third parties … Continue reading GDPR is coming and Steampunk Journal is compliant
Recently, steampunk impressario and all round decent chap Professor Elemental was booed while on stage. It happened because of a comment he made regarding a British Member of Parliament who is in the current right wing government. He wrote about … Continue reading Politics in Steampunk
Steampunk Journal, the most popular online steampunk news site in the world, have launched a Patreon page. The page is launched and aims to raise just $20 per month initially to increase the speed of the site. In 2013, I … Continue reading Steampunk Journal is on Patreon!
Play to the Gallery are a five piece band from Michigan consisting of Christopher, Stephen, Kurt, Matt and Abbey. On stage they adopt character personas of The Barker, The Conjurer, The Gadgeteer, The Professor and The Stargazer respectively. They describe themselves as a “unique theatrical experience coupled with dance-able, original music” in a steampunk style. I was sent their album to listen to a few weeks ago. They have an interesting style of music which prioritises traditional band instruments but occasionally injects elements of electronica. The sound which – without seeing them dressed up – could be mistaken as mainstream rock with their own twist, but with … Continue reading Ring Around The Rosie by Play to the Gallery album review
Steampunk is a very interesting place. People can be whoever they want to be and it creates a universe of incredibly unique characters. The Wattingers easily fall into the category of “incredibly unique”. Based on the families that are typically portrayed in horror films as psychotic hillbillies, driven crazy from solitude and generations of inbreeding. Less so on the latter with the Wattingers I feel, but they have lost none of their grim darkness. The new album Bad Day at Growler’s Rock is interesting. In the way that it seems to have the typical dark vibe that would make you terrified of walking through a forest … Continue reading Bad Day at Growler’s Rock by The Wattingers Album Review
While you were all tucking into your chocolate eggs, this year, I had sacrificed my time to dress in my steampunk finery and head over to Manchester, UK. TimeQuake is the newest event from the Ministry of Steampunk (formerly the … Continue reading A Weekend at TimeQuake
Troy, New York State, USA – 11th April 2018: San Diego-based musical performance act Steam Powered Giraffe will headline a fast growing steampunk festival in upstate New York that aims to fill the void left by the cancellation of world’s … Continue reading Steam Powered Giraffe To Headline Troy Steampunk Festival
It was a Tuesday afternoon. I remember, because the day before had been a Monday, and I’d recently confirmed my suspicions on the order of these things. Professor Montmorency Robinson-Heath, the learned boffin with whom I had long been acquainted, … Continue reading A Brief History of Time Machines