CZ Sanctuary is the eldest active gothic webzine in the Czech Republic, founded back in 2004 by Ezechiel and Samgarr. Later the maniacal dark art fan and photographer Paesant joined in and the “core” of CzS had been established. The webzine would never be what it is now without two more important members, who reinforced the team in 2007 and 2008. It was a dark scene enthusiast Pavel Zelinka (former chief-editor of independent Radio Akropolis) and the experienced, devoted LP/MC/CD/DVD collector Nephilim.
Work and goals:
The main aim of CZ Sanctuary is to support the Gothic subculture in the Czech Republic and its surroundings, by promoting and arranging gothic parties (live gigs), writing reviews, news and reports, translating articles, supporting promoters and Czech bands and creating a space for the people of CZ, where they can meet and get to know each other. Simply - to put together a real Czech gothic community. With the activities mentioned above CZ Sanctuary holds an annual meeting of Goths called “Prague Gothic Treffen” (a paraphrase taken from the name of biggest gothic event in the world – Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany), where it provides versatile DJs of “CZ Sanctuary DJ Team” and cooperates with gothic media and events abroad. For the love of horror movies CZ Sanctuary also runs the tradition of the official Czech Zombiwalk (www.zombiewalk.cz). The recent connection with radio Wave resulted in founding a regular Darkwave show (every Wednesday 22:00 – 00:00), the first gothic radio show in the Czech air ever. What comes next…?
Is there an English version of CZ Sanctuary?
Unfortunately not (yet). The members of CZ Sanctuary team have their own jobs so all the activity must be done in their free time. With such few people it is impossible for us to keep the website updated in both languages…at least for now, sorry…but we’re working on it ;).
However we are aware that a lot of people from abroad wants to visit our country and seek some info about Czech gothic subculture on our page. The least we can do is to provide a database of Czech gothic clubs and shops with a short description and review in English - see the English menu on the left. We hope this will help you a little bit. In case of any question don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More to come…