Black Rose Ball

The fifth Black Rose Ball was held on Saturday 2 September 2017 in the De Grey Rooms. The pre-ball concert on Friday 1 September 2017 was held at The Hospitium, a beautiful 14th century hall within Museum Gardens in York, and featured Kirk Brandon aKoustiK and Irfan with support from Seventh Harmonic. The event raised money for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, registered charity number 1129689.

Masquerade Ball: Saturday 2 September 2017

Our guest DJs were DJX (Tanz Macabre), DJ Vicky Fenbane (Exit the Grey), DJ Rosenkavalier and DJ Frankie D (Stigmata). We were also joined by Karuna Tribal Bellydance for two performances during the opening period.


DJ Rosenkavalier

Jo Quail – White Salt Stag
Faith and the Muse – In Dreams of Mine
Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus – Shadowlands
Theodor Bastard – The Dead Are Near There
The Devil and the Universe – Cloak of Dispersion
Lamia Vox – Evil Comes From the North
Arcana – Wings of Gabriel
The Protagonist – Spirits of the Dead
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – I Am the Sun
Sieben – The Sun
7pm Ritual – Night
Rukkanor – Damascus
Daemonia Nymphe – Dance of the Satyrs
Love Is Colder Than Death – Song of Faith
Laharis – The Bells of Battery Park
Engelsstaub – Per Aspera Ad Astra
Die Form – Cantique 1

DJ Mad Alex

Violet – Der Nigromant
Trobar de Morte – The Silver Wheel
The Breath of Life – The Magic of Dreams
The Escape – Manderley
All About Eve – Flowers In Our Hair
Umbra et Imago – Gimme Nothing
Dream Disciples – Care of the Devil
Rosetta Stone – If Only and Sometimes (BR)

DJ Vicky Fenbane

Noyce™ – Inschallah
The Crüxshadows – Helios
Helium Vola – Omnis Mundi Creatura (R)
Clan of Xymox – Jasmine and Rose
The Sisters of Mercy – Alice
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Cities in Dust (R)
The Beauty of Gemina – Suicide Landscape
Gary Numan – My Name is Ruin
Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel


Irfan – Hagia Sophia
Dead Can Dance – The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove
Fields of the Nephilim – Watchman
Theatre of Hate – Do You Believe in the Westworld?
The Cult – Spirit Walker
Diary of Dreams – Butteryfly:Dance!
Deine Lakaien – Dark Star
Garden of Delight – Shared Creation

DJ Mad Alex

De/Vision – Dress Me When I Bleed (R)
Diorama – Exit the Grey
Neuroticfish – Agony
Solitary Experiments – Trial and Error
BlutEngel – Wir Sind Was Wir Sind
The Birthday Massacre – Two Hearts (R)

DJ Frankie D

The Devil & the Universe – Danaus Plexippus
Cinema Strange – The Broken Ones
The KVB – Always Then
Danielle Dax – Cat-House
The Devil & the Universe – Stygian
The Creatures – Exterminating Angel

DJ Vicky Fenbane

Clan of Xymox – A Day (R)
Wolfsheim – The Sparrows and the Nightingales
Skinny Puppy – Assimilate (R)
Project Pitchfork – Rain
The Crüxshadows – Quicksilver
The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love '92


The March Violets – Walk Into the Sun
Faun – Wind & Geige XIV
Faith and the Muse – Cantus
Inkubus Sukkubus – Paint It Black
Corpus Delicti – Saraband
The Merry Thoughts – Low Violet
The Cure – A Night Like This
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (12" extended)

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Background images James Drury, models Pete Frey and Cinzia