R.I.P. Brian Bordello of Necromantik Sunshine

R.I.P. Brian Bordello of Necromantik Sunshine

Brian Ring, professionally known as Brian Bordello, passed away this morning of February 20th, 2015 when his heart failed at 1am.  

Brian was the lead singer of Necromantik Sunshine, a goth band formed in 1997.   


 Above: Brian Bordello with his Necromantik Sunshine band mates and the Ohio goth band, Lestat, at New York City‘s Absolution Incantation multi band festival style event↑

Brian “Bordello” Ring was the leader of the Electro-Goth project Necromantik Sunshine.  Officially starting in 1997 in Philadelphia, PA., the core of the band released it’s demo cassette in 1998 and began to gain momentum throughout the region. The band’s live show was given the term Electro as they did not work with a drummer but layered beats and soundscapes that Bordello cleverly put together while working closely with the engineers at Philadelphia’s famed Studio Crash. In 2000 they released the CD “The Pain Of Pleasure!”. The 10 track release that included Bordello’s strikingly handsome yet creepy vocals on top of strong guitars, deep bass and twisted soundscapes began to hit the dance floors with DJ support and it included a cover of the well known Misfits song “London Dungeon”. As the band began to branch out they were invited to play on numerous compilations. The local Philly CD compilation, Beneath The Tides, escorted the song “Pink” while out on the west coast, Cleopatra Records chose the band’s namesake “Necromantik Sunshine”. The band’s contribution of the Christian Death song “The Angels” for the Rozz Willams vinyl tribute “The Tongue Achieves The Dialect” gained them more recognition but it was their cover of “Hurt” on the Nine Inch Nails tribute CD, Recovered In Nails, that gave them the most commercial visibility of their tenure.”

~John Begley 2/20/15

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RIP Brian Bordello

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3 Responses to R.I.P. Brian Bordello of Necromantik Sunshine

  1. Tito Altamar February 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Ceesen (Tito) Deesyst – The wonderful fond memories of Brian and Necromantik Sunshine will still live with me always!!! It was John Begley and Brian and Lou that gave me the opportunity to rehearse at Brian’s Apt. on Christian St., record on “The Pain of Pleasure” and play on stage with such a beautiful passionate soul as Brian’s…Ulana’s, Alchemy 313 NYC, CBGB’s, Upstairs at Nick’s, LaTazza…and being around a beautiful great group of friends. I’m heartfully sorry that Brian had to leave so soon…
    Rest in peace Brian. You, will be missed…a lot.

  2. Julian Ring June 9, 2019 at 10:36 pm #

    My father was a great man but now it feels like he was never here.

    • DJ Jason June 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

      I am sorry Julian… at least he was around for a time and you know he was a great person. Many fathers are much less than that.

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