Inkubus Sukkubus

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Inkubus Sukkubus
Inkubus Sukkubus May 2014 acrop.jpg
Inkubus Sukkubus in 2014: Dave Saunders, Candia, Tony McKormack
Background information
Origin Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Genres Gothic rock, Pagan rock
Years active 1989–present
Labels Resurrection Records
Alice In...
Associated acts Vampire Division, Anchoress
Members Candia Ridley
Tony McKormack
Dean Rhodes
Past members Bob Gardener
Adam Henderson
Howard Worf
Jamie Garner
Matt Rogers
Jason Sutton
DJ Loki

Inkubus Sukkubus are a British goth and pagan band, formed in 1989 by Candia Ridley, Tony McKormack, and Adam Henderson,[1][2] who have been described as one of the most enduringly popular underground Goth bands in the UK.[3]


Inkubus Sukkubus have released albums and toured the UK and internationally ever since their formation as Incubus Succubus in 1989.

In 1995, they changed their name to Inkubus Sukkubus, citing numerological reasons, and signed to Resurrection Records. The live line-up changed significantly, adopting the use of a drum machine and sequenced backing, with some additional support by a bodhrán, and Adam Henderson moving back to bass.

In 1996, the band appeared live on UK national television on Channel 4's "The Big Breakfast", performing the track "Heartbeat Of The Earth".[4]

The band have played many of the major European dark alternative festivals including Amphi, M'era Luna, and the Wave-Gotik-Treffen at Leipzig.

Inkubus Sukkubus were due to play a gig in Mexico City on Beltane (1 May) 2009. When it was cancelled due to the outbreak of swine flu, the band received national media exposure, particularly through The Sun newspaper.[5]


The group currently consists of guitarist Tony McKormack, vocalist Candia McKormack and bassist Dean Rhodes. The band uses a drum machine and sequencer to provide percussion and orchestral backing.

  • Candia McKormack - vocals, lyrics, occasional bodhrán
  • Tony McKormack, guitar, production, songwriting, some vocals (ex-Screaming Dead, also in Vampire Division)
  • Dean Rhodes - bass

In 2013, Candia was the model for a painting called "The Sukkubus" by award winning fantasy artist, Larry Elmore for use in his Kickstarter.




Singles and EPs[edit]

Movie soundtracks[edit]


  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. ISBN 1843531054. Tony McKormick [sic] (guitars/vocals/keyboards/programming) and Candia Ridley (lead vocal) — originally art college students with a dark, yet optimistic musical vision tor the world — are the heart and soul of Inkubus Sukkubus. 
  2. ^ Willin, Melvyn J. (2005). Music, Witchcraft and the Paranormal. p. 260. ISBN 1905226187. The one possible exception to this heavy metal and satanic link is the group Inkubus Sukkubus which was formed in 1989. The original musicians Tony McCormack [sic] and Candia Ridley found that the words they were setting had a strong pagan bias. 
  3. ^ Scarf, Natasha. The Art Of Gothic. ISBN 9781783052639. 
  4. ^ Link to video clip of the TV show
  5. ^ Coles, John (29 April 2009). "Swine flu hits Brit rockers". The Sun. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 

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