Candia and Tony McKormack of Inkubus Sukkubus at WGT, Leipzig, 2014.
|Origin||Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England|
|Genres||Gothic rock, Pagan rock|
|Associated acts||Vampire Division, Children of the Moon|
Inkubus Sukkubus are a British goth and pagan band, formed in 1989 by Candia Ridley, Tony McKormack, and Adam Henderson, who have been described as one of the most enduringly popular underground Goth bands in the UK. They also have been described by Mick Mercer as a "zombie version of Fleetwood Mac" in his book Hex Files: the goth bible.
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.
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.
The group currently consists of guitarist Tony McKormack, vocalist Candia McKormack and bassist Roland Link. The band uses a drum machine and sequencer to provide percussion and orchestral backing. They also perform as a fully acoustic act with Abigail Blackman on cello, Nick Gibbs on violin, and Marcus Gilvear on drums.
- Candia McKormack - vocals, lyrics, bodhrán
- Tony McKormack, guitar, production, songwriting, some vocals (ex-Screaming Dead, also in Vampire Division)
- Roland Link - bass guitar
In 2016, Candia was painted by artist Russell Haines for his Faith exhibition, at Gloucester Cathedral. The band also performed at the launch event which the Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek, attended.
- 1990: Beltaine (independent release)
- 1993: Belladonna & Aconite
- 1994: Wytches
- 1995: Heartbeat of the Earth
- 1997: Vampyre Erotica
- 1998: Away with the Faeries
- 1999: Wild
- 2001: Supernature
- 2003: The Beast with Two Backs
- 2007: Science & Nature
- 2008: Viva la Muerte
- 2010: The Dark Goddess
- 2011: The Goat
- 2013: Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell
- 2014: Love Poltergeist
- 2015: Mother Moon
- 2016: Barrow Wake
- 2016: Wikka Woman
- 2017: Belas Knap
- 2018: Witch Queen
- 1998: Away with the Faeries
- 2004: Wytches and Vampyres: The Best Of (Greatest Hits compilation released by US record label Cleopatra Records)
- 2013: The Anthology (Greatest Hits)
Singles and EPs
- 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.
- 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.
- Scarf, Natasha. The Art Of Gothic. ISBN 9781783052639.
- Mercer, Mick (1996). Hex Files. London: B T Batsford Ltd. pp. 84, 85. ISBN 0 7134 8033 5.
- treu4 (2007-09-04), Inkubus Sukkubus - Heartbeat of the Earth, retrieved 2017-06-27
- Link to video clip of the TV show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC2Z_mBY818
- Coles, John (29 April 2009). "Swine flu hits Brit rockers". The Sun. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
- Sukkubus, Inkubus. "Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder 2017 - 23 June 2017". Evensi. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
- "Larry Elmore · The Sukubbus". www.larryelmore.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
- "Diocese of Gloucester". Retrieved 2017-06-27.
- "Wytches & Vampyres: The Best of Inkubus Sukkubus - Inkubus Sukkubus | Releases | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-25.