American industrial and electronic body music (EBM) band based out of Chicago, Illinois. The group was formed in Wisconsin in 2003 by Brian "darkNES" Graupner, who handles vocals and synthesizers, and is the sole consistent member. The band has a rotating lineup of live musicians, including Matt Fanale of Caustic, Matt Slegel of Angelspit, and Micah Skaritka of Cruciform Injection. The band released its first LP, NESferatu, in 2006. Following albums included Sega Lugosi's Dead, Industrialites & Magic, and Squid Icarus, which was released on December 15, 2014. According to COMA Music Magazine, "The Gothsicles are one of the forerunners in Industrial Music for the Nerdy Masses."