Olli Wisdom (Specimen and psy trance DJ) RIPWe are sorry to hear of the death of Olli Wisdom former driving force in ‘goth’ pioneers Specimen and instigator of the Batcave who also went on to become a psy trance DJ pioneer – more soon.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Sad news….Was there ever an EP that got more people dancing than Specimen’s first? If you went to a goth club, over a span of 30 years, from Los Angeles, to Miami, to Chicago, to London etc…and you would hear a song off of that record. I imagine you still do.


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