Cybergoth is a very modern subgenre of Goth, whose visual appearance combines elements from traditional Goth (e.g. black clothes, heavy boots, fishnets, dramatic make-up and body piercings), raver fashion (bright colours, synthetic hair falls, glow sticks) which can be a little hit-and-miss, leading to the 'graver' look), rivethead fashion (rivethead is a term used to describe a fan of Industrial music. Goth and Industrial, as I'm sure I've mentioned, are very closely connected and you will hear them on the same dance floors, although they are not quite the same. There is some crossover between Industrial and cyber music), and cyberpunk.
By about 2002, Industrial aesthetics were added to this mix, turning the eye-hurting Graver style into something with a little more panache; replacing the majority of the brighter, candy-coloured, rave influences with Industrial accessories such as goggles, reflective strips, metal panels, and, thankfully, a more monochrome colour scheme.
The style often features a stark, neon or brightly-contrasting theme colour; brighter than the rich jewel tones of typical Goth fashion. Red, yellow, green, bright blue or pink and silver are the most commonly scene. Fabrics are usually skintight and glossy (unlike the almost masculine, military practicality of rivethead fashion), clothes are often skimpy and paired with REALLY BIG boots. Hair falls featuring plastic 'cyberlox' or synthetic dreads are very popular, as are fluffy boot covers in black or neon.
Popular accessories may include glow sticks, character backpacks and plastic weaponry (less seen since the Graver style faded almost into obscurity), and more Industrial-inspired items such as the ever-popular goggles and gas masks. Motifs often seen in cyber fashion include barcodes, Kanjii writing, the Cyberdog logo (Cyberdog is a popular - and expensive - rave and cybergoth brand), manga characters and tribal designs.
Cybergoth music combines trance and electro sounds with the dark, despairing themes of traditional music. There are several genres connected with cybergoth, including EBM (electronic body music), futurepop, electropop, synthpop, dark electro, dark trance, neo-Goth, electro-Industrial, aggrotech, powernoise, terror EBM and probably a few more.
Bands? To name but a few: VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berserk, And One, Elegant Machinery, Seabound, Neuroticfish, Psyclon Nine, Sneaky Bat Machine, The Gothsicles, Angelspit, God Module, Project Pitchfork, Deviant UK, Ashbury Height, Faderhead, Tenek, Ayria, Razed In Black, Neikka RPM, Talla 2XLC, Celldweller, Bak XIII.
As you may have guessed, cybergoths can often be found stomping up the dancefloor at an industrial/electro/Goth night; editing their VampireFreaks page, or watching Dark Angel on TV.
Listening to: We Are Alive - Bak XIII