“New Jersey band The Gaslight Anthem referenced the Comedy in their song ‘The Navesink Banks’ from the album Sink or Swim with the opening line, ‘All hope abandoned, ye who enter here’.” —Wikipedia
“Zao refer to the Divine Comedy on their 1999 album Liberate Te Ex Inferis, covering the first five circles of the Inferno.” —Wikipedia
“American post-hardcore band Alesana’s fourth album, A Place Where the Sun Is Silent, is primarily based on the Inferno.” —Wikipedia
Canadian industrial rock pioneers Skinny Puppy released the single “Dig It,” from their album Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse (Nettwerk Records), in 1986. The cover art for the single features Gustave Doré’s illustration of Farinata degli Uberti rising from his tomb among the heretics of the sixth circle (canto 10).
Read an interview with graphic designer Steven R. Gilmore, who designed the single’s cover art, here.
Watch the official music video for Skinny Puppy’s “Dig It” on YouTube.
Contributed by Alexa Kellenberger (Florida State University ’22)
For Andersen: Il Mensile di Letteratura e Illustrazione per il Mondo dell’Infanzia, Lorenzo Coveri wrote “Dante700: di tutto un pop” March 25, 2021, with many references to Dante’s reception in 20th century Italian culture.
For Mentelocale, he wrote “Dantedì 2021. Cantare Dante, da Petrolini a De André, da Jovanotti a Fedez, tra rock e poesia,” March 25, 2021.