Ego Likeness, formed in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland by artist/musician Steven Archer and writer/vocalist Donna Lynch, is a dark-electronic project, combining elements of goth, industrial, rock, and dance music. They have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, performing at clubs, conventions, and festivals.
On stage, drummer Mike K Johnson (Spider Lilies, LINDA) and guitarist Rick Furr (aka DC’s Mindcage Rick- Mindless Faith, Miscellen, Chemlab, Bile, VAC) have been with the band for over a decade.
Ego Likeness has released six full length albums, multiple EPs and singles, and have appeared on numerous compilations and remix albums. Donna and Steven have both appeared as guest artists for several of the goth/ industrial scene’s most iconic acts.
They have been signed to Metropolis Records since 2010.
Stoneburner was created by artist and musician Steven Archer (Ego Likeness, Hopeful Machines, Ocellus, Queen Neon) in 2015 and has evolved and reinvented itself with every release. Originally a tribal-industrial project, Stoneburner now finds itself firmly planted in industrial, combining noise, melody, and poignant lyricism. Though originally designed as a solo project, Steven is regularly joined on stage with guest musicians, and currently tours with Hemlock Wargrave (Sister Sarin) and Nathaniel Rose (Atlanta’s DJ Aesthetic) on drums.
Stoneburner’s seventh album, APEX PREDATOR, is out now on COP International.
::hopeful machines:: is a catch-all electronic project from Steven Archer designed for musical experimentation and to change form as the need demands.
Ocellus is Steven Archer’s extremely experimental and abstract metal project. Built around intentionally caustic and unpleasant sounds, it is not friendly in any way.
QueenNeon is a throwback to Steven Archer’s childhood influences and is his take on the Synthwave genre.
Donna Lynch is a two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated dark fiction poet and author, spoken word artist, designer, and singer and co-founder—along with her husband, artist and musician Steven Archer—of the dark electronic-rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records).
She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and contributor to several volumes of the HWA Poetry Showcase, and periodically teaches dark poetry workshops and speaks on panels and at symposiums about all aspects of the horror genre.
Her published works include the novels Isabel Burning, and Red Horses; the novella Driving Through the Desert; and the poetry collections In My Mouth, Twenty-Six, Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures, The Book of Keys, Daughters of Lilith, Witches, and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award-winning Choking Back the Devil, and Girls From the County (Raw Dog Screaming Press). Her work, both poetry and short stories, appears in numerous anthologies and publications.
She is the founder of the Garbage Witch clothing brand, part-time tour manager, avid cross-country driver, and geography fanatic. She and Steven live in Maryland.
Garbage Witch, founded by musician/writer Donna Lynch is a brand and philosophy that acknowledges and celebrates the paradoxical, self-aware state of being magical and powerful, while also being an absolute dumpster fire.
Artist is residence, Steven Archer, brings the Supreme’s ideas to life on a variety of items, most of which is currently print on demand.
Don’t buy bootlegs! Garbage Witch merch is ONLY sold through our Big Cartel site or at our personal appearances when available.
Steven Archer is a fine artist, sculptor, designer, gallery curator, musician, composer, studio engineer, videographer/video director, DJ, writer, and teacher originally from Northern Virginia/Washington DC, and more recently Baltimore.
A graduate of the Corcoran School of Fine Art, he has shown hundreds of paintings, mixed media pieces, and installations in galleries, nationwide and online for the past 35 years.
His work appears on numerous award-winning book covers, magazines—including Weird Tales, album covers, and in music videos—including Alan Parsons as well as his own music projects. He has composed and scored for NASA, and worked with Grammy-Award winning voice actor Stefan Rudnicki on a scored audio book of his Bram Stoker Award-nominated graphic novel version of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.
He has also collaborated with renowned science fiction author Peter Watts.
He is co-founder, along with author/musician Donna Lynch, of the dark electronic rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records) and the former experimental/spoken word outfit The Trinity Project, the sole creator of industrial act Stoneburner (COP International), experimental act ::hopeful machines::, Queen Neon, and Ocellus.
He has been touring North America and Europe extensively between the projects for nearly 20 years.
In addition to The Masque of the Red Death (Raw Dog Screaming Press) he is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Luna Maris (Imaginary Books), graphic novel Red King, Black Rook (RDSP), and illustrator/ collaborator with Donna Lynch on the poetry collections Twenty-Six, The Book of Keys, Daughters of Lilith (RDSP), and the Stoker-nominated book Witches (RDSP).
He lives in rural Maryland with his wife and creative partner Donna Lynch.
Also, we love opossums.