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Dec 31, 2017

1. Informatik- Falling
2. Mesh – You Didn't Want Me (Radio Mix)
3. Iris- Land of Fire 2008 (Mesh Pyromix Short Edit)
4. Clan of Xymox- The Same Dream
5. Project Pitchfork – A Cell
6. Assemblage 23 – Drive
7. Icon of Coil- Love As Blood (Implant Remix)
8. Mind.In.A.Box- Walking
9. Dismantled – The Blind
10. Imperative Reaction – Faded Into One
11. Mindless Faith – Momentum
12. Interlace – Under The Sky (Club Mix)

Dec 29, 2017

Many cultures and religions seem to have holidays around this time of year. Without much effort, the layers of the Christian holiday of Christmas can be peeled back to reveal its origins in more ancient pagan traditions from across Europe. Characters like Santa Claus, Jack Frost and the elves all have their bases in far more ancient characters of myth and folklore. Some of these characters are far less jolly than their modern counterparts. One of these darker characters is the Krampus.


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Dec 21, 2017

The Requiem - The Belfry Network
December 2017
DJ Aytakk

Blutengel - Black
Spirit of the Staircase - DEATHKEY
MANDRO1D - All I Want For Christmas Is A Burnt Out Car
The Toilet - I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas
Freddie Scott - This is a Trent Reznor Song
SimRonan - Burgerperfect
Information Society - Heffalumps and Woozles (feat Ayria)
Concept7 - Catastrophe ft Peppa Pig (remix)
Xenocanon - Bargain Hunter
The Gothsicles - I Can Tell You Shop At Hot(t) Topic
Creepain - Thats My Purse (Robot Orgy Club Mix)
Strauss ex Machina - Generic
Caustic - P5y8-« ¬«07¬h (Wet on the Dancefloor)
S3RL - Genre Police
EXTIZE - Industrial Kombat
Merlyn Muntsun - The Beautiful Pizza
Nuggumath - Yackety Sax ReMix (Aytakk Distorted it to Hell)

Dec 15, 2017

Prepare your batholes, the Gothquisition has returned to judge the internet for its sins! Gothic Amino, Tumblr, Goth YouTube, and Killstar all take their turn in our dungeon. The Inquisitors also compete to decide who is the most cliche! Goth Points are earned and lost, pastel goths are tarred and feathered, and gatekeepers are put back on the pedestal. Grab your parasols; the shit is about to hit ye olde fan!

Our Gothquisitioners are as follows: (in order of photo)
Zakkarrii, Master Seamstress
Andi, Royal Scribe
Count, Grand Inquisitioner
Dani, Royal Minstrel
Jez, Supreme Persecutor of Heretics
Mark, Dungeon Master
Joe, Court Jester and Bridge Troll

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News: 8:40
Real Talk to Elitists

Music Break: 34:17
Goth Kids Song (South Park) Cover

GothQUIZistion 39:30

Ad Break 57:02

News: 1:01:43
Goth is Dead, Long Live Goth

Music Break: 1:22:00
Death in Rome - Barbie Girl

Cemetery Confessions 1:26:00

News: 1:41:45
Those Damn Elitists

Announcements for Next Year


Dec 14, 2017

The English language is full of phrases and sayings that reference things from our past. Some of these phrases are rumored to have darker origins than others, and in this episode, we explore the origins of 10 of them.


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Nov 28, 2017

The Inca people of Peru are known for many things, but one of the most well known things that the Inca produced amongst those of us who are morbidly curious are the mummified remains of child sacrifices. One of the most famous of these, is Juanita the Ice Maiden.

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Nov 26, 2017

This month DJ Gomez is sharing his thoughts on the Goth YouTube scene. 

Nov 26, 2017

Horror Addicts Episode# 150
Cure for the Holidaze Special!

Hosted by Emerian Rich

Guests: Dan Shaurette, Ariel DaWintre, Camellia Rains

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


Cure for the Holidaze

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Music this episode by Midnight Syndicate from Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering

“Dance of the Sugar Plums”
“Night of the Krampus”
“Coventry Carol”
“Winter Storm”
“Up on the Rooftop”

Russell asked, he received.

holiday shopping ugliness, relative madness, horrible family experiences, helping the needy - what about me? best horror gifts, snowglobes, nightmare before christmas, vampire gifts, buffy the vampire slayer board game, walking dead glasses, they live, walking dead yahtzee, firefly yahtzee, horror gift guide, movie tickets, ulta, paxton gate, skeletons, taxidermy, bones, pirate store, diy, craft store,, evil dead, regretsy, homemade gifts, amazon gift certificate, midnight syndicate, frankenstein salt and pepper shakers, forever knight season 3, monster fluxx, booooopoly, take friend out, chat about horror, loren rhoads, 199 cemeteries to see before you die, ipso facto, goth show, morbid curiosity, highgate cemetery in london, cremation, honoring the dead, morbid meals, zombie cookbooks, the walking dead cookbook and survival guide, flesh burgers, brains, theme song band, game, guess the thing, courtney mroch, haunt jaunts, haunted shops, restaurants, castles,  crazy skeleton lady, wax works, jekyll island in georgia, spooky holiday events, escape games, serial killer in your mailbox, hellraiser, evil dead, nightmare on elm street, underworld, scream, phil rickman, dickens, king, woman in black, lucy blue the last winter night, dead mail, jeff, IT, exorcist, pennywise, stranger things, amanda, midnight texas, karysa, krampus, a christmas horror story, silent night, deadly night, jack frost, russell, post halloween depression, vincent price cookbook, danny elfman, night of the comet, ginger snaps back, the thing, snowglobe, herbig brown eyes, dead like me, reaper, new movies coming, another wolfcop, shape in the water, guillermo del toro, insidious the last key, cloverfield, winchester the house that ghosts built, strangers prey at night, ready player one, a quiet place, slenderman, the purge, hotel transylvania 3, the nun, predator, meg, cadaver, the little stranger, goosebumps horrorland, the house with the clock in the wall, edward gorey, john bellaires, Halloween H40 and more... have a great spooky holiday!


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David Watson, Stacy Rich, Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Crystal Connor, Lisa Vasquez, Adelise M. Cullens, Kenzie Kordic.

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Nov 15, 2017

This episode, Hallie interviews Dr. Andrea Kitta about a creepy creature of modern folklore, Slenderman. They touch on his origins, what he represents and what actions he has inspired in those who believe in him.


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Nov 9, 2017

"The Frozen Autumn creates what the band calls "Frozen Wave", that is to say an original, innovative kind of Electro-Coldwave blends melancholic male and female vocals, atmospheric gothic-wave, and 80s-style electropop. The result is an artistic collage of seamlessly blended styles and genres. The new album, "The Fellow Traveler" is the finest work in the band's two and a half decade career. Featuring a cover of "Loving The Alien" by David Bowie. "

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Nov 8, 2017

Intro: Tokoyo Rose - Death Race (Album: Akuma)

DJ Depraved:
Bootblacks - A Pale Fire (Album: Fragments)
Factice Factory - Sway (Album: Lines & Parallels)
Heliophile - Echo Chamber (Album Permeate)
Massiv in Mensch - Monkey Islands (Root Beer Money Shot by TraKKtor) (Album: Am Port Der Guten Hoffnung)
Rare Facture - Verse Girl (The New Division Bangin' Mix) (Album: Suspension of the Conscious Mind)

DJ Dante's Prayer:
Future Lied To Us - Born in Silence (Album: Born in Silence (CDS)
X-Marks the Pedwalk - Prisoner (Album: Secrets)
Diorama - Nebulus (Album: Zero Soldier Army)
Mr Kitty - The Glass Inside Your Skull (Album: A.I.)
Inertia - Only Law (Album: Only Law CDS)

Sister Machine Gun - Why Not (Album: Sins of the Flesh)

Nov 2, 2017

This month we are discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of aging in goth culture, we are reviewing the new album from Bootblacks, there will be a special guest appearance by Emz from,,  and we are chatting about goths on YouTube, and the ethics and responsibility that comes along with that.

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Our Guests this month are Angela Benedict and Skullgirdle!

Introductions 2:00

News: 9:38
Goth at 30 and beyond: Insight for Baby Bats

Album Review: 58:37
Bootblacks - Fragments

Interview with Emz: 1:07:45
Emz is the head spook at the website and podcast!
Check out her most recent vampire novel, Dusk's Warriors!

Goth Youtube: 1:40:48
In the age of the world wide web, goths have more opportunities to meet and share their thoughts than ever before. No longer do we have to create and publish our own zines, start a band, or run a goth event to express a sense of cultural identity and community. We are now able to project ourselves, our lives, and our scenes in HD video for the whole world to see and talk about. This has allowed our dark little culture to be opened up to a whole new audience of potential goths who may become seduced by the dark side and help create and participate in the culture, even if they don’t have a local scene. But does this type of access actually encourage goths to stop engaging with their local community? Is the emphasis on visual presentation having an adverse impact on the values and norms of the culture? That and more is what I’d like to explore this month.

Sinister Suggestions: 2:52:17
Necromancy Radio
Necromancy Clothing

Podcasts The Count was interviewed on this month: 2:58:51
We Have a Technical
Sex, Death, and Religion


Nov 1, 2017

In celebration of Halloween, Hallie reads the classic creepy poem, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (who we now know, thanks to the previous episode, likely died of rabies). 

Please Enjoy!

We'll be back to our regular topics next time, although the next episode is also rather special. See you next time, and Happy Halloween!


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Nov 1, 2017

A dark podcast featuring the music that inspires the life of Mikhail Büer, including gothic Industrial, EBM and Synth-pop, etc.


  1. “Last Halloween” by Jyrki 79 [Helsinki Vampire]
  2. “Halloween” by Torul [Dark Matters]
  3. “Tanz mit dem Teufel (Kirrfaktor Mix)” by Melotron [Fortschritt]
  4. “The Witch” by The Cult [Cool World]
  5. “Spilling Blood” by Aesthetic Perfection [Blood Spills Not Far From The Wound]
  6. “Mörder” by Nachtmahr [Alle Lust Will Ewigkeit]
  7. “Cursed” by GoST [Skull]
  8. “Diabolic” by Dance with the Dead [The Shape]
  9. “Follow the Screams” by Die Sektor [To Be Fed Upon]
  10. “The Devil (Funker Vogt mix)” by X-in June [Nachtaktiv Magazin CD 1]
  11. “The Calling” by Gary Numan [Splinter – Songs from a Broken Mind]
Oct 26, 2017

It’s time to talk about one of the most unique artists associated with goth. It’s the man, the myth, the….man?….it’s Aurelio Voltaire! Dr.Sanders and James have a great time as they discuss his first four albums and some of the many MANY other things he has created. This ended up being a weird episode of GothCast.

14:57 The Devil’s Bris

27:16 Random Interesting Goth Stuff

39:03 Almost Human

51:57 Boo Hoo

1:01:48 Then And Again

Oct 25, 2017

There are hundreds of houses that people claim are haunted, sometimes just because the house seems creepy, or perhaps its owner is odd or acts in unconventional ways. One house that has been rumored to be haunted since the land its on was purchased, is the Winchester Mystery House.

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Oct 18, 2017

On this episode of GothCast, Dr.Sanders and James discuss four releases from the always romantic London After Midnight. Their albums are diverse and contained some dramatic shifts in sound. Let’s see how they hold up today!

6:47 Selected Scenes from the End of the World (1992)

20:41 Random Interesting Goth Stuff

32:53 Psycho Magnet (1996)

41:15 Oddities (1998)

53:52 Violent Acts of Beauty (2007)

Oct 15, 2017

Horror Addicts Episode# 149
SEASON 12 - The Next Great Horror Writer Contest


Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Judge: H.E. Roulo

Guest Judge: Joe Mynhardt

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe



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17 Days till Halloween

best band announcement, new theme song contest, the belfry app,, cemetery confessions, the requiem, morbid curiosity, convolution, alaskan beading, hobbit hole, the walking dead, z nation, 10K, the love tiger, the fear of walking dead crossover, van helsing, stan vs. evil, the good place, orville, papa’s donuteria halloween mode, guardians of the galaxy game, sabrina, salem, midnight texas, fires in napa, joe mynhardt, crystal lake publishing,   


Intro of judges, prizes, and contest.

Review of the 3 novel pitches

Joe Mynhardt

Crystal Lake Publishing


Contestants: Naching T. Kassa, Jonathan Fortin, Daphne Strasert.


HA.Net News: Captain Blackheart of the Nightmare

*PR: Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

*PR: Lacrimation of the Leviathan by Essel Pratt

*PR: Teeth Marks by Matthew weber

*PRs: From Siren’s Call

*PR: Underground Horror

*PR: Halloween double feature with Nosferatu and Shadow of the Vampire the Vogue Theatre

*GB: Loren Rhoads and book release 1999 Cemeteries to see Before You Die

*Crescendo of Darkness anthology submissions

*Jesse Orr's new installment of The Scarlett Dahlia

*DJ Pitsiladis Nightmare Fuel, The Suicide Forest

*By the Fire - David Watson

*#NGHW News - Kenzie Kordic

*November Cure for the Holidaze show coming.

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Contestant interviews.


Dead Mail:

*Jeff: IT stats

*Jen - Dusk’s Warriors

*Mariah - Podcast voices?

*Comet TV Winner - Chris Jackson


Judges deliberate.

Best in Blood winner announced!


#NGHW Winner announced!

Final ranking announced


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Emerian Rich

s t a f f

David Watson, Stacy Rich, Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Crystal Connor, Lisa Vasquez, Adelise M. Cullens, Kenzie Kordic.

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Oct 15, 2017

1:Silent Scream - cinema
2:Lust Era - baila conmigo
3:Living Still - garden of eden
4:Tumbas - No voy a sonreír
5:PAWNS - Damascus
6:The Agnes Circle - porcelain
7:The Rope - Water To Wine
8:Sextile -one of these
10:P.V.P- entre las ruinas
11:Madhouse- your fear
12:Sex Gang Children -Joy
13:Siiiii-under the evil sun

Oct 10, 2017

What condition causes the suppression of fear, heightened aggression, and is transmitted by the bite of an infected creature? Sadly, even though this condition sounds like something out of a horror movie, it's real, and it's called Rabies.


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Oct 8, 2017

This month DJ Gomez dedicates the show to goth's favorite holiday by discussing the top 5 best and worst things about Halloween!

Oct 5, 2017

The Catacombs w/ DJ Gomez

The Foreign Resort- Alone
The Exploding Boy- Human
Soft Kill- Wake Up
Drab Majesty- Cold Souls
Winter Severity Index- Waiting Room
Slowdive- Star Roving
Autumn’s Grey Solace- Fluttermoth
Makaras Pen- Sacrifice
The Twilight Garden- The Ice King
Jeff Runnings- Maze
Nothing- The Dead Are Dumb
Selebrities- Wither Away
Lush- Rosebud

Oct 2, 2017

This month we are doing things a bit differently, and will be reviewing the book Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance, and the Rise of Happy Gothic by Catherine Spooner. We will be discussing the impact Tim Burton, sparkly vampires, the creepy cute, Columbine, political discourse, Jillian Venters, and others have had on the cultural milieu of goth and the consumption of the Gothic in mainstream media.

Our guests this month are Natalie and Trae!

More Recommended books from this author:
Contemporary Gothic
Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Chapter 1: 7:00
-Thesis, Introduction, methodology overview
-Goth as a middle class culture of consumption

Chapter 2: 53:15
-Tim Burton and his reshaping of modern Gothic

Chapter3: 57:42
-The increased reliance of the visual in goth
-The politicization of goth through Columbine and Sophie Lancaster

Chapter 4: 1:22:44
Premise 1: In the post millennial era, vampires have sought to become the institution rather than the subversion, to become as human or amiable towards humans as possible rather than be the Other

Premise 2: Goths and vampires have shared a historically propinquitous relationship, often informing or appropriating one another

Conclusion: As vampires have grown more polite and reinforced the “happy gothic” so too have goths sought to remake their image in a similar fashion

Chapter 5: 1:37:37
-The modern goth girl and the "whimsical macabre"

Chapter 6: 1:47:05
-Camp and it's influence on goth and the assimilative monster

Chapter 7: 2:02:06
-Goth/Gothic masculinities and humerus monsters

Chapter 8: 2:19:36
-Whitby Gothic Weekend and the Gothic-carnivalesque

Conclusions 2:30:25


Sep 25, 2017

Murder scenes are often messy, but they hold a wealth of evi­dence in the form of blood spatter, bullets and bodies. Forensic investigators gather all of this evidence, but where do they start their search? The current system used for gathering physical evidence from crime scenes was created in a unique way, and developed by a very unique person; Frances Glessner Lee.


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