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Dec 12, 2018

In celebration of our 50th episode, we bring you our longest, most detailed episode yet on one of the most mysterious incidents in history. In January of 1959, 9 hikers mysteriously perished on the frigid slopes of Ural Mountains in Russia. To this day, no one knows what killed them. In part 1, we discuss the hikers, their journey, their disappearance, the search and discovery of their bodies, and the strange circumstances of their deaths.

Warning: This episode contains detailed discussions of autopsies.

Dec 9, 2018

Part 1 of the season 1 finale of Rose Sinister: Vampires, this extra-long episode takes some time to point out things you may have missed about Bram Stoker's famous novel, by framing both the creator and his creation in the context of some of the political, artistic, and moral attitudes and aspirations of the late 19th century. Hint: it's about way more than the naughty stuff.

Dec 6, 2018

Mistress McCutchan flies solo to bring new tunes to you as well as share a stupid story with The Wasteland. Sometimes she's just a silly drunk. Lesson to be learned - you don't have to drink everything when you're having a rough time.

Thanks to Justin Minister for the intro music as well as production/editing. Many thanks to Batty for being a great friend.

Transmission Boutique Record Label
https://www.facebook.com/Transmission-Boutique-Record-Label-London-272975896670414/
The Kentucky Vampires
https://thekentuckyvampires.bandcamp.com/album/the-kentucky-vampires
Alien Sex Fiend
http://www.asf-13thmoon.demon.co.uk/

Dec 2, 2018

This month we are taking a look at an article from the early 90’s discussing the music of the time, the burgeoning interconnectedness of a global culture, and notions of authenticity and being called a poser. We’ve got a review of the new album from Nox Novacula, Sinister Suggestions, and more!


If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Our guests this month are Harley and Jon!

A Reflection on the 90’s

How Has Music Changed 13:00

Is ‘Poser’ and Gatekeeping Still Useful Today 26:43

Was Religion Ever an Element of Goth Identity 45:42

Vampirism and Goth 56:00

Album Review: 1:06:00
Nox Novacula

Sinister Suggestions: 1:16:04

-VtM 5th Edition
-Ritual Howls
-The Haunting of Hill House
-His Dark Materials
-Derren Brown’s Sacrifice

What’s Next For Cemetery Confessions 1:26:00

Nov 25, 2018

Nearing the end of the first season of Rose Sinister: Vampires, episode 8 examines the impact of faith and culture on the creative process, representation versus appropriation, and the overall impact Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga has had on vampire stories. 

Nov 22, 2018

On this episode, we bring together our funny little DJ collective and talk music while being very silly (and a little drunk) with our guests The Wasteland and Vernal Trash.

Nov 21, 2018

Archaeologists have found many unusual graves throughout Eastern Europe, graves in which stakes have been driven through the deceased's body. These burials, and the historical documents from the time, suggest that these individuals were suspected of being vampires by those that buried them. They are known as Vampire Burials, and in this episode, we explore exactly what was at stake.

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

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Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

Nov 16, 2018

We have a special episode for you this week, we are back with a full panel to discuss one of the most contentious topics related to goth. In a climate where it is becoming increasingly difficult to talk to those who don’t share our views, what role does goth play? Transgressive and activist counterculture, or impartial music tribe? Does denying the political roots and inclinations of goth culture lend itself to infiltration by racist and sexist ideologies?

Our panel this month consists of Abigail, Dani, Nephilim, Trae, and Zakkarri

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

I’ve avoided dividing the episode into timestamped sections, as the the conversation is loosely structured, each portion of the episode continuously builds upon the previous on, and they are wide ranging in and of themselves. As always thank you for listening and supporting the show by telling your friends about us or jumping on patreon!

References:
-Goth Homology
-Is “us vs. them” Thinking Hardwired?
-How Politics Became Our Identity
-My Time as a Death in June Fan
-Goths for Trump
-Far-Right Tendencies in the Gothic Scene
-JG Ballard

Nov 11, 2018

The latest installment of Rose Sinister: Vampires is a deeply personal reflection on a vampire story that had a huge impact on my life- and why sometimes, revisiting the magic of our youth can challenge us to re-examine the stories that shape us. One of the best, and most disturbing, vampire novels ever written, Poppy Z. Brite's shocking 1992 novel, Lost Souls has had a huge impact on the lives of many of its readers. It's not a novel for the faint of heart, and while this episode isn't explicit, it does come with a content warning for disturbing subject matter and, of course, spoilers. I'm particularly interested to know what your thoughts on this novel are, if you read it when you were young, and if you've re-read it as an adult. 

Nov 8, 2018

This week, we review the overplayed tracks that could be "retired" and suggest some new choices from Traitrs, Encephalon, Bellwether Syndicate, and Indarra.

https://traitrs.bandcamp.com/
https://encephalon-ca.bandcamp.com/
https://thebellwethersyndicate.bandcamp.com/
https://www.indarramusic.com/

Intro music by Justin Minister
https://jaydraperandthesubterraneans.bandcamp.com/
Outro music by Martin Bowes
https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/

Additional editing and production by Justin Minister

Photo by Mistress McCutchan

Follow Mistress McCutchan at https://www.facebook.com/DJMistressMcCutchan/
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Nov 6, 2018

Rumors of an experiment that resulted in the invisibility and teleportation of a ship began in 1955 thanks to a set of letters sent by a man named Carlos M. Allende. These letters sparked a conspiracy theory that still exists today. Is there any truth to it? In this episode we dig deep into the mystery of Philadelphia Experiment.

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

Want to donate?

Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

Nov 1, 2018

The Requiem with Tyler Viscerine Episode 8 (Halloween Special)

 

1.Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - John Carpenter's Halloween

2.Ministry - Everyday Is Halloween

3.London After Midnight - Your Best Nightmare

4.Lestat - Pray For The Living

5.The Sisters Of Mercy - Never Land (a fragment)

6.Christian Death - Cavity (first communion)

7.Bauhaus - In The Flat Field

8.Nosferatu - Rise

9.Two Witches - Bites And Bloody Kisses (long version)

10.Tones On Tail - Burning Skies

11.Velvet Acid Christ - Phucking Phreak

12.:Wumpscut: - Wreath Of Barbs

13.God Module - Still So Strange

14.Suicide Comando - Bleed For Us All

15.Covenant - Norman Bates

16.Combichrist - Kiss The Blade (motherfucker 667 mix)

17.To Mega Therion - Book Of Enoch (Ah Cama-Sotz remix)

www.facebook.com/tylerviscerine

speakerflyproductions.bandcamp.com

Nov 1, 2018

Every Halloween, Hallie reads a creepy story to celebrate! This year, we present The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

Want to donate?

Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

Oct 25, 2018

We discuss gatekeeping and creating inclusive space, with sprinkles of rambling and ranting for good measure. This world is crazy and at least there's music.

And a shout out to Well Done Goods - https://welldonegoods.com/products/kavanaugh-supreme-cunt-t-shirt

Intro Music by Justin Minister (jaydraperandthesubterraneans.bandcamp.com)
Additional editing and production by Justin Minister
Photo by Mistress McCutchan

Follow Mistress McCutchan at mixcloud.com/mistressmccutchan
Follow Batty von Bats at mixcloud.com/battyvonbats

Oct 24, 2018

In 1764, a strange creature began killing people in an isolated region of France known as the Gevaudan. No one could say what it was, so the creature was known only as La Bête, the Beast of Gevaudan, and it seemed unstoppable.

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

Want to donate?

Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

Oct 23, 2018

Horror Addicts Episode# 163
SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”
Season Finale!

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
With Special Guests: Ari, Cam, and Mercy Hollow

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed recap

theresa braun, tarot visions podcast with rose and jaymi, zwaremachine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts163.mp3

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

 

Theresa Braun

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Braun/e/B007YTA6C2

Tarot Visions Podcast

https://tarotvisions.podbean.com/e/tarot-visions-chatting-with-emerian-rich-of-horroradditsnet/

Jaymi Elford

http://www.shadesofmaybe.com/

RoseRed

https://twitter.com/RoseRedTarot

 

Sinister Creature Con

monsterman studios

Insta: monsterman1985

blind scream haunted house
www.blindscream.com

The Homicidal Homemaker

www.thehomicidalhomemaker.com

dimond works

Facebook: dimondworks

andy sciazko
http://www.andysciazkoartart.com

steven williams

www.svwilliamsart.com

mary syring

www.marysyring.com

silhouettes by jordan

Facebook: silhouettesbyjordan

dragonscript

www.dragonscript.net

latent images, night of the living dead

www.dreamsandvisionspress.com

evangeline’s costume shop, murder and mayhem a scavenger hunt

http://www.evangelinescostumemansion.com

jeremy dale

www.valleydweller.com

chateau cher

(I can’t find the website! x.x)

eyescream

www.eyescreamjewelry.com

chris, baycon, david brin, gary villarreal, wanda kurtcu

www.baycon.org

rick kitagawa

http://www.patreon.com/evilpinclub

steven rose jr.
http://www.faroutfantasic.blogspot.com

karyn keene dracula files   

www.storyforgeproductions.com

spikes curio shoppe

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpikesCurioShoppe

emo weasel

www.emoweasel.com

 

 

WRITE IN WITH YOUR 13 Guesses… what movies did I montage? 
horroraddicts@gmail.com

 

Comet TV Contest!
https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/comettv-com-hushaween-giveaway/

 

Heirloom

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

Naching T. Kassa

https://www.facebook.com/NachingTKassa

Phillip Cohen

https://www.facebook.com/phillip.cohen.94

 

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/submission-call-tech-horror-kill-switch

Belfry App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.belfry&hl=en_US
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Write in re: ideas, questions, opinions, horror cartoons, favorite movies, etc...

horroraddicts@gmail.com

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h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook, Jeffery Khold Kelly, Lionel Green, Keiran Judge, Diana Clarke.

Want to be a part of the HA staff? Email horroraddicts@gmail.com

b l o g  / c o n t a c t / s h o w . n o t e s

http://www.horroraddicts.net

t h e  b e l f r y  a p p

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Oct 21, 2018

The Sixth installment of season 1 of Rose Sinister: Vampires tackles the 1936 Universal Pictures film, "Dracula's Daughter." Produced as a point in cinema history when expression to a back seat to moralizing lip service, a film that was shockingly bold for its era comes across as tame and problematic by modern standards. But the themes of Dracula's Daughter would do more to establish the tropes of the modern sympathetic vampire narrative than dear old dad ever did. 

Oct 16, 2018

This month we are chatting with Andy Deane about how to start a goth scene, his views on elitism, his career and more!

Find Andy on Patreon, Bandcamp, and get his published works on Amazon

The Gothic Cruise 4:00

History of Bella Morte 10:35

Is Goth Whatever You Want it to be 26:05

Can Artists Still Make a Living 47:47

Andy the Author 55:20

 

Oct 10, 2018

Toronto: Love It or Hate It. Canada's largest city inspires a lot of emotions for a lot of people, us included, so we get into Toronto the Good and Toronto the Bad on this episode.

Intro Music by Justin Minister (jaydraperandthesubterraneans.bandcamp.com)
Outro Music by Martin Bowes (attritionuk.bandcamp.com)
Additional editing and production by Justin Minister
Photo by Mistress McCutchan

Follow Mistress McCutchan at mixcloud.com/mistressmccutchan
Follow Batty von Bats at mixcloud.com/battyvonbats

Oct 9, 2018

In the 1800s, there was a surge in the creation of leather objects made from human skin. None of the people making the objects were considered criminals or even particularly disturbed. In this episode we discuss some of these objects, how they were made, and why.

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

Want to donate?

Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

Oct 8, 2018

Horror Addicts Episode# 162
SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

———————

the evil eye

mary turzillo, marge simon | tales from the darkside s1 | lords of october

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

 

25 days till halloween

 

WRITE IN WITH YOUR 13 Guesses… what movies did I montage? 
horroraddicts@gmail.com



WWW FB Group:

Haunts jaunts group:

HorrorAddicts.net Group:

 

Satan’s Sweethearts voices

Narrator: Emerian Rich

Julie Hoverson

 

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

Belfry App
-----------------------

Write in re: ideas, questions, opinions, horror cartoons, favorite movies, etc...

horroraddicts@gmail.com

------------------------

h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook, Jeffery Khold Kelly, Lionel Green, Keiran Judge, Diana Clarke.

Want to be a part of the HA staff? Email horroraddicts@gmail.com

b l o g  / c o n t a c t / s h o w . n o t e s

http://www.horroraddicts.net

t h e  b e l f r y  a p p

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.belfry&hl=en_US

Oct 7, 2018

Season 1, episode 5 of of Rose Sinister: Vampires ponders the frightening interplay of innocence and monstrosity at work in the Swedish vampire film, Let The Right One In. This episode does contain references to the original novel, and the American film, "Let Me In," but overall this episode focuses on the 2008 Swedish film, often called "one of the best vampire movies ever made." There are numerous spoilers in this episode. 

Oct 2, 2018

This month we are going to be taking a look at those liminal and elusive cultural groupings that have become tangential to goth such as witch house, synthwave, nu goth and so on. I want to look at what the cultural legacy and impact these groupings have had on the scene are and whether or not they have lost their subversive novelty or are going to make a comeback. We’ve also got an album review from Crystal Cage, sinister suggestions, and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Our guest this month is Jean-Luc, aka DJ Alpha Omega! Find him on Twitch, Facebook, and Soundcloud.

Guest Introduction 5:00

The Story of Medusa’s, Neo, and Chicago’s Club Scene 7:15

A DJ’s View of the Goth Club scene 19:20

News: 40:00
The Impact of Witch House 10 years later

Album Review: 1:16:25
Crystal Cage - Crystal Cage

 

Sinister Suggestions: 1:26:45
Unsolved Mysteries on Buzzfeed
Blackcraft Wrestling
Vulta

A Retraction 1:35:00

Sep 25, 2018

This week we're joined by Derek Rush, owner of Chthonic Streams as we tackle what to do about problematic artists within the scene, especially artists who have made notable contributions to the collective canon of goth and industrial music.

Intro Music by Justin Minister (jaydraperandthesubterraneans.bandcamp.com)
Outro Music by Martin Bowes (attritionuk.bandcamp.com)
Additional editing and production by Justin Minister
Photo by Mistress McCutchan

Follow Mistress McCutchan at mixcloud.com/mistressmccutchan
Follow Batty von Bats at mixcloud.com/battyvonbats

Sep 25, 2018

In the early 1900s, Radium became all the rage due to the luminous green light it gave off. It was used to paint watch dials and instrument panels, making them glow in the darkness. Little did most people know, Radium was highly radioactive. Some precautions were taken but an entire workforce of dial painters was seemingly forgotten and they suffered dearly for their employer's negligence. 

 

We are sponsored by:

ThinkGeek and Audible.com 

Want to donate?

Go to the MCP Website or our Patreon page

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