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Feb 23, 2018

This week we are going to be discussing goth music, but more interestingly those sites of liminality and ambiguity where what we’ve come to know as goth music collides and makes love to pop and indie music. What effect has that had on culture and clubs both historically and today, and what does this mean for the future of the genre?

In recent years we've seen an explosion of hard to classify acts that skirt the edge of goth culture and sound, bands such as chelsea wolfe, king dude, zola jesus, them are us too, cult of youth, Savages, Austra and so on. Do these bands mirror the sort of early 80’s melting pot of goth, synthpop, glam rock, new wave, deathrock etc, Are we just seeing Indie bands taking on a darker yolk, or are we seeing some new form of “art goth”, or perhaps an eschewing of genre classifications in general?

Our guest this month was Joshua, please check out his music project Gevatter Tod!

Further Reading:
-Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre
-Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny
-25 years in the Reptile House


Feb 22, 2018

Welcome to another gothic podcast, this one featuring our very own Ink Corset! She very kindly offered to help me out - I hope the audio flows well. 

This weeks episode is about the importance of Victorian and Romantic Era poetry and ideals on the gothic subculture. 

Feb 22, 2018

The Requiem feat. Tyler Viscerine setlists


Darkwave set:


  1. Lyica - Quiet Moments
  2. Mercury's Antennae - Agalia
  3. Clan of Xymox - Something Wrong
  4. Faith and The Muse - Sparks
  5. Low Sunday - Closer Closer
  6. Paralysed Age - Heaven
  7. Lestat - ?
  8. Diary of Dreams - Butterfly: Dance!
  9. Oneiroid Psychosis - Mysterium Tremendum


Rythmic Noise set:


  1. Alter Der Ruine - Hep C
  2. Combichrist - Minus One
  3. ESA - Nerve Pattern
  4. Terrorfakt - Arsenal
  5. Caustic - Unicorns, Kittens, and Shit
  6. Feindflug - Stromtod
  7. MS Gentur - Manimal
  8. Converter - Flower
  9. Synapscape - 7th Sect

10.Winterkalt - Yes2Wind    

11.To Mega Therion - The Sermon of Setekh

12.WASTE - The Edge of Sanity

Feb 20, 2018

While Hallie moves and gets settled, please enjoy this fantastic psychological story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 


Trigger Warning: This story depicts the point of view of a person suffering from mental illness (post-natal depression and anxiety). The 'treatment' standard for the time and the lack of support by family and friends worsens this condition over the period covered in the story.


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Feb 18, 2018

If you need a jumpstart on Gothic films, along with a bit of info on what goes into them, this one's for you! 

Feb 15, 2018

Many of you have noticed the lack of content from me over the past few months due to family illness. While I don't have the time at the movement to create new episodes, I can reach way back into the archives to some of my original shows, some of the best episodes of The Requiem, and share them with you. 

This episode comes out of my time on the Faction 6 podcast, and the episode is a audio representation of a descent into madness, the journey from joyful bliss to full mental breakdown, something that's been a theme in my life the past year. I hope you enjoy. Here is the text from the original post:

Midnight Mass is a monthly Goth/industrial podcast mixed byDJ Count. You will hear an infusion of atmosphere, ambiance, and a theme into each mix. Therefore, it is not just music, but an experience. The idea behind Midnight Mass is this; a gathering of all the black sheep, the rejected, the neglected. Conjoining together, “in black communion. Beneath the glow of the moon, and upon the graves of the dead.” This show is best enjoyed after sunset.

Episode 4 (The Descent)
For this episode of Midnight Mass, we embark on a journey into the most secretive and depraved underworlds of society. I will lead you from the glorious heights of the human race (EBM/Future pop) into a gradual downward spiral through pain and desolation (Helektro/Terror EBM) until our final destination, the abyss. (Noize/total chaos)
1 – Beloved – VNV Nation
2 – Someday I’ll Find You – Decence
3 – Faces (WHS Remix) – NamNamBulu
4 – Wonder – Culture Kulture
5 – Unter der Linden (Club Version) – Heimataerde
6 – Never Ending Lie – Supreme Court featuring Feindflug
7 – Cmon Devil – X-Fusion
8 – Dead Culture (Endzeit Mix By KrachMaschine) – Acylum
9 – No More Room In Hell – [x]-Rx
10 – Catatonic Dreams (C/A/T Rmx) – Sam
11 – 100% Eletronik – FabrikC
12 – The Rogue Pair (V.1) – C/A/T
13 – Sponge Octopus – Merzbow



Feb 15, 2018

Today's episode is about the importance of the post-punk movement to the gothic subculture. I'm including the start, the sound, and the death of the movement, but I encourage you to read Rip it Up and Start Again: The Messy History of Post PUnk if you want a more in-depth read on the major influences. 

Feb 15, 2018

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


  1. “Bye Bye Bye” cover by Aesthetic Perfection [Ebb and Flow]
  2. “Fool” by Endanger [Revolt]
  3. “Waste of Love” by Ashbury Heights [Three Cheers for the Newlydeads]
  4. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Culture Kultür [Spirit]
  5. “Liquid Love” by Colony5 [Lifeline]
  6. “Liberty Rose” by Seabound [Speak in Storms – Deluxe]
  7. “Dream I Had of You”by Wolfsheim [Weltreise]
  8. “Get On” by Covenant [Modern Ruin]
  9. “Le Perv” by Carpenter Brut [EP I]
  10. “The Struggle (vs Sleetgrout)” by Blakopz [As Nations Decay]
  11. “Alien Love” by THYX [Below the City]
Feb 12, 2018

Now is your time to help Leather Strip, Kurt is in need of a kidney transplant and medical bills are stacking up for him and Claus. Tom Shear of Assemblage 23 has started a GoFundMe. If you wish to donate here is the link:

Intro track:
Silent Runners - The Directory

DJ Depraved:

DNTR - You Don't See Me
FCH - Radiation
Scheuber - Bliss (Remixed by Eisfabrik)
Lizette Lizette - All You Stole
Zynic - Powered by Death (X Marks the Pedwalk Remix)

DJ Dante's Prayer:

Bitchcraft - Under Water
GosT - Garruth
The Rain Within - Like the Devil
Nyxx - Voodoo (Feat. Aesthetic Perfection)
Cesium 137 - Tempest

Front Line Assembly - Plasticity

Feb 8, 2018

Hello and welcome to today's podcast, where I discuss the importance of DIY within the gothic subculture. For you baby bats who want to understand why goths love to DIY so much, this episode's for you! You can find it on youtube, on gothic Amino, or likely on the Belfry Network, along with many other great gothic podcasts. 

Feb 7, 2018

During World War II, both the Axis and Allies used spies to gather information and also deceive the enemy. This is the story of one the most unique spies, one whose career began just after he died.



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Feb 2, 2018

This week we will be discussing why baby bats feel they don’t have what it takes to be goth and how that drives them to try and change it. We will be reviewing the new album from azar swan, discussing the goth scene in Second life, reading listener feedback and more.

News: 3:00
Peter Murphy calls David Bowie a twit

Not Goth Enough
-The Goth Mindset
-So You Want to Run a Goth Event

Album Review: 35:50

Savage Exiles - Azar Swan

Second Life: State of the Union 52:48

Listener Feedback 1:00:44

Sinister Suggestions: 1:22:45
Death: A Graveside Companion
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice