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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 30, 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 2, we discuss the the theories put forth over the years as to what happened to the hikers.

Warning: This episode contains detailed discussions of autopsies.

Dec 24, 2018

This week on Necromancy Radio we chatted with Sweeney Deville, the guitarist from the band The Killbrides. Based in Birmingham, England, The Killbrides have been working together since their first experimental release early 2016, Traditional Ash. They met via Facebook, as Sweeney and Jamie had both been in different projects, Sweeney from The Acid Ballet and Jamie being influenced by emo punk sounds of the early 2000’s. Their interests are a combination of The Cure and Sisters of Mercy with a lot of screamo in there as well. It’s a bizarre combination, however their signature sound is unique. Expect pockets of darkness combined with a softness every now and then to relieve the hardcore sounds they create. You can follow them and Sweeney in links below.

The Killbrides – Bandcamp
The Killbrides – Facebook

Sweeney Deville – YouTube

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Dec 23, 2018

Rose Sinister:Vampires concludes its first season with the second half of the Dracula season finale two-parter. In this episode, the historical Vlad Dracula is examined, both as a source of inspiration for Bram Stoker, but also for the filmmakers creating Dracula adaptations across the 20th century and into the 21st. What role does religion play in understanding the life and legacy of Dracula, both historic and fictional? And what does the ebb and flow of religiosity in cinematic Dracula entries communicate about larger cultural patterns across that period of time?

Dec 21, 2018

Good bye, 2018. It's been all over the place, and we have a lot of music releases to talk about.

Blood Bells
https://bloodbells.bandcamp.com/releases

Actors
https://actors.bandcamp.com/album/it-will-come-to-you-lp

Anna Von Hausswolff
https://annavonhausswolffmusic.bandcamp.com/album/dead-magic

Young Fathers
https://youngfathersofficial.bandcamp.com/album/cocoa-sugar

Hide
https://hide3.bandcamp.com/

The Cure
https://www.discogs.com/The-Cure-Torn-Down-Mixed-Up-Extras-2018/release/11892527

Traitrs
https://traitrs.bandcamp.com/album/butchers-coin

 

Beach House
https://beachhouse.bandcamp.com/album/7

Caustic
https://caustic.bandcamp.com/album/dead-meat-vol-2-2

Creux Lies
https://creuxlies.bandcamp.com/album/the-hearth

Precious Child
https://hititwitha.club/album/whollohw

Black Chairs
https://blackchairs.bandcamp.com/releases

Chelsey and the Noise
https://chelseyandthenoise.bandcamp.com/album/blank-frames

Idles
https://idlesband.bandcamp.com/album/joy-as-an-act-of-resistance

Shadow Age
https://shadowage.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-age

Black Dresses
https://blackdresses.bandcamp.com/album/hell-is-real

Bootblacks
https://shadowage.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-age

Kentucky Vampires
https://thekentuckyvampires.bandcamp.com/album/the-kentucky-vampires

Alien Sex Fiend
https://www.bluecrumbtruck.com/possessed-cd-267-p.asp

Frigid
https://frigid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ritual

Twin Tribes
https://twintribes.bandcamp.com/album/part-time-punks-session

Amaranth
https://theamaranth.bandcamp.com/album/spreading-the-charred-remains-of-hope

Vancorvid
https://vancorvid.bandcamp.com/track/summon

Indarra
https://indarra.bandcamp.com/

Pete Shelley
https://www.discogs.com/artist/28754-Pete-Shelley

Glenn Love
https://glennlove.bandcamp.com/

Attrition
https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night-2

Dec 16, 2018

Andi Harriman and Trae go head to head on the philosophy, origin and evolution of EBM on this episode!

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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!


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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

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