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Sep 17, 2019

On this deathrock-filled episode of GothCast, Dr.Sanders and Just Bryan take a look into the Rozz Williams and Eva O project called Shadow Project. It encompassed a large amount of genres, but do their albums still hold up today?

Timestamps:
7:02 Shadow Project [Debut Album Released in 1991]
23:12 Random Interesting Goth Stuff [AKA RIGS]
40:17 Dreams for the Dying [1991]
55:07 In Tuned Out [1997] & And Then There Was Death [2005]
1:12:18 From the Heart [1998]

Sep 16, 2019

This month we are talking about death with our guest Bess Lovejoy, author of the book Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

As the season changes, we turn our thoughts to death and decay. Where does mortality fit into our modern lives, what can we learn from the ways we’ve treated the dead in the past, and how can we prepare ourselves for our own demise. All this and more with author Bess Lovejoy.

 

Sep 12, 2019

Dr.Sanders and Bryan get all wrapped up in Mummy lore as they take a look at three very different films tackling ancient Egyptian terrors that rise from the grave.

Timestamps:
11:54 The Mummy [1932]
35:26 Random Interesting Goth Stuff [A.k.a. RIGS]
46:52 Fiendilkfjeld Castle Book Review
56:55 The Mummy [1999]
1:18:34 The Mummy [2017]

Sep 5, 2019

Corpse medicine, or medicinal cannibalism, is the practice of eating human flesh as medicine. During the European Renaissance, it became incredibly popular for all kinds of ailments. In this episode we discuss why and which body parts were most often used to treat different medical conditions.

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Sep 3, 2019

Are goths just normal people in spooky clothing? Do we care too much about old music? Has deathrock become too much of a stereotype to have anything to say? We are exploring these questions and having a good old fashioned goth chat. We’ll also review the new album from Dune Messiah, share our Sinister Suggestions and more!

Our guests this month are Andi and Michelle!

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

Do we care too much about old music? 2:50

Are we just normal people in spooky clothing? 27:20

Is deathrock too stereotypical? 1:08:00

The Goth Utopia 1:11:45

Album Review: 1:37:40
Dune Messiah - Moments of Bliss

Sinister Suggestions: 1:51:20
-Larkin Poe
-Thorns Clothing
-Circe
-Kristen Sollee
-Goth Symposium

 

Aug 29, 2019

Batty is flying solo episode this time as Mistress McCutchan and Justin were off enjoying a well deserved vacation. While they were off in Scotland, Batty was able to sit down and talk music with Andrew Sega of IRIS and Mach Fox of Zwaremachine.

Featured Music
IRIS - Speak Out
Zwaremachine - Remain Unseen (Planktoon Remix)

Visit IRIS at www.facebook.com/iris.radiant
Visit Zwaremachine at www.facebook.com/zwaremachine

A special thanks goes out to William at New Dark Ages PR for putting us in touch with Andrew and Mach

Intro Music by Justin Minister
Recording and editing by Batty von Bats

Aug 28, 2019

Dr.Sanders and Bryan finally cover the rest of Clan of Xymox’s albums from the 90’s. From techno to old school goth, this episode definitely has some twists and turns.

Timestamps:
4:45 Metamorphasis [1992]
19:25 Random Interesting Goth Stuff (Aka RIGS)
28:41 Headclouds [1993]
47:58 Hidden Faces [1997]
1:10:28 Creatures [1999]

Aug 22, 2019

Polyamorous vampire communes from space. What makes a vampire a vampire? When vampires and their prey have a symbiotic relationship, who is addicted to who? Also, melanin is a vampire superpower in the 4th episode of season 2 of Rose Sinister: Vampires. 

Join me as I examine the life of sci-fi writer Octavia Butler, her strange vampire novel Fledgling, and why I am so committed to going beyond the obvious on this podcast. 

Spoiler alert: if the phrase "Black Lives Matter" makes you angry, you won't like this episode.

Halloween is fast approaching and if you're going to be coming to town for Endless Night, use the code "RoseSinisterNOLA2019" when you checkout online. 

Even if you won't be at the ball, but you will be in New Orleans, keep an eye out for me in the French Quarter the entire month of October. I'll have special in-person only Rose Sinister merch and goodies to hand out to anyone who finds me and says hello,

 

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Aug 22, 2019

One of the most baffling Australian cold cases is the 1948 death of an unidentified man at Somerton Beach. To this day, the man’s identity and the cause of his death remains cloaked in mystery, the only clues being a suitcase full of clothing and a scrap of paper with the words typed on it. There are many theories as to who the man was and what may have occurred to cause his death. In this episode, we summarize the details of the Tamam Shud Case and discuss several of the most prevalent theories.

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Aug 16, 2019

Living with a disability or chronic illness may seem foreign to the able bodied, yet there are many goths within our community who exist with these conditions every day, and that can drastically change the way they interact with the scene. On this episode we’ll explore the process of coming to terms with a disability and how that impacts the ability to be part of goth culture.

Our guests are Michelle, Tanya, Helen, Amy, and Carolin!

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

When did you become goth? 2:07

What was the process of diagnosis? 15:40

How does this impact your involvement within goth 51:08

 

Aug 14, 2019

Mistress McCutchan and Batty von Bats talk about new releases from Lingua IgnotaThe Victoriana, and MOANN EXIS!

Intro music by Justin Minister
Closing Music by Martin Bowes of ATTRITION
Engineered by Justin Minister
Edited by Ryan Clark

Aug 13, 2019

Dr.Sanders and Bryan take another trip to Bates Motel to find out exactly what happened to Norman Bates including his very successful venture into TV with Bates Motel in 2013.

3:07 Bates Motel [1987]
18:14 Random Interesting Goth Stuff
41:38 Psycho 4: The Beginning [1990]
56:16 Bates Motel [2013-2017]

Aug 12, 2019

1 Cross My Heart - God Module
2 Third Strike - Iris
3 I Feel You Don't - Rotersand
4 Iris - TR/ST
5 In Dreams - Sixth June
6 The Eye That Follows Suit - WINGTIPS
7 One Eye Open - Black Marble
8 Made - Creux Lies
9 Annihilator - Night Sins
10 Ellipsis - Drab Majesty
11 Calm - Secret Shame
12 Frozen (Ambrosius Remix) - Theatre Of Tragedy
13 Alice - Sisters of Mercy

Aug 12, 2019

Horror Addicts Episode# 171
SEASON 14 “We’re Cursed, Again!!!”
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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poveglia island, italy

loren rhoads and hwa sf | schultz | blood and roses

http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts171.mp3

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

 

82 days till halloween

*terror trax: schultz, i hate u

*catchup: hell-cation, hot, arizona, las vegas, horror activities, cracker barrel, at home, halloween goods, dan shaurette, twilight zone monster mini-golf in bally’s, stranger things s3, suspiria new one, the inbetween, medium, light as a feather s2

twilight zone mini-golf: https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/things-to-do/twilight-zone-by-monster-mini-golf#.XUiaT-hKiMo

*cursed place: poveglia island, italy
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/poveglia-island-like-hell_b_4188986

ghost adventures s3e2

*logbook of terror: russell, poveglia island, italy

*darkvein manor: by emerian rich with cleo de milo concept by e.m. markoff, rish outfield-ives, kadirah wade-hazel, pete lutz-jay and henry, emerian rich-clara and cleo, naching t. kassa- dr. francistein  theme music-valentine wolf

*ghastly games: daphne, abduction of two rulers by nancy kilpatrick

*odds and dead ends: keiran, giallo, psycho, black christmas

*frightening flix: kbatz, blood and roses

*live action reviews: crystal, i trapped the devil

*the bigfoot files: lionel, willow creek 

*vile vacations, kay tracy, e.a. black , trinity adler

*courtney mroch, haunt jaunts, horror vacations, stephen king’s pennywise

*dead mail: 

***james: tidal wave of zombies, ian ziering
https://youtu.be/oaf63JYTGrY

***lisa: woman who married the ghost pirate wants a divorce

***cynthia: university of pittsburgh to create horror studies with george a. romero library

email us: horroraddicts@gmail.com

*news: my darling dead: jesse, murder weapons video, dark divinations, terror films, lake house llc, lake of fire, guillermo del toro star, scary stories to tell in the dark, vampire remains found in conneticut

*book: review by chantal boudreau, shanti, alessandro manzetti  

*chilling chat: naching, lore rhoads, tales of the campfire, hwa, sf

*story: loren rhoads, voiced by emerian rich and david strom

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h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

h e a d  o f p u b l i s h i n g

Naching T. Kassa

p u b l i s h i n g  p. a.

Cedar George

b l o g  e d i t o r

Nox

s t a f f

KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Daphne Strasert, Jesse Orr, Russell Holbrook, Lionel Green, Keiran Judge, Crystal Connor, Cedar George, Nightshade, Courtney Mroch

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Aug 6, 2019

I'm back from a long, much needed, self-imposed hiatus, and excited to be in the thick of creating and publishing content again. This episode, lucky number 13 (!!!) is a bit on the long side, but it covers some important historical ground that I felt was really helpful in understanding this 2010 German film with the contextual nuance that I, a sometimes embarrassingly ignorant American, didn't grasp the first time, or even the first three times I watched this film.

Knowing what I know now about the German history and cultural identity alluded to by the filmmakers when creating this vampire movie, I find it so much more enjoyable than I initially did- although I'm terribly disappointed that I couldn't get my hands on a simply subtitled version, and had to make do with the dubbed version for my own research, and the perspective of my German friends who could point out the places where the over-dubbing over-simplified or mangled the script somewhat. If anyone knows of a good English-language subtitled version of this film, without the dubbing, let me know.

I'm starting to experiment with some sponsorship shoutouts in this episode. The truth is, even with Patreon, this podcast doesn't exactly pay for itself yet, and acknowledging the individuals and businesses who have given me so much support in this endeavor is the least I can do.

If you'd like to support Straight Outta the Coffin, head on over to www.straightouttathecoffin.com and be sure to use the code "rosesinister" at checkout for 10% off. I've got an enamel pin that lives on my work purse, and I've got my eyes on a couple of their t-shirts, as well. Thankfully here in New Orleans, it's t-shirt weather pretty much year-round, but they also look great layered over long-sleeve tops as well.

And hey, don't forget that there's also official Rose sinister Merch available on my Etsy store, https://www.etsy.com/shop/rosesinister. I'm going to be offering some cooler weather items soon for our listeners in the Northern Hemisphere, and some seasonal summer items for all you Antipodeans. Be sure to send me a message if there's a particular item you're dying t get your claws on, that I don't offer- yet. 

And finally- look, I know AirBnB is a controversial subject, especially in cities like Los Angeles or New Orleans with staggering housing costs and rising homeless populations, but there are still AirBnB's that offer incredible accommodations and whose owner/operators live on-site, and The Scarlet Dahlia in Downtown Los Angeles is exactly one such listing. I am obsessed with this AirBnB and consider it my "home away from home" when visiting LA- especially since Colette, the owner, is such a wonderful supporter of the Rose Sinister podcast. I hesitate to share my secret! But I also want Colette to get lots of awesome guests! If you're planning a trip to Los Angeles, check out her AirBnB listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/18793627?source_impression_id=p3_1565036537_bt9%2FETbcNgQTnxjY or look her up on Instagram

Aug 2, 2019

For those of a certain vintage, we remember when discussions about corp goth exploded into the scene, the questions about how one maintains an air of youthful rebellion without selling out to a puritanical business culture, and how one might retain their identity in a culture that extrapolates morality and work ethic from appearance. A fashion and ideology was developed and debated among goths pursuing long term careers that didn’t involve making music or ghost hunting. Today though the corp goth style and the discussion that came along with it seem to have all but vanished, we’re going to be talking about why that might be, recount our own experiences in the corporate world and share advice for those getting into or already employed at large companies. 

Our guests this week are Cadaver Kelly and Jonathan!

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

Entering the Work Force 7:42

Job Interviews 22:45

Retaining Identity and Fighting for Inclusivity 36:08

The Rise and Fall of Corp Goth 1:09:57

Album Review: 1:31:55
Hapax - Monde

Sinister Suggestions: 1:45:30
-This Cold Night
-Play Alone Records
-Girls Who Code
-Lingua Ignota
-PeedleBeetle

 

Jul 25, 2019

No, not an episode about Mistress McCutchan's favourite colour! Since we've discussed goth being inherently political - coming from punk roots - we wanted to put together an episode to discuss a crucial topic, The Environment. We speak about permaculture with punk/goth musician William Faith and have a tonne of green resources for you. You don't have to wear Birkenstocks and hemp to care about the environment

RESOURCES

william@geniuslocipermaculture.com
www.geniuslocipermaculture.com

Permaculture One: A Perennial Agricultural System for Human Settlements, David Holmgren

Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Gaia's Garden, Toby Hemenway

Permaculture a Beginner's Guide, Graham Burnett

Permaculture in a Nutshell, Patrick Whitefield

Permaculture, A Designer's Manual, Bill Mollison

Hope in a Changing Climate, John Liu

Green Gold, John Liu

Calculate your carbon emissions

Good On You App

BuyMeOnce.com

Transition Towns - An Interview with Rob Hopkins

Jul 22, 2019

Horror Addicts Episode# 170
SEASON 14 “We’re Cursed, Again!!!”
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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worker’s cemetery, giza

tim reynolds | hands of ruin | gods of egypt

http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts170.mp3

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

 

103 days till halloween

*terror trax: hands of ruin

*catchup: emz pep talk

*cursed place: worker’s cemetery, giza

*logbook of terror: russell, worker’s cemetery, giza

*darkvein manor: by emerian rich with cleo de milo concept by e.m. markoff, rish outfield-ives, kadirah wade-hazel, pete lutz-jay and henry, emerian rich-clara and cleo, naching t. kassa- dr. francistein  theme music-valentine wolf

*ghastly games: daphne, wizard school

*odds and dead ends: keiran, the mummy

*frightening flix: kbatz, gods of egypt

*live action reviews: crystal, the head hunter

*the bigfoot files: lionel, big legend

*dead mail: 

***alyssa: nightmare before christmas, disney, life action 
https://moviehole.net/exclusive-talks-underway-for-nightmare-before-christmas-follow-up/

***jeff: island of dr. moreau, tales from the darkside?

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/frightening-flix-by-kbatz-island-of-dr-moreau-1977

***laura: review of black mirror season 3, miley cyrus, smithereens, striking vipers
https://www.netflix.com/title/70264888

email us: horroraddicts@gmail.com

*news: my darling dead: jesse, dark divinations, terror films lineup, sirens call, extra ordinary, man of medan, fallout boy, the banana splits movie

*book: spike: into the light, sebastian grimm

*chilling chat: naching, tim reynolds

*story: time reynolds

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

horroraddicts@gmail.com

h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

h e a d  o f p u b l i s h i n g

Naching T. Kassa

p u b l i s h i n g  p. a.

Cedar George

b l o g  e d i t o r

Nox

s t a f f

KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Daphne Strasert, Jesse Orr, Russell Holbrook, Lionel Green, Keiran Judge, Crystal Connor, Cedar George, Nightshade

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

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t h e  b e l f r y  a p p 

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Jul 16, 2019

This week we feature an important piece of 90's goth culture, Carpe Noctem Magazine. We sit down with Thom, co-founder of Carpe Noctem, to talk about his experience with Zine publication, horror culture, and forging a way forward in today's crowded media field. 

You can find all of Thom's work on his website. 

You can get the Carpe Noctem Interviews here:
Vol 1
Vol 2
Vol 3

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

Jul 11, 2019

Music and dance go hand-in-hand. On this episode, Mistress McCutchan chats with Ariellah about dance and goth. Ariellah sounds a little nervous, Mistress fangirls. All was delightful!

http://www.ariellah.com

Mentioned on the show:
Agnes Obel
https://www.agnesobel.com/
Vore Aurora
https://voreaurora.bandcamp.com/

Closing song:
An Angel, Ephemeral by The Victoriana
https://thevictoriana.bandcamp.com/track/an-angel-ephemeral

Editing by Mistress McCutchan and Justin Minister
Production by Justin Minister

Jul 10, 2019

Claude Tozer was a doctor and a rising Australian cricket star in 1920, but his career was cut short when he was shot by Mrs. Dorothy Mort, a woman with whom he was having an affair and also treating for mental illness. In this episode we discuss this intriguing and very tragic case.

TW: War and Suicide discussed

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Jul 9, 2019

Horror Addicts Episode# 169
SEASON 14 “We’re Cursed, Again!!!”
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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Myrtles Plantation, LA

nancy kilpatrick | jon o’bergh | the witchmaker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts169.mp3

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

 

117  days till halloween

*terror trax: jon o’bergh, appian way

*catchup: us, angel feature in ew, keanu, the stand, 4th of july

*cursed place: myrtles plantation

*logbook of terror: russell, myrtles plantation

*darkvein manor: by emerian rich with cleo de milo concept by e.m. markoff, rish outfield-ives, kadirah wade-hazel, pete lutz-jay and henry, emerian rich-clara, willow, and eli.  theme music-valentine wolf

*ghastly games: daphne, what is your favorite game?

*odds and dead ends: keiran, scary shadows, h.g. wells, the red room

*frightening flix: kbatz, the witchmaker

*live action reviews: crystal, the void

*the bigfoot files: lionel, jeff strand

*guest reviewer: stephanie Ellis, coyote rage

*dead mail: 

***sarah: garrotting in london 19th century
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/06/garrotting-panic-1850-insane-ways-public-reacted/

spider collar: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=339596736724087 

***lloydd: 28 days later 3-quel? Shaun of the dead, night of the comet, the crazies

***andrea: movies? luce, scary stories, the lodge, ready or not, it 2, downton abbey, the addams family, maleficent 2, zombieland 2, terminator, dr. sleep 

email us: horroraddicts@gmail.com

*news: my darling dead: jesse, dark divinations, beetlejuice and edward scissorhands at the queen mary, the sequels, the lodge, terror films, hell house llc iii, lake of fire, end trip,  indican pictures, shed of the dead, killer unicorn, ghoul stealing statues in new orleans, ad nauseum ii, 500+ horror poster

*book: reviewed by daphne, thrones of blood volume 2, sacrifice  of the hybrid princess

*chilling chat: naching, nancy kilpatrick

*story: root cellar by nancy kilpatrick

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

horroraddicts@gmail.com

h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

h e a d  o f p u b l i s h i n g

Naching T. Kassa

p u b l i s h i n g  p. a.

Cedar George

b l o g  e d i t o r

Nox

s t a f f

KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Daphne Strasert, Jesse Orr, Russell Holbrook, Lionel Green, Keiran Judge, Crystal Connor, Cedar George, Diana Clarke, Nightshade, Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis.

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

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Jul 2, 2019

This week we are taking a look at runway fashion and commodification. We are going to discuss how goth aesthetics have been used on the runway and in high fashion and whether or not a postmodernist view of style and culture is the reason for this. We are also reviewing the new album from Sólveig Matthildur and more!

Our guest this month is CC!

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

News: 4:00
-Why Goth Fashion is Condemned to be a Fashion Inspiration

Album Review: 1:24:00
-Constantly in Love - Sólveig Matthildur

Sinister Suggestions: 1:36:15
-Goth Soaps and more at Seifenhexe
-Kerli
-Art, Sex, Music
-PENSEES NOCTURNES - Grand Guignol Orchestra

 

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