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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 25, 2019

Rose Sinister: Vampires is back for season 2, and I'm so excited to feature local New Orleans author and bestselling indie author and Wattpad phenom Alys Arden's post-Katrina novel, "The Casquette Girls."

Borrowing heavily from folklore I, as a professional vampire tour guide am well acquainted with, Arden's novel weaves together real history, folklore, and a thoroughly modern approach to vampires among us.

On this episode, I mentioned a few books that curious listeners might wish to check out, so here are the links:

New Orleans Ghosts, Vampires and Voodoo by Kalila Smith: https://amzn.to/2UKH7lG

New Orleans Vampires: History and Legend by Marita Woywod Crandle:https://amzn.to/2TDHjGV

Please note, by clicking on these affiliate links I may receive a small commission, which helps to offset the cost of this podcast project.

For tickets to the Endless Night Vampire Ball and VampireCon, April 19th-21st, 2019, go here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/endless-night-vegas-vampire-ball-weekend-vampirecon-2019-tickets-48476514560

Use the code "SinisterVegas2019" for 10% off your ticket price

Also, my Etsy shop is live (but not bug free). Browse, shop, and please let me know if you see anything that doesn't look quite right. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseSinister

One final note: I apologize for some of the background sounds in this episode. They've been doing construction outside and we got a puppy recently. It's been loud and I've done the best I can to minimize the background noises, but there are a handful of distractions throughout the episode. Someday I'll remaster it.

Mar 25, 2019

Asylums of the past hold our fascination due to their dark histories. In this episode, the asylums of the late 1800s and early 1900s in Victoria, Australia are discussed in detail.

TW: Institutionalization, Suicide, Abuse

Mar 16, 2019

Cover photo by Laura Whittaker

Our guest this month is Jenevive, a model and philosophy student, who discusses the work she’s done looking at Japanese culture, history and philosophy as exemplified by the Geisha and Painful Art, along with their relation to modern day goth and Gothic Literature. We talk pop culture, post-punk, Japanese history and philosophy, the relationship of America to Japanese art and a lot more!

Mar 14, 2019

Recently Batty had the pleasure of chatting with the progenitor of dungeon synth, Mortiis, about his upcoming ERA I tour, the start of dungeon synth, his feelings about founding a movement, his new music, and so much more.

Mortiis online
Home Page: https://mortiiswebstore.com/
Bandcamp: https://downloadmusic.mortiis.com

Get tickets to Mortiis: The Return in Toronto with Subterranea & Grave

Episode Music
Song 1. Blood and Thunder
Song 2. Demons Are Back

Special thanks to Justin Minister of Jay Draper and the Subterraneans for providing the Intro to Cat vs Bat

Mar 4, 2019

While Hallie is away, let's hear a classic short horror story by Ambrose Bierce!

This type of episode is classified as an Away Episode, and are usually only available to MCP patrons at all levels of patronage. If you'd like to become a patron, you can sign up at bit.ly/morbidpatron

Mar 2, 2019

This week we will be discussing class boundaries in their relationship to scene participation, whether or not you need to spend money to be goth, what internal and external values reinforce class distinctions, how we gain respect in the subcultre, fashion, subversion and more! We’ll also be hearing about the scene in Tampa, reviewing the new album from Kaelan Mikla and a lot more.

Our guests this month are DJ Maus who you can find at Obscura Undead on Facebook and Instagram and DJ Azy also from Obscura Undead

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

Tampa Goths and the Rebirth of a Scene 10:00
-Fight at the Bauhaus show

Goth Class 28:08
-Sweeny Deville’s Video
-The Problem with Goth Fast Fashion
-Goth is not Killstar
-David Muggleton’s Inside Subculture

Album Review 1:54:00
Kaelan Mikla - Nótt eftir nótt

Sinister Suggestions 2:14:35
-Otzi
-Blogiemilczenie
-Polyverso
-The Ire
-Hedningarna
-Vedergällningen

Outtakes

 

Mar 1, 2019

This week Mistress McCutchan and Batty are joined by Toronto drag queen Allysin Chanyes to discuss being queer in the goth and industrial scene.

Divine - You Think You're A Man 
Au Pairs - It's Obvious 
Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers, and Queers

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