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Apr 17, 2018

Yes, that Liisa, the favorite Liisa here on Cemetery Confessions. We got a chance to sit down and hash out our differences over her 40 years of goth video series as well as talk about aging in goth culture, mainstream fashion appropriation, and whether or not emo or nu goth are actually part of the culture. 

You can find everything Liisa is up to on her website, follow her on facebook, or YouTube. 

Apr 15, 2018

Imagine someone close to you, someone you trusted, convinced you that they were being followed. Imagine you became so wrapped up in their paranoia that you followed them into dangerous situations without question, until finally someone got hurt, and it was revealed to you that it was all a delusion caused by mental illness.

This sounds like a nightmare, one that is lived by people affected by Folie a deux.

 

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Apr 2, 2018

This week Necromancy Radio exclusively interviews one of the most iconic female gothic rock icons of today, Monica Richards. Monica is most known as the female vocalist for Faith and The Muse and prior to that Madhouse and Strange Boutique, as well as her solo career. In recent years, she has been working on new music and recording as one of the front women for UK based collective, The Eden House. The Eden House is a collaborative musical project, initiated by Stephen Carey (formerly of This Burning Effigy and Adoration) and involving a collection of guest musicians and vocalists; later joined by Tony Pettitt (formerly of Fields of the Nephilim and Rubicon).

It’s more important now than ever to support music, the artists that make it and to keep a generation of people loved and appreciated so we can continue their legacies. During the interview Monica also talks about the need to create and the diminishing value of music and art today. The love of creating things by hand, the appreciation of lyrics and being able to cut through the noise is of concern to most artists – Monica makes no secret of now learning to live in a world that is very different to the one she grew up in. I think this interview with Monica made so much sense and I hope we can all continue to love and remember not only what the scene was, but continue to create new passions and new music for generations to come as part of the gothic subculture.

For photos, information on upcoming shows, and further show notes for this episode, please check out their website. 

Apr 2, 2018

Welcome back to Cemetery Confessions! This month we will be talking about the state of the scene and whether or not it’s declined over the last 10 years, we’ll be chatting about modern goth  music, reviewing the new album from Cruz De Navajas, responding to some listener feedback, sinister suggestions and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Our guest this month is Dez, who runs the incredible DIY record label Occult Whispers, which you can find on Big CartelBandcamp, and Facebook

The State of the Music Business 9:45

The Death of Goth:
Are Goths Being Alienated from their Own Events? 21:36

Goths in the 90's vs. Now 1:03:47
(Reference: Goth's Loss of MysteryJuvenoia)

Album Review: 1:50:15
Cruz de Navajas - Dominacion

Sinister Suggestions: 2:03:56
The Noise Beneath the Snow

Mar 27, 2018

With the reputation being a vampire and one of history's most notorious serial killers, Elizabeth Bathory's legend has captured our attention, but is there any truth to the rumors that she bathed in the blood of her victims? 

 

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Mar 27, 2018

Finally Part 2 of our discussion on Marilyn Manson. Well….sort of, this time we have James whereas Part 1 had Robbie Gore. Anyway, this was an interesting time for Manson that was full of continued controversy and dramatic shifts in his sound. Listen to find out our thoughts on The Golden Age of Grotesque, Eat Me Drink Me, The High End of Low, and Born Villain.

Time Stamps:
6:35 Golden Age of Grotesque
25:11 Random Interesting Goth Stuff
34:02 Eat Me, Drink Me
54:04 The High End of Low
1:13:59 Born Villain

Mar 22, 2018

For full show notes and links, please view the Necromancy Radio webpage.

In this exclusive podcast I interview James Tramel from October Burns Black. James was and is now again, the bass guitarist from the US band The Wake. James has now formed a new collective that encompasses an impressive list of members who have been performing gothic rock over the last 30 years. Members who have and are currently part of The Eden HouseFields of NephilimThis Burning EffigySweet Ermengarde and others. October Burns Black will be touring for the first time in the UK during April 2018.

Mar 22, 2018

This month's episode is all about the label 4AD.

Mar 16, 2018

This month we are going to be diving into the sub-subculture of the Christian Goth community. Goth itself is a-theistic in that it makes no positive religious claims, one can ascribe themselves to any religious system or eschew them altogether without an impact on their goth identity; so it’s not abnormal to find goths who are catholic, protestant or any other flavor of Christian belief. That said, there exists a community of people who explicitly call themselves Christian Goths, a label which denotes often (in my experience) conservative evangelical ideals merged with a goth aesthetic. But how do Christian Goths fit into goth, and where do their values, norms, and social behaviors diverge from those of the broader goth culture? My guests and I will be discussing this, our personal experiences as Christian Goths and more on this episode!

Our guests this month are Chris from the band Syspiria and Raksha who can be found on youtube

Christian Goth Resources:
GodScare.net
Grave Robbers Ministry
ChristianGoth.com
BloodGod.org
The First Church of the Living Dead
Asylum Ministries (current iteration) 
Goths for Jesus
Cruxcorvis Weekly Asylum
Tofer's Take
Ex Nihilo

 

YouTube:
Gothicon Documentary: https://youtu.be/DlidtOkc_T8
Goth Prom at The Asylum 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBhA0Fejy8
First Church of the Living Dead: https://youtu.be/W6TmQ0fuc90

 

Mar 15, 2018

The Catacombs w/ DJ Gomez

1. Night Sins- Playing Dead
2. Zotz- Amargura
3. Pins & Needles- Bright Lights in Cascades
4. Ash Code- Waves With No Shores
5. Cold Cave- Glory
6. Ritual Howls- This is Transcendence
7. Veil of Light- Soul in Ethanol
8. Whispering Sons- Midlife
9. Tropic of Cancer- Be Brave
10. Sally Dige- Holding On
11. Silent EM- Singular Malice
12. Belgrado- Jeszcze Raz

Mar 12, 2018

DJ Gomez gives his thoughts on the newest release from Project Pitchfork!

Mar 11, 2018

This week I'm going to do something a little different - I'm going to walk through, chapter by chapter, the Castle of Otranto. This week's episode will be a walk-through of chapter one, and the subsequent discussion of Gothic themes throughout the novel's first chapter. I will continue to review the rest of the novel, one chapter at a time, so be sure to stay tuned!

Mar 8, 2018

Intro: Letzte Instanz - Mein Land

DJ Depraved:
SK-KRTR - Dreams (Ft. Lis Dan Den Akker)
William Control - Bad Religion
Zynic - Say Just Words
Syrian - Dreaming
Future Lied To Us - Falling

DJ Dante's Prayer:
Carpenter Brut - Cheeleader Effect(feat Kristof)
Project Pitchfork - Ascension(feat Sue)
Nordika - One (feat Felix Marc)
Anna Lux - Zuhause
Helalyn Flowers - Kamikaze Angel

Outro: Evil's Toy - Style

Mar 5, 2018

This week's episode will be about the effect of the Soviet Rule on the survival of goth music in Russia. I'll explore the reasons for the Communist Government's Western hatred of goth, metal, rock, and indie, as well as describe how this affected popularity of the darker music genres and include some of the more famous goth and post punk bands formed through the banning of goth music.

Mar 2, 2018

This week we are talking about materialism and capitalist ideals in goth culture, reviewing the new album from Dead Astropilots, Second Life follow up, listener feedback around differentlyabled goths, some discussion about becoming pagan and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

News: 2:09
-The Commercialization of Goth

Album Review: 25:46
New Control - Dead Astropilots

Listener Feedback 41:35

Sinister Suggestion: 50:29
-Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Mar 1, 2018

Like the Phoenix rising from the Ashes, Dj Raksha Moose is (re)born anew. Shedding prior monikers such as DjDirtyMessiah and DjAsheRx to name a few, DjRM is ready to spread some Moosey goodness and the Gospel of the Sparkly Unicorn! Come one, Come all and enter The Moose Lodge as we explore the æther.

P.S. ~ He still does not live alone in Sweden with all of his cats!!!!!

1] We Found Love (Original by Rihanna under CC) ~ Mr. Kitty
2] Systemagic ~ Goldfrapp
3] Plymouth ~ Crooked Colours
4] Monochrome ~ Andrew Bouras
5] Burn Your Village To The Ground (Neon Natives Remix) ~ A Tribe Called Red
6] Shutdown ~ Joywave
7] Trapeze Artist Regrets ~ Night Drive
8] Lies // Light ~ Hante.
9] Small Precious Lights ~ The Rain Within
10] The Power And The Glory ~ IAMX

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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Website: www.morbidcuriositypodcast.com
Twitter: @Morbidpodcast
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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. mikhailbuer.com

Playlist

  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]
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