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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:
Grave Robbers Ministry
The First Church of the Living Dead
Asylum Ministries (current iteration) 
Goths for Jesus
Cruxcorvis Weekly Asylum
Tofer's Take
Ex Nihilo


Gothicon Documentary:
Goth Prom at The Asylum 2008:
First Church of the Living Dead:


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!

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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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Twitter: @Morbidpodcast
Instagram: @morbidcuriositypodcast

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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Twitter: @Morbidpodcast

Instagram: @morbidcuriositypodcast

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



Jan 31, 2018

Today's podcast is about literature, complete with 3 themes found throughout gothic literature, and a list of poems, stories, authors and books mentioned. If you're a baby bat with no desire to read, hopefully this will change your mind. If you don't understand what connects Gothic literature or you just need some suggestions, then you might just find some help!

Jan 31, 2018

Black Out in the Bat House : Episode 39
Dj. Ely BaT

1:Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show - spider baby
2:Fearing - in the fog
3:Night Sins- crystal blue
4:EMPEREUR-she was
5:Malefixio - todos somos uno
6:China Twin - 121 moves
7:Tearful Moon - ecstasy in black
8:Pretentious, Moi?- the haunting
9:Into A Circle - seraphin twin
10:Siekiera - bez konca
11:Miazma - Walk the wire
12:Shadow Project-here and there
13:Plastique Noir-those who walk by the night

Jan 25, 2018

Today's podcast is about avoiding gothic stereotypes as beginners and baby bats. All too often, new people to the community think they can't exist without falling prey to the stereotypes. This episode tells you how to avoid such disasters, how to be yourself, and how to recognize the true purpose of being goth. 

Jan 24, 2018

The Mary Celeste is claimed to be the most mysterious ghost ship to have sailed the Atlantic. Find out more about the strange disappearance of the crew and the theories behind what might have happened.

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