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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 27, 2021

Part 2 of 2

Year: 1992

Albums: Wings of Joy, Cranes

The Marble Index, Nico

At journey's end, our doom-laden dreamers contemplate the fate of goth at the passing of its first golden age. With the big names gone or ploughing very different furrows, how did the faithful keep the flame of darkness burning? By creating a club scene and by forming their own bands in the underground indie scene. Stuart, guest contributor for this week, shares his first-hand knowledge of this scene, showing how it fulfilled the need to keep the shadows dancing, keeping the space of creative suffering open for all who feel compelled to travel the gloomy dominions of the human soul.

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Feb 26, 2021

There's no bones about it, Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a trip to visit the family...The Skeletal Family. Specifically the era of the band with singer Anne Marie Hurst. They were "promised" a lot with these records and they hope their efforts aren't "futile". They examine the albums Burning Oil (1984), Futile Combat (1985), and the compilation Eternal (2016).

Feb 25, 2021

Today’s episode - we present to you the enigmatic and iconic Klaus Nomi.

Video References –

Klaus Nomi and the Lime Tart:

https://youtu.be/NMO6kNNRor8

His debut at the New Wave Vaudeville at Irving Plaza:

https://youtu.be/cqWa2Zbitss

The Nomi Song Documentary:

https://youtu.be/NySeTvdNtEw

His final performance:

https://youtu.be/TnkVgKzKPt8

Feb 22, 2021

On this possession-filled episode, Dr.Sanders and Cameron are visited by three movies that lurk in the shadows. The Exorcist and the two sequels it spawned vary wildly in quality, but just may hold some great surprises for those who decide to venture into their worlds. Can you survive these horrific reviews of The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcist II: Heretic (1977), and The Exorcist III (1990)!? May the power of GothCast compel you!

Feb 21, 2021

Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a look at what the Misfits had going on in the 90's and early 2000's. With the addition of singer Michale Graves and a series of new albums, what could possibly go wrong? They look at the albums American Psycho (1997), Evilive II (1998), Famous Monsters (1999), and Cuts from the Crypt (2001). There's a lot of controversy surrounding this era and the two hope to cover the things most fans are curious about.

Feb 20, 2021

We chat about some new albums from Affet Robot, Youth Code, and Dead When I Found Her, and rant about Florida.

Feb 19, 2021

Greetings Darklings across the interwebs. In this week's interview, Ken and Katy have the pleasure of talking with Drepsea from the industrial metal band, Programmable Animal. The group talk about how Programmable Animal evolved from a solo project to a full band, the behind-the-scenes look at the newest music videos, and get to know Drepsea a little more. Stick around until the end to see the video for "One Step To Hell" by Programmable Animal.

Feb 18, 2021

In this fast and frightening episode of GothCast, Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a look at the beginning of Danzig's career as well as the birth of an entire music genre when they put the Misfits under the microscope. Horror punk may not be strictly goth music, but it's certainly spooky and loved by many in the scene. They examine the albums Static Age, Evilive, Walk Among Us, and Earth A.D as well as the strange events and legal troubles that plagued the band.

Feb 17, 2021

Part 1 of 2

Year: 1992

Albums: Wings of Joy, Cranes

The Marble Index, Nico

Finally, our misbegotten heroes arrive at their final podcast, calling upon a special guest to help them explore the fate of goth and alternative in the 1990s. Stuart collaborated with both Nick and Simon in their far-from-legendary bands, and went on to rack up a tour of duty as guitarist for bona fide goth success Children on Stun, after founding member Simon Manning sadly shuffled off this mortal coil. Paying tribute to Simon and charting the persistence of goth in its more underground forms throughout the lean 90s, our trio of miserabilists celebrate the undying appeal of the music and culture of the shadows.

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Feb 16, 2021

Bryan, Dr.Sanders, and guest star Cameron join together the derelict pieces of their scattered opinions to creature a horrific episode focusing on three different adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This time we have the 1931 Universal classic Frankenstein, the 1957 Hammer Horror masterpiece The Curse of Frankenstein...and that one from the 90's starring Robert De Niro.

Feb 12, 2021

We’ve got a nice blend of Industrial Rock and Goth Rock this month, making for a very high-energy show. From metal-tinged tracks by Circle of Dust and Pitchshifter to unique takes on love songs from Panzer AG and She Wants Revenge, there’s a lot here to enjoy!  Send your listener submissions/ suggestions to arcanemachinepodcast@gmail.com!

The Arcane Machine is a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!


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The Tracklist:

 

1 – “Stigmata Martyr” by Bauhaus from the album In the Flat Field (1980)
(Website (unofficial))

2 – “Chasm” by Circle of Dust from the album Disengage (1998)
(Bandcamp)

3 – “The Beginning of the End” by HIM from the album Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 (1997)
(Spotify)

4 – “Insect/ Suspect” by Pigface from the album Easy Listening… For Difficult Fuckheads (2003)
(Website)

5 – “Machine Gun GoGo” by Panzer AG from the album Your World is Burning (2006)
(Website)

6 – “WYSIWYG” by Pitchshifter from the album www.pitchshifter.com (1998)
(Bandcamp)

7 – “Take the World” by She Wants Revenge from the album Valleyheart (2011)
(Website)

8 – “NWO” by Ministry from the album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992)
(Bandcamp)

Feb 3, 2021

Greetings Darklings. This week, Ken and Collin got the chance to talk to Matt Fanale, best known for his participation in bands like Caustic and Klack, about the most recent Caustic album, "A Succession Of Repetitive Beats". The trio also talks about pandemic life for musicians with young kids, the excitement of live streaming shows, spill the Goth Gossip, and so much more. Check out more: https://caustic.bandcamp.com/album/a-... Facebook: @causticmusic Instagram: @causticmf (Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc.)

Feb 2, 2021

This month we take a look at the rarely discussed but ever present subsection of goths who have been in the military. We’ll explore individualism, violence, and yes, politics. Our guests for this episode are Esmeralda and Dusty of the band Vision Video.

 

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