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Mar 18, 2021

They Wound Like Worms by Naching T. Kassa

voiced by Cedar George

theme music by Valentine Wolfe

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from the anthology Dark Divinations edited by Naching T. Kassa

It's the height of Queen Victoria's rule. Fog swirls in the gas-lit streets, while in the parlor, hands are linked. Pale and expectant faces gaze upon a woman, her eyes closed and shoulders slumped. The medium speaks, her tone hollow and inhuman. The seance has begun.

Join us as we explore fourteen frightening tales of Victorian horror, each centered around a method of divination. Can the reading of tea leaves influence the future? Can dreams keep a soldier from death in the Crimea? Can a pocket watch foretell a deadly family curse? From entrail reading and fortune-telling machines to prophetic spiders and voodoo spells, sometimes the future is better left unknown.

Choose your fate.

Choose your DARK DIVINATION.

With stories by: Stephanie Ellis, Hannah Hulbert, Daphne Strasert, Ash Hartwell, R.L. Merrill, Alan Fisher, Michael Fassbender, Joe L. Murr, Naching T. Kassa, Emerian Rich, Jon O'Bergh, Rie Sheridan Rose, Jeremy Megarge, and HRR Gorman

Order now at: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Divinations-Naching-Kassa-ebook/dp/B086YD6DR9

Mar 17, 2021

Greetings Darklings across the interwebs. In this week's interview, Ken, Collin, and Katy have the amazing opportunity to talk to Marie from GRABYOURFACE. The group talks about how the new album, new interests, and the ultimate dream pizza. Check out more from GRABYOURFACE:

Music:
https://grabyourface.bandcamp.com/

Instagram: @grabyourface
Facebook: @grabyourface
Twitter: @grabyourface

Mar 2, 2021

Remember when goth gatherings existed? Wax nostalgic no more! You are cordially invited to join us at my estate in the woods. Dress yourself in your most comfortable finery, pour your favorite beverage and watch out for the candelabras. As we sit around our ornately carved table dripping in crushed velvet as we discuss Marilyn Manson, Big Dick Goth Boyfriends, and whether or not the ocean is soup.

Our guests this episode are Michelle and Carol!

References:
Big Dick Goth Boyfriend
Zakkarii’s Response
Who Killed Mister Moonlight
Undead

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!


Social Media:

The Belfry: A Home for Dark Culture: The Belfry is the home of excellent podcast Cemetery Confessions, plus interviews, art, and other podcasts rooted deeply in dark/ alternative lifestyles.

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Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

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.

 

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

Jan 15, 2021

Part 2 of 2

Year: 1991

Albums: Odds 'n' sods, one-hit wonders, outliers & honourable mentions

Continuing their grab-bag of oddities and outlier tracks, our diminutive weirdos hold up Flesh for Lulu, Leonard Cohen and, dare I say it, even a track by Ultravox for special mention. In the stories of their lives, the year of 1991 saw dreams begin to fade and new ideas take their place, as the horizons of adulthood loomed more solidly into view.

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Jan 14, 2021

This month, Arcane Machine celebrates two milestones: our 1 year anniversary, and the close of one of the most terrifying years in modern history. It’s been a crazy journey! Fortunately, while there’s a lot of 2020 content we’d like to forget, there was also a ton of incredible music put forth by goth and industrial artists. So starting an Arcane Machine January tradition, Justin and Ed will celebrate their podcast birthday by looking back at the previous year’s music and picking some of their favorites. Please enjoy some new music by AM faves like Rotersand and Der Prosector, along with newcomers like The Kentucky Vampires and Night Club.  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!


Social Media:

The Belfry: A Home for Dark Culture: The Belfry is the home of excellent podcast Cemetery Confessions, plus interviews, art, and other podcasts rooted deeply in dark/ alternative lifestyles.

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

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The Tracklist:

 

1 – “Miss Negativity” by Night Club from the album Die Die Lullaby (2020)
(Bandcamp)

2 – “Saint Vincent” by The Kentucky Vampires from the album Crimson Curse (2020)
(Bandcamp)

3 – “Operation C.O.C.K.S.U.R.E” by Cocksure from the album Operation C.O.C.K.S.U.R.E (2020)
(Bandcamp)

4 – “Travel In Time” by Renard from the album Waking up in a Different World (2020)
(Bandcamp)

5 – “Badland” by PIG from the album Pain is God (2020)
(Bandcamp)

6 – “You’re Being Lied To” by Der Prosector from the EP Car Bomb (2020)
(Bandcamp)

7 – “Out Here” by Junebug from the album Too Late to Love You (2020)
(Bandcamp)

8 – “You Know Nothing” by Rotersand from the album How Do You Feel Today (2020)
(Bandcamp)

Jan 7, 2021

The last chapter of Arcane Machine year one is upon us! Being December and all, our hosts have attempted to bring a little holiday doom-and-gloom to an already strange winter season. We’ve got the next entry in our Ministry timeline, as well as a few industrial bangers from bands like 16Volt, Neuroticfish, and and Martin Atkins. Have a safe and blessed holiday, whatever you celebrate! Big thanks to David Everett for this chapter’s listener submission. 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!


Social Media:

The Belfry: A Home for Dark Culture: The Belfry is the home of excellent podcast Cemetery Confessions, plus interviews, art, and other podcasts rooted deeply in dark/ alternative lifestyles.

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

Use the Discord Widget on the side of the page to join our server and chat with us

Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

 

1 – “Burning Inside” by Ministry from the album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989)
(Bandcamp)

2 – “Winter Wonderland” by Guild from the album An Industrial Christmas (2015)
(Amazon Link)

3 – “Last Christmas (Red Snow)” by Reali-tGlitch from the album Music for Angry Assholes Like Me (2014)
(Bandcamp)

4 – “The Spirit of Christmas (2nd Movement)” by Martin Atkins and the Chicago Industrial League from the album An Industrial Christmas Carol (2007)
(Amazon Link)

5 – “Ich Bin Ein Auslander” by Pop Will Eat Itself from the album Dos Dedos Mis Amigos (1994)
(Website)

6 – “Moutheater” by 16Volt from the album Supercoolnothing (1998)
(Bandcamp)

7 – “Wake me up!” by Neuroticfish from the album Les Chansons Neurotiques (2002)
(Bandcamp)

8 – “Angry People” by Rabbit Junk from the album Xenospheres (2020)
(Bandcamp)

9 – “Traveling Light” by Bootblacks from the Album Thin Skies (2020) suggested by Dave Everett
(Bandcamp)

Jan 6, 2021

Greetings Darklings across the interwebs. In this week's interview, we had the pleasure of talking with Rodney Orpheus from The Cassandra Complex. Rodney reveals his legendary past, amuses with amazing stories of encounters with other celebrities, breaks down the problems with modern-day politics, and so much more. Thumbnail Photography Credit: Daniela Vorndran For more from Rodney, check out:

http://cassandracomplex.co.uk/ https://thecassandracomplex.bandcamp.... https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NhBw...

Facebook: @Thecassandracomplex

Instagram: @rodneyorpheus

Twitter: @rodneyorpheus

Jan 5, 2021

In the Victorian tradition of sharing Ghost stories around the holidays, the MCP presents The Ghost's Summons by Ada Buisson, a short horror story originally published in 1868.

Happy Holidays!

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Jan 4, 2021

Part 1 of 2

Year: 1991

Albums: odds 'n' sods - one hit wonders, outliers and honourable mentions

Our trad-goth raggedy men turn their attention to that miscellany of one-off favourites that helped complete their constellation of beloved goth and alternative tracks. From unsigned bands with nothing to lose, to uncharacteristically dark offerings from otherwise uncool mainstream bands, the list is refreshing, revealing and not a little controversial.

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Jan 3, 2021

For our last episode of the year, we chat about some favourites released this year.

Karlův Týn - https://giantwaves1.bandcamp.com/album/

Ye Gods -https://liesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dumah

Houses of Heaven  - https://housesofheaven.bandcamp.com/album/silent-places

M‡яc▲ll▲ - https://mcll.bandcamp.com/album/chiral

Dead Born Babies - https://deadbornbabies.bandcamp.com/

Deep Cavity - https://deepcavity.bandcamp.com/

Faderhead - https://faderhead.bandcamp.com/album/2077-cyberpunk-ep

 

Dec 21, 2020

Part 2 of 2

Year: 1990

Albums: Love, The Cult

Les Mystere de Voix Bulgares (4AD compilation)

Our nocturnal seekers of solace turn their thoughts to two very different albums, one a reverb-drenched rock-inflected anthemic classic, one an otherworldly choral journey thru the strangest recesses of the human soul. Along the way they find a (more or less) definitive answer to the question of the ages: what is goth?

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Dec 20, 2020
This episode contains shenanigans. We had a delightful chat with Clint Jerome of Blood Bells about his band, his DJ livestreams, goth in Texas, and buying music. https://bloodbells.bandcamp.com/
Songs featured:
Hollow Eyes by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Secret by Blood Bells
Westerners by Boy Harsher
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