Thursday, February 27, 2020

PODCAST: February 2020 Episode

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This February 2020 episode begins, fittingly enough, with a musical allusion to "Romeo and Juliet," courtesy of the new single from Florida's Astari Nite. The band has given us another catchy, lovelorn, romantigoth/darkwave song for the season, entitled "Capulet Loves Montague." Find it here.

From there we enter the fabled Collins Mausoleum (shown in its real-life form on this month's cover art, adapted from a photograph I took in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery a few years ago) to pay our respects to two Dark Shadows alumni that died in the opening months of this year. First, actor John Karlen (who died last month, and is also featured on this month's cover collage), best known for his portrayal of the Barnabas-releasing Willie Loomis in both the television series and the feature film, House of Dark Shadows. It is from that film that we draw the music for the first talk-break, chosen to honor composer Robert Cobert, who died this week. Cobert's original music for the series and films have haunted the memories of gothic horror fans for decades, and no doubt will for many more. It has certainly set the tone for dozens of episodes of "Out ov the Coffin," so a small tribute was the least I could do here.


John Karlen
(May 28, 1933 – January 22, 2020)
Robert Cobert
(October 26, 1924 – February 19, 2020)


The first full set begins with brand new music from fellow mausoleum-dwellers Sonsombre, whose new album One Thousand Graves is a triumphant continuation of the orthodox gothic rock sound that has put them on the map in the last couple of years. We then dive further into the latest from Los Angeles Death Rock band The Wraith, from their new Gloom Ballet album, before heading into the vaults for some mid-'80s deep cuts. First, we have some rare Japanese deathrock from Phaidia, followed by a lesser-known track from Pink Turns Blue, in honor of songer Mic Jogwer's birthday this week. Finally, we round out the set by going under the vaults for a nod to the 30th anniversary of Clive Barker's Nightbreed becoming a feature film. Since the label's name was a nod to the film, we nod back to '90s goth label Nightbreed Records with two classic cuts from Every New Dead Ghost and Suspiria, before rolling out some of Danny Elfman's score to the film underneath the next talk break.

Set two begins with more new music from La Scaltra, going a track deeper into The Third Eye (see the video for "The Spell" here). Anders Manga makes his return to the show, after what was probably too long, with a taste of his new album, Andromeda, this time sporting a more post-punk/darkwave sound. We then get a preview of the forthcoming Machine album from Sweden's Then Comes Silence, before dipping back to the vaults for a 1981 obscurity from 13th Chime. France once again stands up with the high-energy modern post-punk, this time from newcomers Je T'Aime, whose self-titled album bounced in last year. Not to be out-energized, Brooklyn's Bamabara slide in next with a track from their new Stray album that captures their renowned live energy. All of this leads us to one more birthday wish, this time for Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke. Not only did he turn 60 this week, but one of their most beloved releases, Night Time, turned 35 this month, so that adds up to the classic "Darkness Before Dawn" closing this set. 

Set three starts with a darkwave debut from Canada's Ringfinger, followed by a second trip to France for a third dose of Minuit Machine's new Infrarouge album. Also making their debut on this episode is Los Angeles electro/darkwave act Mareux, with a new synth-laden single you can find here. Already getting quite the buzz on social media, fellow L.A. act Riki comes in next with a song from her self-titled album that's sure to gather bodies on dance floors this year. Nuke York's Blu Anxxiety returns next, with a more minimal electro vibe this time, taken from their new split release with Anatomy. Finally, the unique post-punk/psych-soul/electro sound that is Atlanta's Algiers rounds out this set with something from their new album, There Is No Year

The fourth, and final, full set turns our attention to the barrage of new black metal that I've been wading through since late last year -- but I'm finally catching up. We begin with brand new USBM from Vaeok's self-titled, intense-yet-atmospheric release, followed by more quality French black metal from Sühnopfer's new Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes. We then head to Switzerland for new music from Ateiggär, whose Us d‘r Höll chunnt nume Zyt joins  Sühnopfer in hearkening back to classic '90s black metal approaches, like that of Abigor. We stop momentarily to mark last month's 50th anniversary of the classic H.P. Lovecraft film adaptation, The Dunwich Horror, scored by Les Baxter, before rounding out the set with something new from Sargeist's Death Veneration EP, which snuck out during the last few days of 2019.

All of that PLUS: New Dracula music from this year's BBC/Netflix adaptation; Cradle of Filth's Cruelty and the Beast finally gets the remixed we've always wanted; The 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's The Fog; and more!


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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded: February 26th-27th, 2020

Opening Theme: 
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994] 

Astari Nite - Capulet Loves Montague  [single, 2020]
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Robert Cobert
- The Search for David / Willie at the Mausoleum / The Monastery at St. Eustace Island  ["House of Dark Shadows" (soundtrack) 1970]
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Sonsombre - Darker Skies  [One Thousand Graves, 2020]
The Wraith - Ballad of Aeon  [Gloom Ballet, 2019]
Phaidia - 死神 (Sǐshén or Grim Reaper)  [In the Dark, 1985]
Pink Turns Blue - The Curse  [Meta, 1988]
Every New Dead Ghost - Not In A Lifetime  [An Endless Nightmare Of Stations, 1992]
Suspiria - Allegedly, Dancelfoor Tragedy  ["The Gothic Sounds of Nightbreed" (comp.) 1996]
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Danny Elfman - Into Midian  ["Nightbreed" (soundtrack) 1990]
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La Scaltra - The Spell  [The Third Eye, 2019]
Anders Manga - Rosaries and Requiems  [Andromeda, 2020]
Then Comes Silence - We Lose the Night  [Machine, 2020]
13th Chime - Coffin Maker  [Cuts of Love, 1981]
Je T'aime - Dance  [Je T'Aime, 2019]
Bambara - Heat Lightning  [Stray, 2020]

Killing Joke - Darkness Before Dawn  [Night Time, 1985]
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Dark Awake - Ichor  [Epi Thanaton, 2013]
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Ringfinger - Cloak and Dagger  [One of Bones, 2019]

Minuit Machine - Ballet  [Infrarouge, 2019]
Mareux - Spectral Tease  [single, 2020]
Riki - Napoleon  [Riki, 2020]
Blu Anxxiety - How Cold  [Anatomy & Blu Anxxiety Split EP, 2020]
Algiers - Hour of the Furnaces  [There Is No Year, 2020]
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John Carpenter - The Fog  ["The Fog" (soundtrack) 1980]
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Vaeok - Terricula Nox  [Vaeok, 2020]
Sühnopfer - Invito Funere / Pénitences et sorcelages  [Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes, 2019]
Ateiggär - En Seelenfunke / Und d Korybante tanzed in Sturm  [Us d‘r Höll chunnt nume Zyt, 2019]
Les Baxter - Necronomicon  ["The Dunwich Horror" (soundtrack) 1970]
Sargeist - To Feast on Astral Blood. [Death Veneration, 2019]
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David Arnold & Michael Price - Dracula is God  ["Dracula" (soundtrack) 2020]
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Cradle of Filth - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids  [Cruelty and the Beast (Re-Mistressed), 2019]
 
 
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

PODCAST: The Best ov 2019 (January 2020 Episode)

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As is the tradition, the first episode of the year is a long look back at the best music that the last year had to offer, as carefully selected from the realms of goth, post-punk, deathrock, darkwave, coldwave, industrial/ebm, film scores, dark metal, and the regions between. Clocking in at over 3 hours again this year, it's clear that I had a hard time paring it all down, but that's a testament to the ocean of new music with which 2019 flooded us all. There is a lot to appreciate here, culled from a great deal of worthwhile sonic research. Even so, there will always be something I missed or didn't get into as deeply as others, so feel free to encourage me to have another look at something that you think should have been here.  

That said, welcome to the "Out ov the Coffin: Best ov 2019" Edition (aka The January 2020 Episode). Consider this a sonic time-capsule, as I like to see it, or a themed mix-tape of the songs, artists, and albums that stood out, made the strongest impressions, were often stuck in my player, or were attached to the defining moments of the year that was 2019. During the talk breaks, you will hear music from some of my favorite darker films and television shows of the year, as well. Please note that none of the songs/albums featured on this episode are ranked, like a lot of year-end lists; rather, they are played in an order that flows for the listener. The same goes for the accompanying graphic, which certainly includes a lot of my personal highlights, but acts as more of a representative collage. 

Also, there are a few new entries here that either slipped in under the wire, or evaded my review until late in the year -- which is why I prefer to do these "best ov" shows about a month into each new year. So, premiering on this episode AND landing in the "best ov" pile, is new music from The Wraith, Angels of Liberty, La Scaltra, The Kryptik, and Crimson Moon, as well as the soundtracks to "Midsommar" (by Bobby Krlic) and "The Lighthouse" (by Mark Korven).
 
I hope you enjoy this collection. If you like what you hear, please share the link online, or pass it along to any like-minded friends!


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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded on: January 30th, 2020

Opening Theme:
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994]
Sonsombre - The Future Is Black  [The Veils of Ending, 2019]
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Hildur Guðnadóttir - Hoyt's Office / Following Sophie / Penny Taken to the Hospital / Bad Comedian  ["Joker" (soundtrack) 2019]
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Twin Tribes - Fantasmas  [Ceremony, 2019]
Blu Anxxiety - Cats Eye Corpse  [Baptized in Space, 2019]
Altar de Fey - Elisa Lam  [The Insatiable Desire... For More, 2019]
A Projection - Verdicts  [Section, 2019]
Angels of Liberty - The Last Vampire  [Servant of the Grail, 2019]
Spire Circle - Ghosts With Teeth  [single, 2019]
Secret Shame - Haunter  [Dark Synthetics, 2019]
New Model Army - Never Arriving  [From Here, 2019]

ROME - The West Knows Best  [Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro, 2019]
Ritual Howls - The Offering  [Rendered Armor, 2019]
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Michael Abels - Human  ["Us" (soundtrack) 2019]
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Nox Novacula - Drug  [Hitchhiker/Drug EP, 2019]
The Rope - Given to the Gun  [Lillian, 2019]
Isolated Youth - Oath  [Warfare, 2019]
La Scaltra - Love In One Hearse  [The Third Eye, 2019]
Scary Black - Where You'll Go  [Shadow Dwellers, 2019]
Hante. - Waiting for a Hurricane  [FIERCE, 2019]
Drab Majesty - Noise of the Void  [Modern Mirror, 2019]
She Past Away - Durdu Dünya  [Disko Anksiyete, 2019]
Minuit Machine - DRGS  [Infrarouge, 2019]

Wingtips - Accidental Effigies  [Exposure Therapy, 2019]
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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Code Red  ["Stranger Things 3" (soundtrack) 2019]
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The Wraith - Of the Earth  [Gloom Ballet, 2019]
Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows - Spell Bound  [Death and Flamingos, 2019]
Fliehende Stürme - Sensation  [Neun Leben, 2019]
 
Silent EM - Virtues of Our Age  [The Absence, 2019]
Seraphim Shock - Ascend  [single, 2019]
The Kentucky Vampires - Holy Heretic  [Blood and Tears, 2019]
Silence in the Snow - Smoke Signals  [Levitation Chamber, 2019]
THIEF - Frost Breath  [Map of Lost Keys, 2019]
Calabrese - Invisible Witches  [Flee the Light, 2019]
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Mark Korven - Arrival / Into the Light  ["The Lighthouse" (soundtrack) 2019]

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Délétère - Theovoratoris Aduentus  [Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum, 2019]
Mgła - Age of Excuse V  [Age of Excuse, 2019]
Nocturnal - My Flesh is But Rot  [The Greater Emptiness, 2019]
Ossuaire - Premiers Chants  [Premiers Chants, 2019]
The Kryptik - Ungodly  [When The Shadows Rise, 2019]
Devil Master - Desperate Shadow  [Satan Spits on Children of Light, 2019]
Barshasketh - Consciousness I  [Barshasketh, 2019]
Crimson Moon - Funeral Begotten  [Mors Vincit Omnia, 2019]
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Bobby Krlic - Ritual in Transfigured Time / Murder (Mystery)  ["Midsommar" (soundtrack) 2019]
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Sun Forest  [Ghosteen, 2019]

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Friday, December 20, 2019

PODCAST: December 2019 Episode

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Welcome to the December 2019 edition of "Out ov the Coffin"! Yes, "it's that time of the year again" means a lot of different things to people, but in the scope of this show, it means you'll be getting a few serious holiday-related gifts, a couple of lumps of coal, and a whole lot of what this show is known for year-round, which is fresh music from the realms of goth, post-punk, deathrock, darkwave, industrial, film scores, dark metal, and other delights from the shadows. So, let's open this thing, and see what ole Saint Ich' brought you this year...

We begin with a fresh live recording from
The Cure's recent 40th anniversary festival celebrations, which have now been collected in an audio/video box set entitled 40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary. Leaning towards the band's atypical setlist at Robert Smith's Meltdown Fest last June, this episode opens with a super-clean and strong rendition of their Faith-era classic "Other Voices." There's a light xmas reference in there, too -- see how I did that? Shame on me.

The first full set rolls out with new music from October Burns Black, who are a trad-goth supergroup of sorts, featuring members of The Wake (US), Long Night, and Sweet Ermengarde, to name a few. We then hear new goth from Germany's Golden Apes, taken from their latest LP, Kasbek, before going a bit more ethereal for a new single from the UK's The Visceral Pleasure. The lead single from the latest New Model Army album, From Here, follows, carrying on the band's legacy of socially conscious post-punk with darkened folk edges. Then, we revisit a pair of classic albums that have received new treatment: First, the 30th anniversary remaster of Black Tape for a Blue Girl's Ashes in the Brittle Air, from which we hear a new 2019 mix of my favorite song, followed by a taste of London After Midnight's complete overhaul of their 1991 debut, Selected Scenes from the End of the World, which saw the band going back to the original master tapes, and even the original studio, to emerge with a shockingly clean, totally remixed and mastered edition, subtitled 9119. This edition is available on vinyl for essentially the first time (if you don't count rare picture discs), with a nice set of bonus track rarities.

Set two is where the Christmas music been quarantined, so if you're not in the mood for any of that "big red noise," feel free to fly past it to the third set. However, if you're in one of several moods for holiday cheers and/or jeers (and maybe a somber tune or two), we have three wise NEW xmas tracks to take in this year! First, a collaboration between Sue Hutton & Athan Maroulis (she from Rhea's Obsession, Indarra; he from NOIR, Spahn Ranch, Black Tape for a Blue Girl) on an EP entitled Christmas Nocturne. Then, we have received two holiday singles from Rogue / The Cruxshadows this year. I went with their faithful take on "Silent Night," but you can find that and the 2019 update of "Anmi's Christmas" as donation-ware right here. If all that is too traditional for you, allow me to heap on you a dose of slick and sweaty holiday snappery from none other than Shoreleave, from quality-television's The Venture Bros. Yes, Doc Hammer and the gang have come through with a new single for this season, and you can find it, along with several bonuses, here (BOOM, YUMMY). The set rounds out with three more holiday-related essentials from Alien Sex Fiend, Hanoi Rocks, and Siouxsie & the Banshees. Enjoy?

Set three resumes the normal tone of the show, kicking off with the another spotlight on the current Twin Tribes tour, which will be rolling into Nashville on December 23rd at the East Room. Scary Black leads the set with another great new single, followed by a deeper cut into Twin Tribes' new Ceremony album, which is already popping up on "Best of 2019" lists everywhere, despite having only been out for a single week! The two bands will be playing multiple shows together on this tour, so don't miss it. We then drop back in the vaults for a blast from 1997, courtesy of Dead Souls Rising, before hitting several more new 2019 releases (as I try to catch up on everything prior to next month's "Best ov 2019" special). First, a taste of rich, French darkwave from the return of Minuit Machine, followed by some fresh, but somber, electro-punk from New York's Pop. 1280 (who also supply the music in the next talk break). Swedish post-punk/goths A Projection make their debut next, from their 2019 release, Section, before we close the set with an interesting combination of "traditional" elements, that being the fusion of trad-goth and trad-metal elements, in the hands of a new Portland band, Idle Hands, who have generated a lot of buzz this year for doing so on their full-length, Mana.


If you thought there were a lot of albums out this year in other genres, NOTHING compares to the sheer onslaught of new metal releases. It's almost impossible to check them all out, honestly, but I have been doing a lot of that this month. The dark metal set this time is entirely composed of new black metal, beginning with Poland's Mgła, whose Age of Excuse is already topping many year-end lists. Also on such lists, perhaps to the surprise of long-time listeners, is the latest from notorious 2nd-wave black metal pioneers, Mayhem, who could easily have rested on their laurels, but instead turned in the pummeling Daemon this year. A global conspiracy of artists from Argentina, Belgium, and the USA yielded newcomers Acathexis late last year, resulting in their self-titled album seeing wider relase this year. More quality output from the Ash Borer/Predatory Light camp also reared its head, giving us Vanum's latest, Ageless Fire, which is followed by new music from Italy's Comando Praetorio, taken from their latest, Ignee sacertà ctonie. Finally, the onslaught comes to a close with new music from Quebec's Sanctvs, from their Mors Aeterna album. Which of these contenders will make it to next month's "Best ov" show? Stay tuned to find out...

All of that PLUS: A closing classic from the '90s gothic metal vaults, courtesy of Poland's long-lost Sirrah; Subtle, frosty 'Howliday' nods dressing the windows of most of the talk breaks; and more!


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(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded on: December 20th, 2019

Opening Theme: 
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994] 
The Cure - Other Voices (live)  [Cureation 25: From There to Here / From Here to There, 2019]
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Ennio Morricone - Desolation (Main Theme). ["The Thing" (soundtrack) 1982]
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October Burns Black - Cast Aside  [Reflections, 2019] 
Golden Apes - Oblivion  [Kasbek, 2019] 
The Visceral Pleasure - Is Now Mine  [single, 2019] 
New Model Army - End of Days (radio edit)  [From Here, 2019] 
Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Across a Thousand Blades (2019 mix)  [Ashes in the Brittle Air, 1989 (remastered 2019)] 
London After Midnight - Spider and the Fly (9119)  [Selected Scenes from the End of the World: 9119, 1991/remixed & mastered 2019]
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The  Legendary Pink Dots  - Seasonal Chill  [The Legendary Pink Dots' Yuletide Special 2014, 2014]
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Sue Hutton & Athan Maroulis - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  [Christmas Nocturne, 2019] 
Rogue / The Cruxshadows - Silent Night [single, 2019]
Shoreleave feat. Shallow Gravy - Last Christmas [Venture Bros. Holiday single, 2019]
Alien Sex Fiend - Stuff the Turkey  [Stuff The Turkey/They All Call Me Crazy, 1987]
Hanoi Rocks - Dead By X-Mas  [Self Destruction Blues, 1982]
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Red Over White  [The Thorn, 1984]
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Michael J. Lewis - Wardrobe to Witch / Edmund Through Blizzard on Way to Witch  ["The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe" (soundtrack) 1979]
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Scary Black - Starlightdancer  [single, 2019] 
Twin Tribes - Upir  [Ceremony, 2019]
Dead Souls Rising - The Death of the Lovers  [Scented Garden, 1997]
Minuit Machine - Forgive Me for My Sins  [Infrarouge, 2019]
Pop. 1280 - Under Duress  [Way Station, 2019]
A Projection - Substitute  [Section, 2019]
Idle Hands - A Single Solemn Rose  [Mana, 2019]
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Pop. 1280 - The Convoy  [Way Station, 2019]
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Mgła - Age of Excuse III  [Age of Excuse, 2019]
Mayhem - The Dying False King  [Daemon, 2019]
Acathexis - Veins Hollowed  [Acathexis, 2019]
Vanum - Jaws of Rapture  [Ageless Fire, 2019]
Comando Praetorio - Anelito all'arcano  [Ignee sacertà ctonie, 2019]
Sanctvs - Sanctvs Domnius / Roi omnipotent, Sainteté maléfique  [Mors Aeterna, 2019]
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Perry Botkin - Going Nowhere  ["Silent Night, Deadly Night" (soundtrack) 1984]
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Sirrah - Acme  ["Beauty in Darkness" (comp.) 1996]
 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

PODCAST: November 2019 Episode

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The first act of this episode could be considered a carryover from the spirit of last month's Halloween special, seeing as it's riddled with movie samples and vampyric overtones; however, this time, the focus is on just one film property, that being Neil Jordan's 1994 adaptation of the iconic Anne Rice novel, "Interview with the Vampire." To say the movie (and the book it is sourced from) made an impression on my young brain and its creative endeavors is a bit of an understatement, as the opening theme from that film has served as the opening theme for "Out ov the Coffin" for 20 years now (the titular vampire reference is not exactly hidden, either). And, on a personal note, Elliot Goldenthal's beautiful score to the film has stood in the background of most of the paintings I've ever done in my life, with its abundance of atmosphere providing a fountain of inspiration. To the surprise of nobody, then, I had to do something special to mark this month's 25th anniversary of said film's first release. 

Despite the obvious and overwhelming gothic style of the book and the film, their collective influence was widespread from the onset, inspiring musicians from across the genre spectrum to pen odes to the world that the novel, and then the film, built. Hence, the first part of this episode covers some artists that would normally be strangers on this show, along with some that are so at home here, so traditional, that it would feel wrong to omit them. First up is the band that named themselves after the series' anti-hero, Lestat, for obvious reasons, with a song taken from their 1994 album, Visions of Sorrow. Yes, 1994 will figure largely as a conscious and unconscious guidepost for this episode.

The full "Interview with the Vampire"-inspired set begins with the audio version of the film's trailer, leading into the perhaps-surprising appearance of
Sting's "Moon Over Bourbon Street," a song which he has said was directly inspired by the Anne Rice novel, as evidenced by the lyrics. The Damned follow with another product of the novel's influence, 1982's "The Dog," a song directly referencing the character of Claudia. You knew it was coming, of corpse, for how we could possibly NOT play Concrete Blonde's ode to New Orleans, vampires, and all things Anne Rice, the undying club classic "Bloodletting." I chose the extened 1991 single version because thunderclaps. You know me.

The biggest surprise of this episode, no doubt, arrives next in this set, in the form of
Queensrÿche. Out of bounds in terms of genre though it may be, the band was, at that point, very much influenced by the writings of Anne Rice -- in thought, word, and deed -- and said as much in period interviews. This is, perhaps, best seen in what was intended to be the lead single and video from their 1986 Rage for Order album, "Walk In the Shadows." I will spare you my rant on how disappointing it is for me that we do not live in the timeline in which that video actually happened. Ugh. Anyway, after one of many dialogue samples from the film, we segue into an obscure track from an artist named Keima, who briefly made some excellent goth/dark rock in the early 2000s. His song "We Walk Among You" stands as one of the few to wear its obvious Anne Rice influence on a post-1994 sleeve, perhaps even drawing some of that influence through Sting's aforementioned song. Finally, closing the set, is one of the most beautiful pieces from Elliot Goldenthal's score for the film, the heartbreaking "Madeleine's Lament," played without interruption, with all due respect to the composer.

The show then resumes its normal, non-thematic mode, kicking off the second full set with more new music from Texas darkwave duo Twin Tribes, taken from their forthcoming album, Ceremony (due out on December 13th). The band will be on tour in December, with a pair of shows (including Nashville on December 23rd) that will feature the artist who comes next: Louisville darkwaver Scary Black, who gives you a second taste of their new Shadow Dwellers collection. New York's A Cloud of Ravens follow, with your first taste of their new album, In the Wicked Hours, which leads us to a debut from Germany's Fliehende Stürme, taken from their new album Neun Leben. Vancouver's The Silence Industry make their first appearance here in a while, with a track from their latest, A Song for Bad Sectors, before we close this set with a teaser track from the forthcoming Esses album.

Set three begins with catchy new gothic rock from The Kentucky Vampires's new EP, Blood and Tears, before airing a debut single from Michigan's Amaranth. We then turn up the electronics for a characteristically-smooth new song from Athan Maroulis' NOIR, which is followed closely by a debut from Portland act Lizard Skin, whose new EP Subterranean Guilt was produced by Susan Subtract of High Functioning Flesh. We then check back in with Stoneburner for a second dose of Technology Implies Belligerence. If you haven't caught them on their current tour, they just did a great job here in Nashville, so maybe catch those last few dates. And check out that video I mentioned here. And, finally, after a long period of relative quiet, Seraphim Shock close this set with a brand new surprise single! "Ascend" is, according to frontman Charles Edward, just the first of many new singles that will be released in the near future, returning to the musical form that put them on the map in the first place, so keep your eyes peeled here

The dark metal portion of the show begins with one more nod to The Vampire Chronicles, this time to the second book in the series. Cradle of Filth's "A Dream of Wolves in the Snow," makes a nod (to fans of the book, at least) to the backstory of The Vampire Lestat, and also features guest vocals from Darren White of Anathema. Brand new music from the one and only King Diamond creeps up to your door next, in the form of his new single, "Masquerade of Madness." And it sounds like classic King! Atmospheric black metal fans should be quenched by the next three new releases: The first new music from Australia's Nocturnal in nearly 20 years, followed by more new music from Montreal's Ossuaire, taken from their new Dernier Chants, and the 'Coffin debut of another Australian black metal outfit, Frostveil. Believe it or not, that entire Frostveil record was completed by a 20-year-old, who already has several albums under his belt! The set then turns towards doom for its closer, opting for a 1994 classic from one-time Dutch greats, Celestial Season.

Finally, on the way out, you're treated to a new 15 minute opus from Finnish funeral doom act Profetus. As I say in the talk break, the title of their new album, The Sadness of Time Passing, seems so direct at first glance that you might miss how well it sums up the dread that we often make into something so overwhelmingly complex.

All of that PLUS: Music from the controversial(?) new "Joker" film by Hildur Guðnadóttir (my apologies for ASSuming that was a man's name when I read it back); A nod to the anniversary of the oft-overshadowed "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" which also celebrated its 25th anniversary this month; and more!


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PLAYLIST BEGINS HERE
Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded on: November 27th, 2019

Opening Theme: 
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994]
Lestat - Baptism  [Visions of Sorrow, 1994]
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 Elliot Goldenthal - Théâtre Des Vampires / Armand's Seduction  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]
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[Trailer] "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)

Sting - Moon Over Bourbon Street  [The Dream of the Blue Turtles, 1985]
The Damned - The Dog  [Strawberries, 1982]
[Sample] "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended version)  [single, 1991]
[Sample] "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)

Queensrÿche - Walk in the Shadows  [Rage for Order, 1986]
[Sample] "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)
Keima - We Walk Among You [digital single, 2004?]
[Sample] "Interview with the Vampire" (1994)
 
Elliot Goldenthal - Madeleine's Lament  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]
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Elliot Goldenthal & Robert Elhai - Louis' Last Sunrise / Goodbye to the Light (exc.)  ["Interview with the Vampire" (complete soundtrack) 1994/2007]
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Twin Tribes - The River  [Ceremony, 2019]

Scary Black - Where You'll Go  [Shadow Dwellers, 2019] 
A Cloud of Ravens - The Tempest  [In the Wicked Hours, 2019]
Fliehende Stürme - Puppen  [Neun Leben, 2019]
The Silence Industry - Of Fires and Flowers  [A Song for Bad Sectors, 2019]
Esses - Pierce the Feeling  [single, 2019]
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Hildur Guðnadóttir - Defeated Clown  ["Joker" (soundtrack) 2019]
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The Kentucky Vampires - Holy Heretic  [Blood and Tears, 2019]
Amaranth - My Turn Again  [single, 2019]
NOIR - A Pleasure to Burn  [Pleasure, 2019]
Lizard Skin - Rented Love  [Subterranean Guilt, 2019]
 
Stoneburner - So Much More Aware, So Much Less Perceptive  [Technology Implies Belligerence, 2019]
Seraphim Shock - Ascend  [single, 2019]
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Patrick Doyle - He Was My Father  ["Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (soundtrack) 1994]
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Cradle of Filth - A Dream of Wolves in the Snow  [The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, 1994]
King Diamond - Masquerade of Madness  [single, 2019]
Nocturnal - My Temple  [The Greater Emptiness, 2019]
 
Ossuaire - Sous l'Autel des Immaculés  [Derniers Chants, 2019]
Frostveil - Orlok  [Ephemeral Visions, 2019]
Celestial Season - Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight  [Solar Lovers, 1994]
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Thief - Spirit Box  [Map of Lost Keys, 2019]
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Profetus - Northern Crown  [The Sadness of Time Passing, 2019]


 
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