Friday, August 12, 2011

PODCAST: August 11th, 2011

Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the notorious attack on Sophie Lancaster, a young goth girl who was beaten mercilessly in a UK park, then later died as a result of the injuries sustained. Simply put, it was a hate crime, in its most basic (and base) form, spurred by the selfishness of her attackers, who gave themselves over to their own hostility. She was only 20. I opened this week's show with a small tribute to her memory, in the form of the Autumn Cannibals song, "Monument to Shame." I would say more about this, but the song says everything so well that I will let it stand alone. It is, after all, a monument.

If you'd like to know more about Sophie's story, click here. To visit the website for the foundation set-up in her memory, please go here:

Among the brand new material on this week's show, we heard our first taste of the newly-released final album from New Jersey's The Empire Hideous. According to one-time-Misfits-singer Myke Hideous, this will be the final chapter in the band's impressive history. The album, appropriately titled "The Time Has Come," was originally to be produced by Type O Negative's Peter Steele, but his untimely death just barely prevented that from happening.

Also new to the show this week was music from Canada's The Birthday Massacre, whose new EP "Imaginary Monsters" was released this week. Their Metropolis Records label-mates God Module also issued a new EP/single this week, entitled "Rituals," from which I actually selected a remix to play on this week's show. That's rare for me, as I'm usually not interested in remixes at all. So, consider that a positive review.

For the rest of the show, I attempted to get everyone as excited as I am for this year's Dragon*Con, threw in mentions of several upcoming tours (including Bella Morte, Swans, and Die Sektor), pulled out some obscure soundtrack selections, explored the far reaches of French-Canadian black metal, and ran from one side of the dark music spectrum to the other.

Ready to hear it? Okay, here's the podcast of the show:

[DOWNLOAD this episode (128k mp3)]

 ...And here's what was played...

(each artist's name below is a link):

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show date: Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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

Autumn Cannibals - Monument to Shame [R.I.P. Sophie Lancaster]
Keima - Lost / Lament
The Empire Hideous - Serpent's Trance
Swans - Miracle of Love
Fields of the Nephilim - At the Gates of Silent Memory
Frank the Baptist - All the Faces
Win Butler, Régine Chassagne & Owen Pallett - Kidnapping [from "The Box" (soundtrack)]
In Loving Memory - My Hysteria
Christian Death - Spectre (Love is Dead)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - We Hunger
Eat Your Make-Up - I Was the Murderer
The Birthday Massacre - Burn Away
Depeche Mode - Useless
Shirley Walker, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion - Bullock Gets the Croc [from "Batman: The Animated Series" Episode: 'Vendetta']
The Crüxshadows - Dragonfly
Diary of Dreams - O Brother Sleep (Sleepwalker Mix)
Die Sektor - In His Mercy, All Will Perish
In Strict Confidence - My Despair (single version)
Cryogen Second - Anthem for the Great Self Destruct [N]
God Module - Remember (God Mod Vexed Mix)
Wendy Carlos - Title Music [from "The Shining" (soundtrack)]
Miserere Luminis - Miserere Luminis
Dark Tranquility - Iridium
Amesoeurs - Au Crépuscule De Nos Rêves
Gris - Cicatrice
Brian Tyler - Sin Eater  [from "The Final Cut" (soundtrack)]
Oneiroid Psychosis - (hidden track from "Garden of Remembrance")

^RQ^ = requested
(exc.) = excerpt
[N] = Nashville artist
[from ____ ] = title of soundtrack or compilation


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