Friday, April 20, 2012

PODCAST: April 19th, 2012

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The Cult-Media world lost two stars this week, so this episode begins with a small tribute to each of them. A montage of "Dark Shadows" sounds serves as a tribute to Jonathan Frid, who passed away on Friday the 13th of April. Frid immortalized the character of Barnabas Collins, and turned several generations on to Gothic pop-culture through his years in that infamous role. I chose to focus on a personal favorite of mine, 1970's full-length film "House of Dark Shadows," from which I chose the elements of the montage you'll hear at the top of the show.

Although his death came a day after Frid's, the news of William Finley's death preceded Frid's by a couple of days. Finley most famously played the dual role of Winslow Leach and the titular phantom in Brian De Palma's 1974 film, "Phantom of the Paradise," a cult classic that tied together '70s atmospheric horror, satire, and rock opera. I included a bit of his dialogue from the film, over a piece of Paul Williams' score, as a lead in to Faith and the Muse's brilliant cover of the film's classic musical centerpiece, "Old Souls."

May both men rest in peace.

New to the show this week is an album that I feel has already found its way to my Best of 2012 list, Weltuntergangsstimmung by the Belgian band Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat. Realizing that many people will have difficulty getting past their chosen band name, I encourage you to just set that aside and listen to what a solid example of modern darkwave they have just released. This being their first foray into that style -- having already turned in impressive sets of neo-folk and meditative psychedelia -- the skill on display becomes that much more noteworthy.

In the heavier realm, you will hear new music from Dusk | Subside, the new release from Australia's Inverloch, which contains members of cult death/doom favorites Disembowelment. Closing the show is a selection from the much-anticipated new release from Seattle's Anhedonist, whose new album of death/doom fusion, Netherwards is already claiming spots on "Best of" lists yet to come.

Also on this episode: More new Greek post-punk from We Came From Waters; a further cut from Puerto Rico's The Dead Souls, a "Twin Peaks" musical rarity from the abundant archives at, a sadly overlooked current-era b-side from The Cure, and live-show spotlights on the upcoming Gilead Media Music Fest in Wisconsin, as well as on Rwake, who will be performing in Nashville tonight at The End.

All that and more, for over 2 hours of current and classic dark music.
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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show date: Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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

Robert Cobert - Main Title, The Search for David, Barnabas' Rampage, The Wedding Finale ["House of Dark Shadows" (soundtrack) 1970] {R.I.P. Jonathan Frid}
Robert Cobert - Barnabas Meets the Family  ["House of Dark Shadows" (soundtrack) 1970]
Paul Williams - The Phantom Takes Shape ["Phantom of the Paradise" (soundtrack) 1974]
Faith and the Muse - Old Souls  [Evidence of Heaven, 1999] {R.I.P. William Finley}
Mors Syphilitica - My Virgin Widows  [Feather and Fate, 2001]
ROME - The Spanish Drummer  [Die Esthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit - Band 1: Aufbruch]
Malign - Strapped Down  [Shatter and Impale, 1996]
Asylum Party - Pure Joy In My Heart  [Mère, 1990]
Dernière Volonté - Hymn  [Commémoration, 2004]
The Dead Souls - Hollow Days  [Ambition, 2011]
The Cure - This Morning  [The End of the World (single), 2004]
The Wake - Emily Closer [Emily Closer (single), 2010]
Fliehende Stürme - Schatten  [Warten Auf Raketen, 2011]
Nosferatu - Horror Holiday  [Wonderland, 2011]
Angelo Badalamenti - Owl Cave  ["Twin Peaks" (Season Two) 1991]
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat - Define Pi  [Weltuntergangsstimmung, 2012]
We Came From Waters - The Maze  [Unfamous Quotes, 2012]
Velvet Acid Christ - Black Rainbows  [The Art of Breaking Apart, 2009]
Ninth Circle - Blackest Penitance  [Ninth Circle, 1996]
The Legendary Pink Dots - Maniac  [The Golden Age, 1988]
John Carpenter - The Journal / Visiting Father Malone  ["The Fog" (soundtrack), 1980]
The Atlas Moth - Holes in the Desert  [An Ache for the Distance, 2011]
Rwake - The Culling  [Rest, 2011]
Inverloch - Shadows of the Flame  [Dusk Subside, 2012]
Lycus - Aghast [demo 2011]
Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows - The Bells Have Stopped Ringing  [The Goat, 2005]
Anhedonist - Inherent Opprobrium  [Netherwards, 2012]

[N] = Nashville artist
(exc.) = excerpt

^RQ^ = requested

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