Friday, September 21, 2012

PODCAST: September 21st, 2012

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With all of the traveling and special editions I've done lately, it's been a little over a month since the last new traditional episode came out -- which means that this one is absolutely loaded down with new sounds. So, here's what you're about to hear:

The fresh blood begins with the new radio single from Dead Can Dance, whose Anastasis album has now been officially released in a variety of packaging options. Ego Likeness follows closely with another great track from their East EP, this one being the first of two covers of Sting's music that will appear on this episode, both for the first time. The second cover appears later in the show, from Italy's The Foreshadowing, who recreate one of Sting's first solo compositions in a doom metal framework, taken from their latest LP, Oionos.

A pair of brand new arrivals help to fly the post-punk flag on this episode. Philadelphia's Night Sins give us a taste of their Sisters-soaked New Grave EP (available for free here), and Dreams In Hell show us the harder edge of dark punk with a track from their Chiroptophobia release, which the band has made available for free right here. Incidentally, they list their home town as 'Cicncylvania,' which won me over right away. Additionally, it seems that they're doing some shows this Fall with Calabrese, who also have a new track featured on this show.

Continuing on the heavier side of the post-punk fence, you'll hear further new songs from Finland's Beastmilk, taken from their Use Your Deluge EP, and from Portland's Atriarch, who are about to release a new full-length on Profound Lore Records (coming soon!). To keep your appetite whet for their infectious deathrock/apocalyptic-metal hybrid, this episode features "Offerings," their second track from their recent split release with Alaric. If you loved their song "Oblivion" on the Compilation for the Dead 2012 like I did, you'll want more, and now you'll get more.

For the industrial fans, this Fall's release schedule is shaping up nicely. You'll hear tracks from the brand new Velvet Acid Christ CD, Maldire, which has birthed a video already (see it here) that follows the album's theme of retribution for history's persecution of those who were believed to practice witchcraft. You'll also hear an advance cut from The Ludovico Technique's much-anticipated forthcoming album Some Things Are Beyond Therapy. The single "Wired for Destruction" is available as a free teaser right here. If you like it, share it to help them spread the word.

Also on the show: Another taste of The Cruxshadows latest, As the Dark Against My Halo; some experimental work from Miss Mousie & the Rigamarole, which features Valerie Meiss (of Hellblinki fame); and an excerpt from the new Agalloch EP, Faustian Echoes, which is comprised of a single track, making it the band's longest song to date.

All that, PLUS: A spotlight on this weekend's "Phantasm" cast reunion in Chattanooga (more info here); never before aired tracks from Brighter Fires and ROME; soundtrack work from Marco Beltrami's "The Woman In Black" and Imran Ahmad's "The Dead;" and several visits to vaults for some classicks to round the episode out.

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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: Friday, September 21st, 2012

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

ROME - The Brute Engine (exc.) / Seeds of Liberation  [Die Æsthetik Der Herrschaftsfreiheit: Aufruhr / A Cross Of Fire, 2011]
Marco Beltrami -  Voices In the Mist / In the Graveyard  ["The Woman in Black" (soundtrack) 2012]
Dead Can Dance - Opium (radio edit)  [Anastasis, 2012]
Ego Likeness - Tea in the Sahara  [East, 2012]
Brighter Fires - Something More  [Brighter Fires, 2011]
Sad Lovers & Giants - Strange Orchard  [Feeding the Flame, 1983]
Frank the Baptist - Swing the Pendulum  [Different Degrees of Empty, 2003]
The Chameleons - Don't Fall  [Script of the Bridge, 1983]
Miss Mousie & the Rigamarole - Adjusting the Vector, Now  [Songs for Serenaders, 2012]
Night Sins - Playing Dead  [New Grave, 2012]
Danse Society - Somewhere  [Seduction: The Society Collection, 2001 (original: 1983)]
Terminal Gods - Shine  [Genesis, 2011]
Dreams In Hell - No Slave To Tomorrow  [Chiroptophilia, 2012]
Beastmilk - Children of the Atom Bomb  [Use Your Deluge, 2012]
Calabrese - Sea of Dirt  [Dayglo Necros, 2012]
Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave - Intro and Main Title  ["Phantasm" (soundtrack) 1979]
Imran Ahmad - End Credits  ["The Dead" (soundtrack) 2010]
The Cruxshadows - Sentinel  [As the Dark Against My Halo, 2012]
The Ludovico Technique - Wired for Destruction  [Some Things Are Beyond Therapy, 2012]
Velvet Acid Christ - Maldire  [Maldire, 2012]
Ghostfog - Flutter  ["Quintessenz 2009 - 2011" (comp.) 2012]
New Risen Throne - Lands Filled with Silence and Grief  ["Heathen Harvest: Walpurgisnacht" (comp.) 2012]
Atriarch - Offerings  [Atriarch/Alaric (split) 2012]
Dawn - Stalker's Blessing  [Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy), 1998]
My Dying Bride - The Isis Script  [The Light at the End of the World,  1999]
40 Watt Sun - Carry Me Home  [The Inside Room, 2011]
The Foreshadowing - Russians  [ Oionos, 2012]
Anima Morte - Feast of Feralia  [The Nightmare Becomes Reality, 2011]
Agalloch - Faustian Echoes (exc.)  [Faustian Echoes, 2012]

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

^RQ^ = requested

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

PODCAST: September 7th, 2012 [Compilation for the Dead 2012]

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The last episode was all about Dragon*Con, which no doubt left more than a few people feeling a bit left out. So, in lieu of a traditional episode upon my return, I thought I would offer people a chance to hear what they might have missed.

Every year since 2007, I've hand-crafted a limited batch of compilations to give away at the convention, partly to give people a taste of what "Out ov the Coffin" is like -- and, most importantly, to fly the flag for current goth & dark music that people may not be hearing. It's gotten more and more popular each year, which resulted in all available copies being snapped up before the Con was even through its second day.

So, for those that couldn't attend the con -- or for those who just didn't get a copy while supplies lasted -- this podcast encapsulates the contents of the Out ov the Coffin "Compilation for the Dead 2012." It evens features two bands never heard on the show before: Finland's Beastmilk, who turn in a Jim Morrison-soaked take on the heavier end of post-punk, and Portland Oregon's Atriarch, who offer a vital link between classic deathrock and current metal. Plus: Brand new material from Worm Ouroboros, taken from their new release, "Come the Thaw."

For those who just found out about this podcast at Dragon*Con this year, I welcome you aboard. The next brand new episode will launch on Friday, September 21st, featuring loads of new music that I've gathered in my recent travels. In the meantime, if you're new to this show, I encourage you to check out some of the previous episodes (here), and to follow the show on Facebook.

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Format: Artist's Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
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"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show date: Friday, September 7th, 2012

Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me/Lestat's Recitative  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]

The "Out ov the Coffin" Compilation for the Dead, 2012:

1.   Marco Beltrami:  The Door Opens  ["The Woman in Black" (soundtrack) 2012]
2.   Nosferatu:  Silver  [Wonderland, 2010]
3.   Angels of Liberty:  Monster In Me  [Monster In Me, 2011]
4.   Terminal Gods:  Electric Eyes  [Electric Eyes, 2012]
5.   Deathcamp Project:  Too Late  [Painthings, 2011]
6.   E.V.P.:   Sky Ritual (edit)  ["Saur Maas" (compilation) 2011]
7.   Black Ice:  Divination  [Before the First Light, 2010]
8.   The Dead Souls:  Hollow Days  [Ambition, 2011]
9.   Beastmilk:  Void Mother  [Use Your Deluge, 2012]
10.  Hyena Motorcade:  Snowflakes  [demo, 2010]
11.  AlterRed:  Dollstown  [Dollstown, 2012]
12.  IAMX:  Music People  [Volatile Times, 2011]
13.  Night Vision:  Betrayal  [Night Vision, 2012]
14.  Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat:  Define Pi  [Weltuntergangsstimmung, 2012]
15.  Cold Flesh Colony:  The Dark Passenger  [The Dark Passenger, 2012]
16.  Atriarch:  Oblivion  [Atriarch/Alaric (split) 2012]
17.  Elliot Goldenthal: Alchemical Lightshow ["The Tempest" (soundtrack) 2010]  
18.  Worm Ouroboros:  Withered  [Come the Thaw, 2012]

Elliot Goldenthal - Born to Darkness, Part 2  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]

*** = Dialogue sample, not taken from a standard release
(exc.) = excerpt

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