Friday, September 27, 2013

PODCAST: September 27th, 2013

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Having just returned from the singular experience of Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II, a multi-genre festival held in the forest-draped mountains of the high Sierras, this episode will doubtless be colored by that experience. As a means of preservation, you will hear many of the bands that performed, along with a few campfire stories I've brought back home with me.

On that note, the show opens with a new song from Lux Interna, whose set took place late into the freezing night on Sunday, thickening the already substantial atmosphere of their sound, as displayed on their latest album, There is Light in the Body, There is Blood in the Sun.

Following closely behind the dark folk of Lux Interna is the title track from the brand new ROME single, Hate Us and See if We Mind. The 45-minute EP features not only this more traditional (and impressive) title track, but also two nearly 20-minute experimental tracks, as well as a more subdued acoustic ballad to round it out.

For the straight-ahead gothic rock fans, The Mission (UK) have returned to the scene with a new album entitled The Brightest Light. Hailed as more than a return-to-form, the album is actually being praised as a reinvention. Meanwhile, you'll hear further cuts from the new Soror Dolorosa and Brotherhood releases.

In the current post-punk vein, Philadelphia's Night Sins have just released a free teaser for their forthcoming 2014 album, in the form of the single To London of the Lake. You can get it here, and see the video for it here. And from the other side of the country, Oakland's Wax Idols make their debut on the show this time with a song from their brand new album, Discipline & Desire.

We'll also go further into the excellent new Chelsea Wolfe album, Pain is Beauty, and check out another track from Brazil's Escarlatina Obsessiva, who have just released a video for the song "Fakir." You can see that one right here. Not enough? You'll also get the latest in a series of free live cover versions given away by KTAOABC (Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat), who this time have turned in a rendition of Front 242's "Kampfbereit." Get that one here.

In the dark metal portion of the show, you'll hear the debut of California's Weightlessness, taken from their forthcoming Graceless Records release, Of Lachrymose Grief. And we'll close the show with an extended cut from the new Wolvserpent double-album, Perigaea Antahkaran, which should help send everything home in a properly strange, atmospheric manner.

All of that, PLUS: Spotlights on the October tours of the legendary acts Goblin and Danzig; Fresh dark ambient rituals from The Netherlands' Kave and Poland's Inner Vision Laboratory (both taken from the new Kalpamantra compilation The Black Plague); A link to some possibly overlooked Lisa Gerrard material; and much, much more.

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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 27th, 2013

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

Lux Interna - Nida  [There is Light in the Body, There is Blood in the Sun, 2013]
Ulver - Hiertets Vee  [Kveldsanger, 1996]
ROME - Hate Us and See If We Mind (single version)  [Hate Us and See If We Mind, 2013]
Soror Dolorosa - Hologram  [No More Heroes, 2013]
Christian Death - The Path of Sorrows  [The Path of Sorrows, 1993]
Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci - River Dance  [Departum, 2010]
Brotherhood - Dead Inside [The Dark EP, 2013]
Goblin - Suspiria  ["Suspiria" (soundtrack) 1977]
Night Sins - To London or the Lake  [To London or the Lake, 2013]
Horror Vacui - Corvus Corax  [In Darkness You Will Feel Alright, 2012]
The Mission - Sometimes the Brightest Light Comes from the Darkest Place  [The Brightest Light, 2013]
Escarlatina Obsessiva - Fakir  [The Organ Grinder Songs, 2012]
KTAOABC - Kampfbereit (F242 cover)  [online release 2013]
Glenn Danzig - The Morrigu  [Black Aria, 1992]
Chelsea Wolfe - Feral Love  [Pain is Beauty, 2013]
Wax Idols - Elegua  [Discipline & Desire, 2013]
Worm Ouroboros - When We Are Gold  [Come the Thaw, 2012]
Amber Asylum - Dreams of Thee  [Songs of Sex and Death, 1999]
The Gault - Bright White Blind  [Even As All Before Us, 2005]
Inner Vision Laboratory - Swarm Palace ["The Black Plague" (comp.) 2013]
Weightlessness - By the Lore of a Morose Stench  [Of Lachrymose Grief, 2013]
Bell Witch - Longing (The River of Ash)  [Longing, 2012]
Ash Borer - Phantoms  [Cold of Ages, 2012]
Kave - The Hollow  ["The Black Plague" (comp.) 2013]
Wolvserpent - Within the Light of Fire  [Perigaea Antahkarana, 2013]

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

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Friday, September 13, 2013

PODCAST: September 13th, 2013: Compilation for the Dead 2013

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For those who were unable to attend Dragon Con, there are many things you missed -- and while I cannot replace most of those things, or approximate them for you, there is one thing I can give you. This podcast replicates the contents of my 2013 "Compilation for the Dead," which is known to many as a giveaway that I offer to those I run into each year at the convention.

The point? I make a small batch of these each year to highlight some great current artists -- which is also part of the mission of this podcast, so it also serves as a taste of what the show is like. Win/win. If my mission is successful, people will come out the other side having been turned on to a short list of current artists from the realms of goth, deathrock, post-punk, darkwave, industrial, dark ambient, and dark metal -- and, hopefully, they'll go out and support these bands, talk about them, and pick up their albums.

More than just a look back at sounds you've heard on this show before, this compilation/podcast offers several brand new bands and tracks making their debut on this episode: Fresh darkwave/post-punk from Brazil's Escarlatina Obsessiva; new post-punk/neo-folk from Australia's Lakes; traditional gothic rock from France's Soror Dolorosa; another brand new track from the just-released Chelsea Wolfe album, Pain is Beauty; along with previously unheard, but recently unearthed, gems from Nagual Art, Funeral Parade, and Kontravoid.

For those who just found out about this podcast at Dragon Con this year, I welcome you aboard. This is a special recap, but the next regular, brand new episode will launch on Friday, September 27th, featuring even more great new music, alongside classics and other current dark sounds. 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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"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show date: Friday, September 13th, 2013

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

The "Out ov the Coffin" Compilation for the Dead, 2013:

1.   Nagual Art:  Prozession (exc.)  [Sternenlieder, 2011]
2.   Monica Richards:  Endbegin  [Naiades, 2012]
3.   Grooving In Green:  Stranglehold  [Stranglehold, 2012]
4.   Lakes:  Blood of the Grove  [Blood of the Grove, 2013]
5.   Anasazi:  Samsara  [Attic Noise, 2012]
6.   Horror Vacui:  In Darkness You Will Feel Alright  [In Darkness You Will Feel Alright, 2012]
7.   Funeral Parade:  For You  [Funeral Parade, 2010]
8.   Spectres: Remote Viewing  [Nothing to Nowhere, 2012]
9.   Soror Dolorosa:  The Figure of the Night  [No More Heroes, 2013]
10.  The Estranged:  Statue in a Room  [The Subliminal Man, 2010]
11.  The Exploding Boy:  Torn  [The Black Album, 2011]
12.  The Bellwether Syndicate:  The Night Watch  [The Night Watch EP, 2013]
13.  Night Sins:  Playing Dead  [New Grave, 2012]
14.  Escarlatina Obsessiva:  Emerald Green  [The Organ Grinder Songs, 2012]
15.  White Lies:  Getting Even  [Big TV, 2013]
16.  Chelsea Wolfe:  The Warden  [Pain is Beauty, 2013]
17.  Kontravoid:  Silent Visions  [Kontravoid, 2012]
18.  Brian Tyler:  Strange Passenger  ["John Dies at the End" (soundtrack) 2013]
19.  Sombres ForĂȘts:  La Disparition  [La Mort du Soleil, 2013]

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

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