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]

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(exc.) = excerpt

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