Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PODCAST: May 27th, 2014 [June 2014 Edition]

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Following a three-week tour of Europe with Loss that was filled with amazing concerts, unbelievable locations, significantly beautiful sights, and a great deal of sleep-deprivation, Out ov the Coffin returns in its new monthly format. What can I say? I'm simply not in one place long enough to record a show more often than that, at least for now.

This episode, colored explicitly by the influence of my travels across so many great countries, emerges at the tail-end of May, so it will serve as the June 2014 episode. I've followed a loose theme, gathering songs that relate to the shows we played, the bands we met, the landscapes we crossed, and the music that visited my head in those moments. I've also made this show extra-long and packed it with a great deal of brand new music.

This one begins with a birthday nod to Siouxsie Sioux, in the form of her collaboration with Morrissey, who just so happened to have celebrated his own birthday last week. The birthdays don't end there, and neither do the nods to dark music icons. Peter Murphy returns with the first single from his new Lion album on this episode.

The ever-prolific Legendary Pink Dots have issued several new items in the last few months, so we only begin to catch up with a selection from their limited vinyl release, The Curse of Marie Antoinette -- which I've packed with an older Edward Ka-spel piece that never fails to enchant. Why? Because we kept playing venues where the Dots had just performed, and it made me wish we'd arrived just a bit earlier.

One of the locations we did not have the privilege of arriving in whatsoever was Sweden -- home to many great acts, including Principe Valiente, who have just returned with their best work yet, in the form of Choirs of Blessed Youth. Look forward to a brand new track from them, and to hearing more from these guys in the future.

This episode also features new music from two heralded acts that we all thought were defunct. In a great turn of events, though, The Last Dance has started releasing new music again, two songs at a time, with the ultimate goal of a new full-length this fall. The lead singles, "Scars" and "Mesmerize" are available on iTunes and Soundcloud, respectively. Watch for another pair soon. Meanwhile, the former members of Veil Veil Vanish have re-emerged, slightly altered, in the form of Vaniish, who will release their new album Memory Work on Metropolis Records on June 10th.

In the dark-ambient/experimental-atmospheres realm, this episode features new music from San Francisco's Common Eider, King Eider, a collaboration between Trepaneringsritualen & Sutekh Hexen entitled One Hundred Year Storm, and fresh soundtrack work from Dominik Morgenroth, who also happens to be the bassist for our European tour-mates, the German funeral doom-legends Worship. As cool day jobs go, scoring for video games is pretty high on the list.

It's no surprise that the dark metal portion of this episode begins with a classic from Worship, going back to their earliest work, and highlighting one of my favorite parts of their live set each night. I watched them 14 nights in a row and never tired of hearing it. Beyond that, you'll hear a song from the new Profetus album, As All Seasons Die, followed by new music from one of the best support acts with whom we shared a stage -- in this case in Poland -- the avant-black metal band Outre, taken from their split with Thaw.

Speaking of sharing, I had the pleasure of sharing merch space with Alan from Primordial at Heavy Days in Doomtown in Copenhagen, where his new band Dread Sovereign were performing as well. The highlight of their set, for me, was a song called "We Wield the Spear of Longinus," taken from their new album All Hell's Martyrs, so you will hear that one on the way out.

All of that, plus: New Front Line Assembly remixed by Youth Code; Fresh soundtrack additions from Marco Beltrami's World War Z and Ryan Amon's Elysium; A triple birthday salute to three of horror's finest gentlemen: Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee; Selections from the vault of memory; and much more...

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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
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"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show recorded on: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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

Morrissey & Siouxsie - Interlude  [Interlude, 1994]
Marco Beltrami - No Teeth, No Bite ["World War Z" (soundtrack) 2013]
The Legendary Pink Dots - The Curse of Marie Antoinette  [The Curse of Marie Antoinette, 2013]
Edward Ka-spel - Believe on a Breeze  [Red Letters, 2000]
Bloody Dead and Sexy - Baby Moon  [Bad Ambient, 2013]
Corpus Delicti - Dusk of Hallows  [Sylphes, 1994]
Frank the Baptist - On My Tongue  [Different Degrees of Empty, 2003]
Zeraphine - Still  [Still, 2006] 
Trepaneringsritualen & Sutekh Hexen - One Hundred Year Storm, Part 1 (exc.)  [One Hundred Year Storm, 2014]
Principe Valiente - Wasted Time  [Choirs of Blessed Youth, 2014]
Vaniish - Kaliedoscoped  [Memory Work, 2014]
Night Sins - Neon Light Intoxicants  [To London or the Lake, 2013]
The Sisters of Mercy - Black Planet  [First and Last and Always, 1985]
New Model Army - Spirit of the Falklands  [Vengeance, 1984]
Joy Division - The Only Mistake  [Still, 1981]
Common Eider, King Eider - As the Soil Rises Up Past Our Bodies  [Taaleg Uksur, 2014]
The Last Dance - Scars  [Scars (single), 2014]
Peter Murphy - Hang Up  [Lion, 2014]
Ryan Amon - When He Wakes Up  ["Elysium" (soundtrack) 2013]
Front Line Assembly - Echogenetic (Youth Code mix)  [Echoes, 2014]
Laibach - Die Liebe  [Nova Akropola, 1985]
Rammstein - Klavier  [Sehnsucht, 1997]
Dominik Morgenroth - The City at Night ["Dark" (videogame soundtrack) 2013]
Worship - Whispering Gloom  [Last CD Before Doomsday, 1999]
Profetus - A Reverie (Midsummer's Dying)  [As All Seasons Die, 2014]
Skepticism - Shred of Light, Pinch of Endless  [Farmakon, 2003]
Outre - Garden of Earthly Delights: I - The Joining of Adam and Eve / II - The Garden  [Thaw/Outre (split), 2013]
Primordial - Journey's End  [A Journey's End, 1998]
Richard Harvey - Medley  ["House of Long Shadows" (soundtrack) 1983]
Dread Sovereign - We Wield the Spear of Longinus  [All Hell's Martyrs, 2014] 
Horse Latitudes - Into the Deep  [Awakening, 2011]

(exc.) = excerpt of a longer piece


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