Thursday, April 21, 2016

PODCAST: April 2016 Episode

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"Present Time" by Rozz Williams, 1992


This episode of "Out ov the Coffin" begins with my yearly tribute to Rozz Williams, who took his own life in April of 1998. This time, I attempted to avoid the staples of his catalog, choosing lesser-played songs and digging a bit deeper for a couple of alternate, later recordings that demonstrate why he remained a legend. He may be remembered best for the walls he broke down in his youth, but he was a versatile and uninhibited performer until the end.

Beyond the Rozz-centric opening set, this episode then offers brand new music from Norway's Long Night, a traditional gothic rock act that features former members of bands like Tristania and Theatre of Tragedy. A song from ROME's brand new, and quite-varied, Coriolan EP follows, offering a taste of Jerome Reuter's signature style once again. 

The set continues with a classic from The Cure, appearing here to mark two occasions: The 35th of anniversary of the release of the Faith album being this month, AND today (April 21st) being Robert Smith's birthday. Friends of the band, And Also the Trees, step in next, with a taste of their sublime new release, Born Into the Waves, which leads into the celebration of another anniversary, this one for Siouxsie & the Banshees Tinderbox, which turns 30 this month. After a graveyard classic from the vastly underrated Frank the Baptist, the set fills out with recent Central and South American goth, first from Colombia's La Procesión De Lo Infinito, then from Costa Rica's Draconian Incubus.

The next set begins with brand new music from New York's Bootblacks, who have emerged with a catchy mix of synth-heavy goth-pop and post-punk on their latest album, Veins. Next, we hit a "Then & Now" segment, featuring an Ultravox cover from Italy's now-defunct Chants of Maldoror, followed by the band that rose from its ashes, Sorry, Heels. As we slide into darkwave territory, Sweden's Sanne de Neige makes their cold and detached debut on the show, followed by a deeper cut from Turkish darkwavers, She Past Away

In retroactive celebration of a cool show that danced through Nashville last week, you'll get a taste of the most recent works from Arizona's Body of Light and California's High-Functioning Flesh, who collectively have both the moves and the motion, in the live setting. The set wraps up with a face-punch of a new song from Youth Code's latest album, Commitment to Complications, further demonstrating why the band has created such an industrial-strength buzz in recent years. 

The dark metal set starts with more new music from Oakland's Lycus, taken from their Chasms LP, before the set turns its attention to indulging my nostalgia for the metal of the mid-'90s. Classics from My Dying BrideCelestial Season, and Samael lead us to the end of the set, finally shutting it down with an Alice Cooper cover. Alice's current tour will hit Nashville on May 2nd, so I close the show with a classic from his special corner of the vaults.

All of that, PLUS: A deeper cut from Ulver's new ATGCLVLSSCAP album; More music from Brian Reitzell's newly-issued "Hannibal season 3" soundtrack; Selections from the dark ambient and existentialist-zombie-romance-film vaults; and 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 recorded on: April 21st, 2016

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

Rozz Williams - Time  [Sleeping Dogs,  2013]
Premature Ejaculation - Valley of Humiliations  [Assertive Discipline, 1988]
Rozz Williams & David E. Williams - Cavity (live, 1996) [Accept the Gift of Sin, 2003]
Christian Death - The Blue Hour  [Catastrophe Ballet, 1984]
Shadow Project - Lord of the Flies  [Dreams for the Dying, 1992]
Daucus Karota - The Stranger  [Shrine, 1994]
Rozz Williams - Dec. 30, 1334 (exc.)  [The Whorse's Mouth, 1996]
Rozz Williams & Gitane Demone - Flowers  [Dream Home Heartache, 1995]
Brian Reitzell - Secondo Pt 2  ["Hannibal" Season 3, Vol. 1 (soundtrack) 2016]
Long Night - Arkham  [Sorrow Returns, 2016]
ROME - Broken  [Coriolan, 2016]
The Cure - Other Voices  [Faith, 1981]
And Also the Trees - The Sleepers  [Born Into the Waves, 2016]
Siouxsie & the Banshees - The Sweetest Chill  [Tinderbox, 1986]
Frank the Baptist - Cryptkicker  [Different Degrees of Empty, 2003]
La Procesión De Lo Infinito - La Era Oscura  [This is Gothic Rock Vol. II, 2014]
Draconian Incubus - Victim (Of Love)  [Ligeia, 2014]
Ulver - D-Day Drone  [ATGCLVLSSCAP, 2016]
Bootblacks - Pastlives  [Veins, 2016]
Chants of Maldoror - We Stand Alone  [Every Mask Tells The Truth, 2005]
Sorry, Heels - In Love With Silence  [The Accuracy of Silence, 2015]
Sanne de Neige - Dans La Forêt  [The Forest Tapes, 2015]
She Past Away - Uçtu Belirsizliğe  [Narin Yalnizlik, 2015]
Body of Light - Is It Lost  [Limits of Reason, 2014]
High-Functioning Flesh - Afterbirth  [Definite Structures, 2015]
Youth Code - Glass Spitter  [Commitment to Complications, 2016]
Inade - III: The Conquest of Being Separated  [Aldebaran, 1996]
Lycus - Obsidian Eyes  [Chasms, 2016]
My Dying Bride - I Am The Bloody Earth  [I Am The Bloody Earth, 1994]
Celestial Season - Decamerone  [Solar Lovers, 1994]
Samael - I Love the Dead  [Rebellion, 1995]
Manuel de Sica - The Rest of the World (Doesn't Exist) (long version)  ["Dellamorte Dellamore" Extended Soundtrack, 1994]
Alice Cooper - Steven  [Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975]

(exc.) - excerpt of the full song


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