Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PODCAST: February 2017 Episode

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Arriving on the last possible day of February 2017, this episode begins with a further cut from The Agony In Memory EP by Dallas, Texas band, Garden of Mary, who are already in the studio at press time, recording new material for a future release. We look forward to that, even as we look back, during the next song, on the career of Bill Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017), who sadly died too early this week. In this case, a selection from the soundtrack to the greatly underappreciated Near Dark serves as a small tribute to the man's on-screen charm and style.

The start of the first full set sees me catching up on a release that I never got to last year, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds latest, Skeleton Tree, the making of which was profiled in the stark and moving documentary film, One More Time With Feeling. By nature, it can be a scattered and difficult album and film, due to the tragic circumstances that colored its creation, but it's worth delving into. Following that, you'll hear deeper cuts from the excellent new ROME album, The Hyperion Machine, and the equally heralded new Soft Kill album, Choke, as well. After our second dip into the vaults of 1987, you'll hear another new track from 
the UK's FEHM, before wrapping up the set with new post-punk/darkwave from Italy's Winter Severity Index

The next set is rife with deathrock sounds, new and old. We begin with a taste of Blood Lust, the brand new demo/EP from Louisville's The Kentucky Vampires, before jumping into a classic from 45 Grave. Circling back to France in 2014, we revisit Varsovie's album, L'Heure et la Trajectoire, giving the center of the set a more post-punk lining. Never fear, though, as we slide back to 1981 for a classic from The Mob, before closing the set with a semi-new track from NYC's Elysian, who recently changed their name from Maudlin, and left their original base of Atlanta, for what I imagine to be brighter (darker?) deathrock pastures. 

The third set begins with a brand new Votive Offering from the UK's Artefact, who are quickly followed by more deathrock flavor from L.A.'s The Wraith. The band, which features ex-members of Lost Tribe and Cinema Strange, has now issued their first physical release, in the form of the Shadow Flag EP. Next up is a further cut from Bestial Mouths, who are hitting the road in the US in March (Nashville on March 22nd) to support their latest Cleopatra Records album, Heartless. Next, some brand new alien darkwave from Drab Majesty's The Demonstration enters gracefully, holding the door open for a deeper cut from The Rain Within's new Dark Drive album. This time, we get the track "Murder," for which there is now a cool new video

The dark metal portion of the show is comprised entirely of new music this month, beginning with a song from the practically-obscure 2016 cassette-only release from Portland's recently revamped Atriarch, We Are All Dead. Following that, I finally get into the latest from Neurosis, with a track from their Fires Within Fires. A further taste of Ash Borer's The Irrepassable Gate comes next, before closing the set with an outlandish new one from Germany's Paria, taken from their Knochenkamp album. Lastly, the show closes with a lengthy new track (clocking in at almost 30 minutes!) from Cultes Des Ghoules' latest black metal theatre-piece, Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love.

All of that, PLUS: 30th and 40th anniversary nods to horror classics "
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" and "Suspiria," respectively; Synthwave flavors from the currently-touring Carpenter Brut; Some unreleased '80s horror soundtrack magic; 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: February 27th/28th, 2017

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

Garden of Mary - Sleepless Nights  [The Agony In Memory, 2016]
Tangerine Dream - Rain in the Third House  ["Near Dark" (soundtrack) 1987] {R.I.P. Bill Paxton}
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone  [Skeleton Tree, 2016]
ROME - Celine in Jerusalem  [The Hyperion Machine, 2016]
Soft Kill - Lost  [Choke, 2016]
Stiff Kittens - Eternal Blue  [Eternal Blue, 1987]
FEHM - I Scared, I Stiff  [Circadian Life, 2016]
Winter Severity Index - Athlete  [Human Taxonomy, 2016]
Angelo Badalamenti - Opening/Puppet Walk/Save the Children ["A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (soundtrack) 1987]
The Kentucky Vampires - Communicate with the Living  [Blood Lust, 2017]
45 Grave - Phantoms  [Sleep in Safety, 1983]
Varsovie - La Fêlure  [L'Heure et la Trajectoire, 2014] 
The Mob - No Doves Fly Here  [No Doves Fly Here, 1981]
Elysian (formerly Maudlin) - Crooked  [self-titled, 2016]
Goblin - Black Forest  ["Suspiria" (soundtrack) 1977]
Artefact - Libracide  [Votive Offering, 2017]
The Wraith - Dolor  [Shadow Flag, 2017]
Bestial Mouths - Earth  [Heartless, 2016]
Drab Majesty - Behind the Wall  [The Demonstration, 2017]
The Rain Within - Murder  [Dark Drive, 2016]
Carpenter Brut - Invasion A .D.  [Trilogy, 2015]
Atriarch - Repent  [We Are All Dead, 2016]
Neurosis - Bending Light  [Fires Within Fires, 2016]
Ash Borer - Grey Marrow  [The Irrespassable Gate, 2016]
Paria - So Far From the Hidden God  [Knochenkamp, 2016]
John Ross - Opening Titles  ["Hide and Go Shriek" (soundtrack) 1988]
Cultes Des Ghoules - Satan, Father, Savior, Hear My Prayer... (Scene V)  [Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love, 2016]


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