Tuesday, November 30, 2021

PODCAST: November 2021 Episode

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Following that hazy cloud of in between days that comprise the post-Halloween season, the November 2021 episode of "Out ov the Coffin" emerges late, but with two full armloads of freshly harvested music. It all begins with the latest single from Seraphim Shock, a bittersweet, mid-tempo piece which also seems to exist between dark and sentimental states -- as could be called a signature of their sound, as well as the season.

After an appropriately-titled, moody instrumental piece from the new Child of Night album, The Walls at Dawn, the first full set begins with newcomers Grundeis (Germany), who offer the first taste of their debut full length, Amygdala. A promising and moving take on goth and deathrock sounds, combined for both musical and emotional impact. From there, we move to a fresh remix from trad-goth legacy act The Wake, taken from their new Mixers & Elixirs EP. We then dip a little deeper into The Awakening's new This Alchemy album, before taking in an alternate studio version of ROME's "Kali Yuga Über Alles," as recorded for their more intimate Hansa Studios Session II LP. The ever-popular spectre of Russian post-punk then makes an appearance, in the form a song from Dneprovsky Bereg, taken from their 2021 EP Случай. Finally, we close the set with a second dose of Esses excellent new Bloodletting for the Lonely. Having been a staple of the ever-fruitful Oakland scene for many years, the members of Esses recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, joining another quite productive US scene. 

It's fair to say that set two starts in a catchy '80s mood, kicking off with an upbeat new single from UK darkwave act Corlyx, taken from their forthcoming Blood in the Disco album, before moving into a second taste of Vision Video's equally catchy, but more post-punk leaning, new Inked in Red album. UK goth rock act Sirens of Light then make their debut with a reworked early 2000s track entitled "Maria," which leads us down under for a debut from Australian post-punk outfit, Body Maintenance. We then reach into the vaults for something from Clan of Xymox's recently reissued Peel Sessions collection, in honor of their forthcoming US tour (they'll be in Nashville on March 20th, 2022). And finally, set two rounds out with the new single from darkwave-crooner Panic Priest, teasing an album-to-be with the single "Angelsteal."

Set three, I describe as a bit of a journey into the ether. Not to be confused with an entirely down-tempo set, the songs that have been sewn together here share a common thread of atmospheric quality, regardless of bpm. It begins with a 30th anniversary salute to the title track from Voivod's 1991 album, Angel Rat. Perhaps unexpected, it is a song that transcended the genre boundaries of its time, striking a bizarre, somber mood unmatched by its peers. Keeping with the anniversaries, we then hear from original UK post-punk act, The Sound, in honor of the 40th anniversary of their 1981 LP From the Lions Mouth. The unmistakable sound of Cocteau Twins take us into the following year with the title track from their 1982 debut Garlands, followed by a new collaboration from Dead Can Dance co-founder Lisa Gerrard and the band's live keyboardist Jules Maxwell, who have just released the album Burn. We then go deeper into Casa Luna, the new EP from ethereal darkwave masters Lycia, before closing the set with another collaborative piece, this time from everyone's favorite Icelandic witches, Kælan Mikla, and ethereal French post-metal act Alcest

Now that I've invoked the M-word, it's safe to say that set four finds us deep in the woods for the dark metal portion of the show. Technically, we begin in the graveyard, with a second taste of Funeral Cult of Personality, by Italian death-doom masters Abysmal Grief. From there, we visit Finland for a debut from Olio Tähtien Takana's new Spectral Katharsis album. Having recently tracked down the video in order to screen it for fresh eyes, we summon Emperor's '90s Norwegian black metal classic "The Loss & Curse of Reverence" from the vaults, before revealing another debut from Canadian atmospheric black metal act Ulvik's new album, Cascades. Spain's Velo Misere close the set with a song from their new album, Monomanía del Inexorable Vacío, before the show ultimately concludes with new music from Selvans, who once again tap into the Italian Horror soundtrack wells to augment their black metal influences on their new EP, Dark Italian Art


All of that PLUS: New dark ambient works from LẼTUM, Sphäre Sechsand Afnimaran; Cult film and music anniversaries; selections from the vaults; and more. 


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PLAYLIST BEGINS HERE
Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded:  November 29th-30th, 2021

Opening Theme: 
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994]
 
Seraphim Shock - Angel Grey [single, 2021]
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Child of Night - Outbreak  [The Walls at Dawn, 2021]
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Grundeis - Bleed  [Amygdala, 2021]
The Wake - Everything (feat. Wolfie) (MH Remix)  [Mixers & Elixirs, 2021]
The Awakening - All Tomorrow's Saints  [This Alchemy, 2021]
ROME - Kali Yuga Über Alles  [Hansa Studios Session II, 2021]
Dneprovsky Bereg (Днепровский Берег) – Случай (The Case)  [Sluchay (Случай), 2021]
Esses - Faceless Past  [Bloodletting for the Lonely, 2021]
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Kendall Schmidt - untitled  ["Neon Maniacs" (soundtrack) 1986]
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Corlyx - The Echo  [Blood in the Disco, 2022]
Vision Video - Kandahar  [Inked in Red, 2021]
Sirens of Light - Maria (video mix) [single, 2021]
Body Maintenance - Death's Hall  [Body Maintenance, 2021]
Clan of Xymox - Muscoviet Mosquito  [Peel Sessions, 1985/2020]
Panic Priest - Angelsteal  [single, 2021]
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Sphäre Sechs - Unstable Orbit  [Beta Pictoris, 2021]
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Voivod - Angel Rat  [Angel Rat, 1991]
The Sound - Winning  [From the Lions Mouth, 1981]
Cocteau Twins - Garlands  [Garlands, 1982]
Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell - Orion (The Weary Huntsman)  [Burn, 2021]
Lycia - Galatea  [Casa Luna, 2021]
Kælan Mikla - Hvítir Sandar (feat. Alcest)  [Undir Köldum Norðurljósum, 2021]
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Afnimaran - Nostromo  [Graveyard Orbit, 2020]
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Abysmal Grief - The Graveyard is Mine  [Funeral Cult of Personality, 2021]
Olio Tähtien Takana - Journey Through The Most High  [Spectral Katharsis, 2021]
Emperor - The Loss and Curse of Reverence  [Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, 1997]
Ulvik - Nokhur  [Cascades, 2021]
Velo Misere - Visión de la Sombra  [Monomanía del Inexorable Vacío, 2021]
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LẼTUM - The Beauty of Miserable Souls  [The Face of Life and Death, 2021]
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Selvans - Iò Pan! / L'Errante  [Dark Italian Art, 2021]

 

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

PODCAST: The Out ov the Coffin HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2021

 

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Hold out your hands and brace yourselves, kids, because here comes The 2021 "Out ov the Coffin" HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! Another long, strange year has yielded another long, dark passage through the unlit catacombs that lie beneath the intersection of horror and sound, of autumn and death, of dark music and Halloween!

Get ready for FOUR BRAND NEW HOURS of pure Halloween Worship, featuring: NEW, current, and classic FULL-SIZE songs from the creepiest corners of goth, post-punk, deathrock, horror punk, darkwave, metal, and MORE, riddled with hundreds of fun-sized bites of cvlt movie dialogue, sound effects, trailers, TV spots, novelties, and, of corpse, horror film and television soundtracks, all assembled in ritual formation, and (g)hosted by yours truly, DJ Ichabod.


Once again, alongside a pumpkinful of essential Halloween Hymns, I have ungraved some fresh musical specimens for you this year, including debuts from
Kælan Mikla, Entertainment, Dark, Scary Black, Final Gasp, Boo Dudes, Abysmal Grief, Light of the Morning Star, Crystal Coffin, Austral Kult, Le Chant Noir, and the new “Halloween Kills” soundtrack. Plus, I'll be pulling out some previously unseen specimens from the vaults, like the newly unearthed rarities collection from Praise of Folly, and an entire set covering the marriage of horror and rock n' roll through the decades, digging all the way back to its 1950s roots, then branching that Halloween Tree out to the present!

As is traditional, we'll mark the anniversaries of many Halloween season milestones, including (perhaps) the ultime Halloween song itself, the Misfits "Halloween," which is now 40 Halloweens old! Also hitting musical middle-age this season, absolute essentials from The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and Joy Division. Plus, we'll give several classic movies the Hallow-versary treatment, too.
 
Speaking of movies, this show will give special bite-marks for the 50th anniversaries this month of two of my faorite vampire films -- many great quotes from which will be heard throughout the program: First, gracing -- and I do mean gracing -- the cover art for this year's Halloween Special, "Daughters of Darkness," the 1971 euro-vamp classic with an atmosphere so lush that I've been chasing that high since I first saw the film years ago. Second, the Hammer Horror classic "Twins of Evil," often written off as a novelty of their sexually charged '70s period, it's a film that deserves repeated viewing. Quite possibly one of the best sets they ever decorated, but I digress. It would be perfect for a *proper* Halloween party, though...
 
Speaking of which, I hope this show will help to fill your veins with Halloween spirit, and inspire you to go out (or stay in) to celebrate accordingly -- and if it does, please hand it out to your FIENDS by sharing it on your social media platform of choice.

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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)


"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: 2021!
  Show recorded on: October 26th, 2021


[SAMPLE] WPIX Phantasm II TV spot
[SAMPLE] Phantasm
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me (Twin Peaks Murder Edition by Ichabod, 2017)
[SAMPLE] Twins of Evil
[SAMPLE] Dark Shadows episode 423
[Sample] Dark Shadows episode 347
Lêtum – Anxious Spirits (exc.)  [The Face of Life and Death, 2021]
Misfits – Halloween
[Sample] Dark Shadows episode 347
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⚰️ John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies – The Myers House / Halloween Kills (Main Title) / Halloween Kills (End Titles) ["Halloween Kills” (soundrack) 2021]
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Kælan Mikla - Svört Augu (Black Eyes)  [Undir Köldum Norðurljósum, 2021]
[SAMPLE] Haunted Mansion snippet
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Halloween  [Juju, 1981]
[SAMPLE] Daughters of Darkness
Vincas – Phantasma  [Phantasma, 2020]
[TRAILER] The Mask (1961)
Bauhaus – Mask  [Mask, 1981]
[SAMPLE] Trick or Treat
Entertainment - Horror  [Horror Pt. 1, 2021]
Cinema Strange – Moundshroud (Ichabod’s Halloween Tree version)  [original version on Cinema Strange, 2000]
[SAMPLE] Thrillers & Chillers (1974)
Nosferatu – The Haunting (Main Mix)  [Prince of Darkness, 1996]
[SAMPLE] Daughters of Darkness
The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes  [single, 1981]
[SAMPLE] Vincent Price - A Graveyard of Ghost Tales
[SAMPLE] Dark Shadows ep 512
Joy Division – Dead Souls  [Still, 1981]
[SAMPLE] Castle of Blood (1964)
[SAMPLE] Night Gallery
Praise of Folly – The Hanged Man (Black Tape Sessions)  [All Shadows Past, 2021]
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⚰️ Philip Martell – The Resurrection of Mircalla ["Twins of Evil" (soundtrack) 1971]
James Bernard – Funeral in Carpathia (The Dracula Suite)  [“Dracula: Classic Scores from Hammer Horror” (comp.) 1989]
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[SAMPLE] Castle of Blood
Twin Tribes – Fantasmas  [Ceremony, 2019] (Playing Nashville on 11/21/21)
[SAMPLE] Night of the Demons
Blu Anxxiety - Cats Eye and Corpse  [digital single, 2019]
The Kentucky Vampires – Saint Vincent  [Crimson Curse, 2020]
[SAMPLE] The Haunted Palace
Dark – In the Dark You Die  [Nightmare, 2021]
[RADIO SPOT] Halloween II (1981)
Scary Black – American Gothic  [single, 2021]
[TRAILER] Daughters of Darkness
Bloodflag feat. Rozz Williams - Daughters of Darkness (Heltir Mix) (exc.) ["Merry Maladies" (comp.) 1998]
Christian Death – Hour of the Wolf  [The Path of Sorrows, 1993]
[Trailer] Werewolf Shadow
Type O Negative – Wolf Moon  [October Rust, 1996]
[SAMPLE] Elvira’s Fright Sounds tape
[SAMPLE] Headbangers Ball w/ Type O Negative (Halloween 1996)
[RADIO SPOT] Suspiria #2
Momy Fortuna – Suspiria  [Hexennacht, 2021]
[SAMPLE] Graveyard Disturbance (1987)
Altar de Fey – Veil of Death  [Echoes in the Corridor, 2016]
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⚰️ François de Roubaix – Daughters of Darkness (ending) / Le Récit Des Tortures Et Des Vampires  ["Daughters of Darkness" (soundtrack) 1971]
Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave – Intro & Main Title  [“Phantasm” (soundtrack) 1979]
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Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell on You (live on the Arsenio Hall Show, 1989)
Something Weird – The Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (Radio spot)  [“Spook Show Spectacular A-Go-Go” (comp.) 2019]
John Zacherley - Happy Halloween  [Scary Tales, 1962]
Something Weird - Asylum of the Insane  [“Spook Show Spectacular A-Go-Go” (comp.) 2019]
Screaming Lord Sutch – Jack the Ripper  [Rock & Horror, 1982]
[SAMPLE] The Vampire Happening
Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast - Over at the Frankenstein Place  ["The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (soundtrack) 1975]
[SAMPLE] Something Weird sound effect
Roky Erickson & the Aliens – Night of the Vampire  [I Think of Demons, 1980]
[TRAILER] Dead & Buried
Misfits – London Dungeon  [3 Hits from Hell, 1981]
[SAMPLE] The Return of the Living Dead
45 Grave – Party Time (Zombie Version)  [“The Return of the Living Dead” (soundtrack) 1985]
[SAMPLE] The Return of the Living Dead
Screaming Dead - Night Creatures  [Night Creatures, 1983]
Halloween – Trick or Treat  [Don’t Metal with Evil, 1984]
[SAMPLE] The Real Ghostbusters: When Halloween Was Forever
Samhain – Halloween II  [Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire, 1986]
[SAMPLE] Trick or Treat (1986)
Fastway – Trick or Treat  ["Trick or Treat" (soundtrack) 1986]
[TRAILER] Prince of Darkness
Alice Cooper – Prince of Darkness  [Raise Your Fist and Yell, 1987]
[SAMPLE] Elvira’s Fright Sounds tape (1987)
The Cramps – The Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon  [Stay Sick!, 1989]
[RETRO-MERCIAL] Freddy Krueger Hotline (1989)
Danzig – Her Black Wings  [Lucifuge, 1990]
[TRAILER] Subspecies 1991
[RETRO-MERCIAL] “Nightmare” VHS game
Seraphim Shock - Halloween Girl  [Halloween, Sex n’ Vegas, 2004]
[SAMPLE] City of the Living Dead
Calabrese – End of Time at the Gates of Hell  [Flee the Light, 2019]
[SAMPLE] Something Weird Video   
Final Gasp – Corpse Powder  [Haunting Whisper, 2021]
Boo Dudes – The Burial Bop  [The Invisible Album, 2021]
[SAMPLE] Scooby Doo: The Headless Horseman of Halloween
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⚰️ Walter Rizzati – I Remember  [“House By the Cemetery” (soundtrack) 1981]
MALCO – The Black Order  [Horror Titles – Vol. 1, 2020]
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Abysmal Grief – Idolatry of the Bones  [Funeral Cult of Personality, 2021]
Cemetery Echo - Beneath the Crypts (intro)  [Come Share My Shroud, 2020]
Light of the Morning Star – Spectres  [Charnel Noir, 2021]
[SAMPLE] Twins of Evil (Thunder and rites)
Crystal Coffin – Skeletons  [The Starway Eternal, 2021]
[SAMPLE] The Pagan Invasion (Satanic Panic)
[SAMPLE] Twins of Evil
Hecate Enthroned – An Ode for a Haunted Wood  [Upon Promeathean Shores (Unscriptured Waters), 1995]
[SAMPLE] Twins of Evil
Austral Kult – Speak of the Devil  [Speak of the Devil, 2021]
[SAMPLE] Daughters of Darkness
Cradle of Filth - Thirteen Autumns and a Widow (Remixed and Remastered)  [Cruelty and the Beast (Re-Mistressed), 1998/2019]
[SAMPLE] The Midnight Hour
Le Chant Noir – Le Vampire  [La Société Satanique des Poètes Morts, 2021]
[SAMPLE] “The Return of the Living Dead”
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⚰️
Francis Haines – The Trioxin Theme [“The Return of the Living Dead” (unreleased score) 1985]
Candlemass – Marche Funebre  [Nightfall, 1987]
Robert Cobert – Nightmare in the Past  ["Night of Dark Shadows" (soundtrack) 1971]
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King Diamond – Halloween  [Halloween (single), 1986]
Uncredited – Horror at the Graveyard (exc.)  [Horror at the Graveyard, 1994]
[SAMPLE] The Fearless Vampire Killers

   

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

PODCAST: Compilation for the Dead 2021 (September 2021 Episode)

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Returning to tradition, in spite of the state of the world, the September episode of "Out ov the Coffin" takes the form of the all-new, 2021 Compilation for the Dead. "What the hell is a 'Compilation for the Dead,' though? Wait... are we the dead?"

Yes. 

Seriously, though, it's a tribute to the many goth compilation CDs that were so helpful to me when I first got into this kind of music, back in the '90s. I'd put one of those on and just start scribbling notes on the bands I needed to investigate further. If this compilation has that effect on you, I consider it a success. Unlike most episodes, this one is designed to play through without talk breaks (once you get past the intro), so you can throw it on and focus on this season's crop of new, current, and sometimes returning dark bands that I think people should know about. It's also a good introduction to what the show is about for any newcomers -- or a nice, seasonal collection for longtime listeners.

I started the "Compilation for the Dead" series back in 2007, after attending Dragon Con for a couple of years, because I would always have conversations at the panels about the state of goth music, the health of the scene, and if there were any good bands still putting "this kind of music" out. My answer to the last question was always an emphatic "YES," but in order to put my money where my mouth was, I decided to create some proof.

"Hi... I made you a mixtape...."

So, each year I choose an album's worth of strictly new and current music to represent this podcast, my DJing style, and, most importantly, the current state of goth & the wider dark music scene as I see it. This year's mix features debuts from Russia's Twin Peaks (Твин Пикс), Chicago's New Canyons, and composer Daniel Hart's score to "The Green Knight." Plus: A first taste of the excellent new Esses album, Bloodletting for the Lonely, and several deeper cuts into recently featured new releases.
 
If this is your first episode of Out ov the Coffin, the regular episodes happen once a month, taking the form of a traditional, hosted radio show, with an emphasis on new music -- but also including classics from the vault, episodic themes, and further cuts into current albums in the realms of: Goth, post-punk, deathrock, darkwave, coldwave, industrial, film scores, dark metal, and more. The next one in line will actually be another special edition, October's traditional Halloween Special, which is both a personal and listener favorite each year. Look for that one as the veil draws thinner...

Until then, if you're new here, I encourage you to check out some of the previous episodes (here or here), and to follow the show on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks,
Ichabod


* Neither this podcast nor this compilation are endorsed or produced by Dragon Con.

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"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  This mix/episode originally compiled August 2021.

Intro track, which then plays backwards beneath the introductory and closing remarks:
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]

The "Out ov the Coffin" Compilation for the Dead, 2021:

1.    Daniel Hart - Do You Believe in Witchcraft? (exc.) [“The Green Knight” (soundtrack) 2021]

2.    Vincas - Until It Rains Red  [Phantasma, 2020]

3.    Bleib Modern - Loony Voices  [Afraid to Leave, 2021]

4.    The Secret French Postcards - Pleasure  [Colours, 2020]

5.    Varsovie - L'ombre Et La Nuit  [L'ombre Et La Nuit, 2021]

6.    Twin Peaks (Твин Пикс) - Vampires (Вампиры)  [Shanghai Basements (По Шанхайским подвалам), 2021]

7.    Cult Strange - Slave to the Algorithm  [Rites of Passage, 2020]

8.    Esses - Caged Beasts  [Bloodletting for the Lonely, 2021]

9.    Sevit - As Animals  [On the Edge of a Darker Place, 2020]

10.  Nox Novacula - Drug (Bitter Pill)  [Ascension, 2021]

11.  Tales of Murder and Dust - Entropy  [Fragile Absolutes, 2020]

12.  The Glass Beads - Dark Side  [Therapy, 2020]

13.  Future Faces - Halcyon  [Euphoria, 2020]

14.  A Cloud of Ravens - Sacrosanct  [Another Kind of Midnight, 2021]

15.  New Canyons - Adult Education  [Heavy Water, 2021]

16.  Jim Williams - The Possessors are Possessed [“Possessor” (soundtrack) 2020]

17.  Bestial Mouths - Lain To Rust  [ResurrectedinBlack, 2020]

18.  Momy Fortuna - Hexennacht  [Hexennacht, 2021]

19.  Cemetery Echo - Transylvanian Moon  [Come Share My Shroud, 2020]

20.  Wolves in the Throne Room - Through Eternal Fields  [Primal Arcana, 2021]



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Friday, August 20, 2021

PODCAST: August 2021 Episode

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Given the current state of things right now, I can only hope this episode of "Out ov the Coffin" finds you well. Whatever the case may be, perhaps the right music can distract you a bit from the world outside your window. To that end, we begin with brand new music from Clan of Xymox, the title track -- as it happens -- from their new album, Limbo. I'm sure you can relate to some of the themes they've tackled on this one, and with any luck, we will see them on tour in the US early next year (including a stop in Nashville in March).

Following that pattern, the first full set begins with the title track from the new Exile EP by Italy's Hapax, some fresh post-punk/goth that we can only assume was constructed during, and influenced by, the lockdown as well. From there, we have a premiere from California's
Ashes Fallen, taken from their well-titled new LP, A Fleeting Melody out of a Fading Dream. We then visit the Mexicali post-punk scene for a taste of Silent,'s new Modern Hate album, before taking a leap all the way back to the mid-'80s Serbian post-punk scene for one from the vaults. In this case, we hear from an obscure act called Morbidi I Mnoći whose videos have surfaced online, but who seem to have no official albums released. Curious, but that is the beauty of mining music on the internet, right? We then close the set with a pair of more lo-fi deathrock and goth releases -- new bands that may very well sound like artifacts from the past -- first from Texas act Altar of Eden's Chimeras cassette, then from Greek band Grey Gallows' new Garden of Lies album. 
 
Set two leads us down a more dreamy electronic path, woven from threads of darkwave and synth, touching on some industrial rock, then easing you awake again. Kælan Mikla is first, with the latest single from their forthcoming album, Undir Köldum Norðurljósum. Portland's Ritual Veil slide in next, with a track from their new Keep Looking Down EP, followed by a collaborative single from Raygun Romance feat. System Syn. After a period of relative silence, The Rain Within make their return with the new synth-laden single entitled "Forward in Reverse." Jumping back on to the show with an old-school radio ID spot to boot, we have a new track from New York's A Cloud of Ravens, as remixed by fan-favorites Ritual Howls. Finally, we close the set with a new one from the man himself, Gary Numan, whose new album Intruder will put him out on the road this fall, as long as people actually get vaccinated and we can have nice things again. ::side-eye::
 
Set three throws a big, goth-nerd spotlight on Dragon Con 2021, as one of the largest fandom conventions in the country returns to in-person status this labor day weekend (Sep. 2nd-6th) in Atlanta, Georgia. As you may know, I am the Assistant Director of the Horror Track at Dragon Con, (now on Instagram) and I host the annual goth panels (among other things). This year's main goth panel will feature several special guests from regional goth and deathrock bands, alongside members of this year's performing acts: Entertainment, Tears for the Dying, The March Violets (yes, THAT March Violets), Vision Video (featuring "Goth Dad" himself from TikTok), and Aurelio Voltaire -- the last two of which will be playing live around the con this year. The rest are guests exclusive to our panel! Then, you'll get some great new neo-classical metal from Valentine Wolfe (who does amazing live scores for silent films, which they will do again this year for 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'!), and a new Dragon Con exclusive video-game-soaked-EBM track from The Gothsicles -- these two bands will be appearing together on our "Unlocked: Music to Play in the Dark" panel.

In addition to the aforementioned music panels, there will also be "An Hour with Goth Dad" (aka TikTok star and musician Dusty Gannon from Vision Video) and "William Stout: Designer of the Living Dead'" which will see me moderating a discussion with William Stout (the father of Tarman and many other creatures) about his production design work for the greatest film of all time, "The Return of the Living Dead!" Most of the above-mentioned panels are to be held
in the Horror Track's Main Room on the 8th floor of the Westin, but see the handy list of panels I have referenced below (with a bonus). For all the additional info you may need, go get the Dragon Con App, and I hope to see some of you there!

Friday, September 3rd

5:30pm: “Scary Monsters: Bowie & Horror”

The threads of horror running through David Bowie’s career, from The Hunger to Outside & beyond. Location: Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track Main Room).

 

8:30pm: "Goth 2021: Release the Bats"

Members of the US dark music scene discuss emerging from their proverbial caves in the current state of music. Guests: Aurelio Voltaire, Tom Ashton (March Violets), Adria Stembridge (Tears for the Dying), Trey Ehart (Entertainment), Dusty Gannon (Vision Video), Jess o' Lantern. Moderator:  Ichabod. Location: Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track Main Room).

 

Saturday, September 4th

2:30pm: "Unlocked: Music to Play in the Dark"

Musicians discuss exploring unique sonic frontiers. Guests: The Gothsicles, Valentine Wolfe. Moderator: Ichabod. Location: Westin Chastain I-J.

 

8:30pm: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

Valentine Wolfe performs a live score for a screening of the silent film classic 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' followed by a discussion of the film. Location: Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track Main Room).

 

Sunday, September 5th

5:30pm: "An Hour with Goth Dad"

A Q&A with Vision Video's Dusty Gannon, lovingly known to social media fans as 'Goth Dad' from TikTok. Come for the dad jokes & makeup tips, stay for the goth-fatherly advice! Moderator: Dan Geller (Vision Video). Location: Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track Main Room).

 

7:00pm: "William Stout: Designer of the Living Dead"

Art legend William Stout discusses his design work for the cult zombie classic "The Return of the Living Dead." Moderator: Ichabod. Location: Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track Main Room).  


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Moving on to set four, we enter the realms of dark metal, startring with a triple-anniversary celebration this month. Two of the most influential albums of 1996 for me, personally, plus one very cool semi-obscurity that more people should know, ALL turn 25 years old this month. First up is
Cradle of Filth's vampyric/gothic/black metal masterpiece, Dusk... And Her Embrace, which ticked every box imaginable for barely-legal me that year. SAMAEL's Passage album is next, having divided fans upon its release, but still stands as a testament to unconventional approaches in metal, as well as a showcase of some of the band's best songwriting. Lesser known, but always worth exploring, is the '90s black metal solo project of Katatonia founder Anders Nyström (aka Blackheim, now Blakkheim) Diabolical Masquerade, whose Ravendusk in My Heart album also earns its quarter-century accolades this month.

The rest of the dark metal set focuses on new releases, including Russian post-punk black metal act
Сруб (Srub), who have returned with Скверна (Skverna), and the second single from Wolves in the Throne Room's new album Primordial Arcana. Then, to close the show, we hear new music from US black metal band Vampirska, taken from their new split release, The Drowning Void.

 
All of that PLUS: New soundtrack work from M. Night Shyamalan's latest, "Old," the new "Fear Street" period-horror trilogy, and "Masters of the Universe: Revelation"; The 40th anniversary of the Fulci classic "The House By the Cemetery"; Color commentary, unregulated gushing about the music that shapes us, please for sanity, and more. 


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PLAYLIST BEGINS HERE
Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)
(sets and talk breaks separated by dashes)



"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded:  August 19th-20th, 2021

Opening Theme: 
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994]
 
Clan of Xymox - Limbo  [Limbo, 2021]
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Marco Beltrami & Brandon Roberts - Cindy and Ziggy  ["Fear Street: Part Two, 1978" (soundtrack) 2021]
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Hapax - Exile  [Exile, 2021]
Ashes Fallen - All Shall Fall  [A Fleeting Melody out of a Fading Dream, 2021]
Silent - A New Slave  [Modern Hate, 2021]
Morbidi I Mnoći - Put  [Psihodelične oči (1985-89)]
Altar of Eden - Existence  [Chimeras, 2021]
Grey Gallows - Garden of Lies  [Garden of Lies, 2021]
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Trevor Gureckis - Last Moments  ["Old" (soundtrack) 2021]
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Kælan Mikla - Stormurinn  [Undir Köldum Norðurljósum, 2021]
Ritual Veil - Misery  [Keep Looking Down, 2021]
Raygun Romance feat. System Syn - Sea of Stars  [single, 2021]
The Rain Within - Forward In Reverse  [single, 2021]
A Cloud of Ravens - New Atonement (Ritual Howls Remix)  [Another Kind of Midnight -The Remixes, 2021]
Gary Numan - A Black Sun  [Intruder, 2021]
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The Cybertronic Spree - Unicron  [Darkest Hour, 2020]
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Entertainment - Maggot Church  [single, 2021]
Tears for the Dying - Four Thirty Five  [Epitaph, 2021]
The March Violets - Essence  [Electric Shades, 1985]
Vision Video - In My Side  [Inked In Red, 2021]
The Gothsicles - Double Dragon Con  [single, 2021]
Aurelio Voltaire - Firestorms of Venus  [What Are the Oddz?, 2019]
Valentine Wolfe - All Overgrown By Cunning Moss  [Only Gossamer My Gown, 2020]
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Bear McCreary - Scare Glow, Lord of Subternia (exc.) ["Masters of the Universe: Revelation" (soundtrack), 2021]
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Cradle of Filth – Malice Through the Looking Glass  [Dusk and Her Embrace, 1996]
SAMAEL - Angel's Decay  [Passage, 1996]
Diabolical Masquerade - Blackheim's Quest To Bring Back The Stolen Autumn  [Ravendusk in My Heart, 1996]
Сруб (Srub) - Мёртвых Ночь (Mertvyh noch)  [Скверна (Skverna), 2021]
Wolves in the Throne Room - Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)  [Primordial Arcana, 2021]
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Walter Rizzati - Quella Villa / Incontro  [“The House By the Cemetery” (soundtrack) 1981] 40th Anniversary
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Vampirska - As Their Faces Fade from My Memory...  [The Drowning Void (split) , 2021]

 

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