Cemetery Confessions

On this episode we’re going to explore the cultural crossover between nerds and goths as well as wax poetic about some of our favorite video games, exploring how they’ve impacted our lives and how they’ve connected with our identity as a goth.

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This week our guests are Forrest and Kai Decadence!

Cultural values for Goths and a Nerds 4:10

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 28:47

Bloodborne 51:45

Alice: The Madness Returns 1:19:00

Direct download: Gothic_Gaming.mp3
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This month we are exploring the relationship between The Gothic and goth; from runway fashion, to mysticism, literature, philosophy and more, we’ll be discussing how we determine where goth ends and Gothic begins, and what practical effect we see on street fashion and gothic bodies at club events. We are also going to review the newest album from the band Annex, give our sinister suggestions, and chat about social media. 

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Our guest this month is blogger Caroline Carnivorous! 
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Introductions

Goth Amino 11:00

News: 13:19
Dark arts: a look at fashion's current obsession with the new breed of Gothicism

References:
Caroline's What is Goth blog post
Count's What is Goth YouTube Series
Goth's Loss of Mystery
Are Goth's Fetishists? 
Academic papers by Leah Bush

Album Review: 58:45
Annex - Melu

Sinister Suggestions: 1:15:15
Dark Shadows
Universal Pagan Temple

Direct download: gothic_vs_goth.mp3
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Yes, that Liisa, the favorite Liisa here on Cemetery Confessions. We got a chance to sit down and hash out our differences over her 40 years of goth video series as well as talk about aging in goth culture, mainstream fashion appropriation, and whether or not emo or nu goth are actually part of the culture. 

You can find everything Liisa is up to on her website, follow her on facebook, or YouTube. 

Direct download: Liisa_Interview.mp3
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Welcome back to Cemetery Confessions! This month we will be talking about the state of the scene and whether or not it’s declined over the last 10 years, we’ll be chatting about modern goth  music, reviewing the new album from Cruz De Navajas, responding to some listener feedback, sinister suggestions and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Our guest this month is Dez, who runs the incredible DIY record label Occult Whispers, which you can find on Big CartelBandcamp, and Facebook

The State of the Music Business 9:45

The Death of Goth:
Are Goths Being Alienated from their Own Events? 21:36

Goths in the 90's vs. Now 1:03:47
(Reference: Goth's Loss of MysteryJuvenoia)

Album Review: 1:50:15
Cruz de Navajas - Dominacion

Sinister Suggestions: 2:03:56
The Noise Beneath the Snow

Direct download: Death_of_goth.mp3
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This month we are going to be diving into the sub-subculture of the Christian Goth community. Goth itself is a-theistic in that it makes no positive religious claims, one can ascribe themselves to any religious system or eschew them altogether without an impact on their goth identity; so it’s not abnormal to find goths who are catholic, protestant or any other flavor of Christian belief. That said, there exists a community of people who explicitly call themselves Christian Goths, a label which denotes often (in my experience) conservative evangelical ideals merged with a goth aesthetic. But how do Christian Goths fit into goth, and where do their values, norms, and social behaviors diverge from those of the broader goth culture? My guests and I will be discussing this, our personal experiences as Christian Goths and more on this episode!

Our guests this month are Chris from the band Syspiria and Raksha who can be found on youtube

Christian Goth Resources:
GodScare.net
Grave Robbers Ministry
ChristianGoth.com
BloodGod.org
The First Church of the Living Dead
Asylum Ministries (current iteration) 
Goths for Jesus
Cruxcorvis Weekly Asylum
Tofer's Take
Ex Nihilo

 

YouTube:
Gothicon Documentary: https://youtu.be/DlidtOkc_T8
Goth Prom at The Asylum 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBhA0Fejy8
First Church of the Living Dead: https://youtu.be/W6TmQ0fuc90

 

Direct download: Christian_Goth_The_Expose.mp3
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This week we are talking about materialism and capitalist ideals in goth culture, reviewing the new album from Dead Astropilots, Second Life follow up, listener feedback around differentlyabled goths, some discussion about becoming pagan and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

News: 2:09
-The Commercialization of Goth

Album Review: 25:46
New Control - Dead Astropilots

Listener Feedback 41:35

Sinister Suggestion: 50:29
-Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Direct download: Material_Goth.mp3
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This week we are going to be discussing goth music, but more interestingly those sites of liminality and ambiguity where what we’ve come to know as goth music collides and makes love to pop and indie music. What effect has that had on culture and clubs both historically and today, and what does this mean for the future of the genre?

In recent years we've seen an explosion of hard to classify acts that skirt the edge of goth culture and sound, bands such as chelsea wolfe, king dude, zola jesus, them are us too, cult of youth, Savages, Austra and so on. Do these bands mirror the sort of early 80’s melting pot of goth, synthpop, glam rock, new wave, deathrock etc, Are we just seeing Indie bands taking on a darker yolk, or are we seeing some new form of “art goth”, or perhaps an eschewing of genre classifications in general?

Our guest this month was Joshua, please check out his music project Gevatter Tod!

Further Reading:
-Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre
-Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny
-25 years in the Reptile House

Direct download: Too_Goth_For_Pop.mp3
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This week we will be discussing why baby bats feel they don’t have what it takes to be goth and how that drives them to try and change it. We will be reviewing the new album from azar swan, discussing the goth scene in Second life, reading listener feedback and more.

News: 3:00
Peter Murphy calls David Bowie a twit

Not Goth Enough
-The Goth Mindset
-So You Want to Run a Goth Event

Album Review: 35:50

Savage Exiles - Azar Swan

Second Life: State of the Union 52:48

Listener Feedback 1:00:44

Sinister Suggestions: 1:22:45
Death: A Graveside Companion
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Outtakes

Direct download: Not_Goth_Enough.mp3
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Guest References:

Hysteria Effect Band Page

Rain Alt Model

Direct download: Birthday_Party.mp3
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https://teespring.com/cemeteryconfessionsshirt 

Direct download: announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm CDT

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