Thu, 1 June 2017
Welcome to episode 42 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are going to be chatting about whether or not the so called “subcategories” of goth are valid or useful, we are also talking about the future of horror as part of our crossover with the horroraddicts.net podcast, and finally we will be discussing the future of goth and what xenogoth has to offer.
New Goth City 2:00
Horror Addicts Crossover: 1:11:15
The Future of Goth: 1:31:27
Sinister Suggestion: 2:16:35
Tue, 2 May 2017
Welcome to episode 41 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are chatting about growing up goth, the state of the scene, reviewing the new album from new today, we’ve got an interview with the guys from the We Have a Technical Podcast and we are hanging out with Angel from the Band Gild the Mourn. We also have the goth word of the month, sinister suggestions, and more!
State of the Club Scene 9:45
Goth Word of the Month 21:44
Album Review: 1:29:10
Sun, 2 April 2017
Welcome to episode 40 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are chatting about the philosophy of goth, reviewing an album from Sixth June, and sitting down for a discussion about the state of the goth scene with William Faith and Scary Lady Sarah.
This month's guest is Dani of the band Chasing Alice!
Goth Word of the Month 6:17
Album Review: 56:43
Philosophy Corner: 1:16:53
This month we have a chat with William Faith and Scary Lady Sarah. We talk about their experiences in the 80's, the divide into the 90's, whether the deathrock revival was helpful or harmful, their views on activism and a lot more.
Thu, 2 March 2017
Welcome to episode 39 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are discussing the history of Gothic Literature, its connection to goth, and how goth culture has been shaped by The Gothic. We also discuss the history of goth fashion, and the influence mainstream fashion trends have had on goth. Finally we are reviewing the newest album from Drab Majesty.
Our guests this month are Adrienne and Michelle!
Album Review: 46:00
Philosophy Corner: 1:05:54
Much like the characters in Gothic fiction who are oft prone to sticking around or coming back after death, so too Gothic Literature refuses to remain buried and forgotten. Generally agreed to have been conceptualized with The Castle of Otranto, the first wave of Gothic fiction, as it were, was from 1760-1780, and the better known second wave at the end of the 19th century, produced many works with which we remain familiar, including Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Picture of Dorian Grey. Today The Gothic continues to cycle through culture with new twists and new existential terrors with films such as Crimson Peak, books such as Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, as well as pop culture, music, art, clothing, and of course, the goth subculture.
Thu, 2 February 2017
Welcome to episode 38 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are covering an interesting article claiming to have defined goth, and finally we are continuing our long overdue goths around the world series with interviews from goths in Germany and Scotland!
Our guests this month are Carol and Matthias.
Philosophy Corner: 1:34:22
Matthias is a German goth who is very active in the scene. You can find and purchase his art here!
Sinister Suggestions: 2:38:22
This month I've asked that we all donate time or money to helping create a more rational, caring, and open society. Bellow are a few of my favorite charities.
Wed, 2 November 2016
Welcome to episode 36 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are discussing yet again if mainstream culture is destroying goth, we have an ostentatiously catty fight between Peter Murphy and Wayne Hussey, we are reviewing the new album from Pride and Fall and we are sitting down with several DJs to discuss the goth club experience and everything that goes along with it.
Album Review: 55:25
Philosophy Corner: 1:14:42
Goth and industrial clubs, arguably the most important aspect of the respective cultures. We explore the drama, music, hierarchies, and behind the scenes work that goes into keeping these communities alive.
Sun, 2 October 2016
This month we are focusing very specifically on the internet and its relation to goth. We are discussing what tumblr has to say about the death of subculture, we are reviewing the new album from the band Bitumen, and for we are going to breakdown goth’s storied history with the internet and explore what effect it may have had on cultural participation, and individual identity construction.
Our guests this month are Barnaby (Mister Owl) and Trae.
Our Top 3 Websites 2:40
Album Review: 1:05:55
Philosophy Corner: 1:32:03
Traditionally speaking, before the internet became ubiquitous, sociologists considered diffusion vital to the survival of subculture. For goth in the 80’s there was a heavy reliance on zine’s and newsletters for the transfer of information and facilitation of discourse. Ironically, now that we have an efficient medium for such diffusion, many claim that medium is ushering in the death of subculture.
Despite the general angst or love surrounding the internet, surprisingly little qualitative or statistically significant data on the effect of the internet on goth or subcultures in general is available. This month we add to that discussion, as we explore the nature of the internet, the facilitation of identity construction, the debate between structured culture and post-subcultural groupings, cultural capitol, and more.
Fri, 2 September 2016
Welcome to episode 34 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are taking a retrospective on the last 40 years of goth, we are reviewing the new EP from Rendez-vous, and we are discussing the paradox of a goth identity, and what it means to be an individual within the context of a communal culture.
Tue, 2 August 2016
This month we are talking about the relationship between celebrities and goth, extremity of style in a heteronormative context, and the epistemology of goth culture and how that translates between generations. For the album review we are going to be chatting about some of our all time favorite records, and for the philosophy corner we are continuing our mini goth around the world series of interview.
Our guests this month are Dr. Sanders and Robby Gore from Gothcast! GothCast is a podcast centered on the music of gothic subculture. They also cover the current news, fashion and music in the goth scene.
The Goth Illiterate 1:12:30
Our Top Albums: 1:47:10
5. 13th Chime - Noir
5. Garbage - Garbage
5. Depeche Mode - Violater
5. Estampie - Ondas
Sat, 2 July 2016
This month we are talking about two instances of cultural commodification, a goth hate crime , scene drama, and we are reviewing the new album from winter severity index. Finally for the philosophy corner we are starting a short series on goth around the world by interviewing goths from Lituania and Puerto Rico, about their experience with the goth culture.
Our Top 3 Bands 1:30
Album Review: 1:21:10
Nino, AKA DJ Vampire Kiss is a DJ and promoter from Georgia Tbilisi, half Gregorian half Lithuanian. She has already made her debut in Lithuania, Italy, and Belorusia. Apart from her magic practices in the music industry, VK is a locally well-known model.
DJ VK's playlist of local musicians.
Naelle Devannah is from Puerto Rico. She is an incredible artist and prolific YouTuber, makeup artist and photographer. Her work has been featured in Darkfaery Subculture Magazine, Gothic Noir Magazine, Revista Cruce, Exprésate (Featured in TV show as a painter in 2006) as well as many other paper magazines and webzines. I’ve also participated in several gallery exhibitions including Políticas del Cuerpo en el Siglo XX, 1er Certamen de Arte Contemporáneo, Medio de Visión.
Here is her list of bands from Puerto Rico.
Sinister Suggestions: 2:39:55