Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast

On this episode we explore what it means to have an existential crisis when one can imagine a limitless future as a limited person. We’ll discuss the fear of time, the void and the afterlife, finding a reason to continue living, ageing, the pain of dying and much more. We’ll also review the new album from Morte Psíquica and share some secret upcoming projects.

Our guest this month is Sanctus Manium.

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What is a Death Doula 5:00

The Body 15:45

Loneliness 24:10

Time 27:38

Afterlife 47:11

Meaning 1:01:45

Aging 1:11:45

Suffering 1:27:00

Capitalism 1:36:36

Album Review:
Camera Obscura - Morte Psíquica

Sinister Suggestions:
-Auxiliary Magazine
-Terry Pratchett and Death
-Parable of the Sower

-The Butterfly Dream
-Components of an Existential Crisis
-Finding Purpose
-Denial of Death
-Working as a Death Doula

Sanctus Manium’s Book List:
• The Art of Dying Well by Katy Butler
• From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
• The End of Something Wonder by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (I reccomend this one for parents and children)
• When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
• Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
• All That Remains by Sue Black
• The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
• Escape From Evil by Ernest Becker
• Existential Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom
• Gone from My Sight: The Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes, RN (AKA: The Little Blue Book)
• On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
•On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler
• Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
• It’s Ok That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine
• The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann
• Advice For Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying by Sallie Tisdale
• In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying by Eve Johnson
• How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland

Direct download: dont_fear_the_reaper.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

On this episode we sit down with Dave Bats of the legendary California club night Release the Bats to talk about deathrock, fashion and Eva O!

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Album Review:
Danzando en el caos - Desenterradas

Sinister Suggestions:
-Neo Documentary
-Kaelan Mikla


Direct download: dave_bat.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

This month we are talking about life in the south as a goth, running a club night, DJing and more!

Our guests are DJs from Club Nevermore, Gary and Dagger Dance.

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Album Review:
Rakta - Falha Comum

Sinister Suggestions:
-Sparks Brothers
-Waiting For Another War

Direct download: Southern_Goth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

This month we are talking about the book ‘Italian Goth Subculture: Kindred Creatures and other Dark Enactments’. We’ll be exploring the ways Italian Darks brought forth their subculture in the 80’s through activism, social interaction, consumption practices (literature, art, and music) and the negotiation of subcultural canon. We’ll also be discussing the similarities and differences of these enactments to today’s goth subculture and examining the academic frameworks used to understand the stories shared by 24 Italian darks.

You can purchase the book for yourself here! We highly recommend it.

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Introduction to the Episode

Brief Background on Subcultural Theory 9:30

Socio-Political environment in 1980’s Milan 21:45

Activist Enactment 26:12

Club Enactment 47:12

Loner Enactment 1:05:00

Social Practice Theory and Authenticity 1:26:34

Dark Cannon 1:46:36

Profilicity 2:18:53

Conclusion 2:34:31

Sinister Suggestions 2:43:06


Band List:
Obscurity age
Weimar gesang
Faded image
The voices
Flux of fluster
Casino royale
Underground life
Officine schwartz
La maison
Other side
State of art 
Jeunesse d’ivoire

-Лето Или Смерть
-Creature Simili Review
-Dark Milan in the 80’s
-The Spaces of Practices and Large Social Phenomena
-Multigenerational Goth
-Performing Punk
-Teleoeffective Formations
-The Political Commodification of Yourself
-Modern Music is Awful Response
-Embodied Cognition
-Authenticity Hoax

Direct download: Italian_Goth_and_Social_Ontology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Despite historically loathing and delineating itself from ‘mainstream’ society, goth culture and identity often finds itself interpolating broader systemic values. On todays episode we will explore those behaviors and ideologies that seep in from the systemic framework of patriarchy and white supremacy. We’ll also examine the subtle yet pernicious impact capitalism has on our relationships and hierarchies within goth.

Our guests this month are Aimee (Mixcloud, IG, FB) Ellen (Etsy, Modeling, YouTube) and Sienna (IG)!

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Goth Praxis 8:03

Systemic Racism and Goth 24:49

Skin Bleaching and Goth’s Association with Whiteness 38:19

Hierarchy and the Meritocracy of Goth Ephemera 1:00:03

Gatekeeping 1:07:03

Performative Allies, White Guilt, Tokenism 1:23:28

Separating Art from Artist 1:34:38

Spilling the Tea 1:46:03

Next Steps 1:55:33

Is Goth Neoliberal or Marxist 2:02:03

Sinister Suggestions 2:10:23

-Bloodstream Covers Sonsombre
-Son’s of the Confederacy
-Cloak and Dagger
-Joy Division’s Nazi EP Cover
-Skin Bleaching
-IBF and Goth’s Whiteness
-Goth Makeup for Darker Skin
-Commitment Against Racism
-Black Activists to Follow
-Indigenous Activists to Follow
-Latinx Activists to Follow
-Asian Activists to Follow
-Black Skin vs. Pale Aesthetic
-I’m so Goth I Was Born Black
-San La Muerte Fest
-Goth So White
-Nazi Goths Fuck Off
-What Ends When Symbols Shatter
-Black History and America’s Gothic Soul
-Racial Doll Test
-Obscura Undead: Goth is Political
-Consumer Identity
-Neo-liberal Wokeism
-Colorism in Goth
-Extreme Politics in Underground Music
-Recognizing Race Reductionism

Direct download: goth_praxis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Deathrock, goth’s weird cousin? Subgenre? Child of punk? On this episode we’ll be discussing the history, substance and international appeal of patch pant wearing, aquanet smelling weirdos with the help of members from Tears for the Dying and Altar De Fey.

Our guests this month are Adrya of Tears for the Dying and Kent of Altar de Fey!

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The History of Deathrock (intro)

80’s Deathrock 8:30

Shock 16:45

DIY 25:30

2000’s 33:45

Modern Deathrock 44:45

Politics 59:00

Album Review 1:15:00
Forbundet - Garmarn

Sinister Suggestions 1:35:30

-A Brief History of Deathrock
-Catholicism and Deathrock

Direct download: Deathrock.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm CDT

This month we are talking all things German! Of course WGT gets some air time, but we’ll also be discussing the globalization of the goth community via twitch, the intricacies of the various subcultures like steampunk, EBM, Romantigoths and deathrockers in the big cities we all know, club culture, German goth bands, childhood stories and more. Zum Wohl!

Our guest this month is DJ Cyberpagan who you can catch on twitch and around the internet.


Defining Goth through German Fashion 9:30

Clubbing 13:25

Goths on Twitch 30:51

The music of Germany 53:13

Moral Panics and German Culture 1:06:21

German Politics and Goth Ideology 1:10:00

Upcoming Content 1:40:00


-East German Goth and the Specters of Marx
-B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin
-The German Gothic Subculture
-Searching for the True Meaning of goth in 2018

Direct download: Grufties.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

This month we invite DJs and musicians from different parts of Latin America on to talk about what it’s like to be part of the local and global community.

Our guests are Alexandra, Christian, Dani, Marima, and Tirza!



What is goth 26:25

Is goth too European? 45:48

How are you treated where you live? 1:03:00

Goth families 1:19:00

What are the themes of Latinx music? 1:28:40

Do goths outside Latin America recognize that scene? 1:42:00

Latin American band Master List
Tales of love, madness and death
Mexico Underground
Dona Pacha
El gotico en la novela historica mexicana del siglo
Ukraine Goth
History of Mexican Goth
South American Goth - Obscura Undead

Direct download: Latinx_Goth_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Remember when goth gatherings existed? Wax nostalgic no more! You are cordially invited to join us at my estate in the woods. Dress yourself in your most comfortable finery, pour your favorite beverage and watch out for the candelabras. As we sit around our ornately carved table dripping in crushed velvet as we discuss Marilyn Manson, Big Dick Goth Boyfriends, and whether or not the ocean is soup.

Our guests this episode are Michelle and Carol!

Big Dick Goth Boyfriend
Zakkarii’s Response
Who Killed Mister Moonlight

Direct download: Gothic_Parlor.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

This month we take a look at the rarely discussed but ever present subsection of goths who have been in the military. We’ll explore individualism, violence, and yes, politics. Our guests for this episode are Esmeralda and Dusty of the band Vision Video.


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Direct download: goths_in_the_military_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT