Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast

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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! References:Big Dick Goth Boyfriend Zakkarii’s Response Who Killed Mister Moonlight Undead
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.   If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!
You're lying if you think goths don't love drama, and as everyone has been preoccupied with staying alive this year, there certainly has there been a lack of drama. So what does the goth cabal do when the scene gets a bit dull? We make the drama! Prepare your bathole The Gothquisition is back to rip the poseurs again! Our Gothquisitioners are as follows: (in order of photo)Zakkarrii, (too goth for the gothquisition)Andi, Royal Scribe Count, Grand InquisitionerDani, Royal MinstrelJez, Supreme Persecutor of Heretics Michelle, QueenJoe, Court Jester and Bridge Troll If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Roast of It’s Black Friday How to pull off a Goth Look Song Break: I’m More Goth Than You - Johnnie Ha Ha Roast of Chadwick We Respond to YouTube Comments Song Break: Release the Bats - The Birthday Party Roast of Adora Batbrat GothQUIZitionThis Year’s Prize: Gothest Song Break: Gothic Party Time - Action Pact More from the Gothquisition coming December 16th on Patreon!
This month we are looking at the ever shifting spaces goths inhabit, reifying their ritualistic, embodied bringing forth of identity into the world around us. The future of these spaces is now forever changed as the current pandemic robs us of our sacred curated temples to goth. We also review the new album from The Funeral Medieval, share our Sinister Suggestions and more! Our guests this month are Sean Detra and Mary Millions of Sisters of Mondays! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Moving to Twitch When Should we Return to Clubbing The Evolving Dynamics of Twitch DJing Will Music Venues Exist in the Future The Future of Goth Music The Future of Goth Culture Gatekeeping Album Review:The Funeral Medieval - Dreper Meg Sinister Suggestions: -Angels Arcana -Isotropia -Selofan -Slow Dance with the Dead -Delphine Coma -Black Angel -Exit Dust -Dark -DGA95 -Wisteria -Carnival Row -Halt and Catch Fire - Clipping  
This episode we discuss death, and why it’s more important than ever to talk about it. Check out Caitlin’s new book here! You can also watch her on YouTube or check out upcoming events on her website. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Loren Rhoads Interview Bess Lovejoy Interview
Our guests this month are Carol, Helen and Amy! References: -Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome -Embodied Cognition
This week we are breaking down Gothic Lolita and talking about it’s history, influence on goth, it’s subversive qualities and more! We also review the new album from Hada. Our guest this month is Rose Nocturnalia! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Gothic Lolita Album Review:Hada - Abrahadabra Sinister Suggestions: -Carpenter Brut -Dorohedoro
On this very special episode we are speaking with Liz Bennett, sitting Iowa State Representative! We talk about the relevance of social movements to goth, gab about our mutual experiences in the Christian goth community, discuss the philosophy of self and much more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! References: Cloak and Dagger Controversy The Myth of Cognitive Niche
Welcome to the Cemetery Confessions Baby Bat 101 crash course! Whether you’re 12 or 85, you’ve come to the right place. Our curated guide features guests from across the spectrum from long time well known DJ to shiny new goth moth and everywhere in between. We’ll chat about music, clubbing, dating, identity, politics and more! Our guests this month are Scary Lady Sarah, Nadja, and Nat! Politics: -Post Punk Politics -Sexism and Industrial -Assimilate Music: 41:40-Goth Comp -Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace -25 Years in the Reptile House -80’s Goth Wasn’t Just About Music -The Value of Music to Identity -Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul -2019 Goth Albums -Post-Punk.com -Goth Music History -Origin of the term ‘Goth’ Fashion and Makeup: 1:01:47 -Gothic Lamb -Kambriel -Dark Angel Co -Kaufen Apparel -Luciferothica -Junkyard Bat -Haute Cotoure -My DIY Tutorial 1 -My DIY Tutorial 2 -How to do a Deathhawk Clubbing and Socializing 1:21:17-So you want to start a local scene -The Etiquette Guide to Goth Clubs -Goth Club Tips Dating 1:43:30-Goth Guide to Valentine’s Day -What’s wrong with Wanting a Goth GF? -Dating in the Goth Scene Identity: 1:52:00 -What is Goth? -The Philosophy of Goth -Aging in GothFurther Reading: -My Goth Library
This month we share embarrassing childhood stories, take on gatekeepers, explore why goth is still relevant and answer r/goths most burning questions! Our guest this month is Lady India!Facebook, IG, TikTok, Eat the Rich If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Goth in Hot Weather 7:00 What Was Your First Goth Band 14:01 Gatekeeping 21:57 What Place Does Goth Have in the World 40:41 Disliking Labels 58:20 Difficulty Socializing 1:14:05 What Psychology Drove you to Goth 1:31:55 Sinister Suggestions: 2:04:00 -Solar Fake - Song to say Goodbye -Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble -Bohren & Der Club of Gore -Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones -Blood Machines -A Gorey Demise - Creature Feature
This episode we dive into the psychology of living through a pandemic, and explore how well equipped goths are for dealing with death, all while reading a journalist to filth. We also review the new album from Mystic Priestess! Our guest this month is Ryan, vocalist from the deathrock band witchhands. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Sinister Suggestions: -Happy! -Imaginos - Blue Oyster Cult -Imaginos Documentary -Loom - Katie Gately -Halloween Carol’s BLM Resources:-Resource List -Donate to Help Against Police Brutality -Anti-Racism for White People -75 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice -Documentary about the Direct Line of Lynching to Today's Prison System -Commitment Against Racism -Mass Incarceration Information
This episode we continue our special series of episodes by examining what it’s like to age through goth. From external pressure, internal support, and how hard it is to lace up new rocks. Our panel includes GothicSoulFlower, Hedvig Funeral, Mel, and Edward! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!
On this episode we are answering the most interesting questions posed to r/goth. Our guest this episode is Lady India! You can find her on IG, Facebook, and her burlesque/variety show Phantasmagoria. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Stop Calling me an E-Boy 10:00 Am I Still Goth if I don’t Like Goth Music 23:12 Stereotypes 40:10 Craziest Thing You’ve DIY’d 43:23 How Much Must and Artist Goth to be Goth 50:10 How to Wear Makeup when Mixed Race 1:09:40 How to Deal with Angry Elitists 1:21:32 Album Review: 1:41:56Vandal Moon - Black Kiss  
This episode we are exploring the twisted world of Gothic Literature to understand why it’s so culturally relevant to goths and non-goths alike. Our guests for this episode are Adrienne who’s YouTube which covers Gothic topics you can find here, and our resident Queen of Goth Michelle. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! What Makes Gothic Literature Gothic Why do we Love Gothic Literature 16:40 How has The Gothic Changed Goth 36:15-An examination of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble Gothic vs. Goth 1:06:00 Goth’s Fashion Debt to Gothic Literature 1:14:27 The Gothic’s impact on Broader Culture 1:25:45 Gothic Literature as Problematic Text 1:40:30 References: -Contemporary Gothic -Romancing the Gothics: 90s Music video Gothic -Fashioning Gothic Bodies -The Music of The Goth Subculture: Postmodernism and Aesthetics
This episode we are chatting with the vocalist of Nox Novacula! We’re talking about politics and women in music, touring, and the underground music scene. You can listen to, buy and get merch on their bandcamp page, as well as get info on upcoming releases on their facbook page. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introduction Are you a goth band? 8:12 Music History 11:12 Goth music now 14:55 LP vs EP 24:40 Writing music 32:30 Women in music 35:45 Touring 44:15 Politics in music 48:30 Defining goth 1:01:17
We are chatting about why goth music is so important to the culture, if it’s the most important feature of our community and by what standards we make that determination. We also review the new album from Double Echo! Our guest this month is Jennifer Groke! You can find their art and content on YouTube, Facebook and IG.    Is music objective? 6:45       -Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre Music consumption under capitalism 18:25       -80’s goth wasn’t just about music “Lifestyle” is culturally constructed 28:50       -The Homology Hypothesis Music is not bigoted 35:05      -Alternative chicks Sweden Goth as a youth subculture 51:25      -VSCO girls and eboys in sociology      -The history of subcultural studies      -Youth cultures and the rest of life      -Youth studies in sociology Album Review: 1:11:00Double Echo - Burning in Blue Sinister Suggestions: 1:25:00 -Then Comes Silence -HMLTD
On this episode original goth Trevor shares his thoughts on why goth today is stronger than it ever has been. We chat about his experience with goth in the 80’s and 90’s, the relevance of DIY and music to goth today, the danger that comes with being different in society, hear stories about Suspiria, starting Nightbreed and more! Our guest this month is Trevor Bamford, who’s work you can find at Nightbreed Recordings, and listen to his music projects Death Party UK, Chaos Bleak and The Angelfire Project as well as the streaming Nightbreed Radio. Goth in the 80’s The Evolution of the Music Industry 5:30 Relevance of Compilations 20:10 DIY or Die 30:15 Why the 90’s Were the Most Goth 34:20 Goth Discrimination and Transgression 43:55 Understanding Music Theory 56:00
This episode we are chatting with Alaska’s only goth duo cliff and ivy! We’ll be hearing their stories from touring around the goth scene in the US, stories from their friendships with deathrock legends like Rikk agnew, gitaine demone and paul roessler, along with discussions around dealing with death, being differently abled and more. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! You can find information about Cliff and Ivy on their website and bandcamp, and you can help support their next tour over on gofundme! Becoming goth Living as a solitary goth - 8:45 Comparing goth scenes across the country - 15:20 Living as a goth parent - 25:17 Living with disability as a goth - 30:25 Finding time for creativity - 42:15 Collaboration in Art - 46:45 Using Magick in Art - 1:01:38 Dealing with Death - 1:10:00 A thank you - 1:29:20
Abstract conceptual fashion and fast fashion may be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but both draw influence from the lineage of goth aesthetic. On this episode we will explore the relation and relevance of the runway and high end designer to the everyday lives of goths. Our guest this month is Kate Mior, the owner of fashion brand Bone & Busk which you can also find on etsy. Kate also DJs in Toronto and you can check out Kate’s DJ page here. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Ethical Shop Recommendations: Kate: -Nuit Clothing Atelier -Ovate -Kaufen Apparel -Missy Industry Count: -Gothic Lamb -Kambriel -Dark Angel co Suggestions From our Community: -Beautiful Freak Cosmetics -Dracula Clothing -Holy Clothing -Exo Umbra -The Witches Cottage -Studio 777 -The Arbetium -Agashi -Deadwood Studios
It’s 2020 and I’m excited to be back for another year of shows. This month we’ve got another goth talk episode! We’re chatting about the music scene in general, our favorite trends of 2019, creator burnout, and yes, we get deep into discussing gatekeeping. Grab your favorite beverage and have a seat over there on the velvet couch next to the coffin, don’t mind Vlad he only bites when asked, I hope the incense doesn’t bother you. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Our guest this month is Krystina! She runs an interview show on YouTube called Portland Undead and is the band Loverload! Local Scene News 5:44 Gatekeeping Gatekeepers 17:47 -Aytakks Article -Gothic Lolita vs Goth -I Was Afraid of Going to Goth Clubs -  2019 State of the Scene 59:35 Album Review: 1:10:40Nuevo Testemento - Exposure Sinister Suggestions: 1:25:30-Obscura Undead’s first Zine -Sex Education -My Hero Academia -ergo proxy -Double Echo -Dragula -The Witcher
Prepare your batholes, the Gothquisition has returned to judge the internet for its sins! YouTubers named and shamed, Rebels Market put on blast and all your favorite icons cut down to size. The Inquisitors also compete to decide who knows the most about true cvlt goth music! Goth Points are earned and lost, pastel goths are tarred and feathered, and gatekeepers are put back on the pedestal. Grab your parasols; the shit is about to hit ye olde fan! Our Gothquisitioners are as follows: (in order of photo)Zakkarrii, Master SeamstressAndi, Royal Scribe Count, Grand InquisitionerDani, Royal MinstrelJez, Supreme Persecutor of Heretics Michelle, QueenJoe, Court Jester and Bridge Troll Introductions Roast of Avelina de Moray Being Goth is More than a Teenage Phase 10:04 Song Break: 28:35 NU:N - It's a Goth Revolution (Sacrosanct Mix) Roast of Voltaire 5 Things Wrong with Goth Culture Right Now 40:00 Song Break: 1:04:20You’ve Been Goth BLOCKED Roast of Jake Munro Goth Quiz 1:11:42 Song Break: 1:38:00You’ll End Up Looking Like Scary Bitches RIP VampireFreaks References: -ToiletGoth -Hand in you Goth Card, you are Banished! -Scarfing Scarves -Goth Death Culture will Destroy your Teen  
This episode we are reviewing the claims in Karl Spracklen’s new book: The Evolution of Goth Culture: The Origins and Deeds of the New Goths. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! References: Inside Subculture: The Postmodern Meaning of Style Nightclubbing: Planet X and Liverpool’s Post-Punk EraOur Interview with William Faith and Scary Lady Sara4EA Paradigm Making Sense of Autopoietic Enactive EmbodimentPragmatism and Embodied Cognitive Science Symmetric Anthropology  
On this episode we are exploring the music, fashion, and drama of modern goth. We’ll be delving into anxieties around babybats, the newly popular synth/wave goth music, the divergence of fashion from the music, the relevance of transgression and a lot more about the lived experiences of the modern goth. Our guest this month is Bianca Xunise! You can read about her journey as a black goth, read her interview with Bauhaus, and her comic about why music should be political! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! What’s Old is New Again: The Hipster Goth Revival: -Hipster Goth 10:30 -Genre Classification and the 80’s 12:45 -Is Goth Music Still Diverse? 25:20 -Elitism vs Poseurs 31:00 -More on Music Variety 40:00 -Babybats and the Internet 48:30 -The Dichotomy of Music and Aesthetic 58:25 -80’s Goth Wasn’t Just About Music -Music and Fashion EP 67 -Is Goth a Counter-Culture 1:05:20 Album Review: 1:21:55The Coventry - Deep Detachment Sinister Suggestions: 1:32:00 -Padkarsoda -Spellling -Debby Friday -Tanya Tagaq -Is This How you See Me? -My Pretty Vampire -Ganser
Our guest this month is Daphne Coriz! We chat about her personal development within the goth scene and how her heritage, tribe and living on the rez has impacted that identity. We also respond to a video by Social Repose claiming that non-natives have a right to wear war bonnets as costume. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! How did you become goth? 1:22 What interests you about modeling? 11:50 Activism and what the goth scene can do 19:20 Social Repose and cultural appropriation 30:45 Further Reading: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience https://youtu.be/Mm7Hfp0IEbY https://youtu.be/lqCYfTeP1_w
Esotericism and mysticism have always been high on the list, right next to atheism, when it comes to the religious views of goths. On this episode we take a look at the long maligned and oft pejoratively goth associated, Satanism. We’ll be speaking with members of the Satanic coven Satanhaus about their link to goth, their beliefs, their practices and their philosophy. Our guests this episode are Evyn and Thom of Satanhaus! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Recommendations from Lucifer: -Satanic Feminism -Children of Lucifer -The Last Testament of Anton LaVey *Boyd Rice is an Asshole -The Satanic Bible 50th Edition
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Created by
The Count
Podcast Status
Feb 3rd, 2014
Latest Episode
Mar 2nd, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours

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