This episode we take a look at the work Rozz had released using the name "Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams" after his departure from Christian Death. This does not include Shadow Project as we will be covering that in a separate episode. However, this material is not often discussed, and we felt it would be a great third installment into our Christian Death series. A series of strange legal events led to this unusual naming, but do these albums still resonate with us today?
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
This week we take a look at the career of an iconic band as we discuss Specimen and their music and fashion's impact on the gothic subculture. We cover the albums Azoic (1997). Electric Ballroom (2007, Alive at the Batcave (2009), and Wake the Dead (2013). The line-ups changed quite a bit as well as the sound, but it's undoubtedly Specimen.
Friday, November 4, 2016
This week on GothCast, we take a look at the first three films in George Romero's Living Dead Series, covering Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985). George Romero is a legend of horror, and is responsible for making the "zombie film" an icon of culture and cinema. We thought that Halloween would be the perfect day to pay homage to an amazing director and an iconic set of films.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
We know, We know… Some of you are really excited about this, some are appalled, and some are just confused. Nevertheless, the time has come. This episode is on Marilyn Manson’s first four albums, beginning with Portrait of an American Family (1994) and ending with Holywood (2000). Whether you love or hate Marilyn Manson, we hope that you enjoy this episode and can find something that resonates with you.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This episode we take a look at Xmal Deutschland, a band with a very interesting catalog that is not nearly discussed enough, duking it out over which of their four albums deserve the most accolades. We cover their albums Fetisch (1983), Tocsin (1984), Viva (1987), and Devils (1989). What would a GothCast episode be without an argument between Dr. Sanders and Robbie Gore?
Sunday, October 9, 2016
In this episode we take a look at Elvira's two feature length films, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills, as well as some of her more obscure work. Elvira, also known as Cassandra Peterson, has been a fan favorite and a staple of the gothic community and all things macabre. With Halloween approaching we felt it was the right time to talk about "The Mistress of the Dark." We hope you enjoy this episode and all of our other content. Stay spooky!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
This episode has been a long time coming, but it finally felt like time. We were in the right mood... The Depeche Mood. This week we will be taking a look at Depeche Mode's first four albums Speak and Spell (1981), A Broken Frame (1982), Construction Time Again (1983), and Some Great Reward (1984).
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Alien Sex Fiend are an iconic band of both the Deathrock and Batcave scene with a dedicated following. Thus, we felt it was important for us to open a discussion about this band. This week we discuss their emergence from the the Batcave and the release of their first four albums as well as their relevance to Goth and Deathrock subculture.
Update by Dr.Sanders 2021: This definitely isn't one of my favorite episodes of the podcast as I feel we didn't give the band an unbiased look. or even gauge the music fairly based on the artists' intent. It was a weird time in my life when this was recorded and maybe in the future I'll give the albums another look.
Friday, July 29, 2016
We present this week’s episode in which we discuss none other than Nine Inch Nails. Are we aware that Nine Inch Nails are not exactly a goth band? Certainly! However, we believe it goes without saying that their music has played a large role in the subculture and many goths do listen to Nine Inch Nails. Thus, we begin our exploration of their career with their first three studio albums, (along with what we feel is an essential EP to discuss) Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992), Downward Spiral (1994), and The Fragile (1999).
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
We've finally started our discussion on the Valor Kand era of Christian Death. After Rozz William's departure, Kand took over leading the group and fronts it till this day. Kand is known for his strong opinions and even stirred up a decent amount of controversy during his time as frontman, but do these releases stand up now? It seems that less people are as familiar with the Christian Death releases provided by Kand so hopefully we can shed some light on these possibly forgotten classics. We take a look a Atrocities (1986), The Scriptures (1987), Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ (1988), and All the Love All the Hate Parts 1 and 2 (1989).
Thursday, June 23, 2016
This episode we take a look at a more obscure band, And Also the Trees. Although they do have a following, they are certainly not a band that’s frequently discussed. Consequently, we felt it would be interesting to discuss their career, especially considering their ties to The Cure (something we discuss on the episode). In this episode, we review their first four albums, And Also the Trees (1984), Virus Meadow (1986), The Millpond Years (1988), Farewell to the Shade (1989). We hope you enjoy this episode and, as always, stay spooky.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This week’s episode takes a look at 3 classic Dracula Adaptations, beginning with Dracula (1931), The Horror of Dracula (1959), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Each film has its own individual style from the suave delivery of Bela Lugosi to the Menacing and campy performance by Christopher Lee or the passionate depiction by Gary Oldman. We discuss what makes each of these films unique and pivotal to the history of Dracula in the World of film.
Friday, May 27, 2016
I know, I know, I know....this is supposed to be GothCast right? Not Industrial-Cast??? You are correct, but many goths have an appreciation for Ministry and their brand of dark music. Not to mention their songs that are regularly played in most goth clubs to this day. So sit back and listen to Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore discuss a band that had a huge shift in sound early on in their career. This episode covers the albums With Sympathy (1983), Everyday Is Halloween (Single), Twitch (1986), The Land Of Rape And Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste (1989).
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
With the unfortunate end of Joy Division, the remaining members would go on to form a band that would achieve critical and commercial success. The formation of New Order and their implementation of keyboards into their new sound helped set a trend for pop music throughout the eighties. Join Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore as they take a look at a band unafraid to innovate unexplored territory in the wake of Ian Curtis' tragic death. In this episode we discuss their first four albums, beginning with Movement (1981) and ending with Brotherhood (1986).
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This time on GothCast we're taking on the fan-requested Cocteau Twins. While beginning with a sound more aligned with post-punk, they quickly established themselves as talented musicians who preferred to experiment with more ethereal sounds.This is definitely one of the more heated arguments between the hosts as they each argue for their favorite releases. We discuss the albums Garlands (1982), Head over Heels (1983), Treasure (1984), and Victorialand (1986).
Monday, April 18, 2016
This is our third and final episode Siouxsie and the Banshees. This time we talk about the last three albums they released before disbanding. This era of the Banshees saw a heavier shift towards pop music with the albums Peepshow (1988), Superstition (1991), and The Rapture (1995). We hope you enjoy this episode and give these albums a chance.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
This week on GothCast we take a look at three very interesting films that have dark atmospheres and film noir influences. These movies have surprisingly a lot in common, but their differences make each of them a unique experience. So join us as we tell you what we thought of the movies Dark City (1998), The City of Lost Children (1995), and Brazil (1984).
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This is unfortunately our final episode on Dr.Sanders' favorite band, Type O Negative. We're covering every album from World Coming to Dead Again and a few other releases from them. Type O Negative's output during this time drew upon everything from family relationships, religion, and even a song written about Steele's Playgirl spread. It was quite an interesting time and we had a lot of fun discussing it. The most tragic part of the entire situation is that there are no more albums for us to talk about.
Monday, March 7, 2016
45 Grave is one of the more interesting bands associated with deathrock and one that has released some amazing material over the years. Their sound has elements of many different genres and blends them into a very unique sound. They're often compared to Christian Death in style, but are further from that sound than one would be led to believe. On this episode we take a look at Sleep In Safety (1983), Autopsy (1987), Only The Good Die Young (1989), and Pick Your Poison (2012).
Monday, February 29, 2016
That's right! The time has come for a long overdue discussion about Joy Division. While not a gothic band there is no denying the influence the group had on the emerging goth music scene. We're probably all familiar with the album Unknown Pleasures, but maybe this episode will shed some light on the other releases that came out before and after that seminal album.
Monday, February 22, 2016
It's time to release the bats as we're taking a look at The Birthday Party (As well as The Boys Next Door album Door, Door). The band is most famous for being fronted by singer Nick Cave, but also featured the talented Rowland Howard and Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey. While their sound is most often associated with post-punk as opposed to gothic rock, their experimentation and abrasiveness have influenced many who make music that relates to the darker sides of life.
Monday, February 8, 2016
We decided to honor the late great David Bowie by taking a look at three movies starring the Thin White Duke. Two of these films have strong connections to the gothic subculture and the third is a slightly obscure yet highly stylized film about an alien. If you've been waiting for us to discuss the Labyrinth, then this is your chance to hear us ramble about our love of Jim Henson's masterpiece. Hopefully you find our opinions interesting and you might find a new movie worth checking out.
Monday, February 1, 2016
This time Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore take a close look at one of the most influential bands in industrial music with Skinny Puppy. Their aggressive sound has connected with many people in the goth subculture although their music is not reminiscent of gothic rock or post-punk groups. We hope you enjoy this conversation about industrial music's relation to goth and the first four albums that Skinny Puppy produced.
Monday, January 25, 2016
This week we're discussing yet another classic gothic rock band, Fields of the Nephilim. The band has definitely had an interesting career and have had their ups and downs with members leaving, interesting side-projects and record label interference. Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore take a look at their first four official albums Dawnrazor (1987), The Nephilim (1988), Elizium (1990), and Mourning Sun (2005) while also mentioning some of the behind the scenes obstacles faced by the band.
In this week's news segment we briefly discuss the death of legend David Bowie and our experience at a 45 Grave show.
Monday, January 18, 2016
This is our fourth and final part of our discussion about The Cure's career and it covers their (as of 2016) most current album 4:13 Dream (2008), oddities, and all of their official Live Albums. This particular episode is full of mostly lesser known albums, but many of them come highly recommended.
Monday, January 11, 2016
This week we're taking a look at a lesser known band called Rosetta Stone. They were active from the mid-eighties until around the year 2000 and were definitely influenced by the evolving industrial scene during the recording of their later albums. Early in the band's career they had a very gothic rock sound that produced some very catchy and unique tracks, but does their catalog of albums include a plethora of hidden gems or merely a collection of average songs? Listen and find out what we think of the albums An Eye For the Main Chance (1991), Adrenaline (1992), Chemical Emissions (1998), Unerotica (2000) and the live release Under the Rose (1991)
Note: On this episode's news segment we discuss and wish David Bowie a Happy 69th Birthday. The day after recording the episode, David Bowie unfortunately passed away due to complications from cancer.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
We thought it would be a great way to start the new year with another movie episode. So this week we review three movies that are currently streaming on Netlfix (At least in America), and they are Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World (2014), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), and The Legend of Hell House (1973). So if you're looking to add a little darkness to your new year, these are some excellent choices whether you're looking for an obscure horror film, a classic film, or a new perspective on a great artist. We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and you enjoy this episode. Stay Spooky!