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, The Scriptures, Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ, and All the Love All the Hate Parts 1 and 2.
This week 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, Virus Meadow, The Millpond Years, Farewell to the Shade. We hope you enjoy this episode and, as always, stay spooky.
This week’s episode takes a look at 3 classic Dracula Adaptations, beginning with Dracula (1931), The Horror of Dracula, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 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.
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, Everyday Is Halloween (Single), Twitch, The Land Of Rape And Honey, and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste.
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 and ending with Brotherhood.
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.
For our return to regular releases we thought what better way to start than with part three of Siouxsie and the Banshees. This episode 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). Don’t worry, there’s going to be more content about the goth icons, but just in different way. We hope you enjoy this episode and give these albums a chance.
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, The City of Lost Children, and Brazil.
Also I’m including the incorrect date posted on the Kommunity FK website (as of 3/29/2016) so you can see what we were referencing during the “Recent Interesting Goth Stuff” portion of the podcast.
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.
45 Grave is one of the more interesting bands associated with deathrock and one that needs to be discussed. 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, Autopsy, Only The Good Die Young, and Pick Your Poison.