Tag Archives: Deathrock

Phantoms: The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene Book Review

It’s a book, it has words. In this video I talk about those words with my own words. I think there’s a word for that…a review? Probably not.

Here’s where the book exists:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mikey-bean/phantoms-the-rise-of-deathrock-from-the-la-punk-scene/paperback/product-1kkmzm4r.html?page=1&pageSize=4

A cool interview with the author:
https://post-punk.com/deathrock-101-mikey-beans-exhaustive-phantoms-the-rise-of-deathrock-from-the-la-punk-scene-book-is-finally-out/

Podcast Episode 62 – Christian Death – Valor Kand Part 2

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This reunion episode brings back Robbie Gore as the original GothCast duo break down some lesser talked about albums from the Valor Kand era of Christian Death. It’s one of the more interesting eras of the group as two competing versions of the band were releasing material sometimes within the same year. They cover the albums Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque (1990), Sexy Death God (1994), Prophecies (1996), and well…one more from 1998. This one gets a little strange, but that’s nothing new to this podcast.

Timestamps:
14:50 Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque (1990)
33:51 Sexy Death God (1994)
55:19 Prophecies (1996)
1:07:28 What the hell is this album? (1998)

The EP Reverie by Robbie’s band Delving:
https://delvingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/reverie

Podcast Episode 61 – Samhain

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It’s time to rock with death again as Dr.Sanders and Cameron tackle Danzig’s project after the Misfits and before his solo band Danzig. A much beloved, but sometimes overlooked era with tons of reverb and songs that sometimes sound like they could be the theme to an 80’s slasher movie. You don’t have to wait for “November” to come this year because this episode is “Final-ly Descending” to the podcast world. They take a look at Initium (1984), Unholy Passion (1985), Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire (1986), and Final Descent (1990).

Timestamps:
7:21 Initium [1984]
20:46 Random Interesting Goth Stuff A.K.A. RIGS
32:50 Unholy Passion [1985]
41:03 Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire [1986]
56:05 Final Descent [1990]

Podcast Episode 60: Skeletal Family

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There’s no bones about it, Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a trip to visit the family…The Skeletal Family. Specifically the era of the band with singer Anne Marie Hurst. They were “promised” a lot with these records and they hope their efforts aren’t “futile”. They examine the albums Burning Oil (1984), Futile Combat (1985), and the compilation Eternal (2016).

Timestamps:
6:27 Burning Oil [1984]
18:58 Random Interesting Goth Stuff A.K.A. RIGS
27:54 Futile Combat [1985]
41:12 Eternal:Singles, Albums, Rarities, BBC Sessions, Live, Demos 1982–2015 [2016]

Christian Death – Ashes Album Review [Video]

It’s been almost 2 full years since I’ve talked about Christian Death, so it seemed like a great time to talk about my favorite album from the band. Every time I make an video about this band, the comment just turn into a giant argument about Rozz and Valor….so let’s see what happens this time. I was a little bit under the weather when I recorded this one, but I think it still turned out the way I wanted.

Misery Obscura Book Review [Video]

This book is great! I found it randomly while browsing Amazon and I was pleasantly surprised. I really wish there was a book dedicated to any of the bands featured in Misery Obscura. Eerie Von did an amazing job putting this together and if you haven’t already, then I recommend you check out Samhain’s music (Initium and November Coming Fire are my favorites) and Dazing II & III.

If you want to pick up a copy of this great book for yourself, then check out the link below (and no, this isn’t a sponsored review. I made it because I wanted to):

Christian Death – Only Theatre of Pain Review [Video]

Today I’m looking at Christian Death’s first album, Only Theatre of Pain. Many say it defined a genre, some say it defines a subculture, I say it defines an album….that is fine….something like that.

By the way, check out Rozz Williams Scholars Society for the full performances of the live shows used in this review:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjy4ag_1uyD8IoMCMoeUgkg

GothCast Episode 42: Christian Death – Part 3 – Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams

This week 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. We hope you enjoy this episode and all of our other content. As always, stay spooky!

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