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069: The 90's to Now: Have we Changed?

12/2/2018
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This month we are taking a look at an article from the early 90’s discussing the music of the time, the burgeoning interconnectedness of a global culture, and notions of authenticity and being called a poser. We’ve got a review of the new album from Nox Novacula, Sinister Suggestions, and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Our guests this month are Harley and Jon! A Reflection on the 90’s How Has Music Changed 13:00 Is ‘Poser’ and Gatekeeping...

Duration:01:31:13

068: Is Goth Apolitical?

11/16/2018
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We have a special episode for you this week, we are back with a full panel to discuss one of the most contentious topics related to goth. In a climate where it is becoming increasingly difficult to talk to those who don’t share our views, what role does goth play? Transgressive and activist counterculture, or impartial music tribe? Does denying the political roots and inclinations of goth culture lend itself to infiltration by racist and sexist ideologies? Our panel this month consists of...

Duration:02:05:16

067: Goth-Punk and the Resistance of Style

11/2/2018
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This week I want to look at what makes goth culturally unique among its alternative peers, discuss how the implicit flexibility of goth can lead it to fold into other subcultural groupings such as punk as we will see in the scene from Mexico City, and look at how goth has the ability to adapt to a local environment while remaining identifiable as part of goth culture. We will also be reviewing the new album from Living Temples, sharing our sinister suggestions and more! Our guest this...

Duration:01:30:09

066: Andy Deane

10/16/2018
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This month we are chatting with Andy Deane about how to start a goth scene, his views on elitism, his career and more! Find Andy on Patreon, Bandcamp, and get his published works on Amazon The Gothic Cruise 4:00 History of Bella Morte 10:35 Is Goth Whatever You Want it to be 26:05 Can Artists Still Make a Living 47:47 Andy the Author 55:20

Duration:01:10:14

065: Witch House and The Scene

10/2/2018
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This month we are going to be taking a look at those liminal and elusive cultural groupings that have become tangential to goth such as witch house, synthwave, nu goth and so on. I want to look at what the cultural legacy and impact these groupings have had on the scene are and whether or not they have lost their subversive novelty or are going to make a comeback. We’ve also got an album review from Crystal Cage, sinister suggestions, and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider...

Duration:01:42:41

064: Toxic Masculinity, Sexism, and Industrial

9/16/2018
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This month we are revisiting the topic of sexism within industrial music and culture. While Cemetery Confessions itself is specifically about goth, there’s no denying that there’s a historical propinquity of industrial and goth musically and culturally, and as such goths and industrialists often share experiences and spaces. We discuss misogyny historically, debate whether or not anything has changed, relate personal run ins with this behavior and a lot more. In a world where donald trump...

Duration:01:31:23

063: Cemetery Rejections

9/2/2018
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Strap in for a wild ride, this month we are chatting about death, our greatest fears, cemeteries, goth's relationship with mainstream media and more! Our guest this month is Skullgirdle from YouTube! News: 11:43 Goth Didn't Die, It's always Been Dead Album Review: 1:11:52 Lost on Me - Decade Sinister Suggestions: 1:22:53 Penny Dreadful Season 2 Cyianotic

Duration:01:34:35

062: Deviance and Ethnography in Aging Goth Temporalities

8/16/2018
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This month we are talking about ways goths queer age temporalities, explore the construction of deviant spaces, breakdown the ritual and subversive nature of goth dance, discuss the consistency of goth identity across borders and A LOT more! Our guest this month is grad student Leah, you can find her radio show Delightfully Depressing here, and her music project Skydivers here! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Duration:01:34:02

061: The Curse of Internet Celebrity

8/2/2018
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This month we are getting a Brit’s perspective on the modern day goth scene in the UK, we’ll also be discussing the impact social media has had on beauty standards within goth, and why some of us think we are losing the complexity and depth that fashion and aesthetic presentation once represented. We will also be reviewing the new album from ritual veil, giveing our sinister suggestions and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show...

Duration:01:44:50

060: Tara Vanflower on 90's Goth

7/16/2018
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We sit down with Tara for a wide ranging interview this week! We start by discussing her resistance to the goth label, she tells some stories from her touring experience about elitism and Marilyn Manson, we get into comparing the current music scene with the 90's, she let's us into some personal stories with family life and living with illness, and we talk about her new book and music projects! You can find Lycia on Bandcamp and you can find Tara's published works on Amazon. If you enjoy...

Duration:01:17:12

059: Goth in 2018

7/2/2018
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Order Now: Limited Edition Cemetery Confessions Patches! This month we reflect on how goth in 2018 stacks up against the last 40 years. We’ll be discussing why "mainstream" culture is a myth, whether or not goth should be considered a culture or a subculture, and if WGT demonstrates goth is borderless and without rules. We also have an album review for the band Traitrs, our sinister suggestions and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to...

Duration:01:49:05

058: Cemetery Expert Loren Rhoads

6/16/2018
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This month we sit down with author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before you Die Loren Rhoads. Cultural death anxiety, obscure graveyards, ancient burial rituals, spiritual practices and the paranormal are our topics for this month. You can find more articles and speaking dates for Loren at her website https://cemeterytravel.com/

Duration:00:59:32

057: The Clothing of a Culture

6/2/2018
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This month we discuss the inside come out, how do sartorial idioms represent the music and metaphysical substrate of goth, both as personal expression and discursive space. We also touch on how depression and being a baby bat influence how we interpret and display the markers of goth. We review the new album from Sackcloth and Ashes, add our sinister suggestions, and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or...

Duration:01:46:42

056: Gothic Gaming

5/16/2018
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On this episode we’re going to explore the cultural crossover between nerds and goths as well as wax poetic about some of our favorite video games, exploring how they’ve impacted our lives and how they’ve connected with our identity as a goth. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes. You can E-mail us at cemeteryconfessions@gmail.com This week our guests are Forrest and Kai Decadence! Cultural values...

Duration:02:03:31

055: Gothic vs Goth

5/2/2018
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This month we are exploring the relationship between The Gothic and goth; from runway fashion, to mysticism, literature, philosophy and more, we’ll be discussing how we determine where goth ends and Gothic begins, and what practical effect we see on street fashion and gothic bodies at club events. We are also going to review the newest album from the band Annex, give our sinister suggestions, and chat about social media. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You...

Duration:01:29:46

054: 40 Years of Goth, The Interview

4/17/2018
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Yes, that Liisa, the favorite Liisa here on Cemetery Confessions. We got a chance to sit down and hash out our differences over her 40 years of goth video series as well as talk about aging in goth culture, mainstream fashion appropriation, and whether or not emo or nu goth are actually part of the culture. You can find everything Liisa is up to on her website, follow her on facebook, or YouTube.

Duration:01:10:55

053: The Death of Goth

4/2/2018
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Welcome back to Cemetery Confessions! This month we will be talking about the state of the scene and whether or not it’s declined over the last 10 years, we’ll be chatting about modern goth music, reviewing the new album from Cruz De Navajas, responding to some listener feedback, sinister suggestions and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes. You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com Our...

Duration:02:35:31

052: Christian Goth: The Expose

3/16/2018
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This month we are going to be diving into the sub-subculture of the Christian Goth community. Goth itself is a-theistic in that it makes no positive religious claims, one can ascribe themselves to any religious system or eschew them altogether without an impact on their goth identity; so it’s not abnormal to find goths who are catholic, protestant or any other flavor of Christian belief. That said, there exists a community of people who explicitly call themselves Christian Goths, a label...

Duration:02:02:33

051: Material Goth

3/2/2018
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This week we are talking about materialism and capitalist ideals in goth culture, reviewing the new album from Dead Astropilots, Second Life follow up, listener feedback around differentlyabled goths, some discussion about becoming pagan and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes. You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com News: 2:09 -The Commercialization of Goth Album Review:...

Duration:01:11:08

050: Too Goth for Pop

2/16/2018
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This week we are going to be discussing goth music, but more interestingly those sites of liminality and ambiguity where what we’ve come to know as goth music collides and makes love to pop and indie music. What effect has that had on culture and clubs both historically and today, and what does this mean for the future of the genre? In recent years we've seen an explosion of hard to classify acts that skirt the edge of goth culture and sound, bands such as chelsea wolfe, king dude, zola...

Duration:01:33:57