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A podcast about books for people who don't like books, podcasts or capitalism, but who like extreme metal.

A podcast about books for people who don't like books, podcasts or capitalism, but who like extreme metal.

Location:

Canada

Description:

A podcast about books for people who don't like books, podcasts or capitalism, but who like extreme metal.

Language:

English

Contact:

5878889233


Episodes

B. Catling - The Vorrh Trilogy

1/26/2021
Langdon and Eden tackle The Vorrh trilogy by B. Catling, a wild lysergic absinthian literary feast combining shards of magical realism, avant-garde literature, ecstatic spiritualist poetry and prose, anti-colonialism, paganism, fantasy, horror and historical fiction into one spellbinding modern masterwork. But first they must discuss how utterly fucked that coup was, which sucked mondo ass. FEATURED MUSIC: Frozen Soul - "Encased In Ice", The Botanist - "Water"

Duration:02:07:05

Kij Johnson - At the Mouth of the River of Bees

1/19/2021
On this new Death//Sentence Solo Series, Eden explores award-winning author Kij Johnson's AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OF BEES, a collection of magical realist fantasy fiction. FEATURED MUSIC: Snooze - "Amicus Pawsterum"

Duration:01:04:35

P. Djeli Clark - Ring Shout

1/4/2021
On this episode, Langdon and Eden tackle the universe's most pressing issue: the nature of the Grinch, the contradictions of the Grinchgeist, and the spiritual warfare that fires his burning heart. Additionally, they cover P. Djeli Clark's novella RING SHOUT, Langdon's book of the year, which is a Lovecraftian counter-read interposing the KKK as servants of Lovecraftian darkness and hateful chaos. There's a magic sword and killer politics. FEATURED MUSIC: Tribulation - "Hour of the Wolf",...

Duration:01:54:57

Mark Z Danielewski - House of Leaves

12/11/2020
Langdon and Eden do the long-threatened and discuss House of Leaves, both as a cultural object and as a novel, especially as it pertains to literalizing anxiety states. The novel carries both an overwhelming adoration a reciprocal stigma, both of which cloud its functions as an art object. We seek at least in part to dispel that. Discussion of the book starts at 46min. TW: descriptions of anxety attacks, physical violence. FEATURED MUSIC: Ithaca - "Hold Fast Hope" (Thrice cover), Cinder Well...

Duration:03:22:20

Brooke Bollander - The Only Great Harmless Thing

10/22/2020
Recovered from Langdon being extremely bad at technology comes an episode long in the making. We actually started prep for this episode over a month ago but, between anxiety breakdowns and, tech issues. BUT: Now we cover the powerful novel THE ONLY GREAT HARMLESS THING by Brooke Bollander, a novel about humanity's history of atavistic self-harm and our abusive relationship with the biology of the ecosystem of the world, as well as the politics of health and the body in the age of COVID,...

Duration:02:46:09

Andrew Krivak - The Bear

9/21/2020
On our newest Death Sentence Solo Series, Eden (@tallesteden) discusses Andrew Krivak's THE BEAR, a heart-wrenching and powerful book that peers deeply into both a human and a naturalist terror. That of grief, of solitude, of love and of the natural world. He mentioned sobbing at the end of the book; prepare for a heavy and real one. FEATURED MUSIC: Amiensus - "A Convocation of Spirits"

Duration:00:52:47

Jeff Noon - The Nyquist Mysteries

9/8/2020
On our newest Death Sentence Solo Series, Eden discusses Jeff Noon's series The Nyquist Mysteries. Jeff Noon is a remarkable figure in the field, sitting somewhere between Philip K Dick and Paul Auster; following that analogy, this series functions almost like Noon's own version of what The New York Trilogy by Auster might look like in the hands of a cerebral but still richly pulpy genre writer. FEATURED MUSIC: Xythlia - "Ablation of Subconscious"

Duration:00:37:49

Jeff Noon - The Nyquist Mysteries

9/8/2020
On our newest Death Sentence Solo Series, Eden discusses Jeff Noon's series The Nyquist Mysteries. Jeff Noon is a remarkable figure in the field, sitting somewhere between Philip K Dick and Paul Auster; following that analogy, this series functions almost like Noon's own version of what The New York Trilogy by Auster might look like in the hands of a cerebral but still richly pulpy genre writer. FEATURED MUSIC: Xythlia - "Ablation of Subconscious"

Duration:01:15:49

Jeff Noon - The Nyquist Series

9/8/2020
On our newest Death Sentence Solo Series, Eden discusses Jeff Noon's series The Nyquist Mysteries. Jeff Noon is a remarkable figure in the field, sitting somewhere between Philip K Dick and Paul Auster; following that analogy, this series functions almost like Noon's own version of what The New York Trilogy by Auster might look like in the hands of a cerebral but still richly pulpy genre writer. FEATURED MUSIC: Xythlia - "Ablation of Subconscious"

Duration:00:41:42

Becky Chambers - To Be Taught, If Fortunate

8/28/2020
Langdon and Eden tackle Becky Chambers' Hugo-nominated novella TO BE TAUGHT, IF FORTUNATE, a work which grapples with the holocratic and highly mediated communal/social side of science. Meanwhile, on the first half, they discuss two radically different images of the teenager: the Kenosha shooter and the girl who made a smart-than-she-got-credit TikTok about the philosophy of math. TRIGGER WARNING: suicide (0h21m - 0h22m). FEATURED MUSIC: Motorpsycho - "The All Is One", Ulver - "A Thousand...

Duration:03:39:51

The Kazuo Ishiguro Oeuvre 1 of 8 - A Pale View of Hills

8/24/2020
A solo episode! Langdon launches a new sub-series working through analysis of all of Kazuo Ishiguro's body of work in chronological order. This time it's his debut, A PALE VIEW OF HILLS (1982), a novel exploring a Japanese woman's grief after losing her eldest daughter to suicide following a move to Britain and the confounding non-response of her youngest daughter who doesn't mourn her sister at all. FEATURED MUSIC: Unleash the Archers - "Legacy"

Duration:01:04:35

Roger Zelazny - Lord of Light

8/18/2020
Langdon and Eden breakdown the glittering poetic beauty of Roger Zelazny's seminal science fiction novel LORD OF LIGHT. But first, we have to talk about shoes that look straight up like ribbed condoms as well as the VP pick for the 2020 election. Spoiler: Electoral leftism in the West is a near systemic impossibility and worth less time than the boots-on-the-ground activism happening all around us. Also, holy shit, those shoes look fucking terrible. FEATURED MUSIC: Primitive Man - "Foul",...

Duration:02:00:51

SEASON PREMIERE: Jeff VanderMeer - Dead Astronauts

8/5/2020
DEATH // SENTENCE returns after a brief hiatus. Between COVID and life changes for our hosts, Gareth has had to step away for the foreseeable future, leaving Langdon to figure out how to run, edit, and host a podcast all on his lonesome. Will Gareth return someday? We will see; the door is certainly open. New cohost Eden Kupermintz, editor-in-chief of Heavy Blog Is Heavy as well as a noted bibliophile, philosophy degree haver and ardent leftist, makes his debut. We talk about Dead Astronauts...

Duration:01:49:40

The Margaret Killjoy Interview

5/31/2020
Returning champion Margaret Killjoy joins us to talk about her incredible, possibly album-of-the-year album as Feminazgul, No Dawn for Men, the uprising across the US, violence and non-violence, guns and living in the woods. Music by Feminazgul: https://feminazgul.bandcamp.com/album/no-dawn-for-men And Vulgarite: https://vulgarite.bandcamp.com/releases Give your money to legal defence funds for protesters, but if you have any left over join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DeathSentence

Duration:02:03:32

Alex Pheby - Mordew

5/21/2020
You're going to thank us for this one. Mordew is acclaimed author Alex Pheby's first foray into fantasy, and it's incredible. Imagine Gormenghast, China Mieville, Bloodborne, Dorohedoro- if it's dark, fantasy and stuff we like then it's an ingredient here. We talk about writing, publishing, Dark Souls, Harry Potter and more. You can order Mordew here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/paperback-shop/mordew Or join Galley Beggar's subscription service for Mordew and a bunch of other good books,...

Duration:01:28:42

The Thou Interview

5/13/2020
WE GOT THOU. Mitch and Bryan from one of the greatest metal acts on the planet join us to discuss pop-punk, coughing, fantasy, comic books and not being super into metal. Featuring EXCLUSIVE covers of Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath and Prayer to God by Shellac.

Duration:01:39:29

Michael Seidlinger - Dreams of Being

5/8/2020
Returning guest Michael Seidlinger joins us to talk about his new book Dreams of Being, sushi, wrestling and Meltdown May. Music by FLUIDS: https://maggotstomp-fluids.bandcamp.com/ And Couch Slut: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/take-a-chance-on-rock-n-roll

Duration:01:37:16

Brendan Joyce - Unemployment Insurance

4/30/2020
Poet Brendan Joyce is on the show to talk about his new chapbook (available here on May 1st: https://gumroad.com/nicetryofficer). We talk about our own experiences of the lockdown and unemployment, poetry under quarantine, the possibilities for resistance AND we come up with a sure-fire way to totally destroy the Orange Orangutan Thief-In-Chief. Music by Cirith Ungol https://cirithungol.bandcamp.com/ And Katatonia.

Duration:01:33:59

Starling Days, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

4/23/2020
Down for a quiet, sad book about maybe or maybe not getting your life together? Yeah you are. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's Starling Days, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Harmless Like You is a gorgeously written, beautifully observed look at how people survive, and how relationships survive when one party wants out. Music by Infant Island: https://infantisland.bandcamp.com/album/sepulcher And ACxDC: https://acxdc.bandcamp.com/album/satan-is-king

Duration:01:19:11

Bewitching the Elements - Gabriela Herstik

4/19/2020
Gabriela Herstick (@GabyHerstik) joins us to initiate us into the mysteries of her new book Bewitching the Elements. We learn about witchcraft, the Western Mystery Tradition, the importance of self care in plague times and of course Satan. Music by Outer Heaven: https://outerheaven.bandcamp.com/ And Archgoat: https://archgoat666.bandcamp.com/ Subscrybe to our enchanting Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DeathSentence

Duration:01:27:40