Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast


The world's number 1 Goth talk podcast! Cemetery Confessions is a podcast created as a community learning and discussion outlet for goths, and those interested in the subculture. On the show we discuss news related to the goth experience with a different guest each month, often employing an academic lens. You'll also find interviews, music, book and movie reviews, and more!


  • 108: We Fixed Reddit

    108: We Fixed Reddit

    02/07/2020 Duração: 02h35min

    This month we share embarrassing childhood stories, take on gatekeepers, explore why goth is still relevant and answer r/goths most burning questions! Our guest this month is Lady India! Facebook, IG, TikTok, Eat the Rich If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Goth in Hot Weather 7:00 What Was Your First Goth Band 14:01 Gatekeeping 21:57 What Place Does Goth Have in the World 40:41 Disliking Labels 58:20 Difficulty Socializing 1:14:05 What Psychology Drove you to Goth 1:31:55 Sinister Suggestions: 2:04:00 -Solar Fake - Song to say Goodbye -Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble -Bohren & Der Club of Gore -Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones -Blood Machines -A Gorey Demise - Creature Feature

  • 107: PandemicGoth

    107: PandemicGoth

    16/06/2020 Duração: 02h22min

    This episode we dive into the psychology of living through a pandemic, and explore how well equipped goths are for dealing with death, all while reading a journalist to filth. We also review the new album from Mystic Priestess! Our guest this month is Ryan, vocalist from the deathrock band witchhands. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Sinister Suggestions: -Happy! -Imaginos - Blue Oyster Cult -Imaginos Documentary -Loom - Katie Gately -Halloween Carol’s BLM Resources:-Resource List -Donate to Help Against Police Brutality -Anti-Racism for White People -75 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice -Documentary about the Direct Line of Lynching to Today's Prison System -Commitment Against Racism -Mass Incarceration Information

  • 106: Ageing in Goth

    106: Ageing in Goth

    02/06/2020 Duração: 01h44min

    This episode we continue our special series of episodes by examining what it’s like to age through goth. From external pressure, internal support, and how hard it is to lace up new rocks. Our panel includes GothicSoulFlower, Hedvig Funeral, Mel, and Edward! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

  • 105: Bella Lugosis Dead and I Dont Feel Great Either

    105: Bella Lugosi's Dead and I Don't Feel Great Either

    16/05/2020 Duração: 02h04min

    On this episode we are answering the most interesting questions posed to r/goth. Our guest this episode is Lady India! You can find her on IG, Facebook, and her burlesque/variety show Phantasmagoria. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Stop Calling me an E-Boy 10:00 Am I Still Goth if I don’t Like Goth Music 23:12 Stereotypes 40:10 Craziest Thing You’ve DIY’d 43:23 How Much Must and Artist Goth to be Goth 50:10 How to Wear Makeup when Mixed Race 1:09:40 How to Deal with Angry Elitists 1:21:32 Album Review: 1:41:56 Vandal Moon - Black Kiss  

  • 104: Gothic Literature

    104: Gothic Literature

    02/05/2020 Duração: 01h59min

    This episode we are exploring the twisted world of Gothic Literature to understand why it’s so culturally relevant to goths and non-goths alike. Our guests for this episode are Adrienne who’s YouTube which covers Gothic topics you can find here, and our resident Queen of Goth Michelle. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! What Makes Gothic Literature Gothic Why do we Love Gothic Literature 16:40 How has The Gothic Changed Goth 36:15-An examination of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble Gothic vs. Goth 1:06:00 Goth’s Fashion Debt to Gothic Literature 1:14:27 The Gothic’s impact on Broader Culture 1:25:45 Gothic Literature as Problematic Text 1:40:30 References: -Contemporary Gothic -Fashioning Gothic Bodies -The Music of The Goth Subculture: Postmodernism and Aesthetics

  • 103: Charlotte of Nox Novacula

    103: Charlotte of Nox Novacula

    16/04/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    This episode we are chatting with the vocalist of Nox Novacula! We’re talking about politics and women in music, touring, and the underground music scene. You can listen to, buy and get merch on their bandcamp page, as well as get info on upcoming releases on their facbook page. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introduction Are you a goth band? 8:12 Music History 11:12 Goth music now 14:55 LP vs EP 24:40 Writing music 32:30 Women in music 35:45 Touring 44:15 Politics in music 48:30 Defining goth 1:01:17

  • 102: Why Does Goth Music Matter?

    102: Why Does Goth Music Matter?

    02/04/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    We are chatting about why goth music is so important to the culture, if it’s the most important feature of our community and by what standards we make that determination. We also review the new album from Double Echo! Our guest this month is Jennifer Groke! You can find their art and content on YouTube, Facebook and IG.    Is music objective? 6:45       -Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre Music consumption under capitalism 18:25       -80’s goth wasn’t just about music “Lifestyle” is culturally constructed 28:50       -The Homology Hypothesis Music is not bigoted 35:05      -Alternative chicks Sweden Goth as a youth subculture 51:25      -VSCO girls and eboys in sociology      -The history of subcultural studies      -Youth cultures and the rest of life      -Youth studies in sociology Album Review: 1:11:00 Double Echo - Burning in Blue Sinister Suggestions: 1:25:00 -Then Comes Silence -HMLTD

  • 101: Nightbreed Recordings on Goth

    101: Nightbreed Recordings on Goth

    16/03/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    On this episode original goth Trevor shares his thoughts on why goth today is stronger than it ever has been. We chat about his experience with goth in the 80’s and 90’s, the relevance of DIY and music to goth today, the danger that comes with being different in society, hear stories about Suspiria, starting Nightbreed and more! Our guest this month is Trevor Bamford, who’s work you can find at Nightbreed Recordings, and listen to his music projects Death Party UK, Chaos Bleak and The Angelfire Project as well as the streaming Nightbreed Radio. Goth in the 80’s The Evolution of the Music Industry 5:30 Relevance of Compilations 20:10 DIY or Die 30:15 Why the 90’s Were the Most Goth 34:20 Goth Discrimination and Transgression 43:55 Understanding Music Theory 56:00

  • 100: Finding Solace Through Art

    100: Finding Solace Through Art

    02/03/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    This episode we are chatting with Alaska’s only goth duo cliff and ivy! We’ll be hearing their stories from touring around the goth scene in the US, stories from their friendships with deathrock legends like Rikk agnew, gitaine demone and paul roessler, along with discussions around dealing with death, being differently abled and more. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! You can find information about Cliff and Ivy on their website and bandcamp, and you can help support their next tour over on gofundme! Becoming goth Living as a solitary goth - 8:45 Comparing goth scenes across the country - 15:20 Living as a goth parent - 25:17 Living with disability as a goth - 30:25 Finding time for creativity - 42:15 Collaboration in Art - 46:45 Using Magick in Art - 1:01:38 Dealing with Death - 1:10:00 A thank you - 1:29:20

  • 099: Haute Couture

    099: Haute Couture

    16/02/2020 Duração: 01h13s

    Abstract conceptual fashion and fast fashion may be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but both draw influence from the lineage of goth aesthetic. On this episode we will explore the relation and relevance of the runway and high end designer to the everyday lives of goths. Our guest this month is Kate Mior, the owner of fashion brand Bone & Busk which you can also find on etsy. Kate also DJs in Toronto and you can check out Kate’s DJ page here. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Ethical Shop Recommendations: Kate: -Nuit Clothing Atelier -Ovate -Kaufen Apparel -Missy Industry Count: -Gothic Lamb -Kambriel -Dark Angel co Suggestions From our Community: -Beautiful Freak Cosmetics -Dracula Clothing -Holy Clothing -Exo Umbra -The Witches Cottage -Studio 777 -The Arbetium -Agashi -Deadwood Studios

  • 098: Gatekeeping Goth

    098: Gatekeeping Goth

    02/02/2020 Duração: 01h44min

    It’s 2020 and I’m excited to be back for another year of shows. This month we’ve got another goth talk episode! We’re chatting about the music scene in general, our favorite trends of 2019, creator burnout, and yes, we get deep into discussing gatekeeping. Grab your favorite beverage and have a seat over there on the velvet couch next to the coffin, don’t mind Vlad he only bites when asked, I hope the incense doesn’t bother you. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Our guest this month is Krystina! She runs an interview show on YouTube called Portland Undead and is the band Loverload! Local Scene News 5:44 Gatekeeping Gatekeepers 17:47 -Aytakks Article -Gothic Lolita vs Goth 2019 State of the Scene 59:35 Album Review: 1:10:40 Nuevo Testemento - Exposure Sinister Suggestions: 1:25:30-Obscura Undead’s first Zine -Sex Education -My Hero Academia -ergo proxy -Double Echo -Dragula -The Witcher

  • The Gothquisition 4

    The Gothquisition 4

    06/12/2019 Duração: 01h48min

    Prepare your batholes, the Gothquisition has returned to judge the internet for its sins! YouTubers named and shamed, Rebels Market put on blast and all your favorite icons cut down to size. The Inquisitors also compete to decide who knows the most about true cvlt goth music! Goth Points are earned and lost, pastel goths are tarred and feathered, and gatekeepers are put back on the pedestal. Grab your parasols; the shit is about to hit ye olde fan! Our Gothquisitioners are as follows: (in order of photo) Zakkarrii, Master Seamstress Andi, Royal Scribe Count, Grand Inquisitioner Dani, Royal Minstrel Jez, Supreme Persecutor of Heretics Michelle, Queen Joe, Court Jester and Bridge Troll Introductions Roast of Avelina de Moray Being Goth is More than a Teenage Phase 10:04 Song Break: 28:35 NU:N - It's a Goth Revolution (Sacrosanct Mix) Roast of Voltaire 5 Things Wrong with Goth Culture Right Now 40:00 Song Break: 1:04:20 You’ve Been Goth BLOCKED Roast of Jake Munro Goth Quiz 1:11:42 Song Break: 1:38:00 You’l

  • 096: The Evolution of Goth

    096: The Evolution of Goth

    16/11/2019 Duração: 02h22s

    This episode we are reviewing the claims in Karl Spracklen’s new book: The Evolution of Goth Culture: The Origins and Deeds of the New Goths. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! References: Inside Subculture: The Postmodern Meaning of Style Nightclubbing: Planet X and Liverpool’s Post-Punk Era Our Interview with William Faith and Scary Lady Sara 4EA Paradigm Making Sense of Autopoietic Enactive Embodiment Pragmatism and Embodied Cognitive Science Symmetric Anthropology  

  • 095: The New Age of Goth

    095: The New Age of Goth

    02/11/2019 Duração: 01h45min

    On this episode we are exploring the music, fashion, and drama of modern goth. We’ll be delving into anxieties around babybats, the newly popular synth/wave goth music, the divergence of fashion from the music, the relevance of transgression and a lot more about the lived experiences of the modern goth. Our guest this month is Bianca Xunise! You can read about her journey as a black goth, read her interview with Bauhaus, and her comic about why music should be political! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! What’s Old is New Again: The Hipster Goth Revival: -Hipster Goth 10:30 -Genre Classification and the 80’s 12:45 -Is Goth Music Still Diverse? 25:20 -Elitism vs Poseurs 31:00 -More on Music Variety 40:00 -Babybats and the Internet 48:30 -The Dichotomy of Music and Aesthetic 58:25 -80’s Goth Wasn’t Just About Music -Music and Fashion EP 67 -Is Goth a Counter-Culture 1:05:20 Album Review: 1:21:55 The Coventry - Deep Detachment Sinister Suggestions: 1:32:00 -Padkarsoda -Spelllin

  • 094: Native Goths

    094: Native Goths

    16/10/2019 Duração: 01h16min

    Our guest this month is Daphne Coriz! We chat about her personal development within the goth scene and how her heritage, tribe and living on the rez has impacted that identity. We also respond to a video by Social Repose claiming that non-natives have a right to wear war bonnets as costume. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! How did you become goth? 1:22 What interests you about modeling? 11:50 Activism and what the goth scene can do 19:20 Social Repose and cultural appropriation 30:45 Further Reading: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience https://youtu.be/Mm7Hfp0IEbY https://youtu.be/lqCYfTeP1_w

  • 093: Hail Satan!

    093: Hail Satan!

    02/10/2019 Duração: 01h54min

    Esotericism and mysticism have always been high on the list, right next to atheism, when it comes to the religious views of goths. On this episode we take a look at the long maligned and oft pejoratively goth associated, Satanism. We’ll be speaking with members of the Satanic coven Satanhaus about their link to goth, their beliefs, their practices and their philosophy. Our guests this episode are Evyn and Thom of Satanhaus! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Recommendations from Lucifer: -Satanic Feminism -Children of Lucifer -The Last Testament of Anton LaVey *Boyd Rice is an Asshole -The Satanic Bible 50th Edition

  • 092: Death Positive: Of Deep and Liquid Rest

    092: Death Positive: Of Deep and Liquid Rest

    16/09/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    This month we are talking about death with our guest Bess Lovejoy, author of the book Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.  As the season changes, we turn our thoughts to death and decay. Where does mortality fit into our modern lives, what can we learn from the ways we’ve treated the dead in the past, and how can we prepare ourselves for our own demise. All this and more with author Bess Lovejoy.  

  • 091: Goth Talk

    091: Goth Talk

    03/09/2019 Duração: 02h06min

    Are goths just normal people in spooky clothing? Do we care too much about old music? Has deathrock become too much of a stereotype to have anything to say? We are exploring these questions and having a good old fashioned goth chat. We’ll also review the new album from Dune Messiah, share our Sinister Suggestions and more! Our guests this month are Andi and Michelle! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Do we care too much about old music? 2:50 Are we just normal people in spooky clothing? 27:20 Is deathrock too stereotypical? 1:08:00 The Goth Utopia 1:11:45 Album Review: 1:37:40 Dune Messiah - Moments of Bliss Sinister Suggestions: 1:51:20 -Larkin Poe -Thorns Clothing -Circe -Kristen Sollee -Goth Symposium

  • 090: Goths with Disabilities

    090: Goths with Disabilities

    16/08/2019 Duração: 01h34min

    Living with a disability or chronic illness may seem foreign to the able bodied, yet there are many goths within our community who exist with these conditions every day, and that can drastically change the way they interact with the scene. On this episode we’ll explore the process of coming to terms with a disability and how that impacts the ability to be part of goth culture. Our guests are Michelle, Tanya, Helen, Amy, and Carolin! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! When did you become goth? 2:07 What was the process of diagnosis? 15:40 How does this impact your involvement within goth 51:08  

  • 089: Corp Goth

    089: Corp Goth

    02/08/2019 Duração: 01h59min

    For those of a certain vintage, we remember when discussions about corp goth exploded into the scene, the questions about how one maintains an air of youthful rebellion without selling out to a puritanical business culture, and how one might retain their identity in a culture that extrapolates morality and work ethic from appearance. A fashion and ideology was developed and debated among goths pursuing long term careers that didn’t involve making music or ghost hunting. Today though the corp goth style and the discussion that came along with it seem to have all but vanished, we’re going to be talking about why that might be, recount our own experiences in the corporate world and share advice for those getting into or already employed at large companies.  Our guests this week are Cadaver Kelly and Jonathan! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Entering the Work Force 7:42 Job Interviews 22:45 Retaining Identity and Fighting for Inclusivity 36:08 The Rise and Fall of Corp Goth 1:09:

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