Monday, June 23, 2014

Episode 28 - Hypnotic Dirge Feature Part 1

Due to technical details, this playlist is still missing times and isn't linked yet.  I'm posting it now so you can see what's playing tonight and will fix ASAP.

As of today, 8/29/2014, all links are active.  I will be uploading and posting a link to the archived version of the episode, as well as writing a blog with information regarding the near future of the show later tonight (I hope).  Good things are coming.  Thanks for your patience through my technical difficulties.

This week I am taking a look the netlabel Hypnotic Dirge Records, specifically the artists and albums featured on their Bandcamp page.  I've chosen one song from each album (more if the album was a split so that each band is represented) so that you can have a taste of the label.  I made it about halfway through the roster, so there will likely be at least one more episode with later albums coming soon.  Next week however, I'll be taking a different tack as I build an episode around an interview I (finally) managed to complete with Mel Arise, the lead singer of the band Santa Marta Golden.  As they start almost every one of my shows with the song Yi, I've really been wanting to get this one done.
  1. Yi by Santa Marta Golden from El Fallo Humano  CC - BY - NC - SA  0:00 
  2. Blashyrkh Mighty Ravendark (Immortal Tribute) by Funeral in Heaven from Shanthikarma [Live EP ; 2010]  CC - BY - SA  2:27
  3. Shadows Ensnare Me by Winds of Sorrow from Through Twilight...  CC - BY - NC  7:31 
  4. 11.9 by Ekove Efrits from Hypermnesia  CC - BY - NC  15:01 
  5. Cast into the Shade by Deprived of Light from Coloured Death  CC - BY - NC  20:21 
  6. green jade by stroszek from a break in the day EP  CC - BY - NC  26:24 
  7. Oceans of Piss and Blood by Galaktik Cancer Squad from The Gathering  CC - BY - NC  30:55 
  8. Shadows Ensnare Me by Élan O'Neal from Subterranean Cartography  CC - BY - NC  37:41 
  9. Permafrost by Truthseeker from Weightless at Dawn  CC - BY - NC  45:11 
  10. I by Depicting Abysm from Silentium!  CC - BY - SA  52:18 
  11. VI by Windbruch from Silentium!  CC - BY - SA  1:03:28 
  12. IX by Gmork from Silentium!  CC - BY - SA  1:09:18 
  13. Spine by Australasia from Sin4tr4  CC - BY - NC  1:13:49 
  14. Enter the Void by netra ft. We'rewolves from Dreading Consciousness  CC - BY - NC  1:18:08 
  15. Into the Heart of Night by Obsidian Tongue from Volume I: Subradiant Architecture  CC - BY - NC  1:25:11 
  16. Binaural Vibrancy by Astral Luminous from Lunaric Tide  CC - BY - NC  1:34:38 
  17. Never Let a Flower Adorn my Grave by Funeral Fornication from Solitude and Suicide  CC - BY - NC  1:47:10 
  18. Neath the Oppressing Moonlight by Exiled From Light from Descending Further into Nothingness  CC - BY - NC  1:59:49 
  19. Five Birds Defied the Winds by Old Forgotten Lands from Equinox  CC - BY - NC  2:08:33 
  20. And Silence Finally Prevails... by Ancient Tundra from Equinox  CC - BY - NC  2:15:28 
  21. As I Remember by Symbiosis from These Engulfing Winds Never Die  CC - BY - NC  2:22:32 
  22. The Essence Of Hope, Drained by Exiled From Light from There Is No Beauty Left Here...   CC - BY - NC  2:25:58 
  23. Esperit Nosible by The Foetal Mind from The Grand Contraction  CC - BY - NC  2:39:44 
  24. Outside...Alone by netra from Mélancolie urbaine  CC - BY - NC  2:46:40 
  25. Transgression Pt. II : Ad Mortem by Funeral Fornication from Pandemic Transgression  CC - BY - NC 2:55:54 
Thanks for listening.  I know this was a different kind of episode with some music I don't normally play, but I wanted to give you a fuller picture of the label.  Check them out here.  They have more available than just what's on their Bandcamp including a distribution deal with a Russian label.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Episode 27 - Filthy and Sludgy

I've run into a time crunch putting this episode together due to some issues with my computer that may or may not be fully worked out.  I was working on an episode featuring Hypnotic Dirge Records, but complications make that impossible for tonight.  Instead, working mostly with tracks already uploaded to the station's server and the first Creative Commons release by NOLA band Thou (who I get to see at the Gilead Media Fest this summer), I'm doing a Sludge/Doom episode with a special look at that Thou release.  Due to my complications, there will not be talking between songs this week.  I hope you enjoy and hope I'll be more fully functional by next week.
  1. Yi by Santa Marta Golden from El Fallo Humano  CC - BY - NC - SA  0:00 
  2. Here I Stand Head in Hands by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  2:27
  3. The Fall by Abest from Demo MMXII  CC - BY - NC - ND  10:25
  4. The Defeatist's Lament by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  15:50
  5. Muerte por omniscencia by Cementerio from LUNA HIENA  CC - BY - NC - ND  18:39
  6. Fleur du Mal by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  21:07
  7. Bruto Mecánico by Los Cuatrocientos Golpes from Bruto Mecánico  CC - BY - NC - SA 27:20
  8. Mizar by March The Desert from March The Desert  CC - BY - NC - SA 31:39
  9. Loneliness Dances in the Gorgon's Stare by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  38:05
  10. Grim Reaper by DOLMENN from I  CC - BY - NC - SA 46:40
  11. Don't Vote by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  55:54
  12. Valkyries Ride by Amattr from Black Dawn  CC - BY - NC - SA 58:54
  13. Shorties with MP40s: The Personal is Political by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY 1:04:13 
  14. 1936 by TREITUM from 1936 CC - BY - NC - ND  1:11:11
  15. Necropolis (City of the Dead) by Morgue of Saints from Monolith  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:21:29
  16. I am the Leviathan by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  1:31:48
  17. A Thousand Nails by Aathma from The Call of Shivà  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:37:19
  18. House of Leaves by Sarin from House of Leaves  CC - BY - ND  1:47:59
  19. Rats and Mice and Swarms of Lice by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  1:53:50
  20. Antimatter by Melmak from The Only Vision Of All Gods  CC - BY - NC - SA  1:59:48
  21. Smoke Pigs by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  2:07:10  
  23. Death Descends by kurouma from Untitled (4)  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:19:51
  24. The Song of Illuminate Darkness by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  2:30:33
  25. Labyrinths of Stone by Garüda from Labyrinths of Stone  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:42:51
  26. Tir_Na_Nogth by Lefthander from Condemned  CC - BY - SA  2:51:12
  27. Reprise by Thou from Ceremonies of Humiliation  CC - BY  2:55:43
There you have it.  I wanted to do more justice to Thou by more carefully handpicking the songs to go with their only Creative Commons release, but I was limited in what I could work with this week.  Check them out on tour and/or at the Gilead Media Fest and look for a better Thou episode sometime later (hopefully with some footage of an interview I plan to do with them at Gilead).  Support these other bands too, of course.  Go to shows, buy merch, spread the word.  Until next week...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Episode 26 - deafheaven feature

This week I do a feature about San Francisco Bay area black metal influenced band deafheaven.  Join me in a short journey through their discography, along with some other blackened bands to round things out.
  1. Yi by Santa Marta Golden from El Fallo Humano   CC - BY - NC - SA  0:00
  2. Daedalus by deafheaven from demo  CC - BY - NC - ND  4:41
  3. Dead as Dreams by Grst from Fire Therein  CC - BY  10:32
  4. L'Absolution by Verlies from Le Domaine des Hommes  CC - BY - NC  29:37
  5. Exit:Denied by deafheaven from demo  CC - BY - NC - ND  40:19
  6. That Was Truly The Saddest Day by Onde Natur from Cowards  CC - BY - NC - ND  51:46
  7. Our Love, Shrouded By Our Fear Of Dying by Frostbitten from Danse! For Macabre Shall Come  CC - BY - SA   1:00:22
  8. Language Games by deafheaven from Roads To Judah  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:12:30
  9. Subjugated and Abused by Petrychor from Effigies and Epitaphs  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:19:11
  10. Close your eyes for one second - you will not see the light. close for two - you will not see the world by axidance from the road breathes cold (tape) 2010  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:28:27
  11. Tunnel Of Trees by deafheaven from Roads To Judah  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:33:13
  12. Invocation by RAGANA from Unbecoming  CC - BY - NC - SA  1:42:51 
  13. 3,380 Pounds by Cara Neir from Portals to a Better, Dead World  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:45:57
  14. Sunbather by deafheaven from Sunbather  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:58:01
  15. The Matter is Anti-matter by Ekove Efrits from Hypermnesia  CC - BY - NC  2:08:18
  16. A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time by Obsidian Tongue from A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time  CC - BY - NC  2:13:11
  17. Vertigo by deafheaven from Sunbather  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:22:47
  18. Through Twilight... by Funereal from There is no beauty left here  CC - BY - NC  2:37:22
  19. Flatlands by Sannhet from Known Flood  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:44:51
  20. The Pecan Tree by deafheaven from Sunbather  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:48:24
  21. Irresistible by Deafheaven from Sunbather  CC - BY - NC - ND (most of this track is cut at the 3 hour mark of the episode, but will fully play in the archived edition)  2:59:46
I hope you enjoyed this episode.  I had fun putting it together.  There is a lot of my favorite music here.  Remember to support these bands and underground music anyway you can.  One way is to see them live.  You can catch deafheaven live this summer on tour in the US.  Tour dates can be found here.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Episode 25 - Better Late Than Never

Well, I'm back.  I didn't return triumphantly with trumpets blaring, but hopefully some of you caught my return earlier this week on when Episode 25 ran from 8-11 pm Eastern time.  I spent a lot of time choosing the tracks to play, much more than I had been doing in the past, but ran out of time to put together the voice-overs, or even post the playlist.  A couple things to note.  The show now starts at 8 pm Eastern, instead of 9 pm.  This fits my schedule better and should allow me to be in the chat room for more of the show.  Feel free to join me there.  Secondly, I've shortened the show to 3 hours.  I did this because I feel that some of my older episodes ended up with filler songs that were ok, but not really special.  I am attempting to give the best of the best going forward (at least in my opinion).  As always, if you are part of a CC project and want to be played on my show, contact me at  If you are a listener and want to hear something specific, send your requests to the same email.  With that done, here is the playlist from last Monday.  Look for a new episode this Monday.
  1. Yi by Santa Marta Golden from El Fallo Humano  CC - BY - NC - SA  0:00 
  2. Western Fields by Mordida from End Of Infinity Vol. II  CC - BY - NC - ND 2:27
  3. H.U. Lab Experiment I by Crimson Blue from Innocence  CC - BY  8:11
  4. II by Hourvari from Hourvari - EP  CC - BY - NC - ND  15:59
  5. Pilgrim by Landforge from Servitude to Earth  CC - BY - NC - SA  26:04
  6. Sorrowspell by Funeral Fornication from Hypnotic Dirge 2012/13 | Solipsist Anthems  CC - BY - NC 31:08 
  7. Oaks by Aathma form The Call of Shivà  CC - BY - NC - ND  39:13
  8. Spine by Australasia from Sin4tr4  CC - BY - NC  45:21
  9. A Sombre Moon Through The Black Myst Part 1 by i AM esper from Total Drowning  CC - BY - NC - ND  49:43
  10. ...autumn breathed... by Maestus from Scarlet Lakes  CC - BY - NC - SA  59:50
  11. All That We Lost by Ekove Efrits from Conceptual Horizon  CC - BY - NC - SA  1:16:35
  12. Voices of Redemption by Serpenthia from Let There Be Silence...  CC - BY - NC - SA  1:22:36
  13. All's Lost by RAGANA from All's Lost  CC - BY - NC - SA  1:30:47
  14. Violet by Deafheaven from Roads To Judah  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:34:51
  15. Horizonte by Muerte Por Mil Cortes from Muerte Por Mil Cortes  CC - BY - NC - ND  1:47:02
  16. Phrase 6 by Psygnosis from Human Be[ing]  CC - BY  1:51:22
  17. Imperialist Design by Cara Neir from Stagnant Perceptions  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:03:09
  18. Sunburnt tragedy by Dead Mountain Mouth from Unveil  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:07:54
  19. On the broken rocks of despair by axidance from split w/ заводь (cd/tape) 2011  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:12:48
  20. Masterful Wroth by Banewreaker from Banewreaker  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:22:11
  21. bureval by Iskra from Bureval Demo  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:25:16
  22. Héroe by Santa Marta Golden from El Fallo Humano  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:28:54
  23. Assassianate Authority by Project Dekadenz from D​-​DAY APOCALYPSE  CC - BY - NC  2:33:07
  24. Chaos by CRUSTFELDT JAKOB from AGONIA BOVINA  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:35:24
  25. I Steal What I Want by The Armed from These Are lights  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:36:46
  26. Cops by Il Disagio from 3 Songs  CC - BY - SA  2:38:32
  27. La Moda no es mas que una epidemia inducida by Josemaki Grind Orchestra from Indescifrables gritos de frustración misantrópica  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:41:00
  28. No Gender-Just Friends by +HIRS+ from The First 100 Songs  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:41:27
  29. Animal social by Kain from Cuestión de principios  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:41:45
  30. Indigesto by Lama Negra from Planeta Estúpido  CC - BY - NC - SA  2:46:53
  31. Devolution by We Are Guilty from Demo v1.1  CC - BY - NC - SA 2:48:08
  32. Front Lines by Chromatic Dark from Hateballads 2008  CC - BY - NC - ND  2:53:14
Thanks for checking the show out.  Remember to support these bands any time you can.  Here's a link to deafheaven's summer tour plans:  They are fantastic live (I've seen them twice already this year).  If you live in the USA, check them out.