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!


  • 120: Deathrock

    02/06/2021 Duración: 01h47min

    Deathrock, goth’s weird cousin? Subgenre? Child of punk? On this episode we’ll be discussing the history, substance and international appeal of patch pant wearing, aquanet smelling weirdos with the help of members from Tears for the Dying and Altar De Fey. Our guests this month are Adrya of Tears for the Dying and Kent of Altar de Fey! Get a Cemetery Confessions shirt here! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! The History of Deathrock (intro) 80’s Deathrock 8:30 Shock 16:45 DIY 25:30 2000’s 33:45 Modern Deathrock 44:45 Politics 59:00 Album Review 1:15:00Forbundet - Garmarn Sinister Suggestions 1:35:30 References: -Phantoms -A Brief History of Deathrock -Catholicism and Deathrock

  • 119: Grufties

    02/05/2021 Duración: 01h58min

    This month we are talking all things German! Of course WGT gets some air time, but we’ll also be discussing the globalization of the goth community via twitch, the intricacies of the various subcultures like steampunk, EBM, Romantigoths and deathrockers in the big cities we all know, club culture, German goth bands, childhood stories and more. Zum Wohl! Our guest this month is DJ Cyberpagan who you can catch on twitch and around the internet. Introduction Defining Goth through German Fashion 9:30 Clubbing 13:25 Goths on Twitch 30:51 The music of Germany 53:13 Moral Panics and German Culture 1:06:21 German Politics and Goth Ideology 1:10:00 Upcoming Content 1:40:00   References: -East German Goth and the Specters of Marx -B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin -The German Gothic Subculture -Searching for the True Meaning of goth in 2018

  • 118: Latinx Goth

    02/04/2021 Duración: 02h10min

    This month we invite DJs and musicians from different parts of Latin America on to talk about what it’s like to be part of the local and global community. Our guests are Alexandra, Christian, Dani, Marima, and Tirza!   Introductions What is goth 26:25 Is goth too European? 45:48 How are you treated where you live? 1:03:00 Goth families 1:19:00 What are the themes of Latinx music? 1:28:40 Do goths outside Latin America recognize that scene? 1:42:00 References: Latin American band Master List Tales of love, madness and death Mexico Underground Aura Dona Pacha El gotico en la novela historica mexicana del siglo Ukraine Goth History of Mexican Goth South American Goth - Obscura Undead

  • 117: Gothic Parlor

    02/03/2021 Duración: 02h35min

    Remember when goth gatherings existed? Wax nostalgic no more! You are cordially invited to join us at my estate in the woods. Dress yourself in your most comfortable finery, pour your favorite beverage and watch out for the candelabras. As we sit around our ornately carved table dripping in crushed velvet as we discuss Marilyn Manson, Big Dick Goth Boyfriends, and whether or not the ocean is soup. Our guests this episode are Michelle and Carol! References: Big Dick Goth Boyfriend Zakkarii’s Response Who Killed Mister Moonlight Undead

  • 116: Goths in the Military

    02/02/2021 Duración: 02h09min

    This month we take a look at the rarely discussed but ever present subsection of goths who have been in the military. We’ll explore individualism, violence, and yes, politics. Our guests for this episode are Esmeralda and Dusty of the band Vision Video.   If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

  • The Gothquisition (5)

    02/12/2020 Duración: 02h29min

    You're lying if you think goths don't love drama, and as everyone has been preoccupied with staying alive this year, there certainly has there been a lack of drama. So what does the goth cabal do when the scene gets a bit dull? We make the drama! Prepare your bathole The Gothquisition is back to rip the poseurs again! Our Gothquisitioners are as follows: (in order of photo) Zakkarrii, (too goth for the gothquisition) Andi, Royal Scribe Count, Grand Inquisitioner Dani, Royal Minstrel Jez, Supreme Persecutor of Heretics Michelle, Queen Joe, Court Jester and Bridge Troll If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Roast of It’s Black Friday How to pull off a Goth Look Song Break: I’m More Goth Than You - Johnnie Ha Ha Roast of Chadwick We Respond to YouTube Comments Song Break: Release the Bats - The Birthday Party Roast of Adora Batbrat GothQUIZitionThis Year’s Prize: Gothest Song Break: Gothic Party Time - Action Pact More from the Gothquisition coming December 16th on Pa

  • 114: The Future of Goth Spaces

    02/11/2020 Duración: 02h10min

    This month we are looking at the ever shifting spaces goths inhabit, reifying their ritualistic, embodied bringing forth of identity into the world around us. The future of these spaces is now forever changed as the current pandemic robs us of our sacred curated temples to goth. We also review the new album from The Funeral Medieval, share our Sinister Suggestions and more! Our guests this month are Sean Detra and Mary Millions of Sisters of Mondays! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introductions Moving to Twitch When Should we Return to Clubbing The Evolving Dynamics of Twitch DJing Will Music Venues Exist in the Future The Future of Goth Music The Future of Goth Culture Gatekeeping Album Review: The Funeral Medieval - Dreper Meg Sinister Suggestions: -Angels Arcana -Isotropia -Selofan -Slow Dance with the Dead -Delphine Coma -Black Angel -Exit Dust -Dark -DGA95 -Wisteria -Carnival Row -Halt and Catch Fire - Clipping  

  • 113: Caitlin Doughty's Hero Project

    02/10/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    This episode we discuss death, and why it’s more important than ever to talk about it. Check out Caitlin’s new book here! You can also watch her on YouTube or check out upcoming events on her website. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Loren Rhoads Interview Bess Lovejoy Interview

  • 112: Goths with Disabilities PT 2

    16/09/2020 Duración: 02h27min

    Our guests this month are Carol, Helen and Amy! References: -Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome -Embodied Cognition

  • 111: Gothic Lolita

    02/09/2020 Duración: 01h43min

    This week we are breaking down Gothic Lolita and talking about it’s history, influence on goth, it’s subversive qualities and more! We also review the new album from Hada. Our guest this month is Rose Nocturnalia! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Gothic Lolita Album Review: Hada - Abrahadabra Sinister Suggestions: -Carpenter Brut -Dorohedoro

  • 110: Goths in Government

    16/08/2020 Duración: 01h38min

    On this very special episode we are speaking with Liz Bennett, sitting Iowa State Representative! We talk about the relevance of social movements to goth, gab about our mutual experiences in the Christian goth community, discuss the philosophy of self and much more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! References: Cloak and Dagger Controversy The Myth of Cognitive Niche

  • 109: Getting into Goth

    02/08/2020 Duración: 02h34s

    Welcome to the Cemetery Confessions Baby Bat 101 crash course! Whether you’re 12 or 85, you’ve come to the right place. Our curated guide features guests from across the spectrum from long time well known DJ to shiny new goth moth and everywhere in between. We’ll chat about music, clubbing, dating, identity, politics and more! Our guests this month are Scary Lady Sarah, Nadja, and Nat! Politics: -Post Punk Politics -Sexism and Industrial -Assimilate Music: 41:40-Goth Comp -Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace -25 Years in the Reptile House -80’s Goth Wasn’t Just About Music -The Value of Music to Identity -Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul -2019 Goth Albums -Post-Punk.com -Goth Music History -Origin of the term ‘Goth’ Fashion and Makeup: 1:01:47 -Gothic Lamb -Kambriel -Dark Angel Co -Kaufen Apparel -Luciferothica -Junkyard Bat -Haute Cotoure -My DIY Tutorial 1 -My DIY Tutorial 2 -How to do a Deathhawk Clubbing and Socializing 1:21:17-So you want to start a local scene -The Etiquette Guide to Goth C

  • 108: We Fixed Reddit

    02/07/2020 Duración: 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

    16/06/2020 Duración: 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

    02/06/2020 Duración: 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 Lugosi's Dead and I Don't Feel Great Either

    16/05/2020 Duración: 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

    02/05/2020 Duración: 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

    16/04/2020 Duración: 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?

    02/04/2020 Duración: 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

    16/03/2020 Duración: 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

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