• 02:03

    Will and Thunder Welcome MN Gothic Metal Band, Heliosaga

    in Rock Music

    Heliosaga- “Towers In The Distance” is the anticipated album rooted deep in European tradition, combining the best elements of power, symphonic, and gothic metal. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Xandria, Delain, and Leaves Eyes.

    The name Heliosaga is a metaphor derived from helios, the Greek word for sun, and saga meaning the story/ history; thus, Heliosaga represents the journey of life. 

    “Towers In The Distance” lyrics are deeply personal, and the primary themes revolve around the state of the world, mortality and the personal struggles that all encounter. Mixed by Michael Hansen (Phonomik, Chainfist) at Phon Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat) at Hansen Studios. Bass guitar tracks were recorded by Chad Novell (Fibonacci Sequence) and a guest guitar solo was performed by Gilbert Pot (Elegy). 

    Heliosaga was founded in 2010 by Damien Villarreal (keys/guitar) in San Antonio, Texas, soon after joined by Jordan Ames (drums). By September of 2010, the line-up was complete and the first practices were held. The ensuing year would see a five song demo, the first shows and various line-up changes. In 2012, Chelsea Knaack joined as lead vocalist and the band recorded the single “The Light of Ardor”, which was released in January 2013. Shortly before the recorded single was release, the band relocated to Minnesota and continued the writing process.

  • 02:59

    Dark Gothic Poetry by S.B. Lacroix and Karen Elizabeth Waters

    in Poetry

    Tonight two of our favorite Poets/Authors return to the show to help us usher in a month of Halloween Themed episodes! If you love Dark Gothic Poetry and Tales as much as we do, you will certainly enjoy this show! S.B. Lacroix's books A Dark Quill: Tales & Poems and Shattered: A Collection of Dark Poetry and Prose can be found on Amazon.com. She can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/sb.lacroix, http://sblacroix.blogspot.com/, https://plus.google.com/108706132795303558606/posts, and https://www.youtube.com/user/LacroixSB/videos


    Karen Elizabeth Waters' book A Completion Of Unfinished Thoughts can be found on Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/karen-elizabeth-waters/a-completion-of-unfinished-thoughts/paperback/product-21131488.html  Karen's writing can be found at: http://filthyvictorian1872.blogspot.com/ and her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/filthy.victorian1888

  • 00:33

    The Gothic Wanderer

    in Books

    Interview with Tyler R. Tichelaar
    Topics of conversation:
    Definition of "Gothic and how is it different from Horror Man's pursuit of forbidden truth Relevance of Gothic figures today Gothic literature past, present and future British Gothic vs. American The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D.
    Modern History Press (2012)
    ISBN 9781615991389
    Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (10/12)

    Read interview with author on ReaderViews.com
    Read the review on ReaderViews.com

  • 01:06

    Gothic Culture Today: Andy Deane from Bella Morte joins us

    in Lifestyle

    Joining me for my first episode is Andy Deane from Bella Morte!


    How long have you been apart of the subculture and what does it mean to you? Were you always drawn to the darker and more macabre aspects of life? How do you feel about the state of the Goth culture today? Let us know!  Join your host Ali Porcelain for her first broadcast of: We Only Come Out At Night! 

  • 00:46

    Gothic and more

    in Radio

    Late night talking about the gothic Subculter and also dark stuff.

  • 01:01

    Dark Beauty: dark gothic rock opera. Joy Collins: heartfelt, melodic country

    in Music

    NOTE: THE Blogktalkradio.com server was corrupted and the podcast for this show will not play.  You can hear a clean copy at Music Friday: www.blogtalkradio.com/musicfriday.


    Dark Beauty will tell the legend of the Dark Angel who fell from grace and now rules an evil tower in an unknown land.  Banished from heaven she is pulled down from grace above, falling deep into the woods of the dark primeval forest.  With a broken wing she descends through twisted cathedral-like branches of trees.  Dark Beauty, five supremely talented musicians who range from opera singer to a professor at the Manhattan School of Music have come together in a classically influenced, gothic alternative Progressive Rock band that will tell this tale in its concept album, “Fall From Grace”. This will be the first time anyone has ever heard it.


    Joy Collins is a fourth generation vocalist who has seen a lot of life, both good and bad.  After hitting bottom, she has gone through a metamorphosis, like a caterpillar into a butterfly, shaking off addictions, hitting bottom and finding love again.  With a perfect pitch voice and lyrics and power than come from having lived  the stories sings,  she is ready to take the music world by storm.  Joy has worked with some of the most sought after players in Nashville and is now stepping out and a strong, emerging country musician. Her new album , It Ain’t Just Music, is what country is about – life as it comes at you and we are proud to have her.

  • 00:49

    The Mad Pride (psychedelia, gothic) with Diane Green

    in Music

     Combining 60s psychedelia, folk noir, art rock, gothic post-punk and baroque pop, The Mad Pride has been described as haunting and ominous like Syd Barrett and David Bowie collaborating on a Tim Burton film soundtrack. Comparisons are often made to Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Erik Satie, Opeth, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, baroque and minimalist / repetitive composers. It is the solo recording project of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rowan Galagher. 
    http://themadpride.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMadPride/info

  • 00:33

    Relevance of Gothic figures today

    in Culture

    Interview with Tyler R. Tichelaar
    Topics of conversation:
    Definition of "Gothic" and how is it different from Horror Man's pursuit of forbidden truth Relevance of Gothic figures today Gothic literature past, present and future British Gothic vs. American The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D.
    Modern History Press (2012)
    ISBN 9781615991389
    Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (10/12)

    Read interview with author on ReaderViews.com
    Read the review on ReaderViews.com

  • 02:02

    CURVY METALHEAD SHOW - History of Gothic Rock - THURSDAYS - 10:00 am PST

    in Radio

    We are kicking off Origins,covering the history behind the alterative music community and culture! Let's start with one to me one of the most mistaken genres of Gothic music out there: Gothic Rock. Plus some new music from WOLF that I am sure that you are going to enjoy!

  • 01:09

    Who You Rock Wit? Daily Bread Edition w/ Sir Nasty from Graveyard Entertainment

    in Entertainment

    Sir Nasty takes a second to chop it up with us for our first special daytime edition of "Who You Rock Wit?" Listeners and supporters of "Gothic Nation," Horrorcore, Horror Hop, and all others are encouraged to call in for one of the most soul stirring interviews on daytime radio. 

  • 02:00

    Tuesday Mayhem Society

    in Poetry

    We return after a well deserved rest to host a FANGtastic night of Dark Words and Gothic Poetry as read by the Tuesday Mayhem Society! Four members of the Society will honor us with Stories, Tales and Poems that are both Dark and Gothic! Joining us tonight are Morgan Sylvia (who has appeared on our show in the past) and 3 new friends to the show! Authors: April Hawks, Jojo Mason-schnopp, and Peter Dudar.


    If you are a fan of Horror, Dark Writing and Gothic Poetry, you will want to join us tonight for this memorable show!


    We know our show is airing on a Wednesday night, but the Tuesday Mayhem Society is TOO busy with their "Mayhem" to be with us on their usual night! (Evil laughter ensues)

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