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#040 - Music Special no. 9 - Atmospheric & Ambient Black Metal Epics

The GribCast

Release Date: 03/13/2018

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The GribCast

LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler celebrate the new year by talking about their favorite books they read during the last year. LadyMsGee's top 25 includes lots of history and historical fiction, several works by jewish authors, some classics, and more! The Gribshnobler's top 20 features many works of science fiction, some children's books, a couple of graphic novels, and (guess what) more! Also included in this episode is a bonus clip featuring Professor Gerry Canavan discussing The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and some drone / ambient music by Bodies That Matter, Ocean in a Bottle, and Remora....

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LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler are joined by special guest Professor Gerry Canavan, author of Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler. We discuss Parable of the Talents, sequel to dystopian science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, along with Butler's life and work in general. Stick around until the end for some mentions of Margaret Atwood, Ken Liu, Cixin Liu, and Isaac Asimov.  We also feature some Butler inspired music from T. C. Costello and Black Quantum Futurism with MMGZ.  Books are great. Buy Professor Canavan's book, Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler...

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Happy Halloween from The GribCast! Listen up for 5 hours of creepy tunes and stuff.  Hear some eerie indie rock from The Casket Girls.  Beware of the Silber Media Sounds of Halloween.  Behold the majesty of a brand new Fraticornicos album along with the horror of a simulated Q&A. Gaze upon to the conjoined covers of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence. Not even the murky music of Vampire Step-Dad can save you this time. If you make it to the chilling end, you will experience Synthwave, Darkwave, Ghostwave, Experimental Electronic music, Field Recordings, Dark Ambient,...

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The Gribshnobler digs into the GribVaults to bring you the first feature film commentary recorded for The GribCast.  A few years ago The Contrarian sat down with The Gribshnobler to watch The Chipmunk Adventure (on VHS even!), the first movie to feature Alvin & The Chipmunks, originally released in 1987.  Listen to the end for a special appearance from LadyMsGee! Purchase The Chipmunk Adventure from Amazon:    Music in this episode 1. The Gribshnobler: I Watch Too Many Cartoons from the album This is Not Me   2. Alvin & The Chipmunks / Charlie Daniels: The...

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The Gribshnobler finally completes his planned music special, which features some local music from Myrtle Beach, new music by Aggressive Patients and the Gribshnobler himself, a Yes cover and a Frank Zappa cover, an interview with Synthwave musician Full Eclipse, guest appearances from Phil Fox, Michael Wood, and A. J. Rownd, and more.  LadyMsGee joins in for a short conversation about Raven, before we present a musical tribute to the unexpectedly late GribKitten, gone to soon and to whom this episode is dedicated.  The episode is finished off with a generous set of beautiful and...

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The Gribshnobler shares two different versions of a favorite lengthy dark ambient / drone piece: a cover version by Body 13, followed by the original by Bull of Heaven.  In between the music tracks the Gribshnobler shares some insight from Body 13 member Echo Hazard, reads 2 related reviews by Hakita, and ruminated on the different ways people can approach listening to music. Hakita's review of the Bull of Heaven piece:  Hakita's review of Sacred Cows by Body 13: Check out Hakita's extensive listening diaries and best of lists for Bull of Heaven and Body 13 at Check out Hakita's...

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The Gribshnobler tries again to escape from the swarthy void by hastily putting together another music special based around lengthy pieces of music of various genres, including Progressive Rock, experimental electronic, doom metal, black ambient, post-rock, drone and dark ambient.  Musicians and bands in this episode include Magenta, trustno1, Body 13, Drown, Arkhtinn, Jonathan Fraser, Intonarumori, Electric Bird Noise, and litmus0001.  Hopefully more GribCast to come soon.  Links below.   Music included in this episode   1. Magenta: Metamorphosis (Live) (16:35)...

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The Gribshnobler returns from hiatus with LadyMsGee for our discussion of season 2 of the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, based on the dystopian (maybe science fiction) novel by Margaret Atwood.  Do we think this season holds up in comparison to the book and first season? Listen to find out!  Along the way, you'll also hear  X-Ray Spex, The Plasmatics, and The Luminaries play some punk and indie rock. Note: This episode has an explicit rating for language and subject matter. Correction: We did not play any X-Ray Spex songs in our first Handmaid episode, instead we played "No...

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We are very sad to report that The GribCat, also known as Mr. Titan, has passed away.  He was such a vocal cat that he ended up in several episodes of The GribCast and even one of our original songs.  In this tribute LadyMsGee joins The Gribshnobler to give some history and reminiscence of the GribCat; his life, his passing, fun memories, his positive influence in our own lives and others.  We also share a deleted clip from the previous episode in which Rand Kelly meets Mr. Titan and discusses cats and other pets.  At the end we play two songs that remind us of the GribCat,...

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The Gribshnobler fails his promise to keep the music specials under 4 hours and decides to share several epic-length pieces of Atmospheric & Ambient Black Metal, including related sub-genres of Experimental Black Metal, Post-Black Metal, Progressive Black Metal, and Dark Ambient.  Includes a black metal related deleted scene from his earlier conversation with Jonathan Fraser and music by Tchornobog, Jute Gyte, Elderwind, Mare Cognitum, Wonders of Nature, Skyforest, Coldnight, Vaiya, Body 13, Ulgard, ZÖN, Jonathan Fraser, and all 3 projects (so far) of the Prava Kollektiv: Mahr, Voidsphere, and Arkhtinn.

Note: if one listens carefully they may hear my laundry washing machine and dishwasher

Note 2:  Initial upload had an error which led to much of the dialogue track being off by about 10 seconds.  This has been corrected and a new version uploaded (03/29/2018).

Silber Records Showcase at Brian Lea Mckenzie's Spiritual Center For The Creative And Sonically Inspired: https://www.facebook.com/events/188709758530344/

Aggressive Patients on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gribshnobler/sets/aggressive-patients-1

Subscribe to the Youtube channel Atmospheric Black Metal Albums: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHm_D4kNQaRshalYoB1qtbw


Some Labels to Look Into


Amor Fati Productions: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://amor-fati-productions.de

Depressive Illusions Records: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://depressiveillusions.com

Endless Decrepitude Productions: FacebookBandcamp, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and https://www.endlessdecrepitude.com

Fallen Empire Records: Facebook, Bandcamp and  http://www.fallenempirerecords.com

Nihil Art Records: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://www.nihilart.com


Music in this Episode


1. Tchornobog: III: Non-Existence’s Warmth (Infinite Natality Psychosis) (14:22)

from the album Tchornobog

Tchornobog on Cassette

Tchornobog on CD 

Tchornobog on Facebook

Markov Saroka on Bandcamp


2. Jute Gyte: I Am in Athens and Pericles is Young (12:33)

from the album Perdurance


3. Jute Gyte: Eberswalde (10:00)

from the album Noctis Labyrinthus

Jute Gyte on Bandcamp


4. Elderwind: In the Snow (5:42)

5. Elderwind: The Approach of Spring (9:26)

from the album The Magic of Nature

Elderwind on FacebookBandcamp, and https://vk.com/elderwind


6. Mare Cognitum: Sol Ourobouros (29:10)

from the split Spectral Lore​/​Mare Cognitum Sol [Remastered]

Mare Cognitum on Facebook and Bandcamp


7. Wonders of Nature: Winter Twilight (10:13)

from the album Winter Forest (Bonus Edition)

Wonders of Nature on Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube, iTunes, Soundcloud and https://vk.com/won_ambient


8. Skyforest: Together in Death (9:36)

from the album Aftermath

Skyforest on Bandcamp and Facebook

You can check out all of the other projects of B.M on Soundcloud, Facebook, and Youtube


9. Coldnight: Let the Forest Dry Your Tears (12:43)

from the split Sangrentos Bosques Antigos

New song from Coldnight: Celestial Sepulchral

Coldnight on Facebook, archive.org, and with Depressive Illusion Records


10. Mahr: Apostasy (10:34)

from the album Antelux

Antelux on Cassette

Mahr on Bandcamp


11. Voidsphere: The Void Calls (21:22)

from the album To Call | To Speak

To Call | To Speak on Cassette

To Call | To Speak on Vinyl

To Call | To Speak on CD


12. Arkhtinn: I (30:10)

from the album III

Arktinn on Bandcamp

Double CD compilation IIIIII

Prava Kollektiv (aka ПРАВА КОЛЛЕКТИВ) on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pravakollektiv


13. Vaiya: Mudh (27:50)

from the EP Mudh

Vaiya on Bandcamp

Encircling Sea on Facebook and Bandcamp


14. Body 13: Let the Smoke Teach You As Much As You Can Learn (16:36)

from the EP Let the Smoke Teach You As Much As You Can Learn

Body 13 on Facebook, archive.org and Bandcamp

Echo Hazard on Bandcamp


15. Ulgard: The Slumbering Path (1:49)

16. Ulgard: Gates Of Ýdalir (10:16)

from the album From The Northmen's Cry

Ulgard on Facebook, and Bandcamp

Wiley H. Watson on Bandcamp


17. ZÖN: Mounth Gaash: Descent (22:21)

from the album Mount Gaash

ZÖN on Facebook and Bandcamp


18. Jonathan Fraser: There's Only So Much Time Before Everything Slowly Fades to White (27:12)

from the album Stendhal: Tragedy of the Journeyman

Jonathan Fraser on Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube, and Bandcamp.