Old Gods of Appalachia

Old Gods of Appalachia

In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake. To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.

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October 31, 2019 9 min

Welcome to our Appalachia, where hearts are good, hands are strong and no one wants to talk about what sleeps beneath us. First come, first served.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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They say there's a witch in that valley and you'd do well to stay away from there. Join us as we journey back to the settling of the central plateau and witness the power of mountain women.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor...

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Darkness comes to the tiny town of Barlo in the form of the worst mining disaster in Kentucky history. Young Sarah Avery runs.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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Ten year old Sarah Avery continues to deal with the fallout of the elders of Barlo's choices. A promise is made.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastard


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November 21, 2019 10 min

An interlude in one part.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "God's Dark Heaven," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards

Additional vocal work by Veronica Limeberry


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Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant for the past seven years. Debts are called to account in the shadow of the Old Number Seven Disaster.

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In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to save their own. Choices are made that cannot be unmade.

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An interlude.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "God's Dark Heaven," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards

Additional vocal work by Allison Mullins


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Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with a vile and broken spirit?


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a life that might otherwise remain overshadowed and left hanging from the branches of our family tree.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performe...

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We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his family prepare to relocate.


Written by Cam Collins

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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In this, our penultimate episode of Season One, we examine what makes a home and the power of kinfolk as we say good-bye to young Sarah Avery.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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Season One comes to a close as we follow Daughter Dooley to the far reaches of Last Harbor and witness what changed her and The Black Stag whose name sounds like, but is not Horn-ed Head or Hornet Head.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those...

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February 6, 2020 2 min

A whole new story set in the world of Old Gods of Appalachia. Exclusively on Patreon. Come tithe and come a with us to Esau County, VA in the fall of 1927.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Outro music: "Build Mama a Coffin," written and performed by Blood on the Harp


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The horror podcasting community is a vast and wondrous thing, family. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our extended family: The White Vault by Fool and Scholar.

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To be a wolf is a thing of spring loaded joy, of black gummed panting death. Of pack and ground. Torn tendon and blood and broken bones in feasting abandon beneath a split and howling sky. But to be a wolf with the mind of mortal man or woman? No-we can’t be trusted with that kind of power without being broken by it. Not even wise women of The Clutch. Not even them.


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Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve ...

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In which we properly meet The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards


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The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin journey into the darkest night Baker's Gap, TN has known in thirty years in this thrilling finale to The Wolf Sisters series, originally performed live on Discord.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by ...

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If you've been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain't and ye don't, well you're about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y'all's ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you might swallow your own heart and chew out your kidneys because y...

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