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Christian Death

Started in 1981 by Rozz Williams, (at 16 years of age). Rozz recorded their 1st album "Only Theatre Of Pain" a raw goth/rock album with gothic anthems "Spiritual Cramp" and "Romeo's Distress", and ep "Deathwish" Following this album 3 other people joined the band Valor Kand, Gitane Demone and David Glass, who were collectively known as Pompeii 99. Pompeii's manager persuaded Valor to keep the name Christian Death.

As a foursome they recorded 2 more albums "Ashes" and Catastrophe Ballet". After these two album Rozz left the band and Valor took over the vocals, and the name "Christian Death".

It wasn't long after Rozz's departure that Gitane left Christian Death, and then lover Valor to team up with Rozz Williams, and concentrate on a solo project.

After lots of albums and legal battles - Rozz came out of "retirement" and toured using the name Christian Death, later established that his record label made him as he couldn't afford to live - Valor wasn't happy with this as he had now trade marked the name Christian Death, and changed the sound quite considerably, to a more haunting atmospheric yet still a little rocky.

Rozz Williams later hung himself, many blamed Valor, yet he considered Rozz "...a friend till the end" and was upset that he never got to see him before he died.

Aroun this time Valor recruited a new bassist Maitri, and re-established Christian Death as a rock outfit with the album Sexy Death God. Following this Christian Death got heavier and lost a lot of the gothic style for a more rock sound, this is shown on their last album "Born Again Anti-Christian" which features members of goth metallers "Cradle Of Filth" including Dani Filth himself.

Selected Discography:-

Only Theatre Of Pain (Rozz)

Deathwish (ep) (Rozz)

Ashes

Catastrophe Ballet

Scriptures

Atrocities

Rage Of Angels (Rozz)

Path Of Sorrows (Rozz)

Iconolgia (Live) (Rozz)

All The Love All The Hate (Pt1 All The Love)

All The Love All The Hate (Pt2 All The Hate)

Sex And Drugs And Jesus Christ

Past Present And Forever

Jesus Points The Bone At You

Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque

Sexy Death God

Prophecies

Amen (2 cd live)

Pornographic Messiah

Born Again Anti Christian

CHRISTIAN DEATH presents Lover Of Sin (Maitri's side project)



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