Currents - Christian Death - Death Box (Box Set)
Label: Cleopatra - 8277 • Format: Box Set 5x, CD Compilation DVD • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Deathrock, Goth Rock
With major line-up changes over the years, Christian Death has retained "a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality".
This line-up was responsible for producing the band's best known work, their debut album Only Theatre of Painwhich was highly influential in the development of the style of music known as deathrockas well as on the American gothic scene which also produced bands such as 45 Grave.
Following the release of Only Theatre of PainChristian Death's line-up had fallen apart, and by the time of the band's second album, Catastrophe BalletRozz was now joined by Valor Kand of tour mates Pompeii 99 on vocals and guitar. Following the release of the band's third album, AshesinWilliams left the band and was controversially replaced by Valor as frontperson of the band, with no original members of the band remaining, causing a divide in the band's fanbase that has continued to this day.
Williams had originally called his band the Upsetters, which included guitarist Jay a. The band garnered attention after changing their name to Christian Death and adding former Adolescents guitarist Rikk Agnew.
Inthey made their first vinyl appearance with the song "Dogs" on the L. Christian Death broke up amid band infighting and drug abuse.
Williams assembled a new version of the band in by merging with another L. The new version of the band recorded their next two albums, 's Catastrophe Ballet with bassist Constance Smith and 's Ashes with bassist Randy Wilde. In mid, Williams left Christian Death, in part due to his increasing interest in experimental music and performance art. Kand took over leadership, Theres Nothing Better - Peter Criss - Out Of Control as lead singer and songwriter.
The EP was later reissued What Is Love - Spritney Bears - A Night At Spritney Mansion Germany and the U. Their first post-Williams album was 's Atrocitiesa concept album about the aftereffects of World War II on the European psyche, which was followed by 's The Scripturesrecorded by a revamped lineup of Kand, Demone, Glass, guitarist James Beam and bassist Kota. Longtime drummer Glass left the group following the release of The Scriptures and returned to California, Spray - Can - Future Days he eventually worked with several Williams side projects.
Following the "Zero Sex" single, Demone Currents - Christian Death - Death Box (Box Set) to leave the band. During the late s, while also recording as Shadow ProjectWilliams resurrected his own version of Christian Death, with his wife Eva O contributing guitar as well as vocals.
Billing themselves as the original Christian Death, they were rejoined by first-album guitarist Agnew for a tour of Canada. Williams' reclamation of the Christian Death name sparked a fierce battle with Kand. However, Kand already had the rights to the name due to Williams' departure from the band and subsequent neglect of the moniker.
The band released the Sexy Death God album inthe double-live set Amen inthe Nostradamus-themed Prophecies inand Pornographic Messiah in Inthe band embarked on the 30th Anniversary Catastrophe Ballet tour, beginning in Europe and continuing through the year's end in North, South and Central America. Christian Death's style is considered gothic rock    and deathrock. Weekly wrote that Christian Death experiments "with dirgey guitars, tribal drums and overtly spooky imagery".
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