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Christian Death

Formed: 1979
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Christian Death News

Below is our complete Christian Death news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Christian Death Streaming "Illuminazi"

The Gothic death rock/post punk pioneers from Christian Death are streaming the first new track from their forthcoming album "The Root Of All Evilution," which has been scheduled for a worldwide vinyl release on October 16. Check out "Illuminazi" below. The full track listing for "The Root Of All Evilution" is as follow:

1. In the Garden of Evilution
2. This Cross
3. Tar Black Liquid
4. Fema Coffins
5. Illuminazi
6. We Have Become
7. Forgiven
8. Penitence Forevermore
9. Deliver Us
10. Secrets Down Below

Christian Death also recently saw trail-blazing early albums, "Catastrophe Ballet" and "Ashes," reissued on vinyl via Season Of Mist. More...

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Christian Death Re-Issuing Albums On Vinyl

Christian Death will have a pair of the band's trail-blazing early albums, "Catastrophe Ballet" and "Ashes," reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years.These editions will be released by Season of Mist on March 24th.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1979 by Rozz Williams, the band trail-blazed the American goth and death-rock movement with debut album "Only Theatre of Pain" (1982) and genre-defining "Catastrophe Ballet" (1984) and "Ashes" (1985). The band released latest record, "The American Inquisition," in 2007 through Season of Mist. More...

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Christian Death Kicking Off New Tour

Christian Death is starting a new European tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the genre classic "Catastrophe Ballet" (1984) today at the Garage in London, U.K.

The Gothic rockers will continue to entrance audiences through Italy, Croatia, and Belgium until the final show at the prestigious Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany on June 8th. A new and updated schedule can be viewed below:

14 May 14 London (UK) The Garage
15 May 14 Manchester (UK) Ruby Lounge
16 May 14 York (UK) The Fulford Arms (DV8 Festival)
17 May 14 Leamington Spa (UK) Zepyhr Lounge
18 May 14 The Cluny (UK) Newcastle
19 May 14 Milton Keynes (UK) Craufurd Arms
22 May 14 Genova (IT) Lucrezia Rock
23 May 14 Milano (IT) Black Hole
24 May 14 Roma (IT) Traffic
25 May 14 Bologna (IT) Freakout
31 May 14 Athens (GR) Death Disco
02 Jun 14 Luzern (CH) Sedel
04 Jun 14 Bruxelles (BE) DNA
08 Jun 14 Leipzig (DE) Wave Gotik Treffen

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Christian Death Embarks On U.S. Tour

Christian Death is now embarking on a U.S. tour, which will continue through October. Dates are available below.

The band's latest album "American Inquisition" can be streamed below courtesy of the Season of Mist Bandcamp page.

20 Sep 13 Richmond, VA (US) Fall Out
22 Sep 13 New York, NY (US) Highline Ballroom
26 Sep 13 Etobicoke (Toronto), ON (CA) The Rockpile
01 Oct 13 Denver, CO (US) The Oriental Theatre
03 Oct 13 Las Vegas, NV (US) Lvcs
05 Oct 13 Oakland, CA (US) Oakland Metro Opera House
06 Oct 13 Portland, OR (US) Star Theater
07 Oct 13 Seattle, WA (US) El Corazon
11 Oct 13 Fresno, CA (US) Fulton 55
13 Oct 13 Los Angeles, CA (US) Los Globos More...

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Eclectic Song Mix Hitting The Rock Band Network

There's quite the eclectic lineup for Xbox 360 users of the Rock Band Network this weekend, from the pirate metal of Alestorm to the prog metal of Halcyon Way and even onto the black metal of Watain. These tracks are now available on the Xbox 360:

Christian Death - "Narcissus Metamorphosis Of" (160 MSP)
Alestorm - "Shipwrecked (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Codex Alimentarius - "Baptised" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inside Looking Out (The Icon & The Ghost) (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Force Feedback" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Gravitational Lensing (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Do Your Thing" (160 MSP)

Unfortunately PS3 users have much less new material to look forward to, with only the following single metal track hitting the Rock Band Network this coming Tuesday, February 14th:

Amberian Dawn - "My Only Star" ($1.99)

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Happy Friday Rock Band fans! This week the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network has seen new tracks from Christian Death, All Shall Perish, and more, while the PS3 edition will get new songs from Black Veil Brides next week. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows:

Christian Death - "Church of No Return" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Embrace the Curse" (160 MSP)
Savage Minotaur - "Melted Picks & Broken Sticks" (160 MSP)
We Are Knuckle Dragger - "-20% for Being a Loser" (80 MSP)

The following tracks come to the PS3 on Tuesday 11/8/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 11/9/2011 (Europe):

Black Veil Brides - "Children Surrender" ($1.99)
Black Veil Brides - "Perfect Weapon" ($1.99)

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The 69 Eyes Announces European Tour Dates

Finnish Gothic metal band THE 69 EYES has announced a European headlining tour in early 2010.

Commented singer Jyrki 69, "KISS ME UNDEAD EUROPE! The 69 Eyes will be back on your necks when the nights are long and the winter is cold - we can't wait to play the new songs for you guys! Meanwhile, let the new album "Back In Blood" crawl into your mind and body and let's shake it out loud as The 69 Eyes come to tour near you! See you VERY SOON!"

A second leg is currently being worked on and will and will include shows at least in Spain, France, Benelux, UK and Russia. More...

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Christian Death Reissues Announced

After the release of death rock legend CHRISTIAN DEATH's latest album "American Inquisition" late 2007, Season of Mist has decided to re-release most of the
band's back catalogue in remastered versions with bonus tracks.

First to come is sophomore album "Catastrophe Ballet", originally released in 1984. This milestone of the gothic rock scene was the album that started the amazing collaboration between late band founder Rozz
Williams and current leader Valor. Due March 16th, this remastered reissue includes the restored original artwork and a previously unreleased bonus track featuring Rozz on vocals.

Stay tuned for information on the forthcoming reissues.

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Christian Death On Tour, More Dates Expected

Working their way from the East Coast to the Midwest and Canada, industrial goth-rock gods Christian Death are out supporting their latest album and Season of Mist debut, "American Inquisition." More North American dates are to be announced soon. For now catch them through next week in the following cities:

06/12/2008 The New Alhambra Arena - Philadelphia, PA
06/13/2008 31st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
06/14/2008 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
06/15/2008 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
06/16/2008 El Mocambo - Toronto, ON

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Founding Members of Christian Death To Perform

Founding members of the seminal Goth/Punk band CHRISTIAN DEATH, under the name CD1334, will be performing the landmark first album ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN at the SHOCK-N-ROLL SPOOKTACULAR, part of the FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS Friday May 18 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel at 9PM. The show will be an all ages event with a bar for the over 21 crowd.

2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN album and founding members George Belanger, James McGearty and Rikk Agnew wanted to do something special for the occasion. Since singer Rozz Willaims had sadly passed away , the band enlisted Williams’ ex-wife Eva O. to sing the songs and added guitarist Jaime Pina and keyboardist Le Rue De Lashay to flesh out the sound while appearing under the new name CD 1334. Belanger had to drop out due to family matters and former Williams’ associate Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo was brought in on drums.

Frontier Records has pressed a limited silver anniversary edition of the vinyl that will only be available when the band plays this year. The band’s performance at the Henry Fonda Theatre last month was a highly emotional event with people flying in from all over the world to experience the original members re-creating the magik of what a CHRISTIAN DEATH concert was like while pushing it into a new era. The band will be performing the album in its entirety as well as the songs from Hell Comes To Your House and the Deathwish e.p. as well a new song titled “Rites”.

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Old Christian Death Lineup Reunites For Show

Surving members from CHRISTIAN DEATH's landmark ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN album have reunited as CHRISTIAN DEATH 1334 and will be performing the album in its entirety at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Friday the 13th of April 2007. The new line-up includes OTOP participants guitarist Rikk Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), bassist James McGearty and providing the vocals will be the late singer Rozz Williams' ex-wife and musical partner Eva O. (Superheroines, Shadow Project). On drums will be Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo (Chokebore, Daucus Karota) who played on the CHRISTIAN DEATH album PATH OF SORROWS and new members Jaime Pina (45 Grave, Punk Rock Vatos) on guitar and Le' rue Delashay on keyboards.

The band has added the the 1334 to the name in order to make the distinction that this band is carrying on the legacy created by the original band and 1334 was Rozz Williams' signature number. The performance is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of OTOP and to introduce the public to the new line-up. They are already working on new songs and will begin recording a new album later in the year. The album's label, Frontier will press a special limited edition clear vinyl version of the album that will only be avaiable at the concert. The band will be doing a signing after the performance. There will also be a special digipak CD edition available from Seventeen Records in Europe.

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Christian Death Signs To Season Of Mist

CHRISTIAN DEATH have signed to Season of Mist and will deliver their epic new album, "American Inquisition"this year. The album will feature male and female duet style vocals, rare and exotic ethnic instruments, both child and adult choirs. Though it will be a concept album containing the band's typical artistic protests, it's actually upbeat.

CHRISTIAN DEATH will tour to promote "American Inquisition" next autumn, "hopefully in some of the very same venues frequented by the kind folks that brought the band the former French and Spanish Inquisitions, where you can still smell the blood and still hear the screams" the release states.

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