Christian Death

Also known as C. Death, Christian Death™, For Sin And Sacrifice Must We Die A Christian Death, Sin And Sacrifice Of Christian Death, The
Members of Christian Death: Barry Galvin, Constance Smith, David Parkinson, Eva O, George Belanger, Gitane Demone, Ian Thompson, James Beam, James McGearty, Johann Schumann, Maitri, Nate Hassan, Rikk Agnew, Roger Alan Painter, Steven Wright (3), Tiia (2), Valor (2), Wim Leydes
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Discography of Christian Death:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ashes 7 Audio 1985 Normal
2 Catastrophe Ballet 10 Audio 1986 Contempo Records
3 The Wind Kissed Pictures 4 Audio 1985
4 Only Theatre Of Pain 10 Audio 1982-03-00 Frontier Records
5 "Ashes" 6 Audio 1985 L'Invitation Au Suicide
6 Deathwish 6 Audio 1990 Contempo Records
7 Past, Present And Forever 9 Audio 1990 Contempo Records
8 Tales Of Innocence, A Continued Anthology ... 14 Audio 1993 Cleopatra
9 Catastrophe Ballet 10 Audio 1989 LSR Records
10 Ashes 7 Audio 1999 Cleopatra
11 The Doll's Theatre 12 Audio 1994 Cleopatra
12 Sex And Drugs And Jesus Christ 11 Audio 1995 Jungle Records
13 Sexy Death God 14 Audio 1994 Bullet Proof Records
14 Only Theatre Of Pain 10 Audio 1988 Normal
15 Catastrophe Ballet 10 Audio 1988
16 Amen 22 Audio 1995
17 Atrocities 12 Audio 1987 Normal
18 Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque 8 Audio 1990 Contempo Records
19 The Scriptures 14 Audio 1987 Normal
20 An Official Anthology Of Live Bootlegs 13 Audio 1986 Nostradamus Records
21 Ashes 7 Audio 1988 Normal
22 A Catastrophe Ballet With Rhapsody Of Youth And Rain 13 Audio 1987 Contempo Records
23 The Wind Kissed Pictures (Past & Present) 7 Audio 1988
24 Jesus Points The Bone At You? 12 Audio 1991 Jungle Records
25 The Wind Kissed Pictures 7 Audio 1999 Cleopatra
26 Deathwish 6 Audio 1984
27 Atrocities 12 Audio 1986 Normal
28 Love And Hate 19 Audio 1993 Jungle Records
29 Only Theatre Of Pain 16 Audio 1997 Epitaph
30 The Scriptures 16 Audio 1987 Normal
31 Prophecies 10 Audio 1996 Jungle Records
32 Catastrophe Ballet 10 Audio 1984
33 "The Heretics Alive" 11 Audio 1989
34 The Decomposition Of Violets - Live In Hollywood 12 Audio 1990 Contempo Records
35 What's The Verdict 3 Audio 1988 Normal
36 What's The Verdict 3 Audio 1988 Jungle Records
37 Sick Of Love 2 Audio 1987 Normal
38 Past, Present And Forever 9 Audio 1991 Contempo Records
39 Only Theatre Of Pain 10 Audio 1983 Future Records (4)
40 Only Theater Of Pain 12 Audio 1983 L'Invitation Au Suicide
41 Only Theatre Of Pain 16 Audio 1993 Frontier Records
42 An Official Anthology Of "Live" Bootlegs 13 Audio 1990 Nostradamus Records
43 Catastrophe Ballet 12 Audio 1999 Candlelight Records
44 Only Theatre Of Pain 16 Audio 1997 Frontier Records
45 "The Heretics Alive" 9 Audio 1989 Jungle Records
46 The Decomposition Of Violets - Live In Hollywood 12 Audio 1990 Contempo Records
47 Believers Of The Unpure 3 Audio 1986
48 The Bible 12 Audio 1999
49 Sex And Drugs And Jesus Christ 8 Audio 2002 Candlelight Records USA
50 Only Theatre Of Pain 16 Audio 1993 Frontier Records

Death Rock band formed in October 1979 - Los Angeles, California.

Named as a satirical play on words derived from the designer brand 'Christian Dior', Christian Death was founded by vocalist [a=Rozz Williams], bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger, and a guitarist named Jay brought in from a previous band Rozz had been in called Daucus Karota. The group went on hiatus briefly in 1981, but reformed that summer with Rikk Agnew replacing Jay on guitar. Their debut album - the death-rock classic [r=381396] was released in March 1982.

Later that year, Agnew and Belanger had left the band and were replaced by [a=Eva O] and 'China' respectively. Eva O was soon replaced by Michael Montana, and by the end of the year the band had split once again.

In 1983, Williams formed a new band with members of [a=Pompeii 99], a band that Christian Death had played some shows with just before they had split. This new group consisted of Rozz, [a=Valor (2)], [a=Gitane Demone], [a=David Glass] & Constance Smith. Rozz wanted to bring back the Daucus Karota name for this new band, but Valor and his European record company convinced him to retain the name Christian Death. This line-up remained more or less constant for a couple of years, although there were some problems during that time that led to stress between the members. These problems came to a head in 1985, when Rozz left the band just before a European tour. Long before the band had recorded or played anywhere as Christian Death, and, just as they had decided to change the name of the band from Pompeii 99 to Christian Death, all members signed a partnership agreement. This made Rozz, David, Gitane and Valor "equal partners" both jointly and severally. The terms of the agreement provided articles which would oblige any member to forfeit their rights in and to the name in the event any member should not fulfil his or her obligations. This is what Rozz did when he left. The version of the band consisting of Valor, Gitane and David Glass relocated to England and continued to record and tour until 1988 when David decided to return to L.A. with his pregnant wife to settle down and be a parent, he signed off accordingly. A settlement agreement was signed, and, later, Gitane did the same. This thereby left Valor as the sole proprietor of the business from 1989 onwards.

Valor continued with numerous session musicians until 1991, when his second wife [a=Maitri] joined the project. This new version of the group combined dark heavy metal influences with Valor's classical forays and the Gothic rock for which Christian Death remains best known.

Around this same time, Rozz and Rikk Agnew had begun playing some reunion shows in the US also using the name Christian Death, Rozz also started recording new Christian Death material with his wife (and early C.D. member) Eva O. Valor threatened legal action, claiming that he owned the band name and most of Rozz's material ended up being released under the name [a=Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams]. This version of the group came to a close on April 1, 1998 when Rozz Williams committed suicide.

During 2006 various original members of the band including Rikk Agnew, Eva O and James McGearty reunited as Christian Death 1334, however due to copyright infringement issues the group had to change their name to CD 1334. They have since split up.

Valor and Maitri continue to record and tour as Christian Death.

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