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... John Everett Millais - Ophelia





october 5, 2009 Updated details on the Gitane Demone DVD "Life After Death" released last year in news


december 9, 2007
Christian Death 1334 in Paris. A short report and some pictures in visuals


november 27, 2007
Christian Death 1334 tour in news


september 15, 2007 updated press section with gig review, Deathwish review and press release info sheet from l'Invitation au suicide. Reworked gigs section and updated news

july 29, 2007 updated press section with articles and reviews from the early days 1981-83. Also added some scans from New Wave #25 a french zine from 1984.

july 7, 2007 added gig review (from sounds, april 14 1984), a Shadow Project interview (from flipside #70 1991) and a link to a Shadow project interview from 1992 in press

july 1, 2007 deathrock magazine #1 check the news

june 19, 2007 still... news


april 5, 2007 Only Theatre of Pain news

march 7, 2007 Christian Death 1334 news


february 25 , 2007 Celebration ! Check the news

november 03, 2006
Back in 1984 in news


october 17, 2006 Christian Death dead ? Check the news

march 15, 2006 Added some UK reviews in press, and added some updates on early live performances in gigs

december 13, 2005 Death Club CD/DVD details and more in news

july 31, 2005 new Christian Death CD and DVD ! details in news

june 7, 2005 new Shadow Project CD and DVD releases ! details in news

january 21, 2005 added a christian death interview (from sounds june 2, 1984) in press. updated gigs (bunch of new dates for 1981-1982). updated some links


august 23, 2003
removed the rarities section as i designed a new website xdeathography (a christian death discography)


july 29, 2003 updated news

may 17, 2003 added the long and interresting rozz interview from carpe noctem in press and updated news

may 01, 2003 new offerings and added the industrial book interview in press

april 02, 2003 5 years


march 17, 2003 opened the english section in press with rare and early interviews

march 11, 2003 updated offerings

february 05, 2003 new Rozz Williams cd release ! check the news

december 29, 2002
added some comments on the RW tribute cd in news


november 21, 2002 Googlism ! in news

november 8, 2002 Unto Ashes covers Cavity. Check the news

november 6, 2002 a birthday

october 10, 2002 a review on the dvd live 93 and rozznet in french in news

september 17, 2002 some news updated on rozz tribute releases.

june 14, 2002
a few things fixed, and some sections reworked

may 22, 2002 added a french interview from february 1984 in press (thanx Marc !)

april 27, 2002
some
news

april 21, 2002
new rozz-daucus karota pictures !
from european tour (probably Paris) 1994.
it's in november 1994. also, reworked rarities section, and added a new link.


december 10, 2001 2 new mp3 files > Al's Bar 1982 in burnt offerings

november 2001 new layout

april 27, 2001
new mp3 files > Paris Bains douches 21/02/84 in burnt offerings

april 22, 2001 some Rozz news updated: RW tribute cd infos

february 27, 2001 some Rozz news updated: Shadow Project limited cd

january 17, 2001 some Rozz news updated. also some new things in my trading list

december 27, 2000 added 10 new Rozz Williams / Daucus Karota pictures from 1994 show in Toulouse in november94. thanx Marc for the pics!




.i dress my tears in costumes.
1991, An Anthology of live bootlegs, ma première rencontre avec Christian Death. Ce disque est loin d'être le plus accessible pour découvrir ce groupe, mais il m'a agripé lentement et surement; ce son, c'est ce qui m'a impressionné le plus aux premières ecoutes; qu'on puisse sortir un disque tellement sepulcral, si brut et si cinglant.
Et ces titres... Cavity-first communion, Theatre Of Pain, Cervix Couch, Figurative Theatre... c'était si parfait avec la musique...
La batterie martelant Sleepwalk, cette guitare tranchante qui lacère les notes, le chant abyssal, la voie feminine gémissante aux tonalités gospel, les cloches, l'orgue glacial et les larsens, les bruits de verres... J'y voyais une scène de théâtre de début de siecle, rideaux rouges et processions, masques et pierres...
A ce moment là, je n'avais encore rien vu de visuel du groupe. Ni pochettes, ni photos (qui était ce Christian?). Quelques cassettes aimablement prétées remedièrent le mystère. Deathwish et Catastrophe Ballet m'ont fait découvrir les noms Rozz Williams, Rikk Agnew, Gitane DeMone, Valor....
Deathwish et son booklet m'ont encore plus impressionné que Catastrophe Ballet. Les morceaux Spiritual Cramp, Romeo's Distress et surtout Desperate Hell étaient litteralement saisissants.

Vers le 8 Avril 1998, j'apprends la mort de Rozz Williams...

Je l'ai appris par email. Je ne sais plus combien de temps j'ai mis à comprendre ce que j'avais lu. Rozz Williams s'est suicidé. J'arpente le web en quête d'infos, de dementi, ça respire la mauvaise blague du 1er Avril. Finalement, le communiqué de William Faith met fin au doute. Rozz parti, d'une certaine manière, une partie de ma vie semblait s'être envolée avec lui... in fond remembrance and deepest longing...



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