Christian Death

Christian Death

Inside Voices, Forever Chasing Honey Bees, Minima Moralia

Thu, November 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Christian Death
Christian Death
CHRISTIAN DEATH Consistent members: Valor - Male lead vocals, guitar and multiple instruments
Maitri - Female lead vocals, bass guitar
"The founding fathers of American goth rock, Christian Death took a relentlessly confrontational stand
against organized religion and conventional morality, with an appetite for provocation that made Marilyn
Manson look like Stryper. Regardless of who was leading or performing in the group, Christian Death set
themselves up to shock, both in their cover art and their lyrics, which wallowed in blasphemy, morbidity,
drug use, and sexual perversity. Their self-consciously controversial tactics set them apart from the
British goth scene, having more to do with L.A. punk and heavy metal, and thus the band dubbed its
sound "death rock" instead; however, their sensibility was ultimately similar enough that the "goth"
designation stuck in the end. Their music also relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and
ambient horror-soundtrack synths, and their theatrical performances were strongly influenced by British
glam rockers like David Bowie and Roxy Music, as well as industrial provocateurs Throbbing Gristle.
The latter was especially true of the band's first incarnation, led by vocalist and founder Rozz Williams, -
When Williams left in 1985, guitarist Valor Kand took over leadership and sent the group in a more
intellectual, political, and metal-oriented direction. A subsequent dispute over ownership of the Christian
Death name, - lead many of their fans to take sides. - Christian Death had an enormous influence on the
American goth scene, shaping the sensibility of countless goth, metal, and even industrial acts that
followed. Sadly, the Kand-Williams dispute ended in tragedy in 1998, when a heroin-addicted Williams
took his own life.” ~ Steve Hue VH1,
Inside Voices
Inside Voices
Some degenerate vampires that play loud music in a funeral parlor. Going deaf and throwing temper tantrums on stage. Music that people will emotional problems will connect with (probably). Best friends till the end.
Minima Moralia
Minima Moralia
Minima Moralia is the electronic solo act of Matthew Ricchini, a Philadelphia based producer and audio engineer. The sound is heavily indebted to Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, The Knife, Xeno & Oaklander, Minimal Wave records, and early 80’s goth and synthpunk.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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