Christian Death at The Underworld Camden Live Music & Concerts

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The Underworld presents CHRISTIAN DEATH OFFICIAL plus support Price: £17.50 adv. Doors: 6pm - 10pm

Consistant 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, ROLLING STONE

Venue: The Underworld Camden, 174 Camden High Street, Greater London, NW1 0NE

Price

Standard: GBP 17.5

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Date(s)25 May 2019
WebsiteVisit website
VenueThe Underworld Camden
Address174 Camden High Street, London, Greater London,
NW10NE

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Event Details

Date25 May 2019
Time(s)6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CostGBP 17.5
VenueThe Underworld Camden
174 Camden High Street
London
Greater London
NW10NE
Phone2072673939
CategoryLive Music & Concerts


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