Gothic death rock pioneers CHRISTIAN DEATH will be reissuing their long out-of-print 1985 EP “The Wind Kissed Pictures” on November 19, 2021, via Season of Mist. This will be the first time in 30 years that it will be available on vinyl format.
The endeavor features the vocal debut of Valor Kand and marked the start of a new era for the revolutionary band. This expanded edition includes the companion ‘Lacrima Christi’ 7″ feat. the track in both its English & Italian versions, as well as three additional tracks from that era. “The Wind Kissed Pictures” was way ahead of its time, and it further proves that the bulk of modern dark music still exists under the shadow of their influence.
Moreover, the band has previously revealed the special, limited edition “The Dark Age Renaissance” CD collections for Part 3 and 4.
“The Dark Age Renaissance Collection Part 4: The New Dark Age” combines their three most recent recordings – ‘Born Again Anti Christian’ (2000), ‘American Inquisition’ (2007), and ‘The Root Of All Evilution’ (2015) – into one limited and the specially-priced package of provocative dark music. It will be released on September 3, 2021, via Season of Mist.
“The Dark Age Renaissance Collection Part 3: The Age Of Decadence” is a 4 CD jewel case set that features three of their middle-period recordings and 1990 demos/outtakes compilation – ‘Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque’ (1990), ‘Sexy Death God’ (1994), ‘Prophecies’ (1996), and ‘Pornographic Messiah’ (1998) – into one limited and a specially-priced package of provocative dark art. This is set for release on October 8, 2021, via Season of Mist.
Parts 1 and 2 will be revealed at a later date. Stay Tuned!
This is part of an ongoing series of CD and vinyl reissues of CHRISTIAN DEATH‘s acclaimed catalog via Season of Mist. Previously, the label reissued LPs for the band’s highly influential “Catastrophe Ballet” (1984) as well as “The Root of All Evilution”, “Ashes”, “The Scriptures”, and “Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ” as well as CD and vinyl reissues for 1986’s “Atrocities”. All reissues can be found at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
Christian Death takes a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality, with an appetite for provocation that makes Marilyn Manson look like Stryper.VH1
Founded in Los Angeles in 1979 by Rozz Williams, the hugely influential band trail-blazed the American goth and death-rock movement with their debut album, “Only Theatre of Pain” (1982) and genre-defining “Catastrophe Ballet” (1984) and “Ashes” (1985). Of these, “Ashes” is a true testament to the CHRISTIAN DEATH legacy, as it marks the final appearance of the classic band lineup. “Ashes” features the final recordings of founder Rozz Williams alongside current CHRISTIAN DEATH main-man Valor Kand, vocalist-keyboardist Gitane Demone, and drummer David Glass before Williams untimely demise in 1998.