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Christian Death is an American deathrock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band was fronted and founded by Rozz Williams and featured guitarist Rikk Agnew. Christian Death is most notable for their album Only Theatre of Pain, which was a major event in the birth of the Goth and Deathrock subculture within the United States and beyond.

After many line up changes, at one point during the 1990s there were two bands with the name Christian Death. One featured Williams, and the other featured Valor Kand. Kand has been the lead guitarist since the second album “Catastrophe Ballet”, and later became lead vocalist as well.

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Rozz Williams founded Christian Death in October 1979, at the age of 16, with bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger and guitarist Jay. The band name was a satirical play on words derived from the designer brand Christian Dior. The first Christian Death performance in front of a live audience was at a Castration Squad gig in 1980, when Castration Squad invited Christian Death on stage to play a couple songs. In 1980 and 1981, the band played many shows with 45 Grave, another L.A. deathrock group, though they also played shows with punk bands like Social Distortion and The Adolescents.

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  • metaldiscussor

    still with no pictures???????????? whoever is responsible for this kill yourself.

    Yesterday 2:06am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    The brain isn't beautiful. It's all wet and has gross wrinkles and shit!

    27 Sep 11:50am Reply
  • high_as_bells

    "Someone says in a polite manner that he or she likes Valor's voice and an army of people are in a hurry to tell the person how stupid he is and how he treats his ears." <--- One negative reply within ten days of a person's post doesn't exactly imply an "army of people". Talk about delusional! Calm down...

    23 Sep 6:24pm Reply
  • rasen-virus

    it's not like this Valor bashing here was gratuitous, the moron asked for this, go give him some maturity lessons too if you're so concerned, he's the one who needs it the most...

    22 Sep 1:13pm Reply
  • rasen-virus

    the truth hurts huh...

    22 Sep 1:11pm Reply
  • EdenFeast

    This has to be the most pathetic comment section in the whole internet. Years have passed and there is no change at all. You seem to always succeed to reach new levels of stupidity. Someone says in a polite manner that he or she likes Valor's voice and an army of people are in a hurry to tell the person how stupid he is and how he treats his ears. I really hope most of you are children, otherwise your stupidity and narrow-mindness really makes me sad. Perfectly normal voice. Noone says you have to like it but many of you would have liked it if he just was in another band, not in your beloved CD. Even if you dont like his voice you must be totally musicaly deaf to say he cant sing at all. This is just pure hatred that comes from delusional biased mind. Its sad how such a beautiful thing like the human brain remains unused so often.

    21 Sep 10:15am Reply
  • Max_Naprimer1

    А где фоточки?(

    17 Sep 5:09pm Reply
  • JoseMariaAznar

    Always Rozz Williams period.

    15 Sep 8:38pm Reply
  • rasen-virus

    deathb666, I fell really sorry for your ear for you have been treating the poor thing like a toilet

    14 Sep 4:00am Reply
  • deathb666

    I fucking love valor and rozz I have been listening Christian death since when I was a kind now I'm an adult and I still love this band both are great singers

    13 Sep 10:02pm Reply
  • ss4724t10

    i'm still more comfortable with that star than Valor's face. [7]

    12 Sep 3:57pm Reply
  • camilorocks

    i'm still more comfortable with that star than Valor's face. [6]

    3 Sep 10:31pm Reply
  • xsteiner

    i'm still more comfortable with that star than Valor's face. [5]

    2 Sep 6:51pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Still can't believe this fiasco with the pics is going on. Valor is a fucking scroat.

    2 Sep 10:20am Reply
  • R4PGOD

    Maybe Valor just needs a hug.

    29 Aug 3:55pm Reply
  • high_as_bells

    It's not really lastfm's fault... Blame Valor and Chickenscratch Death™

    25 Aug 6:08pm Reply
  • Sanctum_

    Still no photos?! Jesus christ last.fm - get your shit together!!!

    24 Aug 9:45am Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    someone upload some fucking pictures. god damn.

    20 Aug 2:31am Reply
  • Post-romantic

    the REAL Christian Death of ROZZ♡

    17 Aug 3:28pm Reply
  • rasen-virus

    that living feces actually belongs to the mall-goth rock realm

    9 Aug 8:23pm Reply
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