Christian Death - ('CD mk3' version led by Valor Kand)
- Goth-Rock Death-Rock Industrial-Metal
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Often considered to be the vanguard of American goth rock, known as "deathrock", Christian Death was founded in 1978 by vocalist Rozz Williams in California. The original members fell apart after one album. Rozz was then joined by members of Australian-born Valor Kand's group Pompeii 99. Valor co-wrote and arranged the music from the second Christian Death album onwards. He became the group's leader (singer and song-writer) in 1985 after Rozz Williams quit. I term this post-Rozz phase the "CD mk3" lineup. Valor has written and produced over 10 albums since 1985, featuring many band members. The music journeys from the early wailing deathrock-goth-rock through to industrial-metal (which he was doing as early as 1989's "All the Hate" album). The tracks featured in the playlist below are mostly Valor's compositions and productions, mostly with his vocals, some feature female vocals (including Gitane Demone) and a few feature Rozz Williams.
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