Gothic death rock pioneers Christian Death are now announcing the final half of their four part “The Dark Age Renaissance Collection” series!
“The Dark Age Renaissance Collection, Part 1, The Renaissance”, due on December 10th, 2021, combines four of Christian Death’s early genre-defining early recordings. This special set pulls together their classic albums, “Catastrophe Ballet” (1984), “Ashes” (1985), “Atrocities” (1986), and “The Scriptures” (1987).
“The Dark Age Renaissance Collection, Part 2, The Age Of Innocence Lost”, due November 5th, 2021, combines four of their middle-period recordings that marked the rebirth of the band as fronted by Valor Kand. This special set pulls together their 1988 commercial break-through “Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ”, (1990), “All the Love All the Hate Part 1” – “All the Love and Part 2” – “All the Hate” (both 1989), and the full-album version of “The Wind Kissed Pictures” (1988).
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 3: The Age Of Decadence” is a 4 CD jewel case set 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 specially-priced package of provocative dark art. This is set for release on October 8th, 2021 via Season of Mist!
“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). It will be released on September 3rd, 2021 via Season of Mist!
In addition, Christian Death will be reissuing their long out-of-print 1985 EP “The Wind Kissed Pictures” on November 19th, 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 and 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.
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.
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, “Ashe” 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.