CHRISTIAN DEATH [2019 European Tour “Behind The Veil”]








Metamorphosis Club proudly presents:

CHRISTIAN DEATH [2019 European Tour “Behind The Veil”]

Dark Spring Fest. III, Eternal City of Rome.
Saturday 1st of May 2019 at Traffic Club.

"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.”

special guest_

Witches Of Doom are a goth-stoner-doom band born in Rome in January 2013, when Federico Venditti (guitars), Danilo Piludu (vocals), Jacopo Cartelli (bass), Andrea Budicin (drums), got together and started their own musical project in order to play a personalized mix of 80’s goth, 70’s hard rock blended with a 90’s sensibility that harks back to Type o’Negative and Moonspell among others.
The Roman ensemble started to write their own material and in just a few months the bulk of the debut album was already panned out. Witches of Doom want to play in front of an audience and in Spring 2013 they embark on a series of live dates within the Roman circuit where they will establish their name as one of the hottest bands in the Roman underground music scene.
In May 2013 the band finished arranging the ten tracks that will end up on their debut CD, “Obey” and in November they entered the Hombre Lobo Studios with Fabio Recchia as producer and sound engineer . The ten tracks recorded in those sessions represent a huge step forward, with defined arrangements thanks to the keyboard work of Fabio and Graziano “Eric”Corrado. The first names that spring to mind to give you an idea are Black Sabbath, Cult, Paradise Lost, Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode. Obey is out in spring 2014.
The band filmed a video for the crowd pleaser U2 song New Years Day, featuring Paul Bento –ex Type O Negative and Carnivore- on lead guitar and produced by Fredrik Folkaiare from Unleashed.
In 2016 the band releases their second release Deadlights, album that receives great acclaims from the public and the press. Following the release the band embarks on a series of tours in Europe and Italy supporting well known groups such as Blood Ceremony, Lizzard, Mpire of Evil (ex Venom) and Aborym etc. In February 2017 a cover version of the Joy Division classic Love will Tear Us Apart gets published via digital platforms.
Now Witches of Doom are writing new material for their well anticipated third album; a tentative release date could be the end of 2018.

open act_ Il Giardino Violetto [darkwave - minimal]

Il gruppo nasce nel 1989, chitarra, basso e batteria, la ricerca di un'estetica della catastrofe interiore e sociale che, sul finire degli anni '80, era l'habitat naturale del gruppo.
Dopo alcune prove in tre, la line-up si riduce a due elementi, con l'inserimento di una drum machine. I suoni sono acidi e ripetitivi e le atmosfere gotiche e sepolcrali. Quello che nasce è il demo-tape "Danse Macabre". A parte i testi e alcuni giri di basso e chitarra, i pezzi lasciano spazio soprattutto alle sensazioni del momento. E' una specie di polaroid di attimi vissuti. Da li a poco il gruppo si divide, le sue componenti si incamminano per strade diverse senza mai più rincontrarsi.
Nel 2004 il ritorno con la ristampa di "Danse Macabre.
to be continued.

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Dj Severance & Dj Chemnitz

Musick To Play In The Dark.
All genres. Must wear all black. Total Black.

Music: Alternative | New Wave | Indie | Eighties
Post-punk | Gothic Rock | Darkwave | Minimal Synth
Electro | Industrial | Techno | EBM | Acid | New Beat

► Ph. Alessandro Schiariti Photo Art
► LightShow by Vj Payne & Marco Rh.
► Open 9pm // Close 5am // Ticket 12€

Traffic Club, Via Prenestina 738 [Roma]


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