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Christian Death & Phantasmagoria @ Boogaloo, Zagreb, 29.5.2019
29. May 2019 @ 20:00 - 23:3060kn – 80kn
American Death/Goth Rock legends, Christian Death after 10 years are coming back to Zagreb. As special guests will be performing local Dark Rock legends Phantasmagoria.
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.
Now, after 10 years, Christian Death is coming back to Zagreb on the 29th of May, in popular club Boogaloo as part of their European tour “Behind The Veil”. As special guests will be performing local band from Zagreb, Dark Rock legends Phantasmagoria.
Program starts at 20:00, and ticket price is 60,00 kn in pre-sale, while on the day of the event it will cost 80,00 goriakn at the entrance to the club.