My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett. I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror. I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia. I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.
Christian Death's Back Catalog returns from the dead!
Dark tidings about the masters of death rock and goth rock Christian Death:
Season of Mist has announced plans to re-release most of CHRISTIAN DEATH's back catalog in remastered versions with bonus tracks. The first to receive the reissue treatment is the band's sophomore album, "Catastrophe Ballet", originally released in 1984 (BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
Catastrophe Ballet is one of their best albums. The Drowning, Sleepwalk, and The Glass House are some of the the classic tracks.
I suppose this means I have to buy these albums again. Over the years, so many "previously unreleased" tracks have been released, and they have all been great.
Please don't confuse Rozz Williams' Christian Death with the successive band fronted by Valor Kand. Rozz was a brilliant poet/musician, and Valor... is not.
Christian Death 1334 Ends
I am happy that we could bring fulfillment to people that never had a chance to hear these sacred songs live. I know it would of been better with Rozz Williams singing but as we all know this is impossible. So it was the fans and I belting out the words of one of the most amazing men that walked this earth. ROZZ WILLIAMS (Eva O).
We will forever remember Rozz, and I want to thank Eva for all that she has done to keep his memory alive.
Maybe it is because October is coming, or maybe it is because of the new Christian Death 1334, or maybe it is the lonely ache in me missing my many lost friends, but lately, I cannot stop listening to Rozz Williams.
He has been gone for so long now, but his sweet sarcastic voice carries me away to safe place where it is safe to be a freak. I will never forget that day: April 1, 1998. I went online, and I saw the news that Rozz had been found hanging in his apartment. The sweetest voice of gothic music was lost to the world. We help a candle light vigil in our apartment, and prayed that this Dark Seraph would find the rest he so deserved.
The world lost a great poet that day, but thankfully his music lives on.
I find myself thinking about naming a character after Rozz in the novel I am working on, but I am not certain I could write a character worthy of his name. So I will sit here, listening to his sweet voice, and dreaming of that other world.
Even if he is not making music for us anymore, he is inspiring me and many others to stretch ourselves as his muse whispers dark words into our ears.
I miss you Rozz. I wish I could have gotten to know you.