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Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain

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The founding fathers of American goth-rock, Christian Death released their debut, Only Theatre of Pain, on Frontier Records in 1982, and that landmark album has had an enormous influence on goth, death-rock, dark-wave, metal and even industrial music scenes all over the world, shaping the approach of more bands than can be counted. Led by vocalist and founder Rozz Williams, the Christian Death of Only Theatre of Pain included guitarist Rikk Agnew, fresh out of The Adolescents, bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger and backing vocals from Superheroines leader (and Rozz's future wife), Eva O as well as performance artist Ron Athey. It was this line-up, with its dirgy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths, that crystallized the ominous post-punk sound that has established this album as the ultimate archetype of goth sensibility. Genre touchstones include "Romeo's Distress," "Spiritual Cramp" and "Mysterium Iniquitatis."

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