Christian Death Christian Death is an American deathrock band formed in Pomona, California in 1979 by Rozz Williams. Williams was eventually joined by guitarist Rikk Agnew of the band Adolescents, James McGearty on bass guitar and George Belanger on drums. This line-up was responsible for producing the band’s best-known work, their 1982 debut album Only Theatre of Pain, which was highly influential in the development of the style of music known as deathrock, as well as on the American gothic scene.
During this time legendary LA punk rock photographer Edward Colver befriended the band and followed them around and photographed Christian Death at a dozen of the band’s concerts in the Los Angeles area during a 6 month period late 1981 and early 1982, as well a shoot at Rozz his family home with the band which was later used for the album US back cover of Only Theatre of Pain, plus a session of now-iconic images at a cemetery in Pomona.
Cult Epics founder and friend of Rozz Williams, Nico B wants to produce an oversized Hardcover book of Ed’s photos capturing those rare and never before seen moments, as well tell the story of early Christian Death thru exclusive interviews with Edward Colver and surviving band members for the 40th Anniversary release of Only Theatre of Pain.
To celebrate the upcoming 40th Anniversary of CHRISTIAN DEATH: ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN, Cult Epics want to produce a Hardcover book of the Photography of Edward Colver, and they need your support with the INDIEGOGO Campaign to get this book printed.
CHRISTIAN DEATH: ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN Photography by Edward Colver
New Hardcover book, approx. 208 pages, over 300 images and text, 12×12 inches, edited by Nico B. Sign up now and get the news when you can pre-order, limited editions available, and more. Early Bird Discount.
Note: The book has Euro drop friendly shipping for European Christian Death fans.
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Photos copyright © Edward Colver