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Death In June-Brown Book

First release date : Personnel : Douglas Pearce, Rose McDowall, Gary Carey, David Tibet, John Balance, Bee, Ian Read, Jan O Release notes : Recorded between 1986-87 at Alaska Studios, London. Studio Engineer: Iain O’Higgins In the stillness of a snowbound night. Brilliant white flares drift earthwards. The young men await the onslaught. The runes are cast. Silhouettes of pain. Beauty torn apart. To caress the pure snow. The rose slowly drowns, alone in the night. The ultimate sacrifice. Forged in blood. Belief is strength and they never wavered. The…

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News-2007-THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER On this Summer/Winter Solstice here is a gift and a challenge to some of you in this group and elsewhere who are musically, or otherwise, inclined. Whilst beginning my writing of the new album ‘The Rule Of Thirds’ in October last year a certain ex(? can you ever be ‘ex’?) member of 10.SS Panzer Divison ‘Frundsberg’ came to mind and these words came into being. Please feel free to put them to music of your own creation, or even do a cappella versions, of how…

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News-2007-DEATH IN JUNE & BOYD RICE – Scorpion Wind

Coming soon : DEATH IN JUNE & BOYD RICE – Scorpion Wind Originally released in 1996 as Scorpion Wind’s ‘Heaven Sent’ CD/LP this album has long since been considered the ‘lost’ classic collaboration between Death In June’s Neo-Folk pioneer Douglas P. and Industrial Music’s renegade innovator Boyd Rice. Recorded in Australia prior to the pair starring in the cult film ‘Pearls Before Swine’ it is a unique, melodic and richly orchestrated ode to modern living, modern loving – and modern hating. Joined by percussionist John Murphy (ex- SPK, The Associates, current…

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News-2007-BROWN BOOK 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Coming soon : BROWN BOOK 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION “In the stillness of a snowbound night . Brilliant white flares drift earthwards. The Runes are cast. Our idols are dust. A bell is shattered. Punishment begins. Further words would be futile. Dead leaves scattered among your Dreams. Listen and understand. The ‘Heilige Tod.’ Hath Not The Soul Descended upon Those that are Living?” (Extract from original 1987 press release) Considered by some to be one of the most influential albums of all time, standing centrestage with works by The Beatles, The Velvet…

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Interview:2007-Crisis

1.. Right from the start, Crisis seemed to be interested in shock tactics, of making things happen and getting up people’s noses. Is that a fair summary? No. The idea Tony and I had was that Crisis would be deadly serious and that our politics were to be taken seriously. That, in itself, turned out to be shocking enough for some people so inevitably we did get up some people’s noses – especially in the mass media. But, that wasn’t our raison d’etre. 2.. What was the Canio Club in…

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Interview:2007-Heaven Street

1. Douglas, first of all a few words about your last release, the “Abandoned tracks”. How did you decide to release it right now? Basically the main motivation was that I was getting so many requests from people for the tracks that were featured on rare compilations or deleted singles etc. I realized I could combine those with some new/remixed material and it would provide almost a ‘new’ album. It certainly sounded like a whole concept after I listened back to the songs featured on AT despite a lot of…

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Interview:2007-Orkus

Here is the English version of an interview I recently did for the German music magazine ‘Orkus’ #05 Mai edition. I was asked to list the 5 most important/influential albums in my Life which obviously led to some notable exclusions from the likes of Joe Meek, more Beatles, David Bowie, Sex Pistols/Clash, Kraftwerk etc. The feature was entitled ‘Soundtrack of My Life’; “I’m sure everyone says 5 all time great albums is far too few but I will attempt to explain why the following came to mind today – immediately:…

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Interview:2007-Zero Tolerance

Please find within Part I of the full length Death In June interview conducted with Simon Collins for the UK music magazine ‘Zero Tolerance’ in September, 2006. This was eventually slightly edited and eventually published in January/February 2007 in issue #015. Many of you are probably aware of much of the contents but for the archives and newcomers to this group/Death In June here it is. (As an aside, interesting interviews with both Patrick Leagas of 6 Comm and John Murphy’s group Knifeladder are also in the same edition and…

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Interview:2007-Punk77

Here are some titbits from a communication about The Roxy Club that took place in April, 2006. I don’t believe this group has seen this before. I also don’t know if it was ever officially printed anywhere: “Dear Paul, If it’s a question of what memories I have of that time and place: I/Crisis started going to The Roxy in about mid-1977 after its main period of fame and the release of the Live At The Roxy album. They did audition nights and we managed to get a slot on…

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Interview:2007-Orkus-2

Here is the full English translation of an interview that was recently published in the German music magazine Orkus #06 June, 2007: How many gigs have you played in your life so far? With Death In June it is about 200 shows around the World between 1981 and 2005. But, with Crisis who seemed to be playing every week from 1977-1980 I have absolutely no idea. Rock Against Racism and the Anti Nazi League certainly got their pound of flesh from us playing at their benefits during those years as…

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Interview:2007-Fosszilia

Recently published in an Hungarian magazine called ‘Fossilia’ is an extensive interview that took place over several weeks in early 2006. Over the next few days I will be posting my replies, some of which have the questions included but, not all. Those segments that don’t have the questions – such as this one – I’ll leave up to your collective imagination regarding what I’m talking about: 1. Much of what I’ve released in this decade has been retrospective as, after I departed world serpent distribution in 1999, I was…

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Interview:2007-Leagas-Q&AMyspace

Taken from http://www.myspace.com/6comm66 6 Comm Questions and Answer section here The following information was compiled from e-mail conversations with Patrick during 2006 Ironically and considering that Patrick’s 6comm was perhaps the first artist ever to use the term’ comm ‘ as a band name ,defining communication on all levels. He has consistently declined to use the world wide web to inform of his work , life and activities and also has not made his old works available for many years. The reclusive experimental artist is to make a return to…

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