release date: 21-09-2018
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Genre: American Gothic Rock, Death Rock
File under: Christian Death, Rozz Williams, Shadow Projekt
Legendary MEPHISTO WALZ, one of the true American Deathrock pioneers, with rare & unreleased material from 1988-1989 - completely remastered for this release in 2018, incl. „Romeo`s Distress“. MEPHISTO WALZ was formed in 1986 by Barry Galvin (Bari-Bari) and John Schuman (Johann), following their departure from the influential deathrock band Christian Death, which Bari-Bari had joined as bass guitarist when Rozz Williams was still vocalist. In 1988 Bari-Bari started working on new tracks with Steven Grey in a studio in Hollywood. David Hermon (bass), Mondo (vox) and Nariki Shimooka (guitar) completed the line-up. "Rarities 1989" is a selection of songs from their first EP, some of Bari-Bari's Christian Death material (incl. "Romeo`s Distress") plus some unreleased songs / versions, recorded live in the studio between 1988-1989 and remastered by Bari-Bari in 2018. MEPHISTO WALZ can be seen as one of the American Deathrock pioniers and Bari-Bari's musical style and distinct wall of chorus/delay-effected guitar sound makes Mephisto Walz instantly iden- tifiable and unique amongst other pioneers of deathrock!.
TRACKS: 01. Tales of Innocence (1989), 02. Between Youth (1989), 03. Facade (1989), 04. Lacrima Christi (1989), 05. Spoken Word (1989), 06. Dear Familiar Phantoms (1989), 07. In the Room that Love exists (1989), 08. Romeo’s Distress (1989), 09. Protecteur (1988), 10. Dear Familiar Phantoms (1988), 11. Lacrima Christi No Vox (1989)