Death In June

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Death In June arose in June 1980 from the ashes of classic '77 British punk band Crisis. Guitar player Douglas Pearce and bassist Tony Wakeford were joined by drummer Patrick Leagas.

Douglas P. is the solo member of Death In June since 1985.

Their music started in the postpunk area and later evolved towards a mixture of acoustic ballads and synth-wave music. Death In June are often credited as the forefathers of the so called "apocalyptic folk" or "neofolk" genre.
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Death In June - The Guilty Have No Pride album art Death In June The Guilty Have No Pride (MiniAlbum, Album) New European Recordings UK 1983 Sell This Version
Death In June - Burial album art Death In June Burial (Album, Single) Leprosy Discs UK 1984 Sell This Version
Death In June - "Nada!" album art Death In June "Nada!" (Album, Comp) New European Recordings UK 1985 Sell This Version
Death In June - The Wörld Thät Sümmer album art Deäth In Jüne* The Wörld Thät Sümmer (Album, EP, Comp) New European Recordings UK 1986 Sell This Version
Death In June - Oh How We Laughed album art Death In June Oh How We Laughed (Album) Eyas Media UK 1987 Sell This Version
Death In June - Brown Book album art Death In June Brown Book (Album, Comp) New European Recordings UK 1987 Sell This Version
Death In June - Thè Wäll Öf Säcrificè album art Dèäth In Jünè* Thè Wäll Öf Säcrificè (Album) New European Recordings, New European Recordings UK 1989 Sell This Version
Death In June - Östenbräun album art Death In June & Les Joyaux De La Princesse Death In June & Les Joyaux De La Princesse - Östenbräun (Album) Les Joyaux De La Princesse France 1989 Sell This Version
SUR MLP 11 Death In June - Live In Japan album art Death In June Live In Japan(LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Supernatural Organization SUR MLP 11 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Death In June - 1888 album art Death In June / Current 93 Death In June / Current 93 - 1888 New European Recordings UK 1990 Sell This Version
LEPER 2 Death In June - Night And Fog album art Death In June Night And Fog(LP, Ltd, W/Lbl, Red) Not On Label (Death In June) LEPER 2 1991 Sell This Version
Death In June - But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? album art Death In June But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (Album) New European Recordings UK 1992 Sell This Version
Death In June - Frankfurt Sound Depot 24-03-1991 album art Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus - Frankfurt Sound Depot 24-03-1991 (Album) World Serpent UK 1992 Sell This Version
Death In June - Something Is Coming album art Death In June Something Is Coming (Album) New European Recordings, New European Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Death In June - Rose Clouds Of Holocaust album art Death In June Rose Clouds Of Holocaust (Album) New European Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Death In June - Kapo! album art Death In June Presents Kapo! Death In June Presents Kapo! - Kapo! (Album) Twilight Command UK 1996 Sell This Version
Death In June - Take Care And Control album art Death In June Take Care And Control (Album, Maxi) New European Recordings UK 1998 Sell This Version
Death In June - Operation Hummingbird album art Death In June Operation Hummingbird (Album) New European Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
NEROZ 43 Death In June - Heilige! album art Death In June Heilige!(CD, Album) Neroz NEROZ 43 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
Death In June - All Pigs Must Die album art Death In June All Pigs Must Die (Album) Leprosy Discs UK 2001 Sell This Version
Death In June - Alarm Agents album art Death In June & Boyd Rice Death In June & Boyd Rice - Alarm Agents (Album) New European Recordings UK 2004 Sell This Version
Death In June - Free Tibet album art Death In June Free Tibet (Album) Leprosy Discs UK 2006 Sell This Version
Death In June - Scorpion Wind album art Death In June & Boyd Rice Death In June & Boyd Rice - Scorpion Wind (Album) Nerus US 2007 Sell This Version
Death In June - The Rule Of Thirds album art Death In June The Rule Of Thirds (Album) New European Recordings US 2008 Sell This Version
Death In June - Black Angel - Live! album art Death In June Black Angel - Live! (Album) Leprosy Discs Australia 2008 Sell This Version

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TeknoPunc

TeknoPunc

July 2, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
Whatever your views on the band's alleged political agenda are, DI6 has an important place within the post-punk pantheon. Nada!, The World That Summer, Brown Book, But What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?, and Roseclouds of Holocaust are all great (if at times inconsistent) records. But, I personally find all of his output since Roseclouds to fall into one of two unfortunate categories: middling acoustic ballads about the same uninspired topics ad nauseam (we get it, you think Europe is doooooooomed) and truly awful "experimental"/noise filler that I can't picture anybody actually wanting to listen to. As far as non-mainstream bands go, Douglas P. must also hold some kind of record for the number of times he's repackaged previously released songs and released them as a new album (see 93 Dead Sun Wheels, Brown Book Zwei, Cathedral of Tears, etc.). The whole wink-wink, nudge-nudge thing with the runes and Nazi aesthetics is also pretty played out at this point, to say he's beaten a dead horse into the ground would not be an overstatement. As far as my own views on the "meaning" behind it all: I think there's probably a reason why basically everybody from the 70s/80s British industrial scene who used to associate with him never has anything to do with him anymore; if you want evidence go check out David Keenan's excellent England's Hidden Reverse. It covers the history of Coil, NWW, and C93 (members of which were all friends with him in the 80s) and DI6 is barely even mentioned. Whether or not he's actually any more of a Nazi than, say, Morrissey is anybody's guess but he certainly does himself no favors by dressing like the old guy from American History X in an era where both the US and Europe are in the throes of reactionary populism and rampant white nationalism. So ultimately I relegate DI6 to that same weird subset of my music collection occupied by other creeps like Burzum, artists where I really do have to separate the music from the deeply problematic people behind it.
kylevaldes

kylevaldes

April 17, 2017
why are all of douglas's records so expressive? even his newer ones..
deathlines

deathlines

May 30, 2016
This is what, Douglas Pierce, can do,Like, he play in 2 side,like Crijevo wrote: celebrating romanticism and the apocalypse on equal terms, the result is a wonderfull music, He is a real genyus. his music is a masterpiece. It is not very famous, and labels do not want it, because writing things on Nazism. censorship does not allow to put his songs on the radio,so only a few person know him and his few but good. as He said to his casemusic, but maybe this is good, for him and his song, better was , probably the world isn't ready for him
Crijevo

Crijevo

November 13, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
One of the Neofolk's most prominent exponents, celebrating romanticism and the apocalypse on equal terms, Death in June produced some of the most confrontational and uncompromising music, mixing symbolic menace with sexual, political and the occult leaving little choice to classic listeners that usually find this kind of music repulsive, offensive or at its easiest - thought provoking.

From their early Joy Division-flavoured post-punk statements veering towards military fashions, often explicitely delivered by Douglas P. as the project's only constant (evocative of his unusual masked appearance), DIJ tried out also in electronic dance and acoustic ballads that dominated their mid-80s period highlighted with albums like 'Nada' and especially 'The World That Summer', considered by many as the group's finest work - of course several dozen of albums later, Death In June still continue proving their artistic strengths, although drowning themselves in endless (read: tiresome) apocalypse preaching of 'Europe', pulling inspiration from controversial subjects among which fascist and nazi flirting gained them much condemnation from conventional music sources that don't scratch beneath the surface.

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