Death In June

Profile:
Death In June arose in June 1980 from the ashes of classic '77 British punk band Crisis (2). 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.

Current lineup:
Douglas P. (Douglas Pearce) - guitar, vocals, percussion, keyboards (1981-present)

Former members:
Tony Wakeford - vocals, bass (1981-1984)
Patrick Leagas - vocals, drums, drum machine, keyboards, trumpet (1981-1985)
Richard Butler - keyboards (1983-1984)
David Tibet (1984-1985)

Former live members:
John Murphy - percussion
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BAD VC3 The Guilty Have No Pride — Death In June Death In June The Guilty Have No Pride (MiniAlbum, Album) New European Recordings BAD VC3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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UBAD VC 4 Burial — Death In June Death In June Burial (Album, Single) Leprosy Discs UBAD VC 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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BAD VC13 Death In June "Nada!" (Album, Comp) New European Recordings BAD VC13 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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BAD VC9 The Wörld Thät Sümmer — Death In June Deäth In Jüne* The Wörld Thät Sümmer (Album, EP, Comp) New European Recordings BAD VC9 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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BAD VC11 Brown Book — Death In June Death In June Brown Book (Album, Comp) New European Recordings BAD VC11 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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EYAS 011 Oh How We Laughed — Death In June Death In June Oh How We Laughed (Album) Eyas Media EYAS 011 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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SUR MLP 11 Live In Japan — Death In June Death In June Live In Japan(LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Supernatural Organization SUR MLP 11 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
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BAD VC88, BAD VC 88 Thè Wäll Öf Säcrificè — Death In June Dèäth In Jünè* Thè Wäll Öf Säcrificè (Album) New European Recordings, New European Recordings BAD VC88, BAD VC 88 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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SB01 Östenbräun — Death In June Death In June & Les Joyaux De La Princesse Death In June & Les Joyaux De La Princesse - Östenbräun (Album) Les Joyaux De La Princesse SB01 France 1989 Sell This Version
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BAD VC 693 1888 — Death In June Death In June / Current 93 Death In June / Current 93 - 1888 New European Recordings BAD VC 693 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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LEPER 2 Night And Fog — Death In June Death In June Night And Fog Not On Label (Death In June) LEPER 2 1991 Sell This Version
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WSCDL 001 Frankfurt Sound Depot 24-03-1991 — Death In June Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus - Frankfurt Sound Depot 24-03-1991 (Album) World Serpent WSCDL 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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BAD VC 36 But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? — Death In June Death In June But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (Album) New European Recordings BAD VC 36 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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NER BAD VC96, BAD VC96 Something Is Coming — Death In June Death In June Something Is Coming (Album) New European Recordings, New European Recordings NER BAD VC96, BAD VC96 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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BAD VC38 Rose Clouds Of Holocaust — Death In June Death In June Rose Clouds Of Holocaust (Album) New European Recordings BAD VC38 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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NERO XIII Kapo! — Death In June Death In June Presents Kapo! Death In June Presents Kapo! - Kapo! (Album) Twilight Command NERO XIII UK 1996 Sell This Version
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BAD VC CD42 Take Care And Control — Death In June Death In June Take Care And Control (Album, Maxi) New European Recordings BAD VC CD42 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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BAD VC CD44 Operation Hummingbird — Death In June Death In June Operation Hummingbird (Album) New European Recordings BAD VC CD44 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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NEROZ 43 Heilige! — Death In June Death In June Heilige!(CD, Album) Neroz NEROZ 43 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
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LEPER 4 All Pigs Must Die — Death In June Death In June All Pigs Must Die (Album) Leprosy Discs LEPER 4 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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BAD VC 48 Alarm Agents — Death In June Death In June & Boyd Rice Death In June & Boyd Rice - Alarm Agents (Album) New European Recordings BAD VC 48 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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EE 001A Only Europa Knows — Death In June Death In June / Kapo! Death In June / Kapo! - Only Europa Knows Europa Eterna EE 001A UK 2005 Sell This Version
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none NYC 4/05 — Death In June Death In June NYC 4/05(DVDr, DVD-D, Album, Promo) Tesco USA none US 2005 Sell This Version
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LEPER 93 Free Tibet — Death In June Death In June Free Tibet Leprosy Discs LEPER 93 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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NERUS 39 Scorpion Wind — Death In June Death In June & Boyd Rice Death In June & Boyd Rice - Scorpion Wind (Album) Nerus NERUS 39 US 2007 Sell This Version

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ramodne

ramodne

September 4, 2022
edited 3 months ago
DIJ, the Dark-Goth-Industrial (European) neoFolk fathers. Douglas Pearce is a veteran Brit musician and great composer and your work with/in your project, DIJ speaks for him. I think that his political ideology, nazbol or European nationalist, or his sexual condition, homosexual, should not influence the reception of his music at all. Douglas has never hidden or tried to disguise his musical, ideological and artistic proposal. Either take it or leave it.
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
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Crijevo

Crijevo

November 13, 2006
edited about 1 year ago
One of 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 for his unusual masked appearance), DIJ tried it out in both, 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. Several dozen of albums later however, Death In June tend proving their artistic strengths, although drowning themselves in endless (read: tiresome) apocalypse preaching of 'Europe', pulling inspiration from one too many controversial subjects, among which openly flirting with fascist and nazi imagery, gained them much condemnation from the public.
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