Death In JuneBut, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?

Label:New European Recordings – BAD VC 36
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Rock


A1Death Is The Martyr Of Beauty3:50
A2He's Disabled4:08
A3The Mourner's Bench2:31
A4Because Of Him3:46
A5Dædalus Rising
Lead Vocals, Lyrics By [Words]David Tibet
A6Little Black Angel4:18
B1The Golden Wedding Of Sorrow
Backing VocalsDavid Tibet
B2The Giddy Edge Of Light
Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Music ByMichael Cashmore
B3Ku Ku Ku
Backing VocalsDavid Tibet
B4This Is Not Paradise
Lead VocalsDavid Tibet
Lyrics By [Words]Andrew King, David Tibet
B5Hollows Of Devotion3:29
B6But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?
Backing VocalsDavid Tibet

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This is the pressing on black vinyl.
There has been a misprint which also came on black vinyl.
There has been a pressing on purple vinyl.
There has been another pressing in colored vinyl in 1997 before the U.S. tour.

Written between March, 1989 and April, 1992 in Sydney, Adelaide, Paris, Rome and London.
Engineered and mixed February-April, 1992. At Jacob's Studios, Farnham and Alaska Studios, London.

© Death In June / NER 1992
℗ Ouroubouros Music Ltd. 1992.
All tracks published by Ouroubouros Music Ltd.

The last track on side B, "But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?", ends in a locked groove.

Mastering engineer uncredited, identified by the matrix etchings.

With lyric sheet.
Copies with poster also exist.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021958 133614
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): BAD VC 36 - A1 WITH LOVE REMEMBER. PR-m A PORKY PRIMECUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): BAD VC 36 - B1 AND WITH LOVE WE FORGET. PR-m PORKY.

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But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (CD, Album, 2nd Edition)New European Recordings, New European RecordingsBAD VC CD 36, BAD VC CD36UK1992
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But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple Marble)New European RecordingsBAD VC 36UK1992
But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak, Gold Disc)New European Recordings, New European RecordingsBAD VC CD36, BAD VC CD 36UK1992
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But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (LP, Album, Misprint)New European RecordingsBAD VC 36UK1992
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But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Test Pressing, White Label)New European RecordingsBAD VC 36UK1992



  • overtebrea's avatar
    Picked this up on release after being won over by Rose Clouds (the superior sibling). A soothing, dark joy. Dædalus Rising is the first crack of real genius here, proof that both Pierce and Tibet needed each other to make some of their best work. The whole record is top notch though and the pressing sounds great.
    • NolanATL37's avatar
      Someone needs to reissue this on CD, It's a classic
      • Pescaru's avatar
        Interested to buy that in a price even somewhat more reasonable than the 300-400 euro range.
        • 2WheelsGood's avatar
          Wish Drastic Plastic would reissue this with Ryan K Smith mastering and Stoughton jackets.
          • backstreet_mirror's avatar
            Can anyone provide insight as to why the recent official cassette version as well as the Spotify/digital versions omit Dædalus Rising?
            • Lautreamont's avatar
              Edited 3 years ago
              Interesting that some of these songs are reworked versions of songs composed by Jim Jones' Peoples Temple Choir that are not credited:
              • joBDCnathan's avatar
                Does anyone know about the statue of the artwork please ?
                It must be reissued...
                • expandabear's avatar
                  DIJ's music is so incredibly hit and miss for me, and yet, when it succeeds at what it sets out to do, it reaches pinnacles of beauty untouched by most other post-industrial and neofolk projects.

                  This album is one such pinnacle: the penultimate one, in fact.
                  To talk further about this milestone would be a disservice. One risks covering its own simplicity and beauty with artifice. Just go listen.
                  •'s avatar
                    without a vinyl reissue of this record the world will be doomed! :-D
                    • acoldcell's avatar
                      Do all of the gold CD's have disc rot? Everyone I know and have read who have this edition has rot. Sucks!


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