July 10, 2024

Gitane Demone collaborates with Paul Roessler on ‘The New Young Kings of Midnight’ – Out now


Gitane Demone collaborates with Paul Roessler on 'The New Young Kings of Midnight'

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Out now via Dark Vinyl is the all new album by Gitane Demone (Christian Death, Rozz Williams) in collaboration with Paul Roessler (45Grave, Gitane Demone Quartet). The classically inspired album tackles about death, mourning, transience and farewell. The release is dedicated to Rozz Williams (Christian Death) and Darby Crash (The Germs).

The origins for this release can be found in 2017, when Gitane asked Paul to write orchestral music for a tribute she was writing for Rozz Williams, starting with his early life and his rise to goth stardom. When she brought up his suicide, Paul said, “This is something personal to me now, as I lost my dear friend Darby Crash to suicide as well.”

Together, Paul and Gitane explored the suicides: how they were affected, what Rozz and Darby could have accomplished had they lived (with such creative brilliance), the opportunities in life they missed by ending their lives, and rebirth.

Some time later, seeing Holst’s “The Planets” at the Hollywood Bowl and hearing the debut of Daniel Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto, they both decided to write orchestral pieces that became “The New Young Kings of Midnight”.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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