The band's origins can be traced to 1981, in Bradford, Yorkshire, where vocalist and songwriter Ian Astbury formed a band called Southern Death Cult. The name was chosen with a double meaning, and was derived from the 14th-century Native American religion, the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex or Southern Death Cult as it was sometimes known, from the Mississippi delta area, but it was also a ...
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I recently did a complete re-write of this page, with lots of citations, motifs, new imagery, and a map. I still want to add a few more things, such as the "Mothman" figure related to the Birdman, and the celestial imagery associated with the Great Serpent imagery, specifically from Moundville artifacts. Anythoughts from anyone about how it's looking so far?Heironymous Rowe (talk) 23:02, 14 September 2008 (UTC) 1. I just added a new section concerning some of the new theories concerning the S.E.C.C. and proposals for the re-naming to M.A.C.C. or M.I.I.C. and tables showing some of the new explanations of the timeline for the S.E.C.C. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 05:26, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
The traditional name of this culture (or at least part of it) is the Southern Death Cult. What did that name refer to (a more limited region?), and who decided to replace it with Southeastern Ceremonial Complex? Are we sure Southeastern Ceremonial Complex is the leading name to be found in the literature -- and not someone's current opinion of what is politically correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:43, 17 October 2008 (UTC) 1. Read the section of the article where it talks about the name and theory, this has been the accepted name for a long time, altho some people are in favor of a newer, more accurately descriptive name. Changing it to make it easier to find The Cult or SOuthern Death Cult prolly wouldn't be a good idea. Alto the older variants of the name are a lot more METAL! Heironymous Rowe (talk) 05:48, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
The illustration "Illustration of a warrior holding a ceremonial flint mace/war club and a severed head" seems to be a white-looking guy holding the severed head of a guy from a New Wave band. Is it a pop culture interpretation, or something appropriate for a scientific context? The illustration "Piasa painted on a cliff in Alton, Illinois" appears to be freshly painted, with modern 3D shadowing -- and yet it is presented without comment as if an authentic cultural relic. In general the article is leaning towards an unscientific "New Age practitioner" viewpoint, revealing to us the powerful and important spiritual significant of the culture, rather than an objective scientific presentation appropriate for Wikipedia. For example: "A variation of the Cross in Circle Motif, it symbolized the Under World in all of it's creative, generative power." This should be "A variation of the Cross in Circle Motif, symbolizing the creative, generative power of the underworld" -- if that has actual...
Yes, they are obsolete terms, the article you cited in your revision summary even states "as it used to be called" . Some opinions to for a consensus on this from any other page watchers would be appreciated. I am at 2RR now and have real life to deal with so am logging off for awhile. Cheers. Heiro17:42, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
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I was doing some research and found the following paragraph: "The social organization of the Mississippian culture was based on warfare, which was represented by an array of motifs and symbols in articles made from costly raw materials, such as conches from Florida, copper from the Great Lakes area and Appalachian Mountains, lead from northern Illinois and Iowa, pottery from Tennessee, and stone tools sourced from Kansas, Texas, and southern Illinois. Such objects occur in elite burials, together with war axes, maces, and other weapons. These warrior symbols occur alongside other artifacts, which bear cosmic imagery depicting animals, humans, and legendary creatures. This symbolic imagery bound together warfare, cosmology, and nobility into a coherent whole. Some of these categories of artifacts were used as markers of chiefly office, which varied from one location to another. The term Southeast Ceremonial Complex refers to a complex, highly variable set of religious mechanisms that...
Southern Death Cult reformed as the Cult, a more conventional hard rockgroup. In their wake, the Mission, which included two former members of the Sisters of Mercy, achieved commercial success in the mid-1980s,as did Fields of the Nephilimand All About Eve.
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According to music journalist Simon Reynolds, standard musical fixtures of gothic rock include “scything guitar patterns, high-pitched basslines that often usurped the melodic role beats that were either hypnotically dirgelike or tom-tom heavy and ‘tribal‘”. Reynolds described the vocal style as consisting of “deep, droning alloys of Jim Morrison and Leonard Cohen“. Several acts used drum machines downplaying the rhythm’s backbeat. Gothic rock typically deals with dark themes addressed through lyrics and the music’s atmosphere. The poetic sensibilities of the genre led gothic rock lyrics to exhibit literary romanticism, morbidity, existentialism, religious symbolism or supernatural mysticism. Musicians who initially shaped the aesthetics and musical conventions of gothic rock include Marc Bolan, the Velvet Underground, the Doors, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, and the Sex Pistols. Journalist Kurt Loder would write that the song “All Tomorrow’s Parties” by the Velvet Underground i...
Critic John Stickney used the term “gothic rock” to describe the music of the Doors in October 1967, in a review published in The Williams Record. Stickney wrote that the band met the journalists “in the gloomy vaulted wine cellar of the Delmonico hotel, the perfect room to honor the gothic rock of the Doors“. The author noted that contrary to the “pleasant, amusing hippies“, there was “violence” in their music and a dark atmosphere on stage during their concerts. In the late 1970s, the word “gothic” was used to describe the atmosphere of post-punk bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Magazine and Joy Division. In a live review about a Siouxsie and the Banshees’ concert in July 1978, critic Nick Kent wrote that concerning their performance, “parallels and comparisons can now be drawn with gothic rock architects like the Doors and, certainly, early Velvet Underground“. In March 1979, Kent used the gothic adjective in his review of Magazine’s second album, Secondhand Daylight. Kent n...
In February 1983, the emerging scene was described as “positive punk” on the front cover of NME: in his article, journalist Richard North described Bauhaus, Theatre of Hate and UK Decay as “the immediate forerunners of today’s flood“, and declared: That year, myriad goth groups emerged, including Flesh for Lulu, Play Dead, Rubella Ballet, Gene Loves Jezebel, Blood and Roses, and Ausgang. The 4AD label released music in a more ethereal style, by groups such as Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, and Xmal Deutschland. The Icelandic group Kukl also appeared in this period, which included Björk and other musicians who later participated in the Sugarcubes. Reynolds has spoken of a shift from early goth to gothic rock proper, advanced by the Sisters of Mercy. As journalist Jennifer Park put it, The Sisters of Mercy, who cited influences such as Leonard Cohen, Gary Glitter, Motörhead, the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, the Birthday Party, Suicide, and the Fall, created a new, harder form of g...
American gothic rock began with 45 Grave and Christian Death. This harder, more punk-influenced style became known as deathrock. European groups inspired by gothic rock also proliferated, including Clan of Xymox. “Moonchild“, a late 1980s gothic song by Fields of the Nephilim with a more guttural baritone vocal style Southern Death Cult reformed as the Cult, a more conventional hard rock group. In their wake, the Mission, which included two former members of the Sisters of Mercy, achieved commercial success in the mid-1980s, as did Fields of the Nephilim and All About Eve. Other bands associated with gothic rock include Alien Sex Fiend, All Living Fear, And Also the Trees, Balaam and the Angel, Claytown Troupe, Dream Disciples, Feeding Fingers, Inkubus Sukkubus, Libitina, Miranda Sex Garden, Nosferatu, Rosetta Stone, and Suspiria. The 1990s saw a resurgence of the goth subculture, fueled largely by crossover from the industrial, electronic and metal scenes; and goth culture and aest...
Nov 21, 2013 · The Cult are a rock band that started out as Southern Death Cult in Yorkshire, England in 1981. After releasing a couple of singles, they changed their name to Death Cult and then shortly after, just Cult.
In 1982, he joined Kirk Brandon's band called Theatre of Hate, who toured with Ian Astbury's then band The Southern Death Cult in October 1982. In December 1982, he was fired from Theatre of Hate, and in February 1983, Ian Astbury left the Southern Death Cult. In April 1983, the two of them started their own band, tentatively called Death Cult.
In 1981 Astbury joined a local band as lead vocalist and renamed the band Southern Death Cult, in honour of an American tribe of Delta Mississippi, but the band dissolved in 1983. Alongside the guitarist Billy Duffy , the bassist Jamie Stewart and the drummer Raymond Taylor Smith (Ray Mondo), Astbury formed a new band, called Death Cult, then ...
The following is a list of post-punk bands.Post-punk is a musical movement that began at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock movement. The essential period that is most commonly cited as post-punk falls between 1978 and 1984.