of the leading bands in the post punk, pre gothic movement of london,
an emerging form of gloom and doom rock (alongside bands like theatre
of hate, the mob, the
birthday party, UK decay, and more bands
featured on this site). the band was the brainchild of ian astbury,
the only one who would remain in the band for all of its incarnations.
the southern death cult would become infamous, several lineup changes
and two name changes later as the cult. it is easy to see the formative
influence this earlier incarnation had on the goth blues metal "cult",
though the music is much more raw and powerful. i think that this incarnation
is the best of the three cults, the next being the death cult, before
axing all those long words from their name.
7/20/00: photos added, discography updated
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