About Dj De’Ath
Resident DJ @ Black Veil Leeds UK + Darklands York UK + The Haunted Crypt York UK. Over 19 years DJ experience in the UK & Overseas.
1977 – 1989
DJ DeAth got into music with the birth of punk around 1977 when as a school kid he used to borrow The Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, Ultravox, Skids, The Ruts, and The Human League albums and singles from his friends to play on his mum’s battered record player. In 1979 he progressed into listening Ska ,2-tone, punk, and reggae. Some of the first singles he bought were Nuclear Device – The Stranglers, Something That I Said – The Ruts, Gangsters – The Special AKA, The Prince – Madness, and Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners. He first flirtation with fashion saw him kitted out as rudeboy wearing Fred Perry’s DM’s, braces with either a MA-1 bomber jacket, a badge adorned Harrington jacket, or a Crombie and sometimes a trilby hat. He spent a lot of time putting mix tapes together for friends from his fast growing record collection.
When the Specials split and became The Funboy Three in 1981 DeAth found himself listening lots of different bands which weren’t the mainstream disco or metal/ MOR fodder.
By 1983 De’Ath had moved onto listening to Big Country, A Flock Of Seagulls, Siouxsie & The Banshees, U2, Simple Minds, The Alarm to name a few.
In 1984 DeAth attended his first gig Big Country & The Cult at the NEC in Birmingham. In Feb 1985 DeAth saw Killing Joke on their epic Nightime Tour supported by Ellory Bop at the Refectory at Leeds Uni, and that was moment he connected with his Darkside and embraced Goth.
From this point on he fully immersed himself into live music attending 5 or 6 gigs most weeks whilst continuing to amass a large vinyl collection and hundreds of band T-Shirts.
1990 – …
By the early 90’s after the last 3 big goth bands own the UK Nosferatu, Rosetta Stone and The Dream Disciples- De’Ath had a hunger for live music which often found him listening to newer bands like Therapy?, The Levellers, Danzig, That Petrol Emotion, REM, L7 but at the same thanks to a number of pen friends in Europe he was able to swap live recordings and mixtapes and he was introduced to the likes of Goethes Erben, Phil Boa & the Voodo Club, The Angina Pectoris, Love Like Blood and The Garden Of Delight.
After visiting Belgium and Holland DeAth returned with his first CD’s. He then came across Nightbreed Records in Nottingham and started spending between £100- £150 on CD’s most weeks as well as travelling all over the UK to support the new wave of Gothic events like The Carnival Of Souls, Caged Bat events, The Merecat, Sacrosanct, Whitby Goth weekend to name a few.
By the mid to late 90’s DeAth was visiting the new heart of Goth music Germany, attending The Bizarre Festival, Zillo festival and The Wave Gotik Treffen festival to name a few.
Being a regular visitor to The Phono in Leeds and being encouraged by friends to share the great new music he had acquired on his travels he decided to do a guest slot on Sunday 4th July 1999 ,which went down a storm. So much so, that he along with a couple of friends decided to launch his own Goth night Black Out in Harrogate. After four events at different venues and other guest appearances in-between, Black Veil was launched in Jan 2001 at the Adelphi in Leeds. Due to the success of the night De’Ath was invited to appear at events across the UK, Europe and America. De’Ath also got involved in co running an alternative event with DJ Batastrophe called The Prophecy in Knaresborough and The Wirral. DeAth also jointly ran The Haunted Crypt night in York with DJ Batastrophe. De’Ath is currently resident with DJ Batastrophe at York’s No1 Gothic night Darklands.
Dj De’Ath plays a unique deathwave™ mix of Gothic / Dark alternative featuring old gems and new classics from across the black planet, black world of Goth Rock + Deathrock + Cold Wave + Mittelealter + Neofolk + Batcave + Punk + Electro + Dark Romantics + Darkwave + Alternative 80’s + Wave + Post Punk + Ethereal + Dark Folk + Ritual + Industrial + EBM + Classical + Gothabilly + Psychobilly + Horror Punk + J-Goth.
Dominion Dublin Eire 27.05.2000
Strygar *Black Veil special* Avantgarde Vienna Austria 19.08.2000
The Base *Black Veil special* Hannover, Germany 03.03.2001
Dark Nation Day festival Planet Music, Vienna, Austria 26.01.2002
Gothcon festival New Orleans USA 30.03.2002
The Castle Party festival Bolkow Poland 28.07.2002
Dark Nation Day festival, Plant Music, Vienna, Austria 01+02.11.2002
Strains Of Dementia *Black Veil special* Monastery, Vienna, Austria 31.01.2003
Kunigunda Lunaria festival Vilnius, Lithuania 03+04.05.2003
Nacht Des Schwarzen Schmetterlings *Black Veil special* Kulturruine, Karlsruhre, Germany 31.05.2003
*Black Veil special* Wave Gothic Treffen festival, Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany 08.06.2003
The Castle Party festival, Bolkow, Poland 27.07.2003
Menuo Juodaragis festival, Kernavė, Lithuania 22+25.08.2003
Club Odd, Athens, Greece 31.10.2003
Temple Of Goths, Gdansk, Poland 05.12.2003
Black New Years Eve, Poznan, Poland 31.12.2003
Darkway festival, Minsk, Belarus 16.04.2004
Kunigunda Lunaria festival, Vilnius, Lithuania 01 + 02.05.2004
*Black Veil special* Wave Gothic Treffen festival, Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany 29.05.2004
Menuo Juodaragis festival, Kernavė, Lithuania 27+28+30.08.2004
*Black Veil special* Wave Gothic Treffen festival, Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany 05.05.2005
Gothpl 2 Festival, Warsaw, Poland 03.10.2005
Return Of The Living Dead MMV, Sofia, Bulgaria 31.10.2005
Gothic & Post Industrial festival “LOST WORLD” Minsk Belarus 10:11:06
Helloween II ,Moulin Rouge Club, Vilnius, Lithuania 11:11:06
Darkway Minsk Belarus 18.11.06
Creeper Fest, Vilnius, Moulin Rouge Club, Lithuania 03.02.2007
Creeper Fest 2, Moulin Rouge Club, Vilnius, Lithuania 22-24.02.2008
Dark Chamber Festival, Madrid, Spain 07.03.2008
Gothomania, Warsaw, Poland 29.03.2008
The Castle Party festival, Bolkow, Poland 22.07.2011
6th Prague Gothic Treffen, kluby XT3 Prague, Czech Republic 06.08.2011
Sanctuary Silvestr *Black Veil Special* Necrpolis Prague Czech Republic 31.12.11
Joy Disaster & Cabaret Grey Aftershow party Necropolis Prague Czech Republic 18.03.2012
Black Rose Ball De Grey Rooms York 07.09.2013 *G
10th Prague Gothic Treffen, Prague, Czech Republic 28-30.08.2015 *G
Bram Stoker International Film Festival Whitby 25.10.2015 *G
Clan Of Xymox
In The Nursery
The House Of Usher
Hungry Eye Records
Whispers In The Shadow
Christ VS Warhol
Middle Pillar Records
The Fossil Dungeon
The Last Days Of Jesus
Massiv In Mensch
Pearls Of Dew
The Golden Apes
Desireless & Operation Of The Sun
John Merricks Remains
The Eternal Fall
Faith & The Muse
Umbra Et Imago
Santa Hates You
In Mitra Medusa Inri
The Brotherhood Of Pagans
The Beauty Of Gemina