JESUS COMPLEX Biography
JESUS COMPLEX is the gothic industrial solo project of Reverend Fries. Originally from San Francisco, he moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1998 for some strange reason he can no longer recall. JESUS COMPLEX is heavy, dark, haunting, angry, vindictive electronic music. Inspired by horror, heartbreak, death, despair and revenge, the first album, «I Woke Up Dead», is a collection of 10 sinister anthems for dark, moody, pessimistic souls, a toxic blend of heavy dancefloor darkness, distorted, tortured vocals and haunting, gothic atmospheres. The album was released in 2003 on PANDAIMONIUM RECORDS in Europe. In May 2003, after 2 weeks as a “bullet”, the album entered the DAC Deutsches Alternative Charts and remained for several weeks. The band played numerous shows in Europe with Ronny from CLAN OF XYMOX assisting on keyboards and guest vocals. In addition to the album, JESUS COMPLEX has done remixes for CLAN OF XYMOX (‘Farewell’, ‘Liberty’), XOTOX, PUNTO OMEGA and FORGOTTEN SUNRISE. The long overdue follow-up album, «Greetings From The Dead» was released in April 2007, distributed worldwide by NOVA MEDIA.
In 2011, JESUS COMPLEX joined Brazilian band PECADORES (“Sinners”) for a mini-tour of Germany, playing as Guitar Priest for their shows in Berlin, Hannover and Hamburg. In 2016, JESUS COMPLEX finally returned to the stage again in Lima, Peru performing with PECADORES again, and doing guest vocals with DECODED FEEDBACK. After doing guest vocals with DECODED FEEDBACK again in Oslo a few months ago, it was determined – JESUS COMPLEX had to return. Over the Halloween period, he performed in South America at the enormous Open Blondie Festival in Santiago, Chile as well as a Halloween show in Sao Paolo, Brazil – and DJ gigs in Brazil and Argentina. The new album «Live A Little – Die A Little» will be out soon and there are already live dates coming soon for 2017 in Poland, France, Brazil and Germany, among others.
The album will be released via INSANE RECORDS!
- Reverend Fries – Vocal, Music, Lyrics
- LP «I Woke Up Dead» (2003, CD & WEB / Pandaimonium Records)
- LP «Greetings From The Dead» (2007, CD & WEB / Not Happy Records)
- LP «Live A Little – Die A Little» (2017, CD & WEB / Insane Records)