Every King a Bastard Son

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Every King a Bastard Son
Every King a Bastard Son cover.jpg
Studio album by Rozz Williams
Released October 16, 1992 (1992-10-16)
Genre Spoken word
Label Cleopatra Records
Rozz Williams chronology
Every King a Bastard Son
Dream Home Heartache
(1995)Dream Home Heartache1995

Every King a Bastard Son is the debut solo album by Rozz Williams, formerly of deathrock band Christian Death. It was released on October 16, 1992. It was described by reviewer Benjamin Harper as "alternatingly demonic, melancholic and tragic." He described "The Evil Ones" as a track "of special note".[1] Authors for alternative music magazine Trouser Press described the album's lyrics as "the most hair-raising poetry likely to be encountered outside a satanic cult read-in", calling the album a "deliberately horrific creation" featuring "sickening" sound effects.[2]


  • Donato Canzonieri - Arrangement, bass, guitar and album text
  • Erik Christides - Artwork and cover design
  • Ace Farren Ford - Arrangement, cello and musette
  • Wayne James - Engineering and mixing
  • Paris Sadonis - Arrangement and keyboards
  • Rozz Williams - Arrangement, artwork, collage, keyboards, vocals, production and slide guitar

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Whorse" 3:51
2. "Mind Fuck (Soundtrack to Murder)" 4:51
3. "The Beast (Invocation)" 6:10
4. "Currents" 4:05
5. "To He Who Shall Come After (Mystic Fragments)" 4:47
6. "The Evil Ones" 3:27
7. "No Soldier (Cloak of Shit)" 8:12
8. "Walls/Voices" 6:09


  1. ^ Harper, Benjamin (June 23, 1993). "Flowers of Doom". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3D.
  2. ^ Fasolino, Greg; Yeske, Katherine; Ferguson, Scott. "Christian Death". TrouserPress.com. Accessed March 28, 2013.