Gothic Rock, Post Punk, Deathrock band formed c 2001 by Vladimir Munoz (vocals, bass) originally of Santiago de Chile. Partner: Lisa Miles (electric violin). Based in North America since 2018.
Mar 30 - Apr 8 '23 Jesucrisis played 5 gigs in the US, hosting Two Witches. A unique tour put together by Lisa, in conjunction with 4 shows played in Finland in Dec '22: North-South Gothic-Deathrock, with three continents represented by the two bands. Venues & Presenters were Pgh Hard Rock Cafe (Drusky Entertainment), Afterlife in Ak
Mar 30 - Apr 8 '23 Jesucrisis played 5 gigs in the US, hosting Two Witches. A unique tour put together by Lisa, in conjunction with 4 shows played in Finland in Dec '22: North-South Gothic-Deathrock, with three continents represented by the two bands. Venues & Presenters were Pgh Hard Rock Cafe (Drusky Entertainment), Afterlife in Akron Ohio, Vanguard Washington D.C, Sanctorium Philly at The Fire and big culmination presented by The Red Party at the Mercury Lounge NYC! More info. below, video footage at "Jesucrisis Official" YouTube channel and social photos on Facebook (Jesucrisis).
Dec. 2 - 9, '22 Jesucrisis played four gigs in Finland. The first two were with Marko & Sanna of neoclassical darkwave Chaos Research in Seinajoki and then (Lumous Goth Fest's) Dog's Home Pub in Tampere! Then on to a big show in Helsinki and Lahti where at the former was actually the beginning of a Finland/U.S. mini-tour with goth roc
Dec. 2 - 9, '22 Jesucrisis played four gigs in Finland. The first two were with Marko & Sanna of neoclassical darkwave Chaos Research in Seinajoki and then (Lumous Goth Fest's) Dog's Home Pub in Tampere! Then on to a big show in Helsinki and Lahti where at the former was actually the beginning of a Finland/U.S. mini-tour with goth rock Finnish pioneers Two Witches, who were the headliner in Helsinki.
Presented by GOTHIC BA (Buenos Aires Argentina) at Primer Piso Bar on July 9, and we played two shows in Santiago de Chile, July 1 & 2 at Subterraneo Records & Albion House
" Jesucrisis is a fucking great band, pure Gothic and Death rock Californian sound. Don't say that you didn't see them, that you missed them!" ~ Hadrian Juarez, Gothic BA promoter
We were honored to be asked to open for CHRISTIAN DEATH!
"It was great with you guys playing with us tonight, you set the mood nice" ~ Valor, Christian Death
Interview w/ Valor post-show by Jesucrisis:
Info/ Background on the U.S. tour w/ Two Witches and Jesucrisis tour in Finland:
Jesucrisis posited the invite to Two Witches to be part of a North-South Gothic-Deathrock US tour after The Flatfield (Helsinki) could not make the original commitment. Two Witches immediately embraced and began their planning by late October.
Nevertheless pleased to salvage the tour arrangements, we were also honored and excited to actually do something no agent had ever done before for this legendary band, pioneers of Finnish gothic rock-- bring them to the East Coast (as well as Mid-Atlantic and Midwest region) of the States for the first time in this 35th anniversary year! Jesucrisis hosted them in our home, the Witches used our equipment and we made sure all needs would be met. More significantly, what we are very proud of is that Lisa agented and carried out all the meticulous tour details, with five presenters over the course of a year, successfully ensuring a financially viable commitment that many bands struggle to receive even from professional agents.
Both related tours (Finland and States) were independently conceived, promoted and coordinated by Lisa and our band Jesucrisis-- in the same spirit of the ultra unique and indie Lumous Gothic Festival in Tampere, Finland that Jyrki Witch founded and was at the helm of for over three decades before its concluding show in '20.
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March 30 '23 we kicked off the US tour with Night of the Dark Underground, as Jesucrisis returned to Pgh Hard Rock Cafe, presented by Drusky Entertainment. (Jesucrisis opened for Christian Death there a year prior). Jim Semonik of Distortion Productions was a special vendor this night. A month prior, an Interview of the two bands by DJ Cadaver Kelly was livestreamed (and added to her YouTube channel afterward).
March 31 we drove to Akron, Ohio to play the new space Afterlife, built by David Schweyer, who kindly allowed us to use equipment (saving a pricey van rental for first weekend). The space is a renovation of the old post office building--a space for artists and largest stage within 50 miles. It was a unique party for sure and we welcomed Witches and Ohio goth fans there in the near Midwest!
-- A little foray to Niagara Falls, Niagara Gorge trail and the old French Castle at Fort Niagara took place for all five musicians to round out the first weekend, with some desired sightseeing --
Then April 6 was to Washington DC to play The Public Option, presented by Vanguard DC (made up of DJ Bella La Blanc and Johnny Panic). We loaded up the large rental van and took off for the East Coast gigs. Once in DC, Johnny played tour guide and host, offering accomodations afterward at his home with lovely wife Erin.
April 7 was Sanctorium Philly (Jay & Matt, who are pictured in our foto under the Raven at the Edgar Allan Poe House ;) . They presented us at The Fire club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Jay Sector was the first of the East Coast to put out invite and Lisa was appreciative how it got the ball rolling! Special thanks to dear old friends and Pgh punk rocker Mike Michalski and Lovinda Weaver for taking the whole crew into their home to down our Thai meal pre-gig, impossible otherwise in a no-parking crowded city!
April 8 was a wrap up at none other than The Red Party at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. What a way to end, on Easter Sunday morning yet;) Appreciate Sean Templar & Mandana having us!
Our Facebook (Jesucrisis as well as Two Witches and Marko Hautamaki) and instagram pages (lisamilesviolin_jesucrisis, Two Witches & Jyrki Witch) chronicled textually and graphically the blast that we had, and no better way to comment on the venues and performances than to suggest a peek (or more) at our YouTube channel (Jesucrisis Official), where we have extensive vids up under the Performances playlist area (easily navigable), including at least one (for now) of Two Witches performances as well. (More of theirs can be found on their fb page as well as under some of Vladi's fb video posts throughout the tour (Vladimir Munoz Ortega Aucaman).
All event graphics/ posters are found on our Jesucrisis Performances page of this website.
HEY -- READ MORE RECENT BACK HISTORY ('20 LA tour, etc...) below in our white press kit pages, as Jesucrisis has had impressive past tours, some with invite by legendary artists... Or jump down the page to see some featured vids, pix, etc. Also see our Reviews & Performances page for more!
Jesucrisis "Cenizas" in Helsinki, Finland Dec '22
New video 2021 ~
one of a few home studio live streams we did Autumn 2020
JESUCRISIS became established in North America (Pennsylvania), with Vladimir continuing his long-standing band in a new home, since Dec. ‘17. He has been writing lyrics and composing songs with Lisa for their intended album and performances internationally. Inspiration newly comes from their gothic old home perched above the three rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio), in addition to the natural environment and rich native american history of the area. As bass and electroviolin, with programmed percussion and occasional guest artist collaborators, their material is unique and exotic gothic rock, deathrock, dark post-punk. Their first major work together was put out approx. 9 months after they began talk of collaborating-- the exclusive single “Serpiente de Nuit, Nov. ‘17.” It showcased Lisa’s multi-violin composition with the previous-writ (but unreleased) pen of Vladimir. His unearthed lyrics, as well as dark minimalist bass, were the perfect match to a piece which brought out a new sound to Jesucrisis’ gotico. With further new songs that emerged as a duo, the body of work of JESUCRISIS continues in its vein of excellent and out-of-the-ordinary gothic.
*Because we have been asked innumerable times, the pronunciation of our name: "Hey-Su-Cree-Seize"
Bauhaus, Christian Death, Paralysis Permanente, Fields Of The Nephilim, Nick Cave, The Mission, Swans...
“Elegant and sophisticated harmonies... An exciting sound, very dark and well-crafted... If you like Death Rock and Gothic Rock, don’t miss this one, it is a stunning, high quality release.”
— D. Olvera, Gothic-Rock Magazine, Aug ‘15.
Statement by Vladimir:
The music of Jesucrisis is influenced by goth and deathrock, as well as post-punk. I have been influenced not only by rock music but also by literature, poetry and other cultures of the world. I have felt for some time, since the inception of the band in 2001, that music expands existence to other times and other cultures, indeed to other realms, not unlike the spectral figures in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave.” As well, it transports one beyond invading pop culture (cultural poverty) and other impoverishments of a country. I spoke of this, and my band like a boat traversing cultures and various countries, since earliest days creatively.
The name Jesucrisis is a reference to the great crisis of authority suffered by the church, both in the intellectual and political order, and in the passage from the medieval to the modern era... the wars of religions and the constant struggle between men for the defense of 'unique truths' and 'chosen people'.
While playing in a punk band in the 90s that I named Terror Policial (Police Terror), I started to recruit old buddies who could play good gothic rock. These became a parade of musicians who left their indelible mark on the history of Jesucrisis. During my stay in the Catalonia region of Spain (Barcelona), I participated in the gothic metal band Silent Memories, among other projects. I also wrote music articles as a reporter for Historias Del Lado Oculto Zine in Ecuador. During my stay there, nine years, I created music-- I played sometimes just with the underlying back tracks of the themes of Jesucrisis, and I of course performed some songs with the help of musicians from other local bands …
More of Vladimir's Biographical info can be found on the JESUCRISIS Reviews page, where there are other colorful, in-depth interviews . And as with Lisa, Vladimir has another life that helps support the music. He is a licensed, long-experienced electrician and his business, creatively run with Lisa's support, is detailed here: www.vmo-electrical.com
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