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Southern Death Cult

Biography

The very first incarnation from the goth punks and afterwards metal heroes referred to as the Cult, Southern Loss of life Cult formed in later 1982 near Leeds. Led by Ian Lindsay (afterwards Astbury), and including guitarist David Burrows, bassist Barry Jepson, and drummer Haq Quereshi, the group became a huge name in goth rock and roll early within their lifestyle, and released their initial one Moya/Fatman in Dec 1982. Early the next year, Southern Loss of life Cult toured with Bauhaus — on what ended up being the goth kings’ farewell tour — but abruptly disbanded. Astbury shifted to Loss of life Cult (and afterwards, the Cult) while Burrows, Jepson, and Quereshi became Obtaining the Dread (afterwards Into a Group). Beggars Banquet put together several periods and outtakes onto a self-titled record, that was released in 1983 and lastly issued within the U.S. nearly 15 years afterwards.

Quick Facts


Full Name Southern Death Cult
Music Songs Fat Man, False Faces, All Glory, Flowers in the Forest, Vivisection, The Crypt, Moya, Today, Apache, Patriot, The Girl, Crow, Faith
Albums The Southern Death Cult


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#Fact
1 Just announced that he will be racing in the Cabo 500 event from 27 - 29 April 2006 from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. [December 2005]
2 Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury are working on new music for The Cult to be released in September 2010 [May 2010]
3 The Cult --On Tour Australian May 2010 Tokyo May 2010 Europe Tour starting July 2010 [May 2010]
4 Rumours are currently circulating about another Cult reunion sometime in 2006, with another greatest hits compilation also rumoured to be in the works. [December 2005]
5 Usually throws his guitar pics out into the audience at the end of concerts.
6 He has a daughter named Shiloh, born in 2002.
7 Is personal friends with Johnny Marr, and gave Marr his first guitar lessons.
8 In February 1993, The Cult's best of collection titled 'Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners' debuted at #1 on the charts in Britain and went double platinum in that country. It later went to number one on the charts in Portugal.
9 In 1982, he joined Kirk Brandon's band called Theatre of Hate, who toured with Ian Astbury's then band The Southern Death Cult in October 1982. In December 1982, he was fired from Theatre of Hate, and in February 1983, Ian Astbury left the Southern Death Cult. In April 1983, the two of them started their own band, tentatively called Death Cult. In May 1983, they recruited Jamie Stewart on bass and Raymond Taylor Smith on drums, both had just left a failed band called Ritual. Jamie Stewart had also been in Theatre of Hate in 1980, but was fired before Billy joined that group.
10 He and singer Ian Astbury have been in the band The Cult since 1983. They are the only two permanent band members, with an almost constantly changing drummer, bass player, and rhythm guitarist.
11 Guitarist for the rock band The Cult.
12 Born in Manchester, England, and is a big supporter of the Manchester City Football Club - even going so far as to have their logo printed on the backs of his own guitar picks for The Cult's 1991/92 world tours.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Soldiers 1998 writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as William Duffy
The Basketball Diaries 1995 writer: "Star" - as William Duffy
With Honors 1994 writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
Singles 1992 writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 writer: "ZAP CITY"
Cool World 1992 "THE WITCH"
Less Than Zero 1987 lyrics: "Li'l Devil" - as William Henry Duffy / music: "Li'l Devil" - as William Henry Duffy
White Water Summer 1987 writer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket"
The Cult: Live in Rome 1987 TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Wild Flower", "Lil' Devil", "Memphis Hip Shake", "Horse Nation", "The Phoenix", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Love Removal Machine", "Revolution"
Out of Bounds 1986 writer: "ELECTRIC OCEAN" - as William H. Duffy
The Cult: Live in Milan 1986 TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Spiritwalker", "The Phoenix"
Rage 2002-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Rain" - as William Henry Duffy
Doctor Who 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
One Night Stand 2010 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Bones 2010 writer: "Ciao Baby" - as William Duffy
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Love Removal Machine"
Tough Talk 2008 Short writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "Love Removal Machine"
You, Me and Dupree 2006 writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as William Duffy
The Business 2005 writer: "Wild Flower" - as William Duffy
Ocean's Twelve 2004 writer: "The Phoenix" - uncredited
Layer Cake 2004 writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Duffy
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game writer: "Bad Fun" - as William Henry Duffy
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as B. Duffy
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator 2002 Documentary writer: "Big Neon Glitter" - as William Duffy
Crossroads 2002/I writer: "Rise"
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 2001 Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001 Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Free Enterprise 1998 writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" Long Version - as Brian Duffy

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Music Without Fear 2002 Video
Pure Cult: The Videosingles 2001 Video
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 2001 2001 TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '00 2000 TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '95 1995 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Paris '94 1994 TV Short
The Cult: Live in Spain 1994 TV Movie
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners 1993 Video
Cult: Live in Belgium 1993 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Athens 1993 TV Movie
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles 1992 Video short
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '92 1992 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires 1991 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Italy 1991 TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Wembley 1989 1990 TV Movie
Electric Love: The Videosingles 1987 Video short
The Cult in Concert 1987 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Rome 1987 TV Movie
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival 1986 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Milan 1986 TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Munich 1986 TV Movie
The Cult: Live at the Ritz 1985 TV Movie
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum 1984 Video
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden Video
The Cult: Rarities and Promos Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Storytellers 2000 TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man in the Camo Jacket 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
That Metal Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Eighteen 2011/I Documentary short
AKA Private 2011 Documentary Himself
Guitar Center Sessions: The Cult 2010 TV Series Himself
Bodog Music Battle of the Bands 2007 TV Series Himself
Down & Dirty 2007 TV Series Himself
The Cult: Music Without Fear 2002 Video Himself - Lead Guitar
Behind the Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Pure Cult: The Videosingles 2001 Video Himself (as The Cult)
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself - Lead Guitarist
VH1 Rock Show 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Cult: Live at Obras '00 2000 TV Movie Himself; lead guitarist
Young Guns Go for It 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Cult: Live at Obras '95 1995 TV Movie Himself; lead guitarist
The Cult: Live in Paris '94 1994 TV Short Himself; lead guitarist
The Cult: Live in Spain 1994 TV Movie Himself; lead guitarist
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners 1993 Video Himself; lead guitarist
Cult: Live in Belgium 1993 TV Movie Himself; guitarist (as The Cult)
The Cult: Live in Athens 1993 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles 1992 Video short Himself (as The Cult)
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '92 1992 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires 1991 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Italy 1991 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live at Wembley 1989 1990 TV Movie Himself; guitarist (as The Cult)
Electric Love: The Videosingles 1987 Video short Himself; lead guitarist
The Cult in Concert 1987 TV Movie Himself; lead guitarist (as The Cult)
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1987 TV Series Himself
The Cult: Live in Rome 1987 TV Movie Himself; lead guitarist
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival 1986 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Milan 1986 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Munich 1986 TV Movie Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live at the Ritz 1985 TV Movie Himself, guitarist (as The Cult)
The Tube 1983-1985 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum 1984 Video Himself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Rarities and Promos Video Himself

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#Trademark
1 1959 Gretsch White Falcon guitar

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