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The show, the culture & the legend.

Many, many years ago (Circa 2003), shortly after the decline of grunge rock & right before the fall of the record label industry, yours truly found a few like minded wayward souls & started up a show called "Necrovision".  It truly was an "interesting" era.  The big labels were on the verge of crashing & the advent of Internet content sharing painted an uncertain picture for performing arts of all kinds. The whole industry was in trouble.  And close to home, I was approaching the pinacle of a pretty disastrous "dark age" myself.  One of illicit drug abuse & alcoholism (much like most musicians in the 90's did).  I was about to suffer a divorce, and all my underlying, unresolved personal issues were coming to a head.  It still baffles me to this day how i survived it all, or how "anything productive" came out of those songwriting sessions, but curiously enough... it's our best material to date.  Then in 2006, a Turkish Gaming software developer stole our name & custom developed fonts straight from our web page and put the last nail in our coffin.  We tried on & off to recapture some of the fame we found during our debut, but by then I'd begun seeing a family therapist out of necessity & getting my shit together.  I just didn't connect with the music we wrote anymore.  So in Sept of 2012 I closed the doors on Necrovision for good, vowing to resurrect the music again someday.  But without all the dysfunction. 

So here we are in 2018 and I'm now prepared to do just that.  The new show, called "Debaucherous" is more than a rebirth of Necrovision.  It's an evolution into something far greater.  Our show was a culture all its own & a veritable way of life.  We are traveling minstrels, vagabonds, pirates, bohemians, and above all veterans of life.  Free & undaunted.  But freedom comes with a price, let there be no mistake.  Everyone has a limit to what they're willing to forfeit to find theirs.

 

Vocals, guitars, bass, strings, percussion & story telling. His majesty ~ Le Marquis de Ceas'd
Marquis de Ceas'd Oh, if the walls could talk, the tales they'd tell.  While the hippie culture was out partaking of free love, acid trips & flower power, yours truly was soaking up all the Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin & Queen I could take in.  I began playing folk guitar in 1977, under the tutelage of my grandfather "Howard Johnson", until the voices of Rock n Roll called to me.  I began adopting the playing styles of Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Brian May & Peter Frampton with a vengeance.  Joined my first cover band in 1987 called "Back-Roads".  Then in the 80's I brainwashed two of my younger brothers into the Heavy Metal genre & we played in our own group "Legend" all the way up to 1997.  We drew influence from bands like Lynch Mob, Queensryche, Ozzy & Motley Crue.  After that, I played in a handful of cover bands, doing everything from grunge, heavy metal, punk, and folk.  But my heart was always in writing original music.  That's when I wrote the show & storyline behind "Necrovision".  Since that project's closure in 2012 I've spent a good deal of time studying East Indian, Arabic & Turkish bellydance music, classical, and World music.  In addition to staying somewhat active in the cover band scene in southern Indiana. My passion will always be with Rock n Roll, but the variety in "Debaucherous" will be far better & more entertaining than I ever could have achieved before, just doing Metal.  And all without having to be "completely" crazy.  I'll die with a guitar in my hand someday, and my dream is to tell you a tale or two that's so legendary you'll be telling your kids about the show 20 years later.  That's my mission.  And as owner of this ship I promise you I'll deliver.  I am the "Lord James, Marquis de Ceas'd" and I welcome you to "Debaucherous".
Vocals & bass guitar. The Mad Scot - Galchobhair Urquhart
The Mad Scot Our Scotish crew mate joined us back in late 2007, when we were still known as "Necrovision" & played a significant role in the production of our classic "My many Heads".  Contributing both his bass guitar talents & eerily unorthodox "Large Marge" vocals.  He played bass on nearly all our other works as well.  So we welcome him back to the crew once again & are quite certain the potential for comedy will be ten fold.

 

To date, there aren't many other members of the show, but I assure you that'll change soon enough.  Most former crew have moved onto new adventures, as we all do in the passage of time.  To navigate their own ships & brave whatever perils come along with.  Now I'm looking again for a crew that gives more than an ass scratch whether they live or die, and have nothing to lose by hanging with swarthy sailors of ill repute.  The trick is making sure you go out of this world fulfilled & laughing, and fate willing, free to follow your dreams.