JESUS COMPLEX is the electro-industrial project of Damon Fries (The Rev), guitarist in BOUDOIR and live soundman of pioneering electronic group CLAN OF XYMOX . Originally from San Francisco, Damon moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1998 to escape....escape what, he cannot say....
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 March, 2003 on prestigious Pandaimonium Records in Europe via Ronny Moorings Stichting Xymox Control label. Ronny, in fact, can be heard as guest vocalist on the track, "Lost In Sleep". A week before the album release, JESUS COMPLEX gave its premiere live performance at theGOTHAM Festival in Amsterdam to a packed room with an enthusiastic response and hope to bring their live show to other countries in Europe later this year. In May 2003, after 2 weeks as a "bullet", the album entered the DAC Deutsches Alternative Charts and remained for several weeks, peaking at number 7, quite an accomplishment for a new group.
The follow-up album, "GREETINGS FROM THE DEAD" was released in April
2007, but after a few shows, the project took a break.
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. The return to stage and fantastic response has inspired JC to perform live again. The Rev is working on a 3rd album, "Live A Little - Die A Little" and is currently finalising plans for a mini-tour of South America, kicking off in Sao Paulo, Brazil.