STRENGTH THROUGH JOY The Force Of Truth And Lies CD. Single Copy
Strength Through Joy was founded in Adelaide, Australia in 1991 by bassist Timothy Jenn and vocalist Richard Leviathan. After cutting a short demo of dark folk material, the band wrote to Death in June leader Douglas Pearce to ask his permission to send a demo to him. Pearce responded affirmatively and then pointed out that he actually lived only a little more than 10 kilometers down the road from them. Upon their meeting, Pearce agreed to produce Strength Through Joy’s first album. In 1994, Strength Through Joy released a single on vinyl called Dark Rose that featured three songs. Later that same year, Pearce produced Strength Through Joy’s first full-length album, The Force Of Truth And Lies. The song A Grave For Burning Wings features Douglas Pearce that actually sings and plays acoustic guitar.