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Samhain – Initium (1984) CD Album Repress

Band: Samhain

Album: Initium

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Goth Rock

Label: Caroline Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 9 Tracks CD Album Repress

Samhain was formed in 1983 in Lodi, New Jersey, by vocalist Glenn Danzig and bassist Eerie Von following the breakup of The Misfits. The idea for Samhain, though, had allegedly been concieved a few years prior to that and a number of songs for the project were written while Danzig was still in the Misfits (the Misfits also recorded a few songs that Danzig had written with Samhain in mind). After tossing around several line-ups, the band was completed with Steve Zing, another Lodi native and former classmate of Von's, on drums. Danzig would also handle guitar duties, although former Minor Threat guitarist Lyle Preslar played with the band at their first show and recorded several songs with the band. Eschewing the straight up punk sound and horror movie image of the Misfits, Samhain played a more goth and atmospheric style of music with some punk and metal overtones and the lyrics focused more on the occult and real life violence. Following the recording, but prior to the release of their first album, 1984's "Initium", samhain_initium.zip


9 Tracks
1 Initium / Samhain3:41
2 Black Dream2:00
3 All Murder, All Guts, All Fun2:44
4 Macabre2:12
5 He-Who-Can-Not-Be-Named1:38
6 Horror Biz2:41
7 The Shift3:08
8 The Howl2:50
9 Archangel5:11

Third CD pressing with 9 tracks (does not include "Unholy Passion" as the final track). "Initium" and "Samhain" are listed as 2 separate tracks but are combined into one. Disc in black with silver lettering. 6 dots at the end of matrix.

Recorded at Reel Platinum, Lodi, N.J.

Caroline Records, 114 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

β„— Β© 1987 Evilive Music
Printed in Canada

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