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Samhain - Initium album


Size MP3 album: 1727 mb. | Size FLAC album: 1510 mb.

Band Name Samhain (USA). Labels Plan 9 Records. Music StyleHeavy Rock. Members owning this album5. 3. All Murder All Guts All Fun.

Unless the vinyl was bought new there's a good chance that some "mixing and matching" could have taken place to replace damaged covers. But, here's an awesome and very detailed article covering a lot of misinformation about the different pressings of Initium. Responder Notifique-me Helpful.

Samhain's debut album, Initium was released on lead singer Glenn Danzig's independent record label, Plan 9 in August 1984. In various interviews Danzig states that the album's title, which translates from Latin to English as "beginning", represents his new start after disbanding his prior band, The Misfits, in 1983.

Initium is the 1984 debut album of Samhain, released on lead singer Glenn Danzig's independent record label, Plan 9.

版公司 Caroline Records Plan 9. 音乐风格Horror Punk.

Initium" puts to shame any black metal or death metal album. After listening to this album, everything else considered "evil" will sound silly. Danzig's voice never sounded better than on "Initium" and it kept evolving on the following Samhain albums. His voice easily defies any production value that could take away from it. His howls are just frightening as a wolf after a fresh kill.

Tracklist

A1 Initium
A2 Samhain
A3 Black Dream
A4 All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
A5 Macabre
A6 He-Who-Can-Not-Be-Named
B7 Horror Biz
B8 The Shift
B9 The Howl
B10 Archangel

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Hell-bent Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hell-bent Music
  • Recorded At – Reel Platinum
  • Mastered At – Trutone Mastering Labs
  • Pressed By – Europadisk

Credits

  • Bass – Eerie Von
  • Chimes – Mike Gutilla
  • Drums – Steve Zing
  • Engineer – Bob Allecca
  • Lead Guitar – Lyle Preslar (tracks: A3, A5, B7, B8)
  • Mastered By [Vinyl] – Pa*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Glenn Danzig

Notes

This is an early pressing with a large ring around the center hole.

There are two known variations:
1. Sharp edge - may include lyric sheet
2. Flat edge.

This is the only pressing to be issued with a lyric sheet. Many of the lyric sheets have been removed by collectors who inserted them in their marbled and white first pressings.

This is often considered to be a first press, but there is no evidence for that. We know that in order to get records for their tour, the band drove to Europadisk and had the initial pressing made in front of them. This pressing has a small ring in the center, and some copies have white streaks, white marbling, or are completely white, as white pellets were added to the press. This pressing would have either been made after the band left Europadisk for tour (maybe they ordered 1000 and but only pressed a few hundred for the tour), or it is a first pressing that was pressed on a different machine.

On outer sleeve:

Recorded at Reel Platinum, Lodi, NJ.

Plan 9 P.O. Box 41200
Lodi, N.J. 07644

Jacket Made in Canada

On label:

©& P Hell-bent music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings, TR is circled): PL-904-A TR Pa 6.84
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings, TR is circled): PL-904-B-1 TR Pa 8.84
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped logo on both sides in a circle): EDP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): PL9-04 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): PL9-04 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PL9-04 Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Album) Plan 9 PL9-04 US 1984
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium ‎(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US 1989
PL9-04 Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Dar) Plan 9 , Caroline Records PL9-04 2014
none Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label none Germany 2015
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium ‎(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US Unknown

Tracklist

A1 Initium
A2 Samhain
A3 Black Dream
A4 All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
A5 Macabre
A6 He-Who-Can-Not-Be-Named
B7 Horror Biz
B8 The Shift
B9 The Howl
B10 Archangel

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Evilive Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Evilive Music
  • Recorded At – Reel Platinum
  • Mastered At – Trutone Mastering Labs

Credits

  • Bass – Eerie Von
  • Chimes – Mike Gutilla
  • Drums – Steve Zing
  • Engineer – Bob Allecca
  • Lead Guitar – Lyle Preslar (tracks: A3, A5, B7, B8)
  • Vocals, Guitar – Glenn Danzig

Notes

Bootleg of official release.

Contains two-sided insert; one side has lyrics (re-done in a cursive font) and other has photo of band. Sleeve and labels are based on later Caroline represses, including Caroline logo and "Evilive" C+P info.

Distributor informed record retailers that 500 were made, across seven colors: Clear, White, Grey, Dark Green, Lime Green, Red, and Yellow.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etching): PL904RP-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etching): PL904RP-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PL9-04 Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Album) Plan 9 PL9-04 US 1984
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium ‎(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US 1989
PL9-04 Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Dar) Plan 9 , Caroline Records PL9-04 2014
none Samhain Initium ‎(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label none Germany 2015
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium ‎(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US Unknown



Comments: (8)
Anyshoun
Is it common for the black version to be translucent when a light is held behind it?
Goldendragon
Yes, mine is translucent under light. I actually used it to view the eclipse last year.
Risinal
I have a light shade of translucent pink of this and the center label looked good on it. When I get home I'll get some photos of it and put them on here. I always wondered about it because it's differently Pink and not Red. Always wanted to ask Danzig about it
Nettale
Same press. It is readily known that there were white->pink->red copies of this all due to hues of ink in the vinyl. One of the more "famous" examples of dye-variation.
Legionstatic
Unless the vinyl was bought new there's a good chance that some "mixing and matching" could have taken place to replace damaged covers. But, here's an awesome and very detailed article covering a lot of misinformation about the different pressings of Initium.http://www.vivalavinyl.com/now-playing-at-standards-samhain-initium-pressing-information/
Vizuru
my copy doesn't really seem to match... has etchings & center labels of first pressing, but caroline logo and adress on back sleeve.any ideas?
RuTGamer
same as my copy, can´T find any infos on the net.
Zulkigis
Mine has c & p hell-bent music on label, but Caroline logo on back... Matrix like the first press as well.
Samhain - Initium album
Punk, Deathrock
Performer: Samhain
Title: Initium
Category: Rock
Country: US
Released: 1984
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