(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Corpse Flower Records have announced they will be releasing a limited edition, vinyl-only tribute to ’80s goth punk icons Samhain. It is titled “We All Want Our Time In Hell” and will arrive on May 4.
Compiled by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst), the album features forty minutes of brand new recordings. The likes of Midnight, Ghoul, Acid Witch, Brain Tentacles, Joel Grind, Ringworm, Nil Eye, Multicult, Like Rats, Shed The Skin, Immortal Bird, Ritual Howls and Child Bite contribute tracks spanning Samhain‘s four studio releases.
Knight comments: “I’ve been a huge fan of Glenn Danzig’s music ever since I was a 13-year-old kid, just a couple years after Samhain had dissolved. MTV introduced me to Danzig, and a friend’s older brother — along with Metallica’s Garage Days Re-Revisited EP — got me into the Misfits. Discovering Samhain took a bit more digging, and always felt that much more mysterious because of it. All of the classic Danzigian elements are present; murky atmosphere, dark/taboo lyrics, catchy hooks and melodies, gritty DIY art and recordings, and of course that Evil Elvis voice. I’ve always felt that this less celebrated period of Danzig’s output deserved more love, and I hope that our small tribute will introduce a few more kids to the music of Samhain.“
We All Want Our Time In Hell will be limited to three-hundred copies in three color variants (black, white and orange) from Corpse Flower Records on May 4th. For pre-orders, go to this location.
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