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Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain - REMASTERED
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The founding fathers of American goth-rock, Christian Death released their debut, Only Theatre of Pain, on Frontier Records in March 1982, and that landmark album has had an enormous influence on goth, death-rock, dark-wave, metal and even industrial music scenes all over the world, shaping the approach of more bands than can be counted.  Led by vocalist and founder Rozz Williams, the Christian Death of Only Theatre of Pain included guitarist Rikk Agnew, fresh out of The Adolescents, bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger and backing vocals from Superheroines leader (and Rozz's future wife), Eva O as well as performance artist Ron Athey.  It was this line-up, with its dirgy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths, that crystalized the ominous post-punk sound that has established this album as the ultimate archetype of goth sensibility.  Genre touchstones include "Romeo's Distress," "Spiritual Cramp" and "Mysterium Iniquitatis."  This reissue features Rozz Williams's original hand-drawn art and calligraphy, and an additional period photo by Ed Colver, all set against a parchment-like background. We've digitally remastered the audio for both the LP and CD, the latter containing the Deathwish EP as a bonus. The limited first pressing of the LP, itself on violet vinyl, includes a 7" single on black vinyl containing two never-before-released tracks.

$14 for LP or $12 for CD.

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Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain Cassettes
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Our collaboration with Burger Records continues with this Halloween treat. Only Theatre of Pain on cassette! Plus, there are four different versions to choose from: gold and black, silver and black, white and black and parchment. Only 250 of each color were made. Collect 'em all!

$8 each.

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Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain (Original "Black Version")
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When singer/poet Rozz Williams (RIP) and guitar innovator Rikk Agnew combined their unholy talents to forge Only Theatre Of Pain, they inadvertently spawned the goth movement. Disturbing, disturbed and about as dark as music gets. CD contains bonus tracks.

$12 for CD. Colored-vinyl LPs available through Bandcamp

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Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain
Special Limited Silver Edition

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Christian Death's 1982 classic debut album, Frontier has issued a strictly limited clear vinyl pressing of 1,000 LPs with a special "silver" cover.

These won't be available in stores. Get your copy right here for just $18.

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