Christian Death ‎– Only Theatre Of Pain

Frontier Records ‎– FLP 1007
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Cavity - First Communion
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*
A2 Figurative Theatre
Written-By – Rozz*
A3 Burnt Offerings
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*
A4 Mysterium Iniquitatis
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*
A5 Dream For Mother
Written-By – James*, Rikk*, Rozz*
B1 Stairs - Uncertain Journey
Written-By – James*, Rozz*
B2 Spiritual Cramp
Written-By – Rozz*
B3 Romeo's Distress
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*
B4 Resurrection - Sixth Communion
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*
B5 Prayer
Written-By – Rikk*, Rozz*

Companies, etc.



Original press with gold lettering and (black & white) lyric sheet.
Later editions in a black and white sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side A): FLP 1007A HERE KITTY KITTY KITTY !
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side B): FLP 1007 B

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3512825 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(LP, Album, Promo) Vap 3512825 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
FLP-1007 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Yel) Frontier Records FLP-1007 US 2010 Sell This Version
FLP 1007 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(LP, Album, TP) Frontier Records FLP 1007 US Unknown Sell This Version
80103-4 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(Cass) Epitaph 80103-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
35128-25 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(LP, Album) Vap 35128-25 Japan 1984 Sell This Version


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September 27, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
I have this copy in the black and white sleeve,no barcode,no lyric sheet but came with a pink catalog order form inside.This does have the'Here Kitty Kitty Kitty!' etched on inner runoff.I know its an original copy as it was signed by Rozz in 1993.I had owned the record for several years prior to 1993 when Frontier decided to re release on vinyl.Maybe the black/white sleeves didnt come with lyric sheets...


August 25, 2018
edited 2 months ago
So I just got a copy of this title on CD, Cd notes Frontier, 1982, Black cover with gold lettering. 16 tracks are listed on media and CD itself but only 10 tracks appear to be on the disc. It looks like it was supposed to include the Deathwish EP but that its not actually what happened. UPC is hole punched. Did Frontier have a production problem and is this a rare version?


February 21, 2018

Like all things California it takes itself way too seriously, referencing Living Theatre, Artaud and the almost obligatory Satanism, but this stuff rocks and still sounds punky and fresh after more than 30 years. And Ross is of course THE Christian Death singer of choice.

Best Gothic album ever. And with First and Last and Always as competition that's saying something.


September 20, 2017

anyone know how many were pressed with gold lettering and how many with white?


September 3, 2017
I have the original gold sleeve US version with the b/w lyric sheet plus another lyric sheet that has not been cut down to size and is printed upside down on the back.


January 27, 2016
Is there a way to tell the ORIGINAL black and white cover version from the 1993 reissue? They seem identical. Mine came with a yellow Frontier Records catalogue (flyer).