Samhain ‎– Initium

Plan 9 ‎– PL9-04
Vinyl, LP, Album, Small ring in center


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.



First pressing from the white marbled run.

Most copies, if not all, have a series pressing defect on the B-side where static surface noise runs from the last second for Horror Biz all the way through to Archangel. Scratches are also seen in Archangel, but these are from the stampers. A whitish stain can be seen in Horror Biz on some copies. Pictures of two copies with these flaws are provided.

The band wanted records to sell on tour, so they drove to Europadisk to ask that their records be pressed immediately. According to lore, towards the end of the pressing, Glenn Danzig requested a few white copies be made, so white pellets were added to the press. This resulted in black copies with white streaks, marbled grey, and white copies.

This particular version is all black. It is often confused with the next pressing that had a large ring around the center hole and a lyric sheet. This version has a small ring around the center hole. The center rings are created by the press, not the stamper.

This pressing should not include a lyric sheet.
Many collectors have removed the lyric sheets from their large ring pressings to place with their marbled and white copies.

The jacket is glossier than subsequent pressings.

Note: do not confuse this copy with the S-repress, which is identical with S7 and S10 etched into the wax:

Recorded at Reel Platinum, Lodi, NJ.

Tracks are listed sequentially on the release, regardless of sides.

Plan 9 P.O. Box 41200 Lodi, N.J. 07644
Jacket Made in Canada

©& 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 (5 of 42) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PL9-04 Samhain Initium(LP, Album) Plan 9 PL9-04 US 1984 Sell This Version
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US 1989 Sell This Version
PL9-04 Samhain Initium(LP, Album, Unofficial, Dar) Plan 9 (2), Caroline Records (2) PL9-04 2014 Sell This Version
none Samhain Initium(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label none Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PL9-CD2 Samhain Initium(CD, Album, RP) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-CD2 US Unknown Sell This Version