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Samhain

Samhain was a deathrock/Horror punk band formed by Glenn Danzig in 1983 as The Misfits were in major turmoil and close to disbanding. Danzig originally planned Samhain as a side project, but after the demise of The Misfits in October of 1983, it became his full-time band. Samhain is the lesser known of Glenn Danzig's musical outlets and catalogs the transitional period of his musical career, bridging the gap between the punk thrashing of The Misfits, and the dark, heavy metal sound of Danzig.

Glenn took the name of the band from Samhain, the ancient Celtic New Year, which influenced the modern Halloween. Samhain is pronounced "sow-win" (which is the pronunciation that Glenn uses in songs), although the band name is often pronounced "Sam-Hane" for the sake of simplicity.

Samhain was much darker than The Misfits, with lyrics rooted in the occult and eventually the horrors of reality, as opposed to the sometimes cartoonish ghouls and ghosts of The Misfits. Samhain's musical style was a dark, gritty, and experimental combination of punk, gothic rock, and on the last album, heavy metal.

Samhain released two full-length albums and one...
Background group or band
Instruments Guitar, Vocals, Bass guitar
Genre Deathrock
Horror punk
Years active 1983–1987

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