2LP – Limited 40th Anniversary Deluxe Remastered Edition Box Set in hard slip case with hardcover book featuring rare and never-before-seen photos of Christian Death plus Poster.

Christian Death was formed by Rozz Williams in Los Angeles, California in 1979. Williams was eventually joined by guitarist/songwriter Rikk Agnew of Adolesents, James McGearty on bass and George Belanger on drums. This Christian Death line-up was responsible for recording the band’s iconic 1982 debut, Only Theatre of Pain, widely regarded as the number 1 American goth album of all-time. This exclusive double-LP version of Only Theatre of Pain commemorates its 40th anniversary – the first disc is the digitally remastered, original version of the album while the second disc is comprised of “Dogs” from Hell Comes From to Your House, four pre-Frontier demos, two studio demos made for a second Frontier Records’ LP that never happened and two alternate studio mixes from Only Theatre of Pain.

The gatefold LP jacket is printed in its original its black and metallic gold, includes a Colver collage poster and a hardcover copy of the photo book, Only Theatre Of Pain and all come in a hard slipcase.

The oversized 12″ x 12″ book features rare and never-before-seen photos of Christian Death as well as new interviews with photographer Edward C. Colver, the surviving band members, Frontier’s Lisa Fancher and others.

Colver befriended the band and followed them around in late 1981 and early 1982 at more than a dozen concerts as well as photo shoots in Rozz Williams’ family home (used on the back cover and insert of Only Theatre of Pain) and a session of now famous images at a Pomona CA cemetery. This is one-time only, strictly-limited edition box set, never to be sold as a set once these are gone.

1. 12″ X 12″ hard cover book.
2. Double LP in gatefold jacket.
3. Poster.
All three come in a slip case.



1. Cavity – First Communion
2. Figurative Theatre
3. Burnt Offerings
4. Mysterium Iniquitatis
5. Dream For Mother

1. Stairs – Uncertain Journey
2. Spiritual Cramp
3. Romeo’s Distress
4. Resurrection – Sixth Communion
5. Prayer

1. Dogs
2. Romeo’s Distress (Demo)
3. Deathwish (Demo)
4. Desperate Hell (Demo)
5. Spiritual Cramp (Demo)
6. Cavity – First Communion (Demo)

1. Sleepwalk (1982 Frontier Demo)
2. Invocation (1982 Frontier Demo)
3. Cavity – First Communion (Alternate Version)
4. Lord’s Prayer (Alternate Version)

Label: Frontier Records, Cult Epics