Sounds of Japanese Doomsday Cults

(Faithways International) 7-inch $5.25 (Out-of-stock)

This reissue of The Sounds Of Japanese Doomsday Cults marks the first bona fide public availability in the West of “Lord Death’s Counting Song” and “Sonshi’s March,” performed by Shoko Asahara, leader of Japanese religious cult Aum Shinri Kyo and convicted murderer of twenty-five people, including eleven who died in the sarin nerve-gas attack in the Tokyo subway system in March of 1995 -- a terrifying incident that put more than five thousand people in the hospital and shocked the world with its televised images of choking and vomiting rush-hour riders staggering out of the subway exits. Originally released on Australia’s Mighty I AM Presence label in three editions of 25 copies each (on polyurethane lathe-cut 8-inch records).