Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire was the band Samhain's third release. It was issued in 1986 on lead singer Glenn Danzig's independent record label, Plan 9. It is considered by many fans to be the band's best piece of work, as they were evolving their own style of music, which was often described as gothic metal despite a lack of musical connections to the genre. It contains a re-recorded version of The Misfits' "Halloween II."

This was the last LP issued by the band during its existence, although some songs were recorded later for a planned follow-up LP to be called Samhain Grim, and these later found their way onto Final Descent.

This recording is marked by intense reverb, powerful vocals, and guitars treated with "chorus". As well as, what seems to be, a constant siren of sonorous feedback in the background. This sound was a staple in Samhain recordings, and most likely, came from Danzig's interest in the work of artists like Bauhaus and Alien Sex Fiend.

The album later inspired a band of the same name.

Track listing

  1. "Diabolos '88"
  2. "In My Grip"
  3. "Mother of Mercy"
  4. "To Walk the Night"
  5. "Birthright"
  6. "Let the Day Begin"
  7. "Halloween II"
  8. "November's Fire"
  9. "Kiss of Steel"
  10. "Unbridled"
  11. "Human Pony Girl"


  • Glenn Danzig - Vocals, Keyboards, Drums (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 11)
  • Eerie Von - Bass, background vocals
  • Damien - Guitar, background vocals
  • London May - Drums (tracks 2-3, 5, 7, 9), background vocals

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