COVEN (USA) -(USA) WITCHCRAFT DESTROYS MINDS AND REAPS SOULS (1969) LPREAL GONE
Repress on fire and brimstone vinyl.
Released in 1969 at the height of hysteria about satanism whipped up by the Manson killings, the album was withdrawn by the Dunwich label after a photo surfaced of Charles Manson carrying a copy.
Whether it was coincidence, influence, or good old show biz imitation, Coven's 1969 album featuring the lead-off track 'Black Sabbath' was released the same year as the formation of the more popular heavy metal band. To make the story more even interesting, Coven featured a bass player named Oz Osborne. The soon-to-be-famous band Black Sabbath emerged a year after the release of this LP with a similar image and their own song called 'Black Sabbath.'