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by A Haunted Sawmill



" I have always hoped for the possibility of time travel for many reasons, but especially in this instance where A Haunted Sawmill, could get another chance to achieve wider acclaim. However it comes as no surprise that I have not yet been able to succeed in changing history. So it is amazing news for AHS that after 25 years, the good folk at Domestica Records have chosen to release a limited edition 10” single of two songs we recorded in 1987.
A Haunted Sawmill, were formed in 1987 by Ian Williams and Ivan Richards in Sidmouth, a quiet, regency, seaside town in England.
I first became friends with Ian at junior school we both liked Dr Who and enjoyed listening to records. In 1981, we formed our first band called the Disgustoes, the band’s name would change many times over the years and friends would join and leave as frequent. With a fervent DIY approach, we experimented with creating our own music, hearing our own voices for the first time, and trying to make our recordings sound like the records we had heard on our radios. An early performance for us was at Sidmouth Secondary School during a music lesson where we performed "Make Me A Werewolf", a sort of primal chant of incantations, accompanied by the beating of a large kettle drum.
I was a frequent visitor to Ian’s house, it was a large house on a hill that overlooked a cemetery, I’d arrive with my lyrics and Ian would play me his latest tunes and we would try out different ways to combine the two, blasting out our efforts to the mourners and dearly departed in the graveyard next door. Between practising we would watch rented VHS horror and science fiction films. "

Ivan Richards, AHS
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A. The Dance Of Death... (the fear of your life)
B. Epitaph The Grave Remix

Format: Vinyl 10"
Presented in a hand-made silk-screen printed cover sleeve. Includes button badge and booklet with complete biography of the band.
Limited edition of 230 numbered copies.


released March 20, 2012

Epitaph recorded at Trickey Sound on january 30th 1987. Remixed on february 10th 1987.
The Dance Of Death also recorded at Trickey Sound on may 1st 1987.

Ivan Richards: Vocals
Ian Williams: Synthesizer, Roland Juno 6 and Yamaha RX11 Drum Machine
Mathew Bader: Bass (Epitaph)




Domestica Records Barcelona, Spain

Domestica Records is an independent label based in Barcelona. We are releasing lost pieces of underground since 2011.

Our focus of inspiration is basically avantgarde music and visual art from the 80s. We like to rescue demos and material from cassettes which, despite the passing of time, remain as or even more interesting to discover today.

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