The history of the film Charlie's Family is long and painful. It was delayed endlessly and suffered from lack of funding for nearly 20 years. It was finally released with the name The Manson Family in 2004 to mixed reviews. Most of the music in the film was written and recorded by Phil Anselmo (Pantera) and Ross Karpelman, but it wasn't Anselmo who was charged with writing the film's soundtrack.
The soundtrack to the film was actually completed in the summer of 1995 by Download, the post-Skinny Puppy project which, in its initial lineup featured Cevin Key, Phil Western, and Dwayne Goettel. The soundtrack was released first as a limited to 2,000 copies CD and was available for sale at Download shows in 1996. It sold out quickly and was re-issued in 1997 by a new label at the time, Metropolis Records. The Metropolis release featured slightly different cover art and was presented in a digipak. Both editions are out of print.
The vinyl edition will be available in early 2015 on black vinyl and on two separate collector's colours, pale grey, and a special edition black and bone-yellow half-and-half. Artoffact Records has previously re-issued three Download albums on vinyl, LingAM, Fixer, and Helicopter.