Tin Omen (song)

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"Tin Omen"
Single by Skinny Puppy
from the album Rabies
Released 1989
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1989
Genre Industrial metal
Length 28 min 33 s
Label Nettwerk/Capitol/EMI
Writer(s) Kevin Crompton, Dwayne Goettel, Kevin Ogilvie
Producer(s) Grave, Hypo Luxa, and Koney Korn
Skinny Puppy singles chronology
Tin Omen

Tin Omen is a single by the band Skinny Puppy, taken from their 1989 album Rabies.[1] The song name is a reference to the 1989 Tiananmen uprising and massacre in China.[2] The song also refers to the My Lai massacre of 1968, and the Kent State shootings of 1970.

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen (credited as both Alien Jourgensen and Hypo Luxa) performed guitar and backing vocals for the song. The band's longtime producer Dave "Rave" Ogilvie also contributed additional backing vocals.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tin Omen"  
2. "Tin Omen (Reload)"  
3. "Amputate"  
4. "Spahn Dirge"  


  • Engineered by Rave, Hypo Luxa, and Koney Korn.
  • Sleeve photography, typography and design by Steven R. Gilmore.
  • Tracks 1 and 2 mixed by Alien Jourgensen and Marc Ramaer.
  • Track 2 edited by Marc Ramaer, Dave Ogilvie, and cEvin Key.
  • Tracks 3-4 mixed by cEvin Key and Dave Ogilvie.
  • Recorded at Mushroom.




  1. ^ Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 82. 
  2. ^ Nichols, Kathy (17 November 2015). "Skinny Puppy bring Politicized Industrial, Over-the-Top Theatrics to The Rave". Milwaukee Record. Milwaukeerecord.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Kern, Jay. "Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography". Prongs. Mythos Press. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 

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