Cradle Of Filth - 'Total Fucking Darkness' Demo To Be Reissued


After more than 20 years, Total Fucking Darkness, the infamous demo from the U.K. group Cradle Of Filth, will be officially released in vinyl format. Housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings from Radio One presenter and occult artist, Daniel P Carter, the release will include some tracks previously unreleased by the band.

Frater Nihil, the founder of Cacophonous Records, the label that first signed Cradle Of Filth, got together with Dani Filth and Paul Ryan (former guitarist and now in The King Is Blind) to bring fans of the band a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for 20 years. They entered Turan Studio in Oxford and with the help of the engineer (who has worked on everything from Emperor to Thin Lizzy) brought the old recordings a new lease of life.

The album kicks off with the track "Spattered In Faeces", the only surviving track from the Goetia sessions, followed on Side A and the rest of Side B with the recordings from Total Fucking Darkness. Side C begins with another previously unreleased track, "Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)", recorded at Samhain 1992, the rest of the side and the next feature the other three tracks from that session, along with two short instrumental pieces from the band's former keyboardist, Ben Ryan.

There will be a press of 666 copies in coloured vinyl for retail, with a digipak CD version also available. Release date: 5th of May. Gatefold available here.




Tracklist:

Side I
Spattered In Faeces
The Black Goddess Rises
As Deep As Any Burial

Side II
Unbridled At Dusk
The Raping Of Faith
Fraternally Yours, 666

Side III
Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)
The Black Goddess Rises
Seance And Mandrake (Instrumental)

Side IV
The Raping Of Faith
Unbridled At Dusk
Hekate Enthroned (Instrumental)

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
 
Posted: 21.02.2014 by BloodTears


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21.02.2014 - 15:24
Neroese
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'Total Fucking Darkness' - so much black here.
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21.02.2014 - 16:32
X5452
Typical, leeching off of old material.
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21.02.2014 - 18:21
cossaisVendeurs
Putting 'Fucking' in the title so Dani can prove how hard and brutal he is. Nice to see they went deathcore as well with that logo.
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21.02.2014 - 18:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
So hardcore.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.02.2014 - 18:53
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
The art style's actually really nice though, even if the subject matter is a bit scatty. Just a bit wasted.
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21.02.2014 - 18:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.02.2014 at 18:53
The art style's actually really nice though, even if the subject matter is a bit scatty. Just a bit wasted.

I prefer the original but at least this gave me a new artist to look up. Looks like his style is pretty consistent, some pretty cool stuff and maybe a new desktop background...
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.02.2014 - 19:00
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.02.2014 at 18:57

I prefer the original but at least this gave me a new artist to look up. Looks like his style is pretty consistent, some pretty cool stuff and maybe a new desktop background...

Doesn't really seem to suit CoF's style to be honest. Not vulgar enough. I'll have a look at the artist though.
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21.02.2014 - 19:36
Vombatus
Potorro
The original demo was pretty sweet, so I'll get a copy if they didn't ruin the kvltasfvck production during the remastering but I'm sure they did....
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23.02.2014 - 11:33
Malaghost
Why isn't release scheduled on 06.06. 1666 ?
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25.02.2014 - 17:27
s_t_s
Seems to me that Cradle is "fucking total dead" now. Time to move on and find new bands to listen to !
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25.08.2014 - 16:51
Dave FC
Finally arrived today!
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