CRADLE OF FILTH: Decibel Unveils “The Raping Of Faith” From Total Fucking Darkness Demo

In anticipation of the imminent release of Total Fucking Darkness, the infamous third demo from notorious UK extreme metal merchants, CRADLE OF FILTH, today Decibel Magazine spews forth a premiere of “The Raping Of Faith.”
An undertaking directed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder, Frater Nihil, who first signed CRADLE OF FILTH, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years, Total Fucking Darkness will be unleashed on gatefold double LP and digipak CD via Mordgrimm next month.

Crowned “the rawest version of the band you are going to find,” by Stereokiller and, “an account of the early days of one of black metal’s biggest bands,” by Echoes And Dust, Total Fucking Darkness was given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the assistance of engineer, Tim Turan.

Get godless with “The Raping Of Faith,” now playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out “Unbridled At Dusk,” currently streaming at Revolver HERE.

Total Fucking Darkness opens with “Spattered In Faeces,” the only surviving track from the now mythical Goetia sessions, followed on Side A and the rest of Side B with the recordings from the Total Fucking Darkness demo. Side C offers up another previously unreleased canticle with “Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli),” recorded in a rehearsal studio on Samhain 1992, followed by three more tracks from the same session, a further hint of the material that would have featured on the aborted Goetiaalbum. Two short instrumental movements from former CRADLE OF FILTH keyboardist Ben Ryan are also included.

Housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings featuring the perverse visions of Radio 1 presenter and occult artist, Daniel Carter, the legendary recording will be released in an initial mailorder edition of 666 copies, unleashed in an unholy trinity of three two-color, 180-gram vinyl variants limited to 222 copies each; orange/black, blue/grey and grey/black. Each copy includes a limited edition booklet with a foreword by Dani Filth and formerly unseen photos from the band archives. A retail version in blue vinyl with insert, and a digipak CD, will be available from Amazon and other outlets on May 5th, 2014, with the limited edition version slated for release three weeks later.

CRADLE OF FILTH’s Total Fucking Darkness will drop via Mordgrimm. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Cradle of Filth - Total Fucking Darkness

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