Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Total Fucking Darkness, the third demo from UK extreme metal miscreants, CRADLE OF FILTH, in its entirety!
Dubbed "a face-ripping kick in the ass," by Metal Injection, "the rawest version of the band you are going to find," by Stereokiller and praised for being, "as effective today as it was back when it was written," by New Noise, the grim revival of Total Fucking Darkness was 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 now-iconic release along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years. Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the assistance of engineer Tim Turan, Total Fucking Darknesscomes available as a digipak CD and double gatefold LP via Mordgrimm.
In honor of its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming the CD edition of Total Fucking Darkness in full alongside an interview with Dani Filth who talks in-depth about his earliest COF memories, vampires, family life, the infamous "Jesus Is A Cunt" shirt and more.
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The deluxe LP version of Total Fucking Darkness (which includes two instrumentals not found on the CD) is housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings featuring the perverse visions of Radio 1 presenter and occult artist, Daniel Carter, with the first pressing available in 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 never-before-seen photos from the band archives. Order yours TODAY via Mordgrimm at THIS LOCATION. A retail version on blue vinyl with insert, and a digipak CD, will be available from Amazon and other outlets.
"...this is a fantastic package, finely presented and a thorough compilation of material that a lot of recent newcomers to the band may not have heard. This is something that should be of interest to the diehard fan and the casual listener. A chance to look back at the beginnings of a band that went on to become one of the biggest names on both gothic and extreme metal circles. 8.5/10" - This Is Not A Scene
"...the perfect gateway drug for younger CRADLE OF FILTH fans to start experimenting with more extreme forms of music." - Metal Injection
"...a worthy reminder of where CRADLE came from and how important they are." - Ghost Cult