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Cradle Of Filth Rapes Your Faith With Re-Issue

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In anticipation of the imminent release of "Total Fucking Darkness," the infamous third demo from Cradle of Filth, today Decibel Magazine spews forth a premiere of "The Raping Of Faith." Check it out below.

An undertaking directed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder Frater Nihil, 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 on May 5th.

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.

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 "Goetia" album. Two short instrumental movements from former Cradle Of Filth keyboardist Ben Ryan are also included.

You can also read our recent interview with Dani Filth about the re-release.

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