Cacophonous to release 21 year old 'Dusk... And Her Embrace - The Original Sin' on July 8th
A piece of Black Metal history has been lying dormant for over two decades, deep in the shadowy abyss of dust-ridden, musty vaults. The authors of this forbidden rite decided the world was not quite ready for its offering in 1995, and thus locked it away from the light. But the years passed, and gradually it's power grew too strong. Freed from its vault by genre-defining creators CRADLE OF FILTH and the recently resurrected extreme music label CACOPHONOUS, the two have joined forces to finally unshackle the unreleased sophomore album 'DUSK... AND HER EMBRACE - THE ORIGINAL SIN' as a CD and digital album on 8th July. A vinyl LP version will be available later this year.
“The wait is over. The original ‘Dusk and Her Embrace’ is dragged kicking and screaming into the world, and people can finally hear for themselves what a true masterpiece it is” – Neil Harding, Cacophonous Label Head Recorded at Birmingham’s Zella Studios in the Spring of 1995, 'DUSK... AND HER EMBRACE - THE ORIGINAL SIN' saw CRADLE OF FILTH introduce Gothic elements to their extreme sound, focusing on decadent vampyric romanticism, death and loss, and forbidden love. However soon after recording the band split, half of the band forming The Blood Divine, and the remaining members made the collective decision at the time to not release a record that was not representative of the new line-up. Now with the resurrection of Cacophonous, 'DUSK... AND HER EMBRACE - THE ORIGINAL SIN' will see the light of day. Re-mastered by Scott Atkins at Ipswich’s Grindstone Studio, the record comprises of 10 studio album tracks, 2 bonus demo tracks and artwork by Drake Mefestta. Guest vocal appearances come from Cronos (Venom) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper). “This is where the quintessential Cradle Of filth album 'Dusk And Her Embrace' came from... Remastered for 2016 by Scott Atkins from the original DAT tapes with re-imagined art work by Drake this album remains raw and rawkus, untamed, proper underground British black metal... hopefully at it's best, never to be repeated... enjoy!” – Dani Filth Track Listing: 1) Macabre, This Banquet 2) Nocturnal Supremacy 3) Heaven Torn Asunder 4) Dusk And Her Embrace 5) A Gothic Romance 6) The Graveyard By Moonlight 7) Funeral In Carpathia 8) Beauty Slept In Sodom 9) The Haunted Shores Of Avalon 10) Carmilla’s Masque 11) A Gothic Romance (Bonus Demo Track) 12) Nocturnal Supremacy (Bonus Demo Track) CRADLE OF FILTH signed to Cacophonous in 1994, releasing their debut album 'THE PRINCIPLE OF EVIL MADE FLESH' on an unsuspecting world, consequently landmarking themselves at the forefront of the extreme music movement. With their writing becoming more fluid, more confident, 'DUSK... AND HER EMBRACE - THE ORIGINAL SIN' is the precursor to the band’s sound as it is today, and a must-have for any extreme music fans. 'DUSK... AND HER EMBRACE - THE ORIGINAL SIN' will be available to pre-order from 30th May.