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Velvet Darkness They Fear
Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
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Velvet Darkness They Fear is the second studio album by the Norwegian gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy. It was released in 1996 by Massacre Records. The album was issued in the US by Century Media Records in 1997. Velvet Darkness They Fear continued Theatre of Tragedy's particular brand of gothic metal, first heard in their first album, Theatre of Tragedy, defined by alternating and occasionally overlapping male death grunts and sung female vocals.

With Velvet Darkness They Fear, Theatre of Tragedy continues in the path of excellence that was created with their astonishing self-titled debut. This album is by no means a radical departure either unlike some of their later albums. They maintain their traditional sound but have diversified enough to make to give this album its own distinct outlook. Theatre of Tragedy continue too write timeless gothic doom with unforgettable elements of beauty that made their first album such a success

Velvet Darkness they Fear represents the band's first evolution from their inception, as they would remake their sound with nearly every album. And this one would represent their last output in the doom/death style, though thankfully not their last in the neo-Calssical. The self titled album was a clearly produced but hard hitting album with LOUD acidic guitars and a sorrowful, spooky atmosphere. Velvet Darkness they Fear, the band produces a piece where the metal is not as visceral in tone and the songs are more moody and contemplative than obscenely dismal. Velvet Darkness They Fear is, of course, Theatre of Tragedy's second masterpiece, released in 1996. While the band sounds better, and the production too, the songwriting has a tendency to be a tad inconsistent in certain places.

Velvet Darkness They Fear (1996) by Theatre of Tragedy. Labels: Massacre Records. Genres: Gothic Metal Members: Raymond I. Rohonyi, Liv Kristine Espenæs, Tommy Lindal, Geir Flikkeid, Eirik T. Saltrø, Hein Frode Hansen. All songs written by THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Commusication Studios, Germany. Strings recorded at MTS Albstadt.

Theatre Of Tragedy is a gothic doom metal band from Stavanger, Norway. They formed in 1993, and have released several albums that could be considered major influences on bands like Tristania, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, and Novembers Doom. The band is also one of if not the first band to use the contrast of male and female vocals, having both deep male singing (with frequent death growls) and soprano female singing that we later see running wild in the gothic/ darkwave metal genre. The first track on the album, Velvet Darkness They Fear, is a one minute long intro track, preparing you for what is to follow with the album. With gothic ambiance and dark keyboard riffs, the intro track immediately tells you that the album is going to be dark, atmospheric, and haunting. Fair & ‘Guiling Copesmate Death begins with Liv Kristine’s haunting vocals and heavy, doomy guitar riffs.

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A1 Velvet Darkness They Fear 1:05
A2 Fair And 'Guiling Copesmate Death 7:05
A3 Bring Forth Ye Shadow 6:49
A4 Seraphic Deviltry 5:17
A5 And When He Falleth 7:08
B1 Der Tanz Der Schatten 5:29
B2 Black As The Devil Painteth 5:26
B3 On Whom The Moon Doth Shine 6:15
B4 The Masquerader And Phœnix 7:35

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Intercord Record Service – IRS 943.387
  • Copyright (c) – Massacre Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Massacre Records
  • Recorded At – Commusication Studio
  • Mastered At – Commusication Studio
  • Lacquer Cut At – Pauler Acoustics


  • Arranged By [Strings] – Klaus Wagenleiter
  • Bass – Eirik T. Saltrø
  • Drums, Sampler – Hein Frode Hansen
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Gerhard Magin, Pete Coleman
  • Guitar – Geir Flikkeid, Tommy Lindal
  • Lyrics By – Raymond I. Rohonyi
  • Mastered By – Gerhard Magin
  • Mastered By [Vinyl] – G.P.*
  • Music By – Pål Bjåstad (tracks: A3, A5, B1), Theatre Of Tragedy
  • Photography By [Band] – Mattis S. Bratlebraaten
  • Photography By [Cover] – Johannes Rau
  • Piano, Synthesizer – Lorentz Aspen
  • Producer – Pete Coleman
  • Recorded By [Strings] – Klaus Wagenleiter, Tom Krüger
  • Soprano Vocals – Liv Kristine Espenæs*
  • Strings – Streicherensemble Nedeltcho Boiadjiev
  • Vocals – Raymond I. Rohonyi
  • Written-By [Strings] – Klaus Wagenleiter, Lorentz Aspen


Recorded & mastered at Commusication Studio, Germany, July 1996.
Strings recorded at MTS Albstadt, July the 7th 1996.

Issued in a standard sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Reissued in 1999 in a gatefold cover (here).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 006759 433874
  • Matrix / Runout: MASS LP 107 A DMM G.P.
  • Matrix / Runout: MASS-LP-107 B DMM G.P.
  • Label Code: LC6398
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MAS CD0107 Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear ‎(CD, Album) Massacre Records MAS CD0107 Germany 1996
AMG 059 Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear ‎(CD, Album, RE) Art Music Group, Massacre Records AMG 059 Russia 2003
MAS PD0107 Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Massacre Records MAS PD0107 Germany 1996
PSCL 9042-4 Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Psychic Scream PSCL 9042-4 Thailand 2000
AMG-012 Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Art Music Group AMG-012 Russia 2001