Rare Bird Presents


Daughters of Darkness is a collection of fine art portraits of women in corpse paint. A nod to black metal and doom album cover art, Daughters of Darkness was photographed over 10+ years, with more than 400 models from all over the world, almost all of which did their own corpse paint and are fans of black metal. Daughters of Darkness features many celebrities, actresses, musicians, and models (some under the cover of corpse painted anonymity) all of whom donned only corpse paint for this book. Photographed by internationally renowned music and fine art photographer Jeremy Saffer, this project combines both his music photography and fine art photography worlds into a single project, which was conceived to capture the memory of flipping though albums in a music store and buying albums based entirely on the albums cover art (which often featured a nude portrait, someone in corpse paint, or both) prior to knowing the music or the band. Like the music that inspired it, Daughters of Darkness shows the duality of finding beauty in dark imagery, and finding darkness within beauty.

Covid-19 and Payment Plans

We all understand that these are difficult economic times dealing with Covid-19, so we have coordinated with to offer payment plans on all Daughters of Darkness preorders as available.

In collaboration with Season of Mist, we are very excited to announce that all customers who order signed bundles from upper tiers will receive an exclusive, limited-edition 2xLP 45rpm black-on-black vinyl gatefold Daughters of Darkness soundtrack compilation (featuring Abbath, Mayhem, Watain, Carpathian Forest, Carach Angren, Gaahls WYRD, The Great Old Ones, Der Weg einer Freiheit, ...And Oceans, Rotting Christ, Helfró, and 1349) curated by Jeremy Saffer.

This double gatefold vinyl release includes twelve bands, over 60 minutes of music, exclusively licensed from Season of Mist, and a 24x12 full-color poster insert.