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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 preorder signed bundles from upper tiers (Bathory Edition, Extra-Bloody Edition, and True Daughters of Darkness Edition) will receive an exclusive, limited-edition 2x45rpm black-on-black vinyl gatefold LP 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.

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This Standard Edition Bundle includes the book with standard cover that will be available in stores, as well as:

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Tote Bag

Five (5) 4" x 6" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Mini Prints

Two (2) Corpse Paint Guitar Picks

Three (3) Stickers

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Phone-Pop

Introduction by D. Randall Blythe, Lamb of God
Foreword by Dani Filth, Cradle of Filth

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This Bathory Edition includes the signed book with a special-edition "Blood" cover not available in stores, as well as:

One (1) 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack with Foldout Poster

One (1) Blood Edition Exclusive Slipcase

Five (5) 8" x 12" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Prints

Five (5) 4" x 6" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Mini Prints

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Tote Bag

Four (4) Daughters of Darkness Corpse Paint Guitar Picks

Three (3) Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird Stickers

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Phone-Pop

Introduction by D. Randall Blythe, Lamb of God
Foreword by Dani Filth, Cradle of Filth

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This Extra-Bloody Edition bundle includes the book with a hand-numbered slipcased limited-edition "Blood" cover not available in stores, as well as:

One (1) 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack with Foldout Poster

One (1) Blood Edition Exclusive Slipcase

One (1) Corpse Paint Make-Up Set

One (1) Custom Tin w/ six (6) Daughters of Darkness Corpse Paint Guitar Picks

Five (5) 8" x 12" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Prints

Five (5) 4" x 6" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Mini Prints

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Tote Bag

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Back Patch

One (1) Daughters of Darkness T-shirt

Three (3) Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird Stickers

Two (2) Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird Enamel Pins

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Phone-Pop

Introduction by D. Randall Blythe, Lamb of God
Foreword by Dani Filth, Cradle of Filth

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The True Daughters of Darkness Deluxe Box Set bundle includes the book—custom hand-sewn version in an exclusive limited edition of only twenty-five (25) copies worldwide with a hand-numbered slipcased ultra–limited edition alternate cover not available in stores, as well as:

One (1) 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack with Foldout Poster

Twenty-Four (24) Additional Full-Color Photo Pages Not Included in Any Other Edition

One (1) Custom Handmade Daughters of Darkness Wooden Box

One (1) Custom Handmade Wooden Book Display

One (1) Crushed Velvet Alter Throw

One (1) Signed and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Two (2) Black Candles

One (1) Corpse Paint Make-Up Set

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Tote Bag

Ten (10) 8" x 12" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Prints

Twenty (20) 4" x 6" Daughters of Darkness Metallic Mini Prints

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Back Patch

One (1) Daughters of Darkness T-shirt

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Hoodie

One (1) Custom Tin w/ Six (6) Daughters of Darkness Corpse Paint Guitar Picks

Three (3) Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird Stickers

Two (2) Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird Enamel Pins

One (1) Daughters of Darkness Phone-Pop

Introduction by D. Randall Blythe, Lamb of God
Foreword by Dani Filth, Cradle of Filth

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