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A Cool Dark Place to Die

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Released  1984
Artist  Theatre of Ice
Label  Demented Mind Mill
A Cool Dark Place to Die (1984)  Mouse Blood (1985)
Release date  1984
Genre  Deathrock
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Similar  Beyond the Graves of Passion, Mouse Blood, The Haunting

Theatre of ice a cool dark place to die

A Cool Dark Place to Die is an album by Theatre of Ice, released in 1984.


Initially conceived as a solo project for lead vocalist Brent Johnson, it instead became the band's third album and one of their most critically acclaimed works. Since the band would only reform on condition that they were never asked to perform live again, a commitment they were never able to keep, the songs took on a far more experimental and unearthly quality. Featuring an effective spooky ambiance, they all but totally abandoned their punk rock roots for a far more electronic sound. This time the band chose to record in various ghost town cemeteries located throughout the Nevada desert. Perhaps more mood than music, it was still reviewed by almost every music magazine as death rock and acclaimed as being unlike anything heard before.

Theatre of ice a cool dark place to die

Track listing

Source: Discogs

  1. "Welcome to My World"
  2. "A Cool Dark Place to Die"
  3. "Radio Has Gone Insane"
  4. "Deliverance"
  5. "Love"
  6. "Twilight Messiah"
  7. "Witchcraft"
  8. "Circle of Stars"
  9. "The Calling"
  10. "Rejoice"
  11. "Life is a Circus"
  12. "Oblivion"
  13. "It's All Over Now"
  14. "Riding the Nightmare"
  15. "Candlemas"
  16. "The Murdering Mind"
  17. "One Two"
  18. "Overcoming Peace of Mind"
  19. "The Horror That Comes in the Night"
  20. "Death... and Beyond"
  21. "The Last"


  • Brent Johnson – vocals, guitars and effects
  • John Johnson – guitar, synthesizer and keyboards
  • Mark Johnson – drums and things
  • Eric Johnson – invisibility
  • Songs

    1Welcome to My World
    2A Cool Dark Place to Die
    3Radio Has Gone Insane


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