the arkive

  • Fields Of The Nephilim - Earth Inferno
  • 1. Intro (Dead Or Dreaming) / For Her Light / At The Gates Of Silent Memory (Paradise Regained)(live)
    2. Moonchild (live)
    3. Submission (live)
    4. Preacher Man (live)
    5. Love Under Will (live)
    6. Sumerland (live)
    7. Last Exit For The Lost (live)
    8. Psychonaut (live)
    9. Dawnrazor (live)

Fields Of The Nephilim

Earth Inferno

Beggars Banquet
Released 25 March 1991

Of all the bands involved in Britain's goth-rock movement of the 1980s, Fields of the Nephilim were the most believable. The group's cryptic, occult-inspired songs were sung in a guttural roar by vocalist Carl McCoy. Live appearances were shrouded with dim light and smoke machines, while bandmembers stalked the stage in black desperado gear inspired by western dress. The group was also one of the longest lived of the original goth-rock groups, finally disbanding in 1991 when McCoy left for another project.

One reason the Fields of the Nephilim were so successful at what they did was their live performance sense. Earth Inferno captures songs from three separate 1990 shows, artfully combined in one powerful document. The live venues used for the recordings were from the group's 1990 Sumerland tour at Wolverhampton Civic Centre (4 August), Brixton Academy (6 October) and Hamburg Sportshalle (6 November).