"The Profit of Doom" is a track of the Type O Negative album Dead Again, released in 2007. It is a very long track, lasting ten and three quarter minutes. Hence the presence of the word 'Doom' in the title, it is dominantly a doom metal song, though it also contains some gothic metal riffs and grungy basslines. The track is divided into three parts, or cantos. The first canto of this track, "Beast from the Sky", contains rhythms resembling King Crimson; the second canto is eponymously titled "The Profit of Doom", which is predominantly gothic; the third and last canto, "My Soul's on Fire", has a doom metal solo. The shouting of Peter Steele in this song is reminiscent of Gwar and deals with the Old Testament’s Book of Revelation and the possibility of the asteroid Apophis impacting Earth on Friday, April 13th, 2029.
"The Profit of Doom" was the first of two singles released from the album Dead Again and the first Type O Negative single to be released on SPV/Steamhammer label. It was released on February 23, 2007, 18 days prior to the album. The song was edited down to four and a half minutes to make it appropriate for the single. As a result, the single version does not have "Beast from the Sky" canto while two other cantos are shorter, in other words the song starts with the second canto of the track "The Profit of Doom". There is an official music video for this song. The duration of the music video is the same as the single also with the exclusion of "Beast from the Sky".
The title of this track was the working title for the Dead Again album while in development.
Canto I: Beast from the Sky
Goodbye cruel world. Of this shape a star of five Also applies to the one with six sides Against the sun and against the moon I warn you that these two combined Will bring man's doom Of ten horns and seven heads Count your fingers and the continents On your head or in your right hand This new moral code that the media commands Believe not in their clever words Because faith inacted are the loudest heard All these things I say are true Understood sadly by a chosen few, you
Canto II: The Profit of Doom
April 2-0-2-9 the final time The end my friend in not near The hour in fact is quite here When the moon becomes red to guide the risen dead This means God's turned his back on you It's a Friday the 13th of course you won't live to see noon I am a prophet of doom I am the profit of doom So now the star has fallen Washing away the seas The seventh seal now opens It's raining your fears Are you paranoid? The coming asteroid Has got your name tattooed on it This stone's called Apophis, it brings Apocalypse I am a prophet of doom I am the profit of doom
Canto III: My Soul's on Fire
Speak the name of he created thee all to be which should not be spoken No laws broken No life and love the stars above which fall upon thee all that Worship the beast, influence ceased My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My faith is an amber burning ever working towards a greater reward Serving my Lord Built his home upon the rock not of the flock but coming As a shepherd, guarding his herd My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire My soul's on fire
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals
- Josh Silver – keyboards, effects, backing vocals
- Johnny Kelly – drums
- Additional performers
- Paul Bento – electronics and tambura
- Written by Peter Steele
- Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Silver and Mike Marciano
- Additional recordings engineered by Paul Bento
- Arranged by Type O Negative
- Produced by Type O Negative