The Carnival Bizarre

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The Carnival Bizarre
Studio album by Cathedral
Released 26 September 1995
Recorded 29 May-14 June 1995
Genre Heavy metal, stoner metal
Length 62:48
Label Earache
Producer Kit Woolven
Cathedral chronology
Statik Majik
The Carnival Bizarre
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

The Carnival Bizarre is the third album by British doom metal band Cathedral. It was recorded in Nottingham, England. The album was re-released in Australia in August 2008.


The album has enjoyed highly positive reviews from many music critics. Allmusic and Sputnikmusic were very impressed with this release and both gave the album four and a half stars out of five. Terrorizer Magazine gave the album eight and a half stars out of ten and Spirit of Metal scored the release eighteen points out of twenty.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lee Dorrian except where noted. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Vampire Sun"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings, Scott Carlson 4:06
2. "Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:18
3. "Utopian Blaster"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:41
4. "Night of the Seagulls"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings, Scott Carlson 7:00
5. "Carnival Bizarre"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 8:35
6. "Inertia's Cave"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 6:39
7. "Fangalactic Supergoria"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:54
8. "Blue Light"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 3:27
9. "Palace of Fallen Majesty"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 7:43
10. "Electric Grave"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 8:25
Total length:



  • Lee Dorrian - vocals, percussion
  • Garry Jennings - guitar, percussion, keyboards, mellotron
  • Leo Smee - bass, vocals, mellotron
  • Brian Dixon - drums, percussion, Arabian drum, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Produced By Kit Woolven
  • Engineered By Doug Cook
  • Mastered By Noel Summerville

References[edit] Retrieved 13 April 2009 Retrieved 13 April 2009 Retrieved 13 April 2009 Retrieved 13 April 2009