Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)

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Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
Praxis-Profanation cover.jpg
Studio album by Praxis
Released January 1, 2008 (Import)
February 3, 2009 (Download)
January 25, 2011 (U.S.)
Genre Experimental rock, alternative rock[1]
Length 47:46 (Normal Edition)
60:43 (Bonus Tracks Edition)
Label NAGUAL, M.O.D. Technologies
Producer Bill Laswell
Praxis chronology
Tennessee 2004
(2007)Tennessee 20042007
Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) is the last album by Praxis, released in Japan on January 1, 2008. The album features guest appearances by Iggy Pop, Mike Patton, Serj Tankian and Killah Priest among others.[2] The album had a US release via M.O.D. Technologies in 2011.

For more than a year the album was only available for purchase by ordering it from Japan. Japanese website "Neowing" released samples of each song.[3] Since February 2009 it can be purchased as a download.[4]

A US version was released in January 25, 2011, through Bill Laswell's new label, M.O.D. Technologies.[5] The re-release features two new live tracks "Wedge" and "Subgrid". Not long after this re-release, Laswell commented on the likely end of the band and that he considered the band as a "closed chapter"[6] M.O.D. Technologies has also slated (through their distributor Redeye Distribution) a vinyl version for April 2013.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Caution" 1:58
2. "Worship" 3:37
3. "Ancient World" 3:25
4. "Furies" 4:44
5. "Galaxies" 4:27
6. "Sulfur and Cheese" 4:44
7. "Larynx" 2:31
8. "Revelations Part 2" 5:19
9. "Ruined" 4:07
10. "Garbage God's" 2:44
11. "Babylon Blackout" 5:12
12. "Endtime" 4:57

US release (bonus tracks)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Wedge" 3:02
2. "Subgrid" 9:55


By song[edit]

Track Title Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Turntables Beats
1 Caution Rammellzee Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain PhonosycographDISK
2 Worship Hawkman & Maximum Bob Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain
3 Ancient World Dr. Israel Buckethead Bill Laswell Grandmixer DXT Monkey & Large
4 Furies Iggy Pop Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain
5 Galaxies Killah Priest Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain Bernie Worrell PhonosycographDISK
6 Sulfur and Cheese Serj Tankian Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain
7 Larynx Mike Patton Buckethead Bill Laswell PhonosycographDISK Future Prophecies
8 Revelations Part 2 Rammellzee Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain Bernie Worrell PhonosycographDISK
9 Ruined Bill Laswell Tatsuya Yoshida
10 Garbage God's Rammellzee Buckethead Bill Laswell Grandmixer DXT Rawthang
11 Babylon Blackout Buckethead & Otomo Yoshihide Bill Laswell Brain Bernie Worrell
12 Endtime Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain Bernie Worrell
13 Wedge Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain
14 Subgrid Buckethead Bill Laswell Brain

General credits[edit]

  • Produced and arranged by Bill Laswell
  • Created at Orange Music Orange, NJ
  • Engineer: Robert Musso
  • Assistant: James Dellatacoma
  • Drums and Amps/Set up: Artie Smith
  • Mastered at Turtle Tone Studio
  • Engineer: Michael Fossenkemper
  • Front + Back panels: James Koehnline
  • Design: John Brown @ cloud chamber


  1. ^ a b Freeman, Phil. "Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness - Praxis". Allmusic. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ (in Japanese)
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness: Praxis: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Praxis Teams w/Iggy, Serj, more on LP on Blurt Online". Archived from the original on December 22, 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Interview with Bill Laswell by Anil Prasad (1/11)
  7. ^ "Redeye Praxis LP page". Retrieved February 25, 2013. 

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