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"The Profit of Doom" is a song by Type O Negative, included on the seventh 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


Group performers

Session performer

  • Paul Bento – electronics, tambura


  • Peter Steele – writing, production
  • Josh Silver – engineering, recording, effects, mixing, mastering, production
  • Mike Marciano – engineering, recording, mixing, mastering
  • Paul Bento – additional recording engineering
  • Type O Negative – arrangement

Links to other songs[]

Type O Negative songs
Slow, Deep and Hard "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" · "Der Untermensch" · "Xero Tolerance" · "Prelude to Agony" · "Glass Walls of Limbo" · "The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences" · "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2"
The Origin of the Feces "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else" · "Are You Afraid" · "Gravity" · "Pain" · "Kill You Tonight" · "Hey Pete" · "Kill You Tonight (reprise)" · "Paranoid"
Bloody Kisses "Machine Screw" · "Christian Woman" · "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" · "Fay Wray Come Out and Play" · "Kill All the White People" · "Summer Breeze" · "Set Me on Fire" · "Dark Side of the Womb" · "We Hate Everyone" · "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" · "3.0.I.F." · "Too Late: Frozen" · "Blood & Fire" · "Can't Lose You" · "Suspended in Dusk" · "Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective)" · "Summer Girl" (unreleased)
October Rust "Bad Ground" · "Intro" · "Love You to Death" · "Be My Druidess" · "Green Man" · "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" · "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" · "Die with Me" · "Burnt Flowers Fallen" · "In Praise of Bacchus" · "Cinnamon Girl" · "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa" · "Wolf Moon" · "Haunted" · "Outro"
World Coming Down "Skip It" · "White Slavery" · "Sinus" · "Everyone I Love Is Dead" · "Who Will Save the Sane?" · "Liver" · "World Coming Down" · "Creepy Green Light" · "Everything Dies" · "Lung" · "Pyretta Blaze" · "All Hallows Eve" · "Day Tripper"
Life Is Killing Me "Thir13teen" · "I Don't Wanna Be Me" · "Less than Zero (<0)" · "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)" · "I Like Goils" · "...A Dish Best Served Coldly" · "How Could She?" · "Life Is Killing Me" · "Nettie" · "(We Were) Electrocute" · "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" · "Angry Inch" · "Anesthesia" · "Drunk in Paris" · "The Dream Is Dead" · "Out of the Fire"
Dead Again "Dead Again" · "Tripping a Blind Man" · "The Profit of Doom" · "September Sun" · "Halloween in Heaven" · "These Three Things" · "She Burned Me Down" · "Some Stupid Tomorrow" · "An Ode to Locksmiths" · "Hail and Farewell to Britain"
Songs from non-studio albums "Pictures of Matchstick Men" · "On with the Show" · "In the Flesh" · "Back in the U.S.S.R." · "It's Never Enough" · "12 Black Rainbows" · "Stay Out of My Dreams" · "Highway Star" · "Santana Medley"