Blood Divine was a merging of Cradle Of Filth members Paul Ryan (guitar/back. vocals), Paul Allender (guitar), Benjamin Ryan (keyboards), and Darren J. White (vocals) of Anathema. With the addition of Steve Maloney on bass they would proceed to release Awaken (1996), Mystica (1997) and the posthumous best of compilation, Rise Pantheon Dreams (2002), were albums of dark, Gothic Metal along the lines of Anathema. The band split in 1998 with White since forming Dead Men Dream.