Cradle Of Filth
Live at Ace Of Spades– Sacramento, California
By Zoran Theodorovic @ Metal Gods Radio Continue reading
Cradle Of Filth
Live at Ace Of Spades– Sacramento, California
By Zoran Theodorovic @ Metal Gods Radio Continue reading
UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH will make their long-awaited triumphant return to North America with a headlining tour this March/April. Opening the tour will be Ukraine metal band JINJER.
“CRADLE OF FILTH are very much looking forward to the U.S/ Canadian leg of the Cryptoriana World Tour,” commented vocalist Dani Filth. “Even more so now that we have just finished the extremely successful UK run, and with a huge European run ahead of us the band will be totally up to speed, firing on all cylinders and playing a cool, yet eclectic set from the new album and beyond (the extensive ‘Bathory Aria’ from Cruelty And The Beast now being a firm fan favorite).
“So get ready for nights of insane gothic horror and vehement perversity come the cusp of April, when CRADLE hit the States where it hurts”.
Tickets go on sale everywhere to the general public on Friday, December 1 at 10:00 am local time.
VIP packages will also be available and can be purchased here.
Confirmed dates with links are as follows:
CRADLE OF FILTH + JINJER
3/27 Sala Corona – Mexico City, MX *
3/29 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/30 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
3/31 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
4/02 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/03 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
4/05 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/06 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/07 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/10 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
4/11 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
4/12 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
4/13 The Forge – Joliet, IL
4/14 Music Hall Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
4/16 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/17 Rockwell at the Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/19 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
4/20 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
4/21 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
4/22 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
* CRADLE OF FILTH only
UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official lyric video for the venomous new song ‘Achingly Beautiful’. The song comes off the band’s upcoming album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.
Commented Dani Filth: “Influenced by the stories of E.F Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, (deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport), but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.
“I love this song as it has a very old skool CRADLE vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure ‘A Gothic Romance’.”
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions.
Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.
CRADLE OF FILTH
CRYPTORIANA WORLD TOUR
UK & IRELAND TOUR w/ special guest SAVAGE MESSIAH
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
CONTINENTAL EUROPE TOUR w/ special guest MOONSPELL
18.01. CZ Prague, Roxy
19.01. CZ Ostrava, Garage
20.01. SK Bratislava, MMC
21.01. HU Budapest, A38
23.01. PL Krakow, Kwadrat
24.01. PL Warsaw, Progresja
25.01. PL Gdansk, B90
27.01. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.01. DE Berlin, C-Club
29.01. DE Hamburg, Grünspan
30.01. DE Bremen, Schlachthof
01.02. NL Tilburg, 013
02.02. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
03.02. DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
04.02. DE Cologne, Essigfabrik
06.02. DE Bochum, Zeche
07.02. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.02. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
09.02. DE Saarbrücken, Garage
10.02. CH Pratteln, Z7
12.02. IT Milano, Live Club
13.02. IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
14.02. FR St. Etienne, Le Fil
15.02. ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
16.02. ES Madrid, Mon Live (former Penelope)
18.02. FR Limoges, CC John Lennon
19.02. FR Paris, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
20.02. FR Lille, Le Metaphone
21.02. FR Besancon, La Rodia
23.02. DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
25.02. AT Dornbirn, Conrad Sohms
26.02. AT Wien, Simm City
27.02. DE München, Backstage Werk
01.03. BE Antwerp, Trix
02.03. DE Flensburg, Roxy
03.03. DK Odense, Posten
04.03. NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
05.03. SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
07.03. FI Helsinki, Nosturi*
08.03. RU St. Petersburg, Aurora Concert Hall*
09.03. RU Moscow, Yotaspace*
* = without MOONSPELL
more live shows
09.-12.08. PT Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.
K’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the music video for the first single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay. The album is now available for pre-orders. Pre-orders as well as the music video for ‘Heartbreak And Seance’ can now be accessed here!
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ can now be purchased as an instant grat track from all known download platforms: http://nblast.de/CradleOfFilthDigital
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. Find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.
Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated melodic extreme metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC. Unleashing their debut LP “Empire” in 2014 and EP “In Burning Skies” in 2011, this female-fronted band returns in 2017 with their forthcoming offering “Children of The Void”, which features new vocalist Viky Boyer, drummer Justine Ethier (Blackguard) and lead guitarist Samael Pelletier.
Recorded, mastered and mixed with Christian Donaldson and Marc-o Frechette at The Grid (The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, Beyond Creation) and Silverwings Studios for keyboards (Blackguard, Ex-Deo , Distoriam), “Children of The Void” features collaborations with guest artists Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie. The artwork was made by the immensely talented Marcela Bolívar while the layout was done by Fred Riverin from I Legion.
“We have been working hard for a long time to be able to give you an album that combines beautiful melodies to our own symphonic signature, groovy and brutal riffs to intensity as well as catchy choruses.” comments guitarist Vincent Harnois.
Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement front man Dani Filth, will release their forthcoming masterpiece Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes on November 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band have released the first official music video for ‘Hitchcock Blonde’, premiering exclusively via Metal Hammer.
The video was directed by Sam Scott Hunter with a skeleton crew of academic students, with thanks to Film Suffolk. It features actress Leanne Joyce as the Hitchcock Blonde, who has appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model, Call The Midwife and The Royals to name a few.
Dani comments: “This is all about the legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock’s infatuation with his on-screen heroines; cool, controlled, aloof and sophisticated blondes. The song even name-checks ten of his favourite actresses. As ever there is a psychotic bend to the lyrics and the accompanying video, which was shot in a derelict, haunted hotel in the middle of Ipswich (the band’s home town) where Lord Nelson was said to have stayed on numerable occasions. The various hideous frights throughout the video were past denizens of the hotel captured on camera.”
Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to this band’s spectral palate. The second DEVILMENT record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where DEVILMENT become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Dani Filth talks to Iron Serbian about recording with the new members, old metal favorites, living in England, being signed to Epic/Sony and more @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California 02/20/16
Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more “produced” amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry,mythology and horror films.
The band’s style has been described as symphonic black metal, gothic metal, “gothic black metal”and even “dark metal”.However, the band’s evolving sound has allowed them to continue resisting definitive categorisation. They are audibly influenced by Iron Maiden, have collaborated on projects like Christian Death’s Born Again Anti-Christian album (on the track “Peek-a-Boo”) and have even dabbled outside of metal music with dance remixes (such as “Twisting Further Nails” and “Pervert’s Church” which was absorbed into “From The Cradle To Enslave – Under Martian Rule Remix”), although these have fallen by the wayside in recent years.
Appearing on the BBC music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks on 9 April 2001, Filth jokingly claimed Cradle’s sound as “heavy funk”, and in an October 2006 interview stated, “we’d rather be known as solely ‘Cradle of Filth’, I think, than be hampered by stupid genre barriers.
Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth, have released a music video for the track ‘Blackest Magick In Practice’ The clip was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter and the song is taken from the groups latest tome of horror and romance, »Hammer of the Witches«
Comments the director:
“There’s dark madness in this video. ‘Blackest Magick In Practice’ is a deeply tragic tale of lost love. It’s the grief stricken insanity of trying to bring back that loved one from the dead; desperately trying to hold onto that person who’s gone, even if that leads down a dark and gruesome path. I don’t want to give it all away, but I will say that the hardest part of the production was getting hold of a human ear.
I wanted to convey the power of the band too, in amongst the romance, madness and magick. Behind the imagery of the lyrics is a great and powerful metal band of amazing musicians, and I hope people can feel the intensity of the band when they watch this. It is intense viewing. There should be a bit of madness in the video, because there’s madness in this song.”