The latest installment of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) features a brand new interview with guitarist Paul Allender of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. The podcast is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
CRADLE OF FILTH will take part in a meet-and-greet at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — located at 323 East Broadway — on Sunday, February 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the band's concert that same night at The Commodore Ballroom with guests NACHTMYSTIUM, TURISAS and DANIEL LIONEYE.
CRADLE OF FILTH was scheduled to return to the studio last month to resume work on its next project, an orchestral album titled "Midnight In The Labyrinth", which, according to Davey, will "reinvent" tracks from the band's first four albums and include "full soundtrack-quality stuff... with choirs, strings and some narration." Filth wrote in his online update, "All songs will be fully orchestrated akin to a horror movie soundtrack (think Danny Elfman, John Williams, Christopher Young, etc.) and are comprised solely of tracks from our first four releases" — 1996 EP "Vempire Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustein", 1994's "The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh", 1996's "Dusk... And Her Embrace" and 1998's "Cruelty And The Beast" — "'Funeral In Carpathia' being my favorite conversion thus far."
CRADLE OF FILTH will embark on its first North American tour since 2009, a headlining run dubbed "FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour", in February. Support on the trek will come from NACHTMYSTIUM, TURISAS and DANIEL LIONEYE.
"Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" sold 5,800 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 99 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder", opened with a little over 11,000 copies back in November 2008 to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart. This was slightly less than the first-week tally registered by 2006's "Thornography", which shifted nearly 13,000 copies the first week out to enter The Billboard chart at No. 66, and "Nymphetamine", which premiered with almost 14,000 copies back in October 2004.