Cradle of Filth Announce Autumn UK Headline Tour

Long dead poet John Keats may have described autumn as a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” but for extreme metal legends CRADLE OF FILTH – led by iconic frontman Dani Filth – it’s a season of mischief and mayhem.

Nothing kicks off the spooky season like a hellacious CRADLE OF FILTH live extravaganza and the band have just unveiled eleven such auspicious UK & Ireland occasions, including a spine-chilling evening at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on Hallowe’en itself. Joining the purveyors of pandemonium for UK & Irish shenanigans will be Butcher Babies and High Parasite.

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UK events are as follows:

Sun 27th Oct – BRISTOL O2 Academy

Mon 28th Oct – BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy

Tue 29th Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Thu 31st Oct – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town

Fri 1st Nov – SWANSEA Patti Pavilion

Sat 2nd Nov – MANCHESTER Damnation Festival

Sun 3rd Nov – NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tue 5th Nov – BELFAST Limelight

Wed 6th Nov – DUBLIN Academy

Thu 7th Nov – GLASGOW SWG3

Fri 8th Nov – NEWCASTLE NX

The tour then spreads its dark wings across Europe, extending to:

Wed 13th Nov – Germany – HAMBURG O2 Markthalle

Fri 15th Nov – Sweden – STOCKHOLM Fryshuset Klubben

Sat 16th Nov – Sweden – GOTHENBURG Brewhouse

Tue 19th Nov – Slovenia – LJUBLIANA Kino Siska

Wed 20th Nov – Italy – MILAN Live Club

Fri 22nd Nov – Spain – BARCDELONA Salamanda

Sat 23rd Nov – Spain – MADRID But

Sun 24th Nov – Portugal – LISBON Lisboa ao Vivo

Tue 26th Nov – Spain – BILBAO Santana 27

Thu 28th Nov – France – LYON La Rayonne

Fri 29th Nov – Switzerland – PRATTELN 27

Sat 30th Nov – France – VAUREAL Le Forum

Mon 2nd Dec – Luxembourg – LUXEMBOURG Rockhal

Wed 4th Dec – Germany – BERLIN SO36

Sat 7th Dec – Belgium – LEIGE OM

Special guests in mainland Europe will be Butcher Babies and Mental Cruelty.

Twelve months ago, the group unleashed a thirst-quencher of epic proportions in the form of their first live album to be released in over 20 years, Trouble And Their Double Lives, via Napalm Records. Watch a live performance music video HERE for one of the two new studio tracks cut from Trouble And Their Double Lives, entitled “Demon Prince Regent”. The record features a slew of fan favourites encompassing the band’s electrifying discography – such as “Nymphetamine (Fix)”, “Bathory Aria” and “Blackest Magick In Practice” – but also two bonus tracks and two entirely brand new songs, “She Is A Fire” and “Demon Prince Regent”. Trouble And Their Double Lives serves as a time-capsule of blisteringly intense live energy, and an astounding testament to CRADLE OF FILTH’s renowned latest era.

Trouble And Their Double Lives track listing:

1. She Is A Fire

2. Heaven Torn Asunder

3. Blackest Magick In Practice

4. Honey And Sulphur

5. Nymphetamine (Fix)

6. Born In A Burial Gown

7. Desire In Violent Overture

8. Bathory Aria

9. The Death Of Love

10. Demon Prince Regent

11. Heartbreak And Seance

12. Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych

13. The Promise Of Fever

14. Haunted Shores

15. Gilded Cunt

16. Saffron’s Curse

17. Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds)

18. You will Know The Lion By His Claw


Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH reign supreme as one of the most revered, formative, and notorious names in the scene, and are undeniably responsible for breaking ground for many of today’s top metal artists with their trademark mixture of grim blackened heaviness, macabre theatricality and scintillating gothic style. The rule of Filth began in 1991, followed by the unleashing of 1994’s The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh – humble beginnings that expanded into cinematic classics like Cruelty And The Beast and Midian.

The band’s unyielding international touring schedule has garnered them a massive following both in the cult underground and at the top of the mainstream, defying trends while staying true to their roots. More recent offerings such as 2015’s Hammer Of The Witches and 2017’s Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay continued to bolster the unremitting legacy of Filth, until the band, along with the rest of the universe, was abruptly halted by the global pandemic in 2020. But, as is evident by the staggering response from their devoted legion of followers, that time was put to good use, spurring the emergence of the band’s breathtakingly heavy offering, 2021’s Existence Is Futile. The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 with Hard Rock Genre, on the Hard Music Albums charts at #4 in the US and #5 in Canada, #9 on the German Album charts, #3 and #5 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and UK Independent Albums chart respectively, #4 on the Finnish Albums chart and many more, proving that CRADLE OF FILTH continue to own the dark. Tantalising fans in 2023, the inimitable group dropped their first live album in over 20 years, Trouble And Their Double Lives, which also included two new studio tracks, perhaps a fiendish hint of what’s to come. Keep your eyes peeled for more from CRADLE OF FILTH in the months ahead.


Photo credit – Anthony Ponce

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