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Cradle of Filth Forced to Cancel 2013 North American Tour Dates

Peaceville Bad news for Cradle of Filth fans in North America … the British extreme metal band have been forced to cancel their upcoming tour with the Faceless , Decapitated and the Agonist . According to an official statement from Cradle of Filth, the cancellation is due to immigration issues that are “beyond the band’s control.” Back in October 2012, we spoke with Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth , who speculated that a North American tour with the Faceless, Decapitated and the Agonist would likely happen in 2013. Having called the tour package a “really strong lineup,” we’re sure that Dani, Cradle of Filth and the three other acts on the bill aren’t feeling too happy about the forced cancellation, especially due to it being cancelled on somewhat of a technicality. Cradle of Filth posted on their official Facebook page about the tour’s cancellation: Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour ’28 Days Closer to Hell’ is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control. They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week. The band sincerely apologize to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour. Hopefully Cradle of Filth will be able to return to North American soil sometime soon, and when it happens, we’ll be sure to let you know. The band released its latest album, ‘ The Manticore and Other Horrors ,’ on Halloween 2012. [button href=”” title=”Dani Filth Recalls Being Stalked by ‘Reincarnation of Elizabeth Bathory'” align=”center”]

Dee Snider to Be Roasted by Zakk Wylde, Scott Ian + More at 2nd Annual ‘Rock & Roll Roast’

Ethan Miller (3), Getty Images Outspoken Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider will have the tables turned on him on Jan. 24 when he becomes the subject of the 2nd Annual ‘Rock & Roll Roast’ taking place in Anaheim, Calif. The musician will be lovingly skewered by peers such as Zakk Wylde , Anthrax ‘s Scott Ian and Lita Ford , as well as several comedians and celebrities. Penn Jillette, a veteran of ‘ Celebrity Apprentice ‘ alongside Snider and half of the comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller, will serve as the roastmaster for the evening. In addition, Snider will endure a few barbs from WWE wrestler Mick Foley, ‘That Metal Show’ hosts Eddie Trunk and Jim Florentine and comedians Jim Norton and Craig Gass. Wylde, who will be part of the dais for this event, was the subject of last year’s roast and in effect, will get to deliver some comedic payback to some of the returning roasters. Snider is also keen on the idea of payback, stating about the upcoming roast, “Roasters remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha f—er!” The event will be taped and will air on AXS TV at midnight ET / 9PM PT Jan. 24. A portion of the proceeds from the ‘Rock & Roll Roast’ will benefit the MusiCares organization, which aids in the financial assistance and addiction recovery programs of musicians in need. In addition to jabs about “lapel pins on uniforms” and “electric twangers,” as referenced in Twisted Sister’s most popular videos, the dais will have lots of material to harp on. Snider released his ‘Shut Up and Give Me the Mic’ autobiography in early 2012. He’s also appeared on such reality shows as ‘Gone Country,’ ‘Rock the Cradle’ and ‘Growing Up Twisted’ on top of his past and upcoming ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ appearances. And he also released an album of show tunes called ‘Dee Does Broadway.’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Discusses Defending the Band’s Trademark” align=”center”]

Cradle of Filth, ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ – Album Review

Nuclear Blast Records Tracking a band’s progress throughout 10 studio albums is a long and complex process. The growth and change of a band, especially that of a cult phenomenon like Cradle of Filth , is forever branded within their many works, and without fail, shines the brightest of lights on an act’s strengths and weaknesses. Cradle of Filth, as a band, are growing to become more and more accessible as they continue to put out material. The British extreme metal band were shrouded in an eerie and dark fog during the ’90s, creating a mystique which brought legitimate fear to those who happened to hear the band or stumble across a Cradle of Filth album cover or t-shirt. The sound of the band added to that uneasy feeling, as Cradle of Filth continued to unleash a disturbing and sonically disgusting brand of gothic and extreme metal. Cradle of Filth was essentially a cult horror film in audio form, but once an increasing majority was coaxed to take a peek behind the scenes, some of the band’s most significant strengths began to fade. ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ is distinctly a Cradle of Filth album, with vocalist Dani Filth once again presenting his incredible vocal range in prime form. Throughout the record, Dani continues to paint elaborate pictures with his words and vocal inflections with a depth of character that few singers can profess. His tea kettle-like highs remain in tact and his low gutturals, although used sparingly, remain powerful, but a masterful performance by Dani Filth isn’t enough to carry an album by itself. The guitar work and female vocal presence in ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ leaves much to be desired, with too few memorable parts to create an addictive quality in that respect. The orchestration, which has always been essential to the band’s resonance, presents a beautiful and bewitching quality in stronger tracks such as ‘Illictus’ and ‘Manticore,’ but not a horrifying one. Composed solely by Cradle drummer Martin ‘Marthus’ Skaroupka, the orchestration is well-written and enchanting, although it seems a bit delicate at times and doesn’t contain the demonic presence of Cradle of Filth’s past works. As Dani Filth described during our recent interview with the singer, ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ contains an evident dose of punk rock influence. Prevalent in tracks such as ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation’ and ‘Succumb to This,’ the newer influence creates a different type of progression for the band that excites on some level, but may prove to be polarizing amongst fans due to its approachable nature. In closing, although Cradle of Filth’s ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ makes for a fine listen, it doesn’t quite deliver the trademark ‘edge’ accomplished so diligently in past efforts.

Cradle of Filth Reveal ‘Frost on Her Pillow’ Music Video

Nuclear Blast The time is almost upon us for Cradle of Filth to unveil their tenth studio album, ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors.’ The band has already given fans a peak into the disc with the tracks ‘Manticore’ and ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation,’ but now the goth metal act has released a video for ‘Frost on Her Pillow.’ The visuals are quintessential Cradle of Filth. ‘Frost on Her Pillow’ brings the feeling of an 1800s masquerade ball with a much darker focus. As the video switches between shots of the band performing in a dark attic and the story, a voodoo witch doctor and a demonic figure that lurks in the darkness stalk the video’s heroine. There’s no sign of a manticore (a mythical creature with a human head, lion’s body and a dragon or scorpion’s tail) just yet, but perhaps we’ll see one from the band soon. Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth recently described the band’s upcoming record in a press release. “This is our tenth commandment in metal,” begins Filth. “We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf—er. The Manticore is coming … Long live the filth!” Check out Cradle of Filth’s captivatingly dark music video for ‘Frost on Her Pillow’ in the player below. Watch Cradle of Filth’s ‘Frost on Her Pillow’ Video

New Music Releases – October 2012

Strap yourselves in and get ready for October, because it’s absolutely insane how many highly anticipated albums are set to be released. October will see releases from Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Converge, Pig Destroyer, Cradle of Filth, Between the Buried and Me + many more. When it comes to crafting albums filled with technical and compositional brilliance, few bands come close to Between the Buried and Me. The band

Cradle of Filth Unveil New Track ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation’ + Website For Next Album

British extreme/black metal heavyweights Cradle of Filth have launched a new website dedicated completely to their upcoming album ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors.’ Along with the website, Cradle of Filth have given fans their first taste of the ‘Manticore’ album with the track ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation,’ which is currently available for free download. Fans may be surprised by ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation,’ as it displays the classic goth style

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