Cradle Of Filth have officially started the recording process for their new album. Drummer Martin “Marthus” Škaroupka shared the below footage from the studio:
Keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft has announced her departure from Cradle Of Filth. An unnamed replacement has already been found and is currently working with the band on a new album.
The group said the following:
“It is with a very heavy leaden heart that Cradle Of Filth must announce the mutual departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft from amidst the band’s ranks.
Lindsay has been with the band for the last 7 years and in that time has been privy to a massive resurgence both on record and live, with Cradle Of Filth undertaking some of the most prolific touring in the band’s 28-year history, a feat that has indelibly been both (ultimately) rewarding and understandably exhausting at the same time.”
Schoolcraft also commented:
It has been an honour and a pleasure to get to know you online, in person, and from the stage the past 7 years. You have made my life fulfilling during this period of time.
I am here to inform you that I have left the band. It was a difficult decision to make, but I can assure you it was the best thing to do for my well-being and mental health.
I have been doing well on my road to recovery and will continue to be a full-time musician through my other two musical projects.
I want to extend a massive thank you to the band for letting me be part of Cradle of Filth’s legacy for the time I was present. It was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful that we got to share this together.
I want to send my well wishes to my successor too and I ask you all to please be as warm and welcoming towards them as you were with me so long ago.
I hope that some of you will continue to join me on my journey as a composer and singer. The magick and the (black) metal doesn’t end here. Thank you again for all of the love, support, and memories. It will not be forgotten ♥️
All my love and gratitude,
Frontman Dani Filth added:
“This is very difficult for everyone in the band who have become a very tightly-knit family on the road, but ultimately it is something that has come to pass out of necessity both for her health and the band’s musical development hereon-in.
Of course we will miss Lindsay a lot and we hate to have to part ways, as we’ve travelled a beautifully madcap road together over the last few years and collectively share many amazing memories from those travels.
Plus she is like our little (Gothic, Canadian, Vegan) sister.
So the band and I wish her the very very best for everything she has planned for the future and i hope you guys reading this continue to support her too.
And though this truly is the end of an era, it is also the aromatic promise of another.
Lindsay’s successor has already been unearthed and is contributing to the new record like a demented unearthed thing.
The new album commences recording in a little over a fortnight’s time and a release date is set for later in the year.”
Cradle Of Filth have joined forces with Electric Bear Brewing to create their own beer called “Pale Countess.” The band said the following about that:
“Electric Bear Brewing have teamed up with us to create this 4.5% English Pale Ale to see off our “In To The Pallademonium” tour at the The London Palladium. This delightfully wicked pale ichor, is awash with forbidden fruits, tropical hurricanes and the bloody hubbub of grapefruit and mango. Limited Availability at The London Palladium, Electric Bear web shop and Eebria 🦇 🧛🏼♀️”
Cradle Of Filth have cancelled four shows in Europe and Tel Aviv so they can focus on their new album. Despite this, the group still plan to play their October 19 “Cruelty And The Beast“ show at The Palladium in London, UK and their November 2 show at RGMC XXL 19 in Bruges, Belgium.
The band commented:
Unfortunately Cradle Of Filth are cancelling their three upcoming shows in Europe (prior to the special London Palladium show), plus the show In Tel Aviv, Israel, due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production for entering the studio for recording the forthcoming new album.
Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that keeping the band this busy has forged an ever-decreasing window in which to fit everything in and so it is with some regret that we have to announce the cancellation of these shows.
That being said, Tel Aviv will be moved to a slot next year to coincide with COF’s first tour of China.
The headline show at the Entrepot in Bruges, Belgium on November 2nd remains unaffected.
Once again sincere apologies for this sudden turn of events, the next thing on our very metal agenda (and the last of a busy year) is the grandiose London Palladium performance on 19th October.
The nightmare before All Hallow’s Eve!
And brethren. please watch the heavens for a much pleasanter Cradle announcement later this week…”
Cradle Of Filth are streaming a remixed/remastered version of their song “Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds).“ This version of the track will appear on the new “re-misteressed” edition of “Cruelty And The Beast,“ which is set to be released on November 1.
Cradle Of Filth will officially re-release their 1998 album “Cruelty And The Beast” on November 1 via Music For Nations. This version of the effort, which is titled “Cruelty And The Beast – Re-Mistressed,“ was remixed and remastered by Scott Atkins. It will also include a bonus cover of Iron Maiden‘s “Hallowed Be Thy Name,“ new artwork by Stuart Williamson, and revised liner notes by frontman Dani Filth and Dayal Patterson. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“Released on the 5th of May, around the same time as we were arrested at the Vatican, ‘Cruelty.. and The Beast’ had been a painstaking labour of love, a year of intense writing amid ever growing popularity and distraction. The album’s concept of the Hungarian blood countess Elizabeth Bathory – both historically astute and fictionally correct – was to become a dangerous obsession of mine and one that saw many a first light of dawn working on the lyrics, hellbent on making the story worthy of her legend.”
“Cruelty And The Beast remains a phenomenally important album in the band’s back catalogue and one that I am exceptionally proud of, as I am exceptionally proud of this Re-Mistressed version, 21 years on from the original release. I hope the listener – sitting there by the flame-lit hearth with his/her walnut pipe on the go – thoroughly enjoys this Cradle classic, so vividly brought back to life for the fickle world today.”
“Cruelty And The Beast has long been considered a milestone album in Cradle Of Filth’s career, a combination of atmospheric storytelling and visceral, and surprisingly vicious, songs. This 21st anniversary edition has bolstered those songs with an added weight, improving the sound considerably with a warmer and punchier mix, making it a must hear for long-time fans and newcomers alike.”
Cradle Of Filth have announced a London, UK “Cruelty And The Beast” show. The concert will take place at The London Palladium on October 19 and it will find the band playing the album in full and another set of fan favorites.
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CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM! A SPECIAL UK EXCLUSIVE 'CRUELTY AND THE BEAST' SHOW! Suffolk hellhounds Cradle Of Filth are proud to announce that something dastardly is brewing. The vile six piece will be appearing at one of London’s iconic theatre venues, The Palladium, this Saturday 19th October for a very special show – dubbed 'Into The Pallademonium'. The evening's proceedings will comprise a UK exclusive Cruelty And The Beast set in which they will play the album in full, as part of Cruelty's continuing 20th anniversary celebrations, followed by a second act full of graven favourites. The preparatory conjurations have begun and the blood oath is settled – make sure you don't miss out, because this event is set to be a night that we'll never forget! Lord of all things diabolical, Cradle Of Filth's nefarious front-man Dani Filth stated: "The Nightmare Before Halloween. Cradle of Filth are very much looking forward to bringing this experience to the capital just prior to Halloween this year. It’s certainly going to be a night to remember, with a massive production accompanying not one, but two sets from yours truly, in a night dead-icated to all things ghoulish, flamboyant and macabre. So come on down to London Town fellow creatures of the night and experience Cradle Of Filth as you’ve never seen us before; performing not only one of our most celebrated releases, but also a slew of other fan-favourites, amidst cool and opulent surroundings." Tickets will be going on sale this Friday 16th August @ 10am BST from: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/cradle-of-filth-tickets O2 Presale: Wednesday 14th August @ 10am BST Live Nation Presale: Thursday 15th August @ 10am BST Saturday 19th October @ @thelondonpalladium #cradleoffilth #thepalladium #londonpalladium #danifilth #london #crueltyandthebeastexclusiveshow2019 #crueltyandthebeast #nuclearblast #theoraclemgmt #metal #IntoThePallademonium
ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Lamb Of God, Testament, Cradle Of Filth, Kvelertak, and Carpathian Forest’s full sets at Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, France. You can watch those performances below:
Cradle Of Filth have announced that they will be performing “Cruelty And The Beast” in full on an Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates:
09/03 Perth, AUS – Capitol
09/04 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
09/06 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
09/07 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In
09/08 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
09/10 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
09/12 Auckland, NZ – The Studio
During a recent interview with Robb’s MetalWorks, Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth talked a bit about the band’s upcoming plans. According to him, the group are planning to hit the studio for their new album early next year.
Filth said the following when asked about the band’s next steps:
“We’re going to be re-releasing ‘Cruelty [And The Beast]’ this year — remixed and remastered, totally from the original tapes. It took us quite a lengthy amount of time. [We] had some legal issues for a bit, so it would have been on the 20th anniversary, which was last year, but it’s going to be at some point this year via Sony. We’ve got a live album in the works, and we’re also currently writing toward a successor to ‘Cryptioriana’… Obviously, it’s a little bit difficult on the road, but I think we’ve got the beginnings of about four [or] five tracks. Those all sound really good. The studio is destined for early next year, with a release date either before or after the summer, depending on the live album and the reissue of ‘Cruelty’. We’re going to experiment a little bit, see what happens really. At the moment, it’s in its infancy… The autumn will see us fine tune the stuff and finish writing.”