Cradle Of Filth To Re-Release “Cruelty And The Beast” In November

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.

Filth commented:

“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.”

Patterson added:

“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 Announce London, UK “Cruelty And The Beast” Show

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:
O2 Presale: ‪Wednesday 14th August @ 10am BST‬
Live Nation Presale: ‪Thursday 15th August @ 10am BST‬

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Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Etc. Performing At Hellfest

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 To Perform “Cruelty And The Beast” In Full On Australian/New Zealand Tour

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

Cradle Of Filth Planning To Record New Album In Early 2020

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dani Filth On Upcoming Cradle Of Filth Album: “It’s Just A Step Up From The Last Record, But We’re Trying To Explore New Horizons As Well”

During a recent appearance on the Rocknroll Beer Guy podcast, Dani Filth offered a bit of an update on the new Cradle Of Filth album. According to him, the material is “just a step up from the last record, but [they are] trying to explore new horizons as well.”

Filth said the following:

“We’ll be writing and compiling new stuff on the road [this year]. We’re hoping to get into the studio around November or December. Time of release, possibly August of next year, maybe sooner.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s sounding great. It’s just a step up from the last record, but we’re trying to explore new horizons as well — mix some things up a little bit. It’s great. What I’ve heard is awesome. I’m starting to assemble some ideas, string things together. Hopefully being on the road will bring us a lot closer together and [we’ll be able to] do stuff in soundcheck etcetera.

He continued:

“It’s decidedly CRADLE OF FILTH, and it’s the best CRADLE OF FILTH that we can muster. The last few records, a lot of people said, ‘Wow, this is a return to the olden glory days,’ whatever. I think that myself, but I don’t know if that reflects everybody’s opinions. But, yeah, now I’m not gonna say it’s darker and heavier. I mean, we’ve done that, and there’s only so far you can go forward with that. We’re just gonna experiment a little bit. It’s hard to really say, ’cause, at the moment, everything’s just a bit fledgling and embryonic.”

He also added the following when asked if everybody in the band contributes to the songwriting process:

“Music is collaborative. In fact, I only really add opinions. And if I have something pressing in my mind, like a tune, then I suggest it. But generally, the band write the stuff. Then we come together and I say what I like and don’t like. It’s a very involved process, but it involves everybody — that’s the good thing. And then we go backward and forward, and the songs gradually take shape. For example, on the last record, ‘Achingly Beautiful’ was a track that was destined for the previous album. It was undeveloped. But then I said to everybody, ‘This is such a great song,’ and I resubmitted it and we rewrote it. It’s a perfect example of the way we work together. If it had been shit, then everybody would have said, ‘No. This is shit, mate.’ So it’s a democracy rather than the work of a tyrant.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cradle Of Filth Announce “Cruelty And The Beast” European Dates

Cradle Of Filth have announced some special “Cruelty And The Beast” European shows. The Spirit will serve as support. Here’s the dates:

04/24 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
04/25 Paris, FRA – La Machine
04/26 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
04/27 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
04/29 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
04/30 Bratislava, SLO – MMC