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Cradle Of Filth 'Cruelty And The Beast' New Zealand Show Announced

Cradle Of Filth 'Cruelty And The Beast' New Zealand Show Announced

Monday 17th June, 2019 8:33AM

English gothic metal icons Cradle Of Filth are unleashing their macabre sonic vision in New Zealand for the first time ever this September, with a very special headline appearance announced for Auckland's The Studio. Cradle Of Filth arose from extreme black metal roots in the early 90s to dominate the globe with their intense and erudite symphonic metal anthems, as documented on such long playing opuses as their 1994 debut The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, 1996's breakthrough Dusk... and Her Embrace, and their latest collection Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017). Still fronted by founding vocalist Dani Filth, the band will be making their debut NZ event even more crucial by performing their 1998 opus Cruelty and the Beast in full, a concept record exploring the bloody legend of Countess Elizabeth Báthory. Declared the most successful British metal group since Iron Maiden by none other than Metal Hammer magazine, witness the ear-bleeding spectacle of Cradle Of Filth in the flesh this September...

Cradle of Filth – Cruelty and the Beast
Thursday 12th September – The Studio, Auckland

Tickets on sale via UTR from 9.00am, Thursday 20th June

Watch vintage 1998 footage of Cradle Of Filth playing 'Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids' from Cruelty and the Beast...

Press release:

Cradle of Filth in New Zealand for the first time ever, and playing Cruelty and the Beast in full !!!

Malevolent kings of British metal. Masters of the darkest arts and crafts. Cradle Of Filth spread their fetid gospel of obscene theatricality, pitch-black horror and exquisite musical madness to New Zealand for the first time ever!

Cradle of Filth's musical vision of blackened symphonic gothic metal arguable reached it height with Cruelty and the Beast, a fully realised concept album based on the legend of the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory. Mr. Filth’s unhinged vocal versatility and gloriously twisted literary skills collided with a grandiose barrage of scything riffs, spoken word narration by the “Countess”, macabre atmospherics, and bone-wrenching brutality changed metal forever.

Cradle of Filth would go on as we know to build upon the concept album idea, and by sticking to themes of gothic horror, it allowed the band to tread the waters of extreme goth rock and black metal like no other.

New Zealand it has been too long. It is time to bathe in Cradle of Filth.


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Thu 12th Sep
The Studio, Auckland

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