Britain’s legendary extreme metal outfit, Cradle Of Filth, has revealed the title of their Nuclear Blast Records debut as ‘Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa’. The forthcoming record from one of the most notorious names in metal is set for a November 9th release in North America.
The Grammy-nominated, Cradle Of Filth, has been a pioneer of extreme music since their 1994 debut, and has continued to evolve with each subsequent release. The band has consistently refused to bow to convention, or conform to prevalent trends and fads, and has constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art. This rings true once more on Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa.
A loyal stalwart to the satanic horror ethos, Cradle Of Filth has again created a concept album, this time based on Adam’s first wife, the lascivious demoness Lilith. Throwing medieval nuns, Knights, Templars, Greek mythology, lashings of sex, occult lore, and violent bloodshed together into a creative milieu, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa is a dark erotic nightmare set to Cradle Of Filth’s unique scope of supreme vampyric metal.
Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa was recorded last month at Monkey Puzzle Studios near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England. It is the follow-up to 2008’s Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder.
Whether through their wildly elaborate & theatrical live shows (which incorporate giant lumbering puppets, fire-breathing dancers, freaks and stilt-walkers), provocative merchandise (including the now legendary ‘Jesus Is A C***’ t-shirt), breathtaking artwork, or the weighty subject matter of their albums (their latest told the story of a French Lord who fought alongside Joan Of Arc before embarking on a horrific killing spree), this is a band whose uncompromising stance has been rewarded with legions of fans around the world, making them the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden.