One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, Cradle Of Filth, continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band’s dark history, is to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on November 9th, but fans can get a preview of the album at the new Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site, which is live now at: www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth
The mini-site features info about the album, a gallery of new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track “Lilith Immaculate”, downloads and more. The site will be updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, an iPhone app, new downloads and more. Previews of different tracks from the album will be added every Wednesday starting September 22nd.
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is the band’s ninth studio album, and in the words of Cradle’s infamous frontman, Dani Filth, is ‘without doubt the fastest and most brutal album we’ve created to date. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like ‘Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!’’
‘This album is Cradle at our most sinister and darkened fairytale,’ continues Dani. ‘A gothic horror themed slay-ride of fervour and perversion; yet amidst the orchestral melodrama and lush, cinematic production, there sits stalwart a ravening beast of furious riffing, flesh ripping vocals and monstrous, unstoppable percussion.’
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa was recorded at Monkey Puzzle Studios near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England.