The UK’s premier extreme metal antagonists Cradle Of Filth will release their new mini-album, entitled “Evermore Darkly” via Peaceville Records on October 10th, 2011 (Europe) and Nuclear Blast USA on October 18, 2011 (North America).
A follow-on from last year’s triumphant “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa” album, “Evermore Darkly” will arrive as a CD/DVD package including new tracks & rarities, with a lengthy on-the-road documentary and ten songs filmed live at this year’s Graspop metal meet, as well as the video for”‘Lilith Immaculate.”
The CD features brand new musical beast “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” plus a special remix of “Forgive Me Father,” courtesy of Rob C from Anthrax, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate,” as well as tempered demo versions of three “Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa” songs. The mini-album closes with a special taster from Cradle Of Filth’s impending orchestral project, in the form of a haunting, classic reworking of fan-favourite, “Summer Dying Fast.”
The “Evermore Darkly” DVD contains footage from Summer 2011, when Cradle Of Filth embarked on a rapid spat of tours, accompanied by two eager filmmakers. The resulting documentary, “You Can’t Polish A Turd, But You Can Roll It In Glitter,” combined with performance and interview footage culminates in a forty five minute film of the not so glamorous reality of life in a touring band at work and play, as they trawl their way across Europe over eight performances. The DVD includes an interview with ghoul-guide Dani Filth, interspersed and peppered with live footage and backstage shenanigans, culminating in the entire hour long set from this year’s highly anticipated Graspop festival appearance.
Dani states that it is a much-loved musical stop-gap between albums, a pleasure treasure trove of wild and wicked wonders primed especially for fans. Something for them to sink their teeth into this Autumn as the Cradle invasion fleet is primed for future contagion….