Blog 05/09/2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors, European Tour Dates and a Competition!

 

Greetings fellow munchkins,

 

At last I can verify that the witch is dead.

 

The album is finished, and indeed finally titled; The Manticore and Other Horrors is officially signed, sealed and delivered to the Devil's doorstep with a note written in spidery ink apologising for the delay.

 

Of which there was basically none come to think of it, as we worked like the  damned to bring this album kicking and screaming into being over the last few months. With the fulfillment of the vocals at Springvale studios, we reconvened at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studios (newcomer Daniel Firth having just finished his bass off), to tackle a mix that had already been pre-waxed extensively into shape, and to finish what choir and female vocals were left to undertake, for what I call on this album, the evil faerie-dusting.

 

Then it was three weeks deep (separated by a Hellgig weekend) locked away in the verdant Suffolk countryside gently coaxing our Frankenstein to life, assailed by some of the strangest weather an English July has ever seen, nibbling ever further and further into the mix as the heavens violated the earth. Goddamn that outside toilet!

 

So here and now, with Bod as my witness, I can truly say that The Manticore and Other Horrors sounds fxxking awesome, a real noticeable twist in tone but all the better for it. It's ornate, taut, punk and aggressive but very much the neo-classical whore of yore, spitting raw bloody fury through the maw of the majestic. But I would say that, I've had a firm hand in it's oily whelping!

 

Next stop, having entertained Cambridge and Wacken, Germany live (both days were really fantastical adventures separated by a relatively quiet night in Hamburg), and dripping video and photo-shoots along the way (I'm sure by now you've seen some of the pictures taken at our day long shoot in Osterley House by James Sharrock, if you haven't here are some behind-the-scenes shots snapped by my wife… More found in my photos!), next comes the months of selling this monster into the metal marketplace, despite the fact that you, our loyal undead retinue, know full well what this album is potentially bristling with.

 

That's right. Breakneck Gothic Lustmord razor metal with a hint of the willies.

 

Something that surpasses our previous two albums with nary a blink for forgiveness. Something that has the true pumping blood of Cradle at it's indelible helm. Something truly wicked.

 

I can also reveal to you, o deadicated followers of gashion, the full extent of our end-of-year European invasion plans, still slimy with ink, having officiallyjust rolled off the press. And I can also say that the European tour will be followed soon after by a Mexican, North American and Canadian tour that will see us right through to Spring 2013. Unlucky for some (in this case, those who didn't come).

 

Thus, in all it's vile and vivid glory, Ladles and Jelly spoons, I proudly present…

 

The Creatures From The Black Abyss - European Tour 2012 E.H- featuring Godseed (featuring Gaahl and King, formally Gorgoroth), Rotting Christ, Darkend and Blynd (subject to dates). 

 

”CREATURES FROM THE BLACK ABYSS” Tour 2012

 

- CRADLE OF FILTH (UK)

- GOD SEED (NOR)

- ROTTING CHRIST (GRE)Touring from Nov. 7th - Nov. 27th and from Dec. 11th till Dec. 19th 2012

- DARKEND (ITA)Touring from Nov. 7th - Nov. 27th 2012 (first Part Touring)

- BLYND (CYPRUS)Nov. 27th - Dec. 19th 2012 (2nd Part Touring)

 

Wed 07 Nov    HOLLAND       HAARLEM             PATRONAAT
Thu 08 Nov     HOLLAND       LEEUWARDEN        ROMEIN
Fri 09 Nov       GERMANY      OSNABRÜCK          HYDE PARK
Sat 10 Nov      DENMARK      AARHUS               TRAIN
Tue 13 Nov     SWEDEN       STOCKHOLM          KLUBBEN
Thu 15 Nov     FINLAND       TAMPERE              KLUBBI
Fri 16 Nov       FINLAND       HELSINKI              NOSTURI

Sat 17 Nov      LATVIA          RIGA                   MELNA PIEKDIEA
Mon 19 Nov     BELARUS       MINSK                 RE:PUBLIC
Tue 20 Nov     UKRAINE        KIEV                   BINGO
Thu 22 Nov     POLAND        WARSAW             PROGRESSJA
Fri 23 Nov       POLAND        KRAKOW              KWADRAT
Sat 24 Nov      CZECH          ZLIN                  WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK
Mon 26 Nov     ITALY           BOLOGNA            ESTRAGON
Tue 27 Nov     ITALY           MILAN                 ALCATRAZ (small hall)
Fri 30 Nov       SPAIN          BILBAO                 SANTANA 27
Sat 01 Dec      SPAIN         SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA  CAPITOL
Sun 02 Dec     PORTUGAL    PORTO                 HARD CLUB
Tue 04 Dec     SPAIN          MADRID               LA RIVIERA
Wed 05 Dec    SPAIN          BARCELONA          SALAMANDRA
Fri 07 Dec       GERMANY     GEISELWIND          MUSICHALL
Sat 08 Dec     GERMANY      BOCHUM               MATRIX
Sun 09 Dec    SWISS          PRATTELN             Z-7
Tue 11 Dec     CZECH         PRAGUE                MEET FACTORY
Thu 13 Dec     SLOVAKIA     BRATISLAVA         MAJESTIC MUSIC CLUB
Fri 14 Dec       GERMANY     MÜNCHEN             THEATERFABRIK
Sat 15 Dec      AUSTRIA      WELS                  SCHLACHTHOF
Sun 16 Dec     GERMANY     BERLIN                 C-CLUB
Tue 18 Dec      BELGIUM     CHARLEROI            LE COLISEUM
Wed 19 Dec    UK              LONDON                FORUM

 

 

 

Also, as promised last time I touched base, I have 2 sets of framed handwritten album song sheets to give away to the first 2 correct answers plucked from the email bag of woe. To stand a chance of winning one of these beautifully scribbled one-off prizes, please answer the following question and mail it to competition@peaceville.co.uk.  The competition will close on October 5th 2012!

 

What three Zodiacal symbols is the Manticore historically comprised of? 

 

Okay, that's it for another . Nothing more to say other than to thank everyone who came out in support of the band live recently, all the in-depth analysts anal-ling on this website and of course, our head honcho at Cradle Towers, Laura Woodley for directing the deluge.

 

There willbe a track from the album released shortly for your vulgar delectation…

 

All Hallow's Eve. 

The Manticore is coming.

Long live the 'Filth!

 

Dani

Pre-Order your copy of The Manticore and Other Horrors here!




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Comment by Camila on December 5, 2012 at 0:00

I would love it if CoF came to Puerto Rico

Comment by LordAbortion on November 11, 2012 at 17:09

@Thiago Eckhart

"forgotten of Brazil"

- from when is Brazil in Europe? these are European dates, not South American, wait for your :P

- and see You in Bratislava ^^

Comment by ranD on October 18, 2012 at 23:48

dammmmmit...\,,/

Comment by Dowile on September 23, 2012 at 15:08

*Poland

Comment by Dowile on September 23, 2012 at 15:07

Please, come to Lithuania, it is near Polan, please ;)

Comment by Dusa on September 20, 2012 at 10:41

That e-mail :P

Comment by Dusa on September 20, 2012 at 10:40

New track is great,see you at Hellsinki.

Comment by Peter(Jace) Winstead on September 18, 2012 at 14:19

Dani, You should come to Chicago!I would love to see Cradle of Filth in concert 

Comment by Mari on September 17, 2012 at 17:54

yeah Dani you and me are quite munchkin. I am only 4'11"

Comment by Thiago Eckhart on September 15, 2012 at 1:06

forgotten of Brazil

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