Black Metal Friday: Cradle Of Filth “Scorched Earth Erotica”
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Gothic black metal pioneers Cradle of Filth has just announced that they will be bringing their “Inquisitional Torture” tour to the shores of North America for a 2016 tour swing. Support acts Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris will be along for the ride as well. Be sure to get your tickets early, as they’re sure to go quickly. You can catch the show at the following dates and locations listed down below.

Dani Filth and company are on tour in support of their 2015 album Hammer of the Witches, which fans and critics alike have hailed as the band’s best effort in many years.

Our Black Metal Friday track for this week reaches all the way back to 2001. From the EP Bitter Suites to Succubi, here is the official video for “Scorched Earth Erotica.”

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Black Metal Friday: Cradle of Filth “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych”
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Symphonic black metal pioneers Cradle of Filth are gearing up for the release of their eleventh studio album this July. The record is titled Hammer of the Witches and will be released by metal mega-label Nuclear Blast Records. It is the first COF album to feature the British band’s new lineup.

For this week’s Black Metal Friday, check out the video for the album’s first single, “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych,” here below.

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Cradle of Filth Voted Suffolk’s Greatest Icon; The County Officials Are Not Amused

The county of Suffolk in the UK recently reached out to residents and asked them what and who they thought were local icons of the area. Officials behind the outreach were surprised, and unamused, when the metal band Cradle Of Filth came in as the number 1 voted icon of Suffolk, receiving a total of 13,025 votes… which is “OVER 9,000” more votes than what was received by the icon that came second place: a swimming pool.

Cradle of Filth originated from Suffolk in 1991, playing music that was highly influenced by the Black Metal movement. The band’s sound has since evolved into a mix of different metal styles including Gothic Metal and Symphonic Black Metal, and are known for songs such as “From The Cradle To Enslave” and “Nymphetamine.”

The organization behind the icons poll, Choose Suffolk, have opted to ignore the public votes, and have since provided a list of 20 finalists to the judges — a list that does not contain the band’s name.

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