CRADLE OF FILTH: Special Fan Edition Of 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' Detailed

September 30, 2010

The special fan edition of CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa", is only available at this location and will be strictly limited; once they sell out they will never be re-pressed.

As vocalist Dani Filth stated, this is will be "the best CRADLE OF FILTH release that we have ever created, the ultimate version of our ultimate album. For you, our loyal mortal appreciators."

The fan's edition comes packaged in a deluxe box containing:

* 2 CDs : the album plus disc of bonus tracks (including "Adest Rosa Secreta Eros", an exclusive track that will not be available on any other edition of the album).

* 1 DVD : the promo video for "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)", plus a documentary on the making of the video.

* A 64-page hard-back book containing band photos, musings and artwork.

* An exclusive t-shirt.

* A lenticular 3D version of the album cover art ready for framing.

* Photographic prints.

* A certificate from the band.

The band are still putting the final touches to the designs for all of the box's contents. These will be revealed soon.

This special fan's edition is only available from this site and will be strictly limited. Once sold out, they will never be re-pressed.

Track listing:

Disc 1

01. The Cult Of Venus Aversa
02. One Foul Step From The Abyss
03. The Nun With The Astral Habit
04. Retreat Of The Sacred Heart
05. The Persecution Song
06. Deceiving Eyes
07. Lilith Immaculate
08. The Spawn Of Love And War
09. Harlot On A Pedestal
10. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)
11. Beyond Eleventh Hour

Disc 2

01. Beast of Extermination
02. Truth And Agony
03. Adest Rosa Secreta Eros
04. Mistress From The Sucking Pit
05. Behind The Jagged Mountains
06. The Cult Of Venus Aversa (demo)
07. The Nun With The Astral Habit (demo)
08. Deceiving Eyes (demo)


* Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) - promo video
* The Making Of "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)"

"Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)", the new video from CRADLE OF FILTH, can viewed below. The clip was directed by Dani Jacobs, who previously worked with CRADLE OF FILTH on the "Nymphetamine" video as well clips from PHIL COLLINS, THE CORRS and MOBY, among others.

"Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" is scheduled for release on November 1 through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver imprint (November 9 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records).

"Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" is, in the words of CRADLE's infamous frontman Dani Filth, "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."

CRADLE OF FILTH — consisting of Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and James McIlroy on guitar, David Pybus on bass, Martin Skaroupka on drums and Ashley Ellyllon on keyboards — recorded the follow-up to 2008's "Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder" at Monkey Puzzle studios near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. The bandmembers remain stalwarts to the satanic horror ethos by again composing a fully blown concept album, this time based on Adam's first wife, the lascivious Demoness Lilith; throwing Medieval nuns, Knights Templars, Greek mythology and lashings of sex, occult lore and violent bloodshed into the smelting pot, to create a darkly erotic nightmare set to their unique scope of supreme vampyric metal. And with an as-near-as-dammit release date of All Hallow's Eve 2010, CRADLE OF FILTH are snarling at the leash to get out to all of their fans across the world. "We can't wait to play this shit live," admits Dani.

For this release, the band wanted mastery of their own destiny, choosing to release the album on their very own AbraCadaver label in conjunction with Peaceville Records, home to such illicit luminaries as DARKTHRONE, KATATONIA, MY DYING BRIDE, BLOODBATH and GALLHAMMER, among many others. Vocalist Dani Filth has described the move as being "a choice to move away from the artistic restrictions/mindless inhibitions imposed by dwelling on a major label" and cites the current financial clime as "the perfect opportunity to start doing things our own way again, with the added benefit of being a far bigger fish in a proverbial pool, surrounded by people who have been handpicked to get the job best done. And more importantly... who still are hungry for the taste of music."

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