British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will embark on a headlining tour of Australia in May 2009. Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 22 - Metro City - Perth, Australia
May 24 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, Australia
May 26 - The Palace - Melbourne, Australia
May 28 - The Metro - Sydney, Australia
May 31 - The Arena - Brisbane, Australia
Quality fan-filmed video footage of CRADLE OF FILTH's December 7, 2008 concert Bologna, Italy can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "ginmetal").
CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 37. The CD also sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder" is the follow-up to "Thornography", which shifted nearly 13,000 copies in the U.S. the first week out to enter The Billboard chart at No. 66. This was roughly in line with the performance of its predecessor, "Nymphetamine", which premiered with almost 14,000 copies back in October 2004.
"Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder" is conceptual and is based on the well-documented, true-life fall from grace of a shadowy historical figure named Gilles de Rais, a wealthy French nobleman who was one of Joan of Arc's brothers-in-arms. He was best known, however, as a prolific serial killer who mixed prayers with his nightly murders as well as an aspiring alchemist. He was accused of a panoply of crimes, among them heresy, demonology and kidnapping. There's even an extreme fringe sect of historians who question de Rais' true status, with some convinced he was framed.
CRADLE OF FILTH will make its much-anticipated return to U.S. soil this winter for their first headline tour since the Viva La Bands tour in fall 2007. SATYRICON will serve as main support, while Greek metallers SEPTICFLESH (now written as one word) will open the show. The tour runs for six weeks.
"Shat out of Hell":
"Honey & Sulphur":
"Cruelty and the Beast":