"Lilith Immaculate", the new single from British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH, is now available to download from all major download stores. An extended version of the track is included on "Evermore Darkly", the forthcoming CD/DVD set that will be released in Europe via Peaceville Records on October 24 (October 18 in North America).
A new video blog taken from the DVD can be viewed below. The blog features CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth discussing the perils of life on the road before risking life and limb to get to the tour bus.
"Evermore Darkly" is a follow-on from last year's triumphant "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" album. The CD/DVD package includes new tracks and rarities, along with a lengthy on-the-road documentary and ten songs filmed live at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, 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 Caggiano from ANTHRAX, the extended rendition of "Lilith Immaculate", as well as tempered demo versions of three "Darkly, Darkly" 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 favorite "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 Graspop Metal Meeting appearance.
Dani states: "This 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."
The CRADLE OF FILTH iPhone app has also been updated and now features the "Evermore Darkly" audio samples and artwork, news and videos. The app is available to download for free from the app store.
"Evermore Darkly" track listing:
01. Transmission From Hell?
02. Thank Your Lucky Scars
03. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) - Elder Version
04. Lilith Immaculate (Extended Length)
05. The Persecution Song - Elder Version
06. Forgive Me Father (I'm In A Trance)
07. The Spawn Of Love And War - Elder Version
08. Summer Dying Fast ("Midnight In The Labyrinth" breadcrumb trail)
"Venus Diversa" DVD:
01. "Lilith Immaculate" Promo Video
02. "You Can't Polish A TurdBut You Can Roll It In Glitter" Rockumentary
03. "Burning Down Graspop", Dessel, Belgium, June 25, 2011 Live Footage
"Evermore Darkly" audio samples: