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Cradle of Filth

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Cradle of Filth at House of Blues Chicago

The Noise presents Cradle of Filth: Cryptoriana World Tour, featuring:

  • Cradle of Filth
  • Wednesday 13
  • Raven Black

Monday, March 25
@House of Blues (Music Hall)
Ages = 17+
Doors = 6:30 pm
Show = 8:00 pm
Tickets’ starting price = $32

Cradle of Filth

Cradle of FilthBritish black metal band Cradle of Filth formed in 1991, originally comprised of vocalist Dani Filth (born Daniel Lloyd Davey), guitarist Paul Ryan, his keyboardist brother Benjamin, bassist John Richard, and drummer Darren. After recording a demo dubbed Invoking the Unclean a year later, the group recruited guitarist Robin Eaglestone, who quit soon after recording a second demo, Orgiastic Pleasures; however, when Richard exited the band a short time later, Eaglestone stepped back in to assume bass duties, opening the door for guitarist Paul Allender. Following a third demo, Total Fucking Darkness, Cradle of Filth — with new drummer Nicholas Barker — signed with the Cacophonous label, issuing their proper debut, The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, in mid-1994.

In 2010, the band left Roadrunner, signing to Peaceville in Europe and Nuclear Blast in the U.S. for the release of its ninth studio album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, a concept album that focused on the myth of the demon Lilith, the alleged first wife of the biblical Adam. It was the first Cradlealbum not to contain any instrumental tracks, and also featured the sole appearance with the band of keyboardist Ashley Ellyllon, formerly of Abigail Williams. In 2012, reduced to the trio of Filth, Allender, and Škaroupka, the band released The Manticore and Other Horrors, on which they did a bit of a turnabout, returning female vocals and hardcore punk riffs to the fore. A deluxe, remastered, and expanded edition of their early demo, Total Fucking Darkness, was slated for release in May 2014, featuring additional, previously unreleased tracks, proved a stopgap.

Cradle of Filthannounced their 12th album Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay in June 2017. It was produced by longtime collaborator Scott Atkins in Suffolk. In interview, Dani Filth stated: “The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. ‘Cryptoriana’ implies the Victorian’s infatuation with the supernatural, the grave, and the ghoulish, while the subtitle ‘The Seductiveness of Decay’ further cements this attraction to death and the glittering, lengthy process of self-annihilation.” The set was issued in September while the band was already promoting it on tour. (Source)

Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13Musician and horror aficionado Joseph Poole embarked on his career in music in 1992 with Maniac Spider Trash. He left the group in 1996 and formed Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 with fellow “Spider Trashers” Abby Normaland Sicko Zero. The band managed to release five full-length albums and six EPs over the span of five years before calling it quits in 2003 as a result of Poole’s rising success with his Murderdolls side project. In 2004, Poole began recording under the moniker Wednesday 13, releasing the EP 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence. It was followed in 2005 by the full-length Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead. In May 2006, Wednesday 13 put out a six-CD/DVD box set called Little Box of Horrors, followed by Fang Bang later that September. The significantly heavier and darker Skeletons dropped in 2008, followed by the equally brooding Calling All Corpses in 2011. The Dixie Dead, the project’s fifth studio long-player, arrived in 2013, followed by Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague(2015) and Condolences (2017), the latter of which was the group’s first outing for Nuclear Blast. (Source)

Raven Black

Raven Black