Extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH are back to hit European stages this fall, starting October 1 in Paris! The English cult-followed outfit, led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth, will visit 22 cities across 12 different counties, accompanied by Alcest and Naraka. This massive event reaches its peak on Saturday, October 29 at London venue indigo at The O2 where CRADLE OF FILTH will celebrate Halloween with a very special and spooky evening under the banner of The Monstrous Sabbat. See below for all current dates and further info on The Monstrous Sabbat.
Dani Filth states:
“We are extremely excited to be touring Europe again after the horrid pandemic in support of our latest album and with a brand new themed stage-show to blast it from. The shows promise to be extremely visual and visceral, with two great support bands joining us in the shape of Alcest and Naraka, to bolster the delivery of this nocturnal extravaganza.
Come join us then in dark musical ritual this October, on the noisome crawl to All Hallows’ Eve and our annual Monstrous Sabbat, this year blackening the skies above The O2 at indigo at The O2.
See you vulgar ghouls out on the open road.
Dark Horses and Forces European Tour
w/ Alcest & Naraka
01.10.22 FR – Paris / Elysée Montmartre
03.10.22 LU – Luxembourg / Rockhal
04.10.22 BE – Antwerp / Trix
05.10.22 NL – Eindhoven / Effenaar
07.10.22 NL – Zwolle / Hedo
08.10.22 DE – Bochum / Matrix
09.10.22 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
10.10.22 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
12.10.22 CZ – Brno / Fleda
13.10.22 AT – Vienna / Simm City
14.10.22 IT – Milan / Live Club
15.10.22 CH – Zurich / Komplex 457
17.10.22 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
19.10.22 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
21.10.22 ES – Barcelona / Razzamataz 1
22.10.22 ES – Madrid / BUT Club
23.10.22 ES – Pamplona / Totem
25.10.22 FR – Rennes / L’etage
27.10.22 UK – Bristol / Marble Factory
28.10.22 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
29.10.22 UK – London / indigo at The O2 – “The Monstrous Sabbat” Event*
* The Monstrous Sabbat VIP Packages will also be available to purchase. Package will include: show early entry, band meet & greet, photo op, laminate, lanyard + entry to the after party (until 6am). The event is followed by an official After Party until late hosted by Voodoo London; a unique rock metal rave/party with a festival style atmosphere with performances from Alice Bizarre, Sophie Storm, Aima Indigo, Sarah Blackmilk and Miss Fortune – https://www.facebook.com/VOODOOLONDON/
Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH reign supreme as one of the most revered, formative and notorious names in the scene, and are undeniably responsible for breaking ground for many of today’s top metal artists with their trademark mixture of grim blackened heaviness, macabre theatricality and scintillating gothic style. The rule of Filth began in 1991, followed by the unleashing of 1994’s The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh – humble beginnings that expanded into cinematic classics like Cruelty And The Beast and Midian.
The band’s unyielding international touring schedule has garnered them a massive following both in the cult underground and at the top of the mainstream, defying trends while staying true to their roots. More recent offerings such as 2015’s Hammer Of The Witches and 2017’s Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay continued to bolster the unremitting legacy of Filth, until the band, along with the rest of the universe, was abruptly halted by the global pandemic in 2020. But, as is evident by the staggering response from their devoted legion of followers, that time was put to good use, spurring the emergence of the band’s latest, breathtakingly heavy offering, 2021’s Existence Is Futile. The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 with Hard Rock Genre, on the Hard Music Albums charts at #4 in the US and #5 in Canada, #9 on the German Album charts, #3 and #5 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and UK Independent Albums chart respectively, #4 on the Finnish Albums chart and many more, proving that CRADLE OF FILTH continue to own the dark.
[Photo: Dani Filth by James Sharrock]