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CRADLE OF FILTH and INFECTED RAIN Announce Australian Invasion September 2024 Tour

A ThePhoenix.au & Metropolis Touring Presentation

CRADLE OF FILTH and INFECTED RAIN Australian Invasion September 2024 Tour

It has been many years since CRADLE OF FILTH last darkened our horizon and we can now hail their return this September to commemorate the release of their “Best Of” Live album, Trouble & Their Double.

Belched from the fiery depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk, UK, CRADLE OF FILTH are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and wilfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity. Led by the inimitable Dani Filth, the band has weathered decades of tumult and trial, earning a formidable reputation as both a singular creative force and one of the most riotously entertaining live bands the metal world has ever produced.

Thus far into their distinguished and highly influential career CRADLE OF FILTH continue to show their ferocious efficacy with no signs of slowing down as they maintain their unparalleled fusion of gothic grandeur and blackened metal. Filth’s influence is felt far and wide as Dani recently teamed up for a collaborative song with pop megastar Ed Sheeran, which is set to appear on their upcoming album.

No doubt CRADLE OF FILTH will ignite the flames of anticipation with their impending arrival as they descend on our land for a trip through the darkness as we embrace the chaos and bear witness to their infernal live presence.

And this time they will not be coming alone, rapidly rising Moldovans, INFECTED RAIN. will be chaperoned by the innovators of extreme for their debut tour of Australia.

INFECTED RAIN are led by the enigmatic, charismatic and multi-talented Lena Scissorhands, who has cemented her place as one of the greatest frontwomen in Metal. INFECTED RAIN accent the introspective musical journey as they wind between effectively-placed progressive, electronic and even nu-metal features amid ethereal passages, bolstered by subterranean heaviness and rhythmic grooves topped by Scissorhands’ hair-raising screams and haunting vocals.

CRADLE OF FILTH and INFECTED RAIN September 2024 Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday 24th – PERTH, Metropolis Fremantle

Wednesday 25th – ADELAIDE, The Gov

Friday 27th – MELBOURNE, Northcote Theatre

Saturday 28th – SYDNEY, The Metro

Sunday 29th – BRISBANE, The Triffid


Presale: Wednesday May 1st, 10:00am Local time

General Public: Thursday May 2nd, 10:00am Local time

From: https://metropolistouring.com/cradle-of-filth-2024/

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Cradle of Filth – Trouble and Their Double Lives

With the release of a Live album, you need to make sure that the production of each recording is top notch and that the songs were played spot on, unless there is a planned deviation from the original. Trouble and Their Double Lives, Cradle of Filth’s second Live album ever, since Live Bait for the Dead in 2002, is a compilation of live recordings spanning between 2014 – 2019, which brings you some of your favourite COF tracks live from across the globe.

The song choices for this album are a solid line up of classic Cradle of Filth, although it is missing some of my personal favourites, it’s still a great track list from start to finish. They have included Honey and Sulphur and Death of Love off Godspeed on the Devils Thunder, which I think has some amazing tracks that we never really get to hear live. Promise of Fever, off Damnation and a Day, a stand up heavy track on the Cradle spectrum makes the cut as well, another album I’d love to see more of live. The 11 minute track, Bathory Aria is placed about halfway through the album, such an incredible track and they do it well live.

Trouble and Their Double Lives starts off with one of the latest singles She Is A Fire, which is a new Cradle concoction bringing a great introduction to the next studio albums direction. For those of you who haven’t listened to it yet, it is along similar lines to the last couple of albums writing and production style. There is a cheeky second single halfway through the album Demon Prince Regent, there was a live footage video clip release alongside the album release. This track is incredibly melodic and heavy, another nice mix of a song to give further insight to the new direction. Cradle of Filth have been one of my favourite bands for the last 20 years, I have enjoyed the different approaches to each album, the concepts, the art, some of them have worked and some of them haven’t but it has always been them and I’m excited to hear what they come out with next.

Dani Filth is one of my all-time favourite front men, he wears the mantle well and in the last decade where I have seen them come out to Australia, I have seen him deal with hecklers, stage issues and poor crowd involvement and every time he has managed to turn it around. It’s good to hear some of the stage persona on this album as well as just his vocal work.

Listening to these live tracks brings back all the memories of the past shows I’ve seen. It’s great to reminisce on their shows, Nymphetamine will always make me think of watching a crowd slow dance, multiple couples, hand in hand, in the moment, dancing to gothic metal, I love being in this scene. There are tracks on here that cater to all Cradle of Filth fans, from all or most eras. Go out and get this Live album to tide you over until there is the release of a new studio album!

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