The CD/DVD, a follow-on from last year’s ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ album, will include an on-the-road documentary, along with ten songs filmed at Graspop metal meet earlier this year.
Previously unreleased tracks, such as ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, a remix of ‘Forgive Me Father’, courtesy of Anthrax’s Rob Caggiano, an extended version of ‘Lilith Immaculate’, and demo versions of three songs from ‘Darkly, Darkly’ will also be revealed.
The 45 minute documentary, poignantly named, ‘You Can’t Polish A Turd, But You Can Roll It In Glitter’, was filmed earlier this year. It documents the band on their tour across Europe, over eight performances, including Graspop fesitval.
The film also includes an interview with Dani Filth, who says the album 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’.
Closing with a bang, the last track of the album is a teasing taste of Cradle’s upcoming orchestral project. The track is a classic rework of ‘Summer Dying Fast’. A slight digression, albeit one fans should be starting to anticipate, Danny recently said in an interview: “We have an orchestral album coming out later in the year called Midnight in Labyrinth. It’s versions of songs that are hand-picked from our first albums. It is like a huge horror movie soundtrack. There’s some very melancholy parts and very, very dark, sterling parts. It’s another string to our bow…something else that kind of broadens the horizons of just being into Cradle of Filth.”
Words: Jessica Brown