The first week US sales numbers are in for Cradle Of Filth’s highly anticipated ninth studio album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. The infamous extreme metal group entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #99, selling nearly 6,000 copies in its first week. The November 9th, Nuclear Blast Records release also debuted at #10 on the Independent chart and #7 on Hard Music. The sinister concept album about Adam’s first wife, the lavish demoness Lilith, is available in a multitude of formats and versions, and can be purchased online through the Nuclear Blast web store or on iTunes. An iTunes exclusive limited edition version, featuring bonus tracks and artwork can be downloaded at iTunes, while special Cradle Of Filth bundle packs, including a CD/t-shirt combo, a deluxe 2CD Digipak/t-shirt combo, and an LP/t-shirt combo are available exclusively through the Nuclear Blast webstore. A special 2LP version will hit stores on November 22nd. The track list for Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is…1.) The Cult Of Venus Aversa2.) One Foul Step From The Abyss3.) The Nun With The Astral Habit4.) Retreat Of The Sacred Heart5.) The Persecution Song6.) Deceiving Eyes7.) Lilith Immaculate8.) The Spawn Of Love And War9.) Harlot On A Pedestal10.) Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)11.) Beyond Eleventh HourThe Grammy nominated, Cradle Of Filth, continues to shock, excite, disgust, and inspire in equal measures. A loyal stalwart to the satanic horror ethos, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa was recorded at Monkey Puzzle Studios, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England, and is the follow-up to 2008’s Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder. Artwork comes courtesy of Natalie Shau. Cradle Of Filth will support Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa on a headlining North American tour early next year, the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour.” Nachtmystium, Turisas, and Daniel Lioneye will round out the tour’s impressive package on Cradle Of Filth’s long-awaited return to North American shores. Tickets for the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour” are on sale now. Special VIP meet-and-greet ticket packages are available exclusively through Artist Arena. Meet-and-greet packages are limited, so fans are encouraged to seize this rare opportunity before it’s too late. Whether through their wildly elaborate & theatrical live shows (which incorporate giant lumbering puppets, fire-breathing dancers, freaks and stilt-walkers), provocative merchandise (including the now legendary ‘Jesus Is A C***’ t-shirt), breathtaking artwork, or the weighty subject matter of their albums (their last told the story of a French Lord who fought alongside Joan Of Arc before embarking on a horrific killing spree), Cradle Of Filth is a band whose uncompromising stance has been rewarded with legions of fans around the world, making them the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden. Be sure to check out the Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site for exclusive Cradle Of Filth media, including song previews, video blogs, an iPhone app, and more. Stay tuned to for more information on Cradle Of Filth, the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”, and Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa.“FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”…Feb. 1 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse LiveFeb. 2 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium BallroomFeb. 4 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee TheatreFeb. 5 - Pomona, CA @ Fox TheaterFeb. 6 - Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues Feb. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LiveFeb. 9 - San Francisco, CA@ Regency BallroomFeb. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre Feb. 12 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore BallroomFeb. 15 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center Feb. 16 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom Feb. 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Feb. 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Feb. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club ZooFeb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Feb. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Sound AcademyFeb. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Feb. 28 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec Mar. 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Mar. 3 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater Mar. 4 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Mar. 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Mar. 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street BallroomMar. 8 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva TheatreMar. 9 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange PeelMar. 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ RevolutionMar. 12 - Orlando, FL @ FirestoneMar. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Cradle Of Filth is…Dani Filth (vocals)Paul Allender (guitar)James McIlroy (guitar)David Pybus (bass)Martin Skaroupka (drums)Caroline Campbell (keys) www.cradleoffilth.com www.myspace.com/cradleoffilth
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