CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth has updated his official blog, an excerpt follows:
“After the disaster that was the US tour cancellation (which still weighs incredibly heavy on the mind, adding to the depressing weather front), at least we have the warmer climes of South America, Asia and Australia to look forward to, and a whole bunch of people who’ve never seen the band perform before to impress. This will be quite like being dropped in at the deep end for Lindsay our current keyboardist/backing singer, who will suddenly appreciate the sudden chaos, cause and colour of these forthcoming Cradle Of Filth shows. I know both South American and Australian crowds are absolutely rabid, but it will definitely be interesting to see the reaction of our fans in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea in comparison. After all, I expect COF fans to be pretty mental the world over! Paul, Martin, James, Daniel, Lindsay and myself are all really really looking forward to it.
And the shows.
Didn’t being banned in China come as some big surprise?! What the Hell was that all about? Apparently the permits had already been granted; signed, sealed, delivered and the shows organised, then suddenly a complete U-turn on the decision from the appropriate authorities (immigration are not my favourite suitors at the moment, as you can imagine). I also used to think ‘Big In Japan’ was a popular distinction, not ‘Banned In China’, which is growing on me like a Shiitake mushroom.
On the Wonderful Land Of Oz however, I do have news. For the East Coast run of shows, the main support there will be Australian extreme noise terrorists THE AMENTA. For the show in Perth it will be the melodic death metal outfit CLAIM THE THRONE. The opening act for each night will be decided by a competition held in honour of all things dark and bastardly, where bands can win their own coveted opening slot, oo-er missus!
Anyhoo, see below for details…
To enter this fantastic competition, crawl painfully over to Facebook to register your band’s details and best song. Bands must register their details through the purpose built Facebook application, which allows users to send a soundcloud link of their best song. The most suitable songs will be shortlisted and put to a public vote through the KillRockStar Entertainment facebook page. The top 3 highest voted songs/bands in each city will then be presented to Simon Cowell, sorry, Dani Filth, who will pick the final winners to open the shows in each city himself! Without the aid of crutches, thinking people or anything! Registrations for bands close midnight Sunday 24th March by the tolling of the misery bell.”
To read Dani’s blog in its entirety, click here.
Cradle Of Filth’s complete tour schedule can be viewed at this location.