British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH have released the following statement:
“CRADLE OF FILTH are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their U.S. tour ’28 Days Closer To Hell’ is going to have to be cancelled, due to U.S. immigration issues beyond the band’s control.
“They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.
“The band sincerely apologise to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour.”
CRADLE OF FILTH‘s tenth studio album, “The Manticore And Other Horrors”, sold 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous full-length effort, “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa”, opened with 5,800 units in November 2010 to land at No. 99.
CRADLE OF FILTH‘s 2008 CD, “Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder”, premiered with a little over 11,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 48. This was slightly less than the first-week tally registered by 2006’s “Thornography”, which shifted nearly 13,000 copies the first week out to enter The Billboard chart at No. 66, and “Nymphetamine”, which premiered with almost 14,000 copies back in October 2004.
“The Manticore And Other Horrors” was released in North America on October 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, “The Manticore And Other Horrors” is a testament to the longevity of the ‘FILTH, as not only does it reek of CRADLE‘s (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.