Tour de Force



This song gets stuck in my head at least twice a year. I don’t know why.

So yeterday Cradle of Filth announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, and people seem to be put-off by the support acts — namely Nachtmystium and Turisas (Daniel Lioneye are also on the bill, but for whatever reason, no one seems to be put off by that). Longtime MetalSucks Mega-Maniac Shinaain writes, “I was little taken aback… Should I be?” Reader Stephen Parker, meanwhile, cries out “WHY!?” MS columnist Nocturno Cultowitz, after disappearing for weeks and weeks without response to any of our e-mails, actually called me to predict that either Blake Judd would murder Dani Filth by the conclusion of the tour, or otherwise Nachtmystium would be kicked-off the tour for attempting to murder Dani Filth.

But I think you guys are looking at this at all wrong. Cradle of Filth are a gateway band! And the kids at their shows are highly likely inclined to enjoy a) some form of black metal, and b) bands with a certain theatrical flair. Well, Nachtmystium meets one of those criteria, and Turisas meet the other. Will Nachtmystium go over CoF fans’ heads? I honestly don’t know. Cradlers (or whatever the fuck they call themselves) might be really open to a song like “No Funeral” in a way that some tr00 kvltists have not been. And I think they’ll eat Turisas up. So one way or the other, I imagine that opening for CoF will garner both Nachtmystium and Turisas at least some new fans. And at the end of the day, isn’t that a good thing? Don’t we want awesome music to reach as many ears as possible? It’s not like they’re opening for Limp Bizkit or ICP or whatever.

Dates after the jump, courtesy SMN.

February 1 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
February 2 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
February 4 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 5 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
February 6 – Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues
February 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
February 9 – San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom
February 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
February 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
February 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
February 16 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
February 18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
February 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
February 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
February 25 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
February 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
February 27 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
February 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
March 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
March 3 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
March 4 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
March 5 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 6 – Baltimore, MD @  Bourbon Street Ballroom
March 8 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
March 9 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
March 12 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone
March 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade


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