I have been thinking about videos lately; basically noticing how some bands try with their videos while others seem to care less. Maybe it’s a budget thing. Rammstein always has good videos; most bands are hit or miss. Pearl Jam had a gem of a video with Jeremy and I liked Slayer’s Eyes of the Insane even thought it doesn’t feature the band at all. Cradle of Filth has some consistency with their videos. This is a band that adds a little meaning to their songs with some sort of visual concept. The Video of the Week this chilly Friday is for their new song off their new album The Manticore and Other Horrors. Personally, my favorite album from them is still Midian, but I like the new one…seems a bit more of the older style with still some “softer” elements the band has introduced over the years. Review to follow in due time. For now here is their new video for Frost on Her Pillow and also a bonus video of theirs called Scorched Earth Erotica. Have a great weekend.
I think it’s been a little over a year since Cradle of Filth graced fans with a tour and even longer for fans in the local area of East Anglia, England. I thought when I got stationed in England in 2008, I would have an opportunity to see UK-based bands like Cradle of Filth more often than I could see in the States. It’s hasn’t necessarily worked out that way. I thought that living in the same county as Dani Filth might afford me a chance to see more Cradle of Filth one-off club shows in the area; not quite so. On August 2, I finally got my chance to see the (Symphonic) Black metal band at a spacious club in Cambridge, England. This was labeled as their warm up gig before their performance at Wacken, Germany which went on this past weekend. This was my second time seeing Cradle of Filth – the first in the UK.