Cradle Of Filth Issues North American Tour Update
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Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth has posted the following North American tour update online:
"Ahoy ye abhorrent landlubbers!
"Our royal Ship of Fools has once again crashed upon the welcome rocks of America, only to find it in the steely grip of one of the worst winters on record. Everywhere are freezing, once-scorching desert towns reduced to frozen tundras. Even the tumbleweed in the streets is rolling frozen, and everywhere there are queues and chaos.
"On our first day off Countess Alkaline (our new keyboardist/backing singer), somehow managed to get locked inside a Best Buy store when [the] power was suddenly cut off, and between Houston and Dallas the going on the interstate was so bad due to the ice and blizzard, that the traffic had to halt mid flow. In fact, the Dallas show was close to being cancelled due to attendance fears, indeed on arrival the whole road to the venue was frozen over with a glassy sheet of black ice.
"I had to use my luggage as a makeshift bobsleigh just to get to the door before it was salted! That said it did make for a surreal few days with both the Houston and Dallas shows being really intense affairs and the fans diehard. All the bands on this Creatures From The Black Abyss tour are awesome live too, Turisas, battle metal's most heathen, having played with us for a one off in Mexico City a few days before, airing material from their latest album' Daniel Lioneye make for an eclectic mix of black metal and hardcore with a manic spin (two members moonlighting from gothwampas H.I.M), whilst main supports Nachtmystium are hook laden and dirty and occult ridden thrash through and through.
"So imagine having to play after that lot! Still, the show has only just begun, so people are just beginning to acknowledge one another and teething troubles are still being plucked at. And 'the Crewdle' (our stalwart band of sea-hardened lackeys) are outdoing themselves with the handling of the stage show each and every night, building the laboratory that will feed the monsters. Indeed, the first day in Houston saw the band muck in with some scenery painting, I myself managed to pebble-dash someone's Mustang tailgate, as the wind was pretty erratic and I was out spraying Geoff and Jane our touring skeletons.
"Unfortunately, both some of the Crew(dle) and the band have contracted some sort of stomach virus in Mexico (myself included), rendering the topic of conversation these past few days to who has cramps and who doesn't, who has poo-ed the most times and with which consistency and people fart-testing their deepest fear- that of shitting oneself on stage or in bed. Fortunately myself I have since been three days solid."
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