Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth are set to hit the road in October for an extended run of dates across the UK and Europe. The band recently announced Ne Obliviscaris as the main support for the tour but they are now on the look out for openers for the shows. Teaming up with Metal Hammer, the band have launched a competition for local bands from each territory that the tour visits to join them on the road. Vocalist Dani Filth commented on the competition: "This is a really cool idea that has worked for us previously touring in Australia, wherein Ne Obliviscaris won a slot, and now they're special guests to the entire tour and playing festivals all round the globe. It is also reminiscent of the chance we were given by others to play in our early days as a band, so it's an honour to pass the opportunity onto fresh talent. Plus we get to check out a huge bunch of up and coming music, as do the magazines sponsoring this, so all-in-all its a win/win situation. That is of course unless you lose! Still, worth the punt methinks, these shows are going to be adrenaline-fuelled rushes of pure raucous Metal insanity, for sure!"
Head over to Metal Hammer to be in with a chance of being involved in this unique opportunity:http://nblast.de/CradleOfFilthComp.
The tour is in support of the band's new release, 'Hammer Of The Witches'. The album was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches - but Cradle Of Filth’s title version is more retributory: It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands and it's payback time.
Order ‘Hammer Of The Witches’: http://nblast.de/COFHammer
INQUISITIONAL TOURTURE 2015 - UK DATES
16.10. UK Nottingham - Rock City
17.10. UK Bristol - Marble Factory
18.10. UK Norwich - The Waterfront
20.10. UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
21.10. UK Glasgow - The Garage
22.10. UK Manchester - Academy 2
23.10. UK London - Koko
NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK