Mar 16, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 6:30 PM

Day: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Day Of Show Price: $28
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Cradle Of Filth

Malevolent kings of British metal. Masters of the darkest arts and crafts. Cradle Of Filth have been firmly ensconced at the forefront of the extreme music scene for the last two decades. Ever since they emerged from the lengthening Suffolk shadows in 1991, Dani Filth and his fiendish cohorts have blazed a grotesque trail across the globe, spreading their fetid gospel of obscene theatricality, pitch-black horror and exquisite musical madness, earning themselves a formidable reputation as one of the most important metal bands ever.

After unleashing three nefarious demo recordings, Cradle Of Filth began their campaign of dastardly destruction in earnest with the release of 1994’s ferocious debut album The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh, laying down a blackprint for everything that would follow, as Mr. Filth’s unhinged vocal versatility and gloriously twisted literary skills collided with a grandiose barrage of scything riffs, macabre atmospherics and bone-wrenching brutality. Upping the abominable ante for 1996’s Vempire EP and its full-length follow-up, Dusk…And Her Embrace, Cradle Of Filth rapidly established themselves as standard bearers for the UK’s dark metallic underground, consolidating that status with increasingly extravagant and dramatic live shows that put the meagre efforts of their contemporaries to shame. By the time 1998’s grand concept piece Cruelty And The Beast was unveiled, Cradle had already started to prod the mainstream’s vulnerable ribcage with their scathing wit and self-deprecation, making a notorious appearance on BBC2 documentary Living With The Enemy that enabled them to scare the merry hell out of startled viewers across the length and breadth of Britain. After Dani set his stalwart songwriting partnership with guitarist Paul Allender (who had returned for a second tenure with the band), 1999’s From The Cradle To Enslave even managed to scale the battlements of the mainstream pop charts, hastening the band’s growing stature as hated household names and music press anti-heroes.

As the new millennium dawned, Cradle Of Filth tapped a new vein of rich creativity with their fourth studio album Midian; a dizzying eruption of cinematic grimoire and razor-sharp sonic viscera that paved the way for a steady stream of similarly monstrous releases, including their own horror movie (2000's underground success Cradle Of Fear). With an ever-growing penchant for augmenting their gruesome sound with ornate orchestration and all manner of disparate aural mischief, the band bestrode the decade with supreme confidence. Damnation And A Day, the Grammy-nominated Nymphetamine and Thornography all cast their sickly shadow on an otherwise impoverished music world, and countless world tours and festival triumphs duly followed on the whims of major label status.

Clicking into a higher and more hideous gear, Cradle displayed their contempt for taking the easy route with 2008’s Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder, another labyrinthine concept work that told the vile saga of legendary knight and serial killer Gilles de Rais via some of the band’s most aggressive and intense material to date. Sustaining that sickening momentum with 2010’s similarly brutish and melodramatic Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa, our beloved filthmongers have showed no signs of slowing the pace of their creative flow, and have entered the second decade of this new century in the rudest and most rampant of health.

And now, it is time for the well-oiled gates of Midian to swing violently open once more as Cradle Of Filth prepare to release their tenth studio album, the all-powerful and undeniably terrifying The Manticore And Other Horrors. Recorded in eight to ten weeks at Springvale and Grindstone studios (where revered engineer Scott Atkins weaves his monstrous gloss), the new album comprises a collection of chilling tales of “personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities…” while showcasing the ongoing redefining and remorseless mutation of the classic Cradle sound, with an ever-more vicious underbelly of punk-fuelled black metal carnage driving the likes of monumental title track Manticore, the obnoxiously infectious For Your Vulgar Delectation and towering slabs of spew-drenched steel like The Abhorrent and Siding With The Titans breathlessly and brutally forward. With tentative plans for a release on Hallowe’en 2012, this is the ultimate Cradle Of Filth experience to date, complete with horrific live show come November and December, the band headline-touring in Europe.

'This is our tenth commandment in metal,” proclaims Dani Filth. “We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed into it something that, I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming…Long live the filth!'

The Faceless
The FacelessThe Faceless is a technical death metal band from Encino, California who have astonished their live audiences with dizzying guitar work, lightning fast drumming and unmatched brutality. Formed by guitarist Michael Keene and bassist Brandon Giffin, the band quickly found the perfect mix of dedicated musicians to complete the line up.

Currently, the band is in a studio working on their newest album that is set to be released in 2011.!/THEFACELESSband

DecapitatedDECAPITATED As a Teenage Death Metal act DECAPITATED averaged an age of just 17 by the time of their debut album but incredibly drummer Vitek was a mere twelve years old upon their formation in 1996. Both guitarist Vogg and bassist Martin also held down membership of Black Metal act LUX OCCULTA . In 1997 the trio of vocalist Sauron, guitarist Vogg and Vitek added the 13 year old bassist Martin. DECAPITATED, hailing from Krosno, debuted with the demos Cemeteral Gardens in 1997 and 1998 "The Eye Of Horus". Further exposure was garnered by the inclusion of tracks on the 2000 Relapse Records 'Polish Assault' compilation alongside YATTERING , LOST SOUL and DAMNABLE . The first album, recorded for Earache subsidiary Wicked World, was produced by VADER Piotr Wiwczarek and sees a cover of SLAYER Mandatory Suicide. DECAPITATED early demos were pressed up onto CD by Poland’s Metal Mind Productions entitled The First Damned, adding two live tracks from the 'Thrash 'em All' festival. The band toured as support to VADER in early 2001. DECAPITATED's February 2002 album 'Nihility' would include a cover version of NAPALM DEATH 's 'Suffer The Children'. The band scored a valuable coup later that same year, being chosen to perform at the Polish 'Ozzfest' event in late May. By August DECAPITATED was on the road in North America with tour partners INCANTATION , VEHEMENCE and DEAD TO FALL . The band, shooting a promotional video for the track 'Spheres of Madness' to further promote the album, would form up part of a strong package bill topped by VADER for a run of dates across mainland Europe from late August alongside KRISIUN and PREJUDICE . Vitek took time out to lay down drums on VADER frontman Piotr Wiwczarek's PANZER X project EP 'Steel Fist'. The February 2004 DECAPITATED album 'The Negatron' would see a bonus track offering of a take on DEICIDE 's 'Lunatic Of God's Creation'. A short spurt of UK dates saw the band ranked alongside ROTTING CHRIST , ANATA and THUS DEFILED . The band then united with Norwegian Black Metal elite outfit MAYHEM and Japanese act DEFILED for a European tour commencing early April. US dates scheduled for July and August had DECAPITATED opening for CANNIBAL CORPSE . However, all North American touring plans were cancelled due to the sensitivity in regard to the band's name and the executions of hostage victims in Iraq. DECAPITATED parted ways with guitarist Jacek Hiro in October, opting to remain a quartet for February 2005 European gigs allied with HATE , CRIONICS and DIES IRAE . The band re-shaped in June when frontman Sauron closed a nine year tenure by announcing his withdrawal. DECAPITATED quickly drew in their friend Covan formerly of ATROPHIA RED SUN, NEUROTOXIC.c.w.a., as replacement. The band entered Hertz Studios in Bialystok in August to record a new album entitled 'Organic Hallucinosis'. September European dates had DECAPITATED partnered with British act GOREROTTED and Dutch DETONATION . Following US gigs in December, DECAPITATED parted ways with bassist Martin, the four-stringer having to deal with military conscription issues, pulling in Richard Gulczynski as replacement. Live work breaking into 2006, promoting the 'Organic Hallucinosis' album recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, saw the band teaming up with HYPOCRISY , SOILENT GREEN , RAGING SPEEDHORN , NILE and WITH PASSION for a North American tour commencing in early January. In mid February it was learned that bassist Martin had returned to the fold. US dates for September and October 2006 saw the band hooking up with KRISIUN , CATTLE DECAPITATION , SIX FEET UNDER and ABYSMAL DAWN . The band united with headliners FEAR FACTORY and SUFFOCATION for further North American shows in November. The band united with Nancy's PHAZM for extensive European touring throughout February 2007. In May the group toured throughout Australia and New Zeeland supporting NILE . The band's next tour outing was to be the 'Summer Slaughter' trek across the USA throughout June and July, seeing NECROPHAGIST headlining on a mammoth package billing with BENEATH THE MASSACRE , CEPHALIC CARNAGE , CATTLE DECAPITATION , THE FACELESS , AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK , ARSIS and ION DISSONANCE . The band is ready for next tour attacks! Asia, North and South America and Europe!!!

The Agonist