Grammy-nominated, British shock rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have delved towards a new level of darkness. Vocalist Dani Filth recently recorded vocals for the theme song to Dario Argento’s latest horror/suspense opus Mother of Tears: The Third Mother. The song, entitled “(She’s) The Mother of Tears” was composed by Claudio Simonetti. Simonetti, a veritable legend among horror film scores, is also noted for penning music to such classics as Dawn of the Dead, Suspiria, Phenomena and several episodes of the popular series Masters of Horror. (Read on for the full press release, plus tour dates!)
CRADLE OF FILTH Vocalist Records Theme Song For Dario Argento’s Latest Horror Epic Mother of Tears: The Third Mother
Band Confirmed To Headline Bam Margera’s Viva La Bands 2007 Tour
Grammy-nominated, British shock rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have delved towards a new level of darkness. Vocalist Dani Filth recently recorded vocals for the theme song to Dario Argento’s latest horror/suspense opus Mother of Tears: The Third Mother. The song, entitled “(She’s) The Mother of Tears” was composed by Claudio Simonetti. Simonetti, a veritable legend among horror film scores, is also noted for penning music to such classics as Dawn of the Dead, Suspiria, Phenomena and several episodes of the popular series Masters of Horror.
Says Dani Filth on his experience working on the film, “’It was a real honor to be asked to work alongside Claudio Simonetti from Goblin, especially as it’s the last of a trilogy for a Dario Argento movie. The whole project has been very exciting to say the least. I received word that my services were being demanded of and I was especially delighted to have been given free reign with the vocals, both musically and lyrically, preserving the lush choir that forms the backbone of the chorus. The result is a four-minute homage to the last and most dangerous in a trio of powerful witches whose aim is to enslave the world. Having finished the song (which is intended for the film’s credits), I am now tense with anticipation for seeing the how the two work together… the film apparently rocks!”
Mother of Tears: The Third Mother concludes Argento’s cult trilogy that began with Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980) and revolves around the resurrection of demonic witches in Rome. The film stars Asia Argento (Land of the Dead), Udo Kier (Grindhouse, Rob Zombie’s Halloween), and Cristian Solimeno (Footballers’ Wives) and is slated for a late autumn worldwide release. It is rumored that this film may also be the last directorial outing for Dario Argento, whose horror career has spanned almost forty years and included such cult films as Deep Red, Demons and Tenebrae. This experience continues CRADLE OF FILTH’s growing trend of offering dark music to films and making the films rather darker. The band’s previous soundtrack credits include Underworld: Evolution, Alone In The Dark, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Ginger Snaps, and Faust.
CRADLE OF FILTH is also spreading the darkness over North America this autumn as they are confirmed to headline Bam Margera’s Viva La Bands 2007 North American Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. CRADLE OF FILTH is touring alongside some of Bam Margera’s other favorite acts, including CKY and up-and-comers Vains of Jenna.
Says the band’s outspoken frontman Dani Filth, “The Viva La Band’s tour promises to be a great musical outing for Cradle, mixing it up with a very eclectic bunch of bands. Bam is a good friend of ours, and when we heard that he was putting together a tour that would hit all the major markets in America, we just jumped at the chance to be a part of his lunatic vision. Where CKY supply the heavy melodic groove, Cradle Of Filth as headliners will give the American audience the proverbial kick in the bollocks they so rightly deserve. Fall will never be the same again! Viva the damned!"
CRADLE OF FILTH is known for its singular stage show and is matched only by its indomitable, dark, heavy, ‘gothic romance’ rock music, which has been brilliantly displayed on the latest Roadrunner Records release Thornography. The album, which firmly planted itself on the Billboard Top 100 Chart upon its release shocked and awed America, as Entertainment Weekly deemed it “excellent” and “gruesomely themed.” Thornography’s brooding energy was accentuated by guest vocals by goth rock hero Ville Vallejo of H.I.M. and Doug Bradley (Pinhead of the Hellraiser film series and longtime CRADLE OF FILTH collaborator). A special edition of Thornography, featuring brand new music and video footage is currently in the works for an early October release.
CRADLE OF FILTH’s sinister music and outrageous stage show is primed to be the ideal backdrop to the imminent Halloween season. With the infamous Bam Margera behind the band and an arsenal of ghoulish mischief in tow, autumn is sure to be anything but ordinary.
Tour dates include:
Wednesday, September 19th Quebec City, QC, Can. Capitole Theatre (COF solo)
Thursday, September 20th Montreal, QC, Can. Metropolis (COF solo)
Friday, September 21st &nb
sp; Hartford, CT Webster Theatre (COF solo)
Saturday, September 22nd Burlington, VT Higher Ground (COF solo)
Monday, September 24th Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Tuesday, September 25th Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Wednesday, September 26th Norfolk, VA Norva
Friday, September 28th Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Saturday, September 29th Atlanta, GA Roxy Theater (COF solo)
Sunday, September 30th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Monday, October 1st Orlando, FL House of Blues
Tuesday, October 2nd St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Thursday, October 4th Dallas, TX House of Blues
Friday, October 5th Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
Saturday, October 6th San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Monday, October 8th Tempe, AZ Marquee
Tuesday, October 9th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Thursday, October 11th San Diego, CA Soma
Friday, October 12th Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Theater
Saturday, October 13th San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Monday, October 15th Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
Tuesday, October 16th Denver, CO The Fillmore
Thursday, October 18th Tulsa, OK Cain’s
Friday, October 19th St Louis, MO Pop’s
Saturday, October 20th Kansas City, MO Beaumont
Sunday, October 21st Minneapolis, MN Myth
Tuesday, October 23rd Chicago, IL Congress
Wednesday, October 24th Milwaukee, WI &n
bsp; Eagles Ballroom
Friday, October 26th Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Saturday, October 27th Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Sunday, October 28th Detroit, MI Harpo’s
Tuesday, October 30th Toronto, ON, Can. The Docks
Wednesday, October 31st Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Friday, November 2nd New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Saturday, November 3rd Worcester, MA The Palladium