English extreme metal legends Cradle of Filth returned to North America on their Cryptoriana World Tour, stopping at the Theatre of Living Arts on Thursday, April 5, and Philadelphia was just as eager to see the group as the band was to be back in the United States.
"Cradle of Filth are very much looking forward to the U.S/Canadian leg of the Cryptoriana World Tour," vocalist Dani Filth said in a press release.
"Even more so now that we have just finished the extremely successful U.K. run, and with a huge European run ahead of us, the band will be totally up to speed, firing on all cylinders, and playing a cool, yet eclectic set from the new album and beyond," he continued, noting the inclusion of the extensive "Bathory Aria" from "Cruelty and the Beast" is now "a firm fan favorite."
"So get ready for nights of insane gothic horror and vehement perversity come the cusp of April, when Cradle hit the States where it hurts."
Following opening sets by Ukrainian metal band Jinjer and New York City progressive death metal quartet Uncured, Cradle of Filth delivered just that, playing two songs from their latest album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay," while book-ending the show with some of their best and most offensive material.Cradle of Filth setlist, April 5, 2018, TLA, Philadelphia:
Beneath the Howling Stars
Blackest Magick in Practice
Heartbreak and Seance
Bathory Aria: Benighted Like Usher/A Murder of Ravens in Fugue/Eyes That Witnessed Madness
Dusk and Her Embrace
The Death of Love
You Will Know the Lion by His Claw
The Promise of Fever
Her Ghost in the Fog
Born in a Burial Gown
From the Cradle to Enslave
by Ryan Mullaney