CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth Returns to Los Angeles

Cradle of Filth at Belasco Theater Los Angeles on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Photo by Maurice Nunez

Thursday, April 21, 2018 – Tonight the Balasco Theater in Los Angeles was hosting England’s finest, Cradle of Filth. The crowds lined up early for this one. There were two lines and both were quite long. One of the lines had started in the early afternoon as fans were there early for the meet and greet event. Fans who paid for this pre-show event were able to meet the band, get signatures, and also had the opportunity to take photo. What a great way for rabid fans to start the evening.

Official Tour Poster

It was time for the brutal assault to commence. The band emerged from the darkness and immediately started their set with “Gilded Cunt.” From there they played an assortment of songs from their back catalog like “Heartbreak and Seance,” “The Death of Love,” “Nymphetamine Fix, ” and “From the Cradle to Enslave.”  Cradle of Filth gave LA what they were seeking, a nice dose of extreme, dark metal.

Dani Filth and crew were here as part of their Cryptoriana World Tour.

The band is currently on tour in support of their album ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’ which was released in September 2017. The tour kicked off in Mexico City on March 27. From there, the tour moved across the border into Texas, making its way to the East Coast and upward into Canada before making its way back to the Midwest. It finishes off on the west coast in San Francisco on April 22. See full set list from tonight’s show below.


Cradle of Filth Setlist – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ave Satani (tape played) | Gilded Cunt | 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 | Creatures That Kissed in Cold Mirrors (tape played)
[Encore]
A Bruise Upon the Silent Moon (tape played) | The Promise of Fever | Nymphetamine (Fix) | Her Ghost in the Fog | Born in a Burial Gown | From the Cradle to Enslave | Blooding the Hounds of Hell (tape played)


Maurice Nunez, Photojournalist for Go Venue Magazine (all photos by Maurice Nunez)


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