Being an avid heavy metal fan I jumped at the chance to see Cradle of Filth play in nearby Tempe Az. The band was touring in support of their new album “Godspeed on the Devils Thunder.” Septic Flesh and Satyricon provided support on the tour. The venue while much smaller than I had pictured it to be was more than sufficient for the face melting riffs that I was to experience that night. The night started out with Septic Flesh who played songs primarily from their new album “Communion.” The title track Communion and Lovecraft's Death were the two songs that really shined during their set. Next up were Norwegian metal heads Satyricon. While their set list consisted of songs mostly from their new album “The Age of Nero,” They included some of their classics such as Mother North and The Pentagram burns. It was now time for Cradle of Filth to take the stage. Their stage setup consisted of a crucified skeleton and a large video screen located behind the band. There was much anticipation for the band to come out as their set list started with the instrumental track In Grandeur and Frankincense Devilment Stirr. Doug Bradley's voice from this track echoed throughout the building making me feel as though I was about to face Pinhead and the Cenobites instead of the band. Once the band took stage they jumped right into Shat out of Hell. After the song ended Cradle front man Dani Filth let out a cry screaming out Gilded C___ as this was the next song that was to be played. One of the highlights of their set was their rendition of Nymphetamine (Fix). They had keyboard player Rosie Smith sing in place of Sara Jezebel Deva who was absent from the show. There were not many tracks played from the new album but the ones that were played gained much applause from the crowd including the track Honey and Sulfur. Other notable highlights of the nights were Cthulhu Dawn and Her Ghost in the Fog. They ended their set with a haunting rendition of From the Cradle to Enslave. As their set ended and the lights turned on we finished our beers and went on our own ways.
Full set list: In Grandeur and Frankincense Devilment Stirr Shat Out of Hell Gilded Cunt Dusk and Her Embrace The 13th Caesar Nymphetamine (Fix) The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Honey and Sulphur Under Huntress Moon Corpseflower (Medley) Cthulhu Dawn Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids Her Ghost in the Fog From the Cradle to Enslave
The band's musical style is mainly neo metal. Members of the group, in addition to their real name, a number associated with them (ranging from 0 to 8). Each year since 2000 they have been nominated for Grammy Awards in the category Best Metal Performance, and eventually win the 2006 edition in this category with their song Before I Forget. Slipknot has sold 30 million albums worldwide. They are currently part of Roadrunner Records.
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Kittie was formed in 1996, when Mercedes Lander and Fallon Bowman met in a high school gymnastics class. The lead singer and guitarist, Morgan Lander, is Mercedes' sister. Their original bassist was Tanya Candler, who was forced to leave the band in the winter of 1999 due to health problems. She was replaced with Talena Atfield. In 2001, Fallon Bowman left Kittie without citing her reasons (although it was alleged that it was due to the rest of the band's discomfort with Fallon's obsession with the Columbine killings, this rumor, however, has been confirmed to be untrue by Fallon but never confirmed by Morgan or Mercedes) and eventually started a new project called Amphibious Assault. Tara McLeod replaced her in 2005. The band's guitar technician, Jeff Phillips, filled the spots during tours, but was never officially made a member. Talena Atfield left in 2002. She was replaced on bass guitar by Jennifer Arroyo. In 2004 they added a fourth member, the second guitarist Lisa Marx, and Jeff Phillips went full time to his side project Thine Eyes Bleed.
In 2004 Kittie released the album Until the End. As a joke, a band by the name of Until the End named their newest album Kittie to return the favour.
Until March 2005 they were signed to Artemis Records but parted ways due to "a proposed amendment to the recording budget for the pending 4th Kittie album." Problems between the group and record label had been rumoured for a long time. The only official sign of these problems was a settlement out of court for unpaid royalties and 11 breaches of contract on Artemis records behalf, in March 2004.
On March 23, 2005, Morgan Lander made a post indicating that both Marx and Arroyo had left the band. Arroyo's split was amicable while Marx's was a surprise. Financial reasons were cited (nothing new, as had happened earlier with Talena Atfield) as well as, in the case of Arroyo, the desire to work outside of Kittie full time. Arroyo joined with Billy Graziadei of Biohazard, to form Suicide City.
In 2005 Kittie added 2 new members: Tara McLeod, guitar; and Trish Doan, bass. Most fans have stated that this is Kittie's tightest and most musically talented lineup yet. 2005 also brought the debut of Morgan and Mercedes' clothing line "Poisoned Black" clothing. Morgan and Mercedes aleso appeared briefly in the documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey.
In early 2006, vocalist Morgan Lander provided vocals for the song "It Turns To Rust" on Canadian metal band Kataklysm's album In The Arms of Devastation.
In May of 2006 Kittie announced a joint venture to create their own record label, "Kiss of Infamy Records" which will include major label distribution by EMI records. Their 4th studio album is entitled "Funeral For Yesterday" and will be in stores on February 20, 2007