Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned), the first single to be lifted from Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the forthcoming album from Cradle Of Filth, is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon and all major download stores.
The video for the track is streaming on the mini-site for the album, which is released on November 1st (November 9th in USA).
In addition to the video, the mini-site also features info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track Lilith Immaculate, downloads and more. The site is being updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, previews of different tracks from the album and more.
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, released on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records and through Nuclear Blast in the USA, is the band’s ninth studio album and has been described by Rocksound as displaying:
“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” (9/10)
And by Metal Hammer as:
“Yet another sumptuous and spectacular eruption of gothic melodrama, perverted sonic schlock and balls-out extreme metal bombast… a dazzling and dastardly display of destructive devilry.”
The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order.
The double, heavyweight (180gsm), coloured (1 disc on blue and 1 disc on red) vinyl edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies and comes packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl edition also comes with a dropcard with a unique code to download digital version the album. The vinyl edition costs £17.99
The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook.