It’s a Rock-N-Roll Party
Vinyl Headlights is the alternative to “those bands.”
Combining national recording talent with private event know-how and ego-free professionalism, Vinyl Headlights smashes the cheesy cover band mold. The “nicest-guys-in-the-party-business” draw from a vast repertoire, spanning decades of hits from the worlds of rock, pop, dance, hip hop, and even country. Vinyl Headlights can customize a high-energy performance with enough musical variety to keep all your guests entertained. Their flexibility, professionalism, and attention to detail make working with the band a stress-free experience for the veteran event planner or the first-time client.
Although Vinyl Headlights is the band’s flagship project, the same personnel can provide a fully themed night of ’80s music with the sounds of 80s Explosion! If you’re a child of the ’90s, be sure to look into the band’s other themed concept, Reality Bites Back.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Alternative Country, Americana, Roots
You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. “that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction” singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. “We don’t always opt for consistency. There’s a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There’s a difference in every show as well, you never know what you’re going to get.”
It’s with that in mind that Yarn has announced a series of singles that will be digitally released on the 13th of every month beginning in January and continuing throughout the year. Each “single” will include an “A side”, a “B side” and an exclusive alternate version of one of the songs. Naturally, there’s no better name for the project than “Lucky 13.” “These are essentially road stories,” Christiana says. “There’s an overriding theme that links these songs in a very broad sort of way, but again, the stories are not to be taken literally. The intention was to share the feeling of what it’s like to spend time traveling from city to city, with all the unlikely experiences that can be encountered along the way.
“People always ask us to tell them road stories,” singer-guitarist Rod Hohl adds. “While this batch of songs aren’t exactly literal road stories, most deal with some degree of adventure and adversity as inspired by our tours and treks around the country. Yet like any good story, there’s an imaginative element to it as well. That’s why we’ve decided to release alternate versions of some of the tracks, to provide a glance at the oddities that exist just beyond sight…”
The titles of these tracks summarize the stories at a glance. Hohl describes “Sioux City,” “Road Less Traveled” and “Hurricane” as adventure stories as seen from the perspective of the road. “Too Young” re-imagines that road as an analogy, the highway of life. “Weary,” as the title implies, describes the toll taken by that seemingly endless journey. However, there’s also hope on the horizon; “Heaven in You” suggests that there is an oasis out there somewhere. “Promised Land” and “American Dream” offer a reason why one might choose to embark upon that sojourn in the first place.
Yarn has never been content to simply ride a wave and see where it takes them. Their last album, This Is the Year, was celebratory in tone and boldly optimistic. A seamless blend of vibrant, inspired, back porch melodies and narrative, descriptive lyrics, it detailed the challenges one faces when life is jolted off its bearings and, in re-evaluating relationships, tough choices must be made that sometimes skirting the rules. It was recorded in the aftermath of real-life challenges that left the band splintered and unsure of their forward trajectory.
“We were dealing with real-life issues,” Christiana said at the time. “Broken relationships, a sense of having to regroup and put some things — and people — behind us. That’s what I was writing about lyrically in the new songs and it became kind of a catharsis. Nothing was contrived. We didn’t have to relate to it in the third person. We were living these circumstances, and that gave us the impetus and inspiration to share our sentiments. Ultimately those setbacks and difficulties led to new opportunities and allowed a little light to shine through.”
Yarn’s ability to persevere ought to come as no great surprise, especially for a band that spent two years honing their chops during a Monday night residency at the famed Kenny’s Castaway in New York’s Greenwich Village. In effect, it allowed them to rehearse onstage, mostly in front of audiences that often ranged in size from five to a hundred people on any given night. Five studio albums followed — Yarn (2007), Empty Pockets (2008), Come On In (2010), Almost Home (2012) and Shine the Light On (2013).
The band then took to the road, playing upwards of 170 shows a year and sharing stages with such superstars as Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, Allison Krauss, Leon Russell, Jim Lauderdale and The Lumineers. They performed at any number of prestigious venues — Mountain Stage, Daytrotter, the Orange Peel in Asheville, the Fox Theater in Boulder, the 9:30 Club in D.C, South by Southwest, the Strawberry Festival, Rhythm and Roots, Meadowgrass, Floydfest and more, eventually surpassing 1,000 shows, half a million miles and performances in nearly every state. They’ve driven nonstop, made countless radio station appearances, driven broken-down RVs and watched as their van caught fire. They’ve paid their dues and then some, looking forward even as they were forced to glance behind.
Indeed, the accolades piled up quickly along the way. They have landed on the Grammy ballot 4 times, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, placed top five on both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts garnered airplay on Sirius FM, iTunes, Pandora, CNN, and CMT, and also accorded the “Download of the Day” from Rolling Stone. Shine the Light On found shared songwriting credits with John Oates (the Oates of Hall & Oates fame), and when audiences expressed their admiration, it brought the band a populist following of diehard devotees, popularly known as “the Yarmy.”
As odd as that might seem, it’s proof positive that the Brooklyn and Raleigh based band — which is currently comprised of Blake Christiana, Rod Hohl, bassist Rick Bugel, and drummer Robert Bonhomme — have made their mark, and in dealing with their emotions, scars, and circumstances, they find themselves in a position to share those experiences with others who have juggled similar sentiments.
Then again, one needn’t take them at their word. When one unravels Yarn, it’s best to add one’s own interpretations.
Horton’s Holiday Hayride starring Reverend Horton Heat and Junior Brown plus special guests The Blasters and Big Sandy!
The Reverend Horton Heat is the name of a Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. The group is led by James C. Heath, AKA Reverend Horton Heat (2). Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Scott Churilla on drums.
Jennifer Warner’s Holiday Themed Drag Show
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Santa’s Naughty & Nice Christmas Drag Show. Hostess & Emcee Miss Jennifer Warner @jenniferwarner3000 will put on a spectacular holiday special. Special guest performances from VA Beach’s very Own Miss Mercedes Douglas @mercedesdouglas1, The body beautiful Jasmine Saville @thejasminesaville, as seen on America’s got talent Miss Hershae Chocolatae @hershaechocolatae & the live singing talents of Mr Cliff Warner @cliffsings. Join us for a Christmas holiday themed show. Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters for great memory selfies with the entertainers. Get the girls together for a fun night out after Holiday shopping. Safe Garage parking or just uber up for a great night out!
Last Fair Deal is a 7-piece band from Virginia Beach, VA recreating the music of The Grateful Dead with dedication to the original songs and sounds the band created at different stages of their span. In a similar manner as Dark Star Orchestra, LFD brings a two-drummer lineup with a specific member filling each role of Bobby, Jerry, Donna, Phil, Billy and Mickey plus the keyboardists. Pigpen vocals are handled by the talented Ms. Sherri Linn. Most shows are performed in a very similar style to a Dead show with a two-set format often including a drums/space jam as well. We generate set lists from almost 200 Dead tunes so each show is unique and each jam is fresh and original.
Doors 8 | show 9
The Deloreans are back for an all out 80’s show!!!
The Deloreans are an all 80’s show band out of Hampton Roads, Virginia. They are like a time machine, where through flashy 80’s costumes and upbeat retro tunes, one feels as though they were 18 years old watching the first MTV music video ever!
Doors 8 Show 9
Every King & Commoner (EK&C) is multi-genre musical group established in Norfolk Virginia (est. 2016). Band Members include Cody Christian (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriting, Booking), Ben Mekkes (Keys, Drums, Production Manager), and Andrew Frech (Bass, Guitar, Launch Pad, Social Media, Head of Finance).
EK&C is known for their diverse sound, creative musicality and engaging/energetic performances which won them the 2018 Shakarawka Battle of the Bands. Being an effective three piece has created many opportunities for the group and has allowed them to travel and play many different stages as well as open for groups like Welshly Arms, The Sheep Dogs, Mac Powell, Matthew West and Lecrae.
You can peep Every King & Commoner’s debut Album “OUTLAWS” on all major streaming Platforms.
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Good Shot Judy
THE SWING AND THE SWAGGER…
Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch Classic Vocal Jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour. Real entertainment from an era that was not only filled with great singers, performers, and great songs, but whose legacy has become synonymous with what great entertainment really is.
It doesn’t end there though. Possessing a large repertoire of classic swingin’ big band hits, Good Shot Judy is also equally adept at delivering classic ballads, and cocktail music. Performing in configurations as small as a quintet, and as large as the twelve-piece big band gives the group the versatility to meet the needs of virtually any client. From intimate cocktail parties, brunches, and weddings, to festivals, corporate events, and large theater shows, Good Shot Judy can customize the group size and repertoire to perfectly compliment the atmosphere and budget of almost any event.
In addition, every member who performs in any Good Shot Judy configuration is a seasoned professional. From cruise ships, to sports stadiums, we’ve logged thousands of performances between us, at every type of venue you can think of, so you can rest assured that your guests will enjoy being entertained by professional performers.
From the swingin’ sounds of Sinatra, Basie, and contemporaries like Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr., to the beautiful ballads of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and back to the high energy Latin Dance big band sound, Good Shot Judy has got you covered! Now…
LET’S SWING IT, BABY…
Puddle Of Mudd is an American post- grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band has sold over 7 million albums and has a string of No.1 mainstream rock singles in the US. Their major label debut ‘Come Clean’ has sold over five million copies.
Ask Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin about the writing and recording of the album Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, and he responds with the same spirit of carefree wanderlust that defines his band: “It’s all easy peezy, dude, no big deal at all…”
Hailing form Cincinnati, Ohio is the American rock artist, producer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist known as “Mick Blankenship”. Mick recently teamed up with producer John Moyer (Bassist of multi-platinum rock band Disturbed) to record his first full length solo album titled: “Crown of Apathy”.
Using low and heavy guitar riffs, huge vocals, and hard hitting drums, Blankenship ties it all together with lyrics that are completely relevant to his past struggle and todays culture. The album is packed with raw emotion and relatable to all walks of life. The live performances are undeniable and has an energy like no other.
Seven Ten Oil
Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Seven Ten Oil is a 4 piece, power packed combination of heavily rock influenced musicians all determined to make a significant mark in the rock n roll industry. Priding ourselves on an incomparable live performance that takes you along on our journey with us, we vow to always give our absolute best and leave it all on the stage. We play with pure heart and soul with a passion unmatched in our opinion which has been the fuel that feeds this ever growing machine allowing us to outlast all others and stand out above the rest.
While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don’t dismiss him as a novelty act. He’s one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!
Looking somewhat like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.
Hinson’s most recent CD release, “Live and Undead”, melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
“We work all week, in a smokestack town. ‘Til the freakin’ weekend comes rolling around!” Brandon Ray belts out intermixed with infectious handclaps on the chorus of this new track “American Way,” a song that encapsulates the best elements of country and good ole rock n’ roll.The West-Texas native knows a thing or two about the American Way. At a young age his parents instilled the notion to follow his passion while emphasizing the importance of hard work. “In the early days I used to barricade myself in my room for hours and emerge with a horrible excuse for a song and annoy my parents with it. They did nothing but encourage me to keep going. In a way, they were my first publishers,” Ray laughs.Music was ever-present in his childhood home. His father had a deep love for legendary rockers like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Steely Dan, while his two brothers introduced him to the musical greats Metallica, Mellencamp and Nirvana. Ray’s mother kept a prominent force of country music throughout the household with the help of icons such as George Strait and Johnny Cash. Despite the house filled with music, his first love was baseball and he dreamed of pitching for the Texas Rangers, but was benched after two foot surgeries that ultimately shifted his focus to playing guitar and songwriting.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
The Mantras, a five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a decade. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally important, their experience.
Since the inception of The Mantras in the mid 2000’s, the band has been touring the country and building a catalog of 4 studio albums and over 100 original songs. Performing an entirely different set of music each night is an integral part of the band’s direction and mission as well as the ability to truly improvise in between orchestrated pieces. With eclectic influences of sounds from around the globe, The Mantras create a musical escapade during each performance, giving every ounce of emotion to their craft of expression and communication through music.
Emerging from the rough streets of Memphis, Adolph Thornton Jr., better known by his stage name , Young Dolph , came on the scene with grim club bangers and cold punch lines, turning himself into a local hero via a series of mixtapes before breaking nationwide around 2014. Dolph debuted in 2008 with his Paper Route Campaign mixtape, then releases like The Weed Album and South Memphis Kingpin brought him to 2012 when he dropped the first in a successful series of mixtapes dubbed High Class Street Music. His from-the-bottom grind and mixtap’ing his way out of the mud lead Dolph to bec o me one of the only independent musicians to have multiple Top 20 records from 2014-2016. Young Dolph’s thick Tennessee drawl distinguishes him from most rappers and has gained him collaborations with rap superstars such as 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, to name a few. In February 2016, Dolph released his debut studio album, King Of Memphis, which debuted at number 8 on Billboard ‘ s Top R&B / Hip-Hop Album Charts and number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. The 11-track project has no features, and boasts production from the likes of Mike WiLL Made It, Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, TM88, Cassius Jay, Nard and B and more.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
“Forgive me for I have sinned,” Marcus King implores, on the gorgeous, contemplative “Confessions,” an essential track from The Marcus King Band’s third full-length album, Carolina Confessions. “The pain that I put you through is killing me inside/Thought if I could make you leave/Then you would see/I ain’t worth a damn anyway.” This highly revealing moment from the multi-talented, confident 22-year old artist gets to the heart of the album’s fundamental themes, guilt and the quest for absolution.
Carolina Confessions is confirmation of a preternaturally mature artist coming into his own; it’s a sprawling, scintillating work that affirms King as one of today’s most engaging, singular songwriters. He may be young, but King’s eloquent songs, expressive guitar playing, and ecstatically soulful singing mark this gifted, thoughtful young prodigy as a force to be reckoned with.
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm
Thoreau had Walden Pond. Kerouac had Big Sur. Rayland Baxter? He had an old rubber band factory in Franklin, Kentucky, and it suited him just fine. As one of the hardest-touring artists on the road today, Baxter’s spent most of his professional life in transit, but ever since he was a kid, he dreamed of creative seclusion someplace lonely and isolated, somewhere he could sit still and devote his every waking hour to writing without interruption or distraction. When the opportunity finally presented itself in late 2016, the Nashville native pounced.
On sale 11/16 at 10am EST
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm
On their new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, New York-bred band TAUK offer an unsettling but ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world. With its dynamic sense of tension and cinematic mastery of mood, TAUK’s all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz proves to be the perfect backdrop for such explorations, giving way to an album that’s both powerfully hypnotic and intensely thought-provoking.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Larry Keel is described by music critics and reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to playing amplified, acoustic guitar and composing original music. He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a surprise cover from any number of musical acts all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic and jam rock musicians alive, and some now gone: Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tim O’Brien, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, and Danny Barnes to name a few.
From East Texas, to Carolina, to coastal Virginia Seth Stainback has carved out a niche for himself as a not so typical southern songwriter. With a strong blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock n roll, Stainback has laid the foundation needed to pursue his sound with his group Roosterfoot. In their short time together they have already shared the stage with the likes of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top, B.B. King, Anders Osborne, Robert Earl Keen, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rusted Root, Delta Rae, & Kip Moore to name a few. In 2014 Roosterfoot released “Fire and Steel” produced by Anders Osborne to rave reviews and won numerous awards for the effort. Armed with a tough work ethic, these boys are on a big road with a long haul.
2015 Veer Award for “Best Rock Act”
2015 Veer Award for “Album of the Year”
2014 Veer Award for “Best Rock Act”
2014 Veer Award for “Song of the Year”
2014 Veer Award for “Best Live Performer”
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,”which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has built its reputation the long, slow, hard way. After 12 years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the biggest little band in the country has pieced together one of the most dedicated followings out there. This following is sure to eat up the band’s latest offering, Poor Until Payday, (the second on their own Family Owned Records label through hip Nashville indie Thirty Tigers) out October 5th, a country blues record that was made the right way — two feet on the ground and both hands getting dirty.
With all the power of a freight train, the Big Damn Band is known for its live shows. Rev. Peyton delivers guitar pyrotechnics the old fashioned way — ten fingers, a 6 string and an amp cranked at full tilt. In the country blues style, he plays the bass with his thumb, while picking the lead with his fingers at the same time. When he lifts the guitar behind his head to play there’s nothing but skill and 16 gauge nickel strings to make the sounds coming out of the speakers.
Beside him on stage are just two other people. His wife, “Washboard” Breezy Peyton playing with all the nuance and percussive power of a New Orleans drum line, and keeping the train moving is Max Senteney on a lean drum kit including a 5 gallon maple syrup bucket. Together they play Peyton’s wildman country blues that’s as much ZZ Top as it is Bukka White.
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
Who’s Bad’slive performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil)tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.
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Blabbermouth Presale: Thursday, November 29, 10AM EST
Public Onsale: Friday, November 30, 10AM Local
Doors 6pm | Show 7pm
|Line-up:||CRADLE OF FILTH online:|
|Dani Filth | vocals
Richard Shaw | guitars
Ashok | guitars
Daniel Firth | bass
Lindsay Schoolcraft | keys
Martin Škaroupa | drums
Sometimes, it seems, the monsters are very real. We live in increasingly dark times and it is the duty of the most inspirational musicians to create a soundtrack that provides both escapism and a jolting dose of real world grit. For the last quarter of a century, CRADLE OF FILTH have assumed the role of dark metal diarists, exploring the amorphous horrors that lurk in humanity’s shadows and reveling in the opulence of mortal sin across centuries powered by bleak romance and a lust for the sensually grotesque.
Formed in England in 1991, CRADLE OF FILTH generated an immediate underground buzz with their early demos, before stamping their authority on the UK’s burgeoning black and death metal underground with their debut album, »The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh«, in 1994. A monstrous blend of ornamental terror and pummeling vitriol, it marked the band out as a unique proposition and one of few modern bands capable of driving heavy music forward while honoring its traditions. Not surprisingly, a combination of front man Dani Filth’s insanely evocative lyrics and the intensely detailed and the compelling imagery that the band harnessed with great skill have since ensured that CRADLE’s music has both endured and expanded over the best part of three decades. A relentless series of invigorating and enthralling studio albums have kept the band firmly in the bloodshot public eye and despite numerous line-up shuffles and subtle stylistic shifts over the years, CRADLE OF FILTH have slithered from grand triumph to grand triumph.
The 21st century has seen the band enhance their allure and fortify their artistic achievements. Early albums like »Dusk…And Her Embrace« (1996) and »Cruelty And The Beast« (1998) are widely regarded as classics, but it is more recent feral fare like 2008’s grim conceptual splurge »Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder« and, most recently, »Hammer Of The Witches« (2015), the band’s debut for current label Nuclear Blast, that have cemented and sealed Dani and his cohorts’ reputation and renown. Currently enjoying a collective creative renaissance that is driving them to new heights of elegant fury, the band – Dani, guitarists Ashok and Richard Shaw, bassist Daniel Firth, keyboard & vocal siren Lindsay Schoolcraft and mercurial percussive mainstay Martin Škaroupka – are more potent and devastating than ever before as they approach the release of their latest and perhaps greatest studio effort, »Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay«.
“This album represents an onwards and upwards drive for the band, building on the success of »Hammer Of The Witches« and pushing further with the venomous musicology to create something that is both unique and loyal to our previous incarnations,” Dani Filth states. “We mutate, breed and run totally amok with this album. Plus we covered ‘Alison Hell’ by ANNIHILATOR, a thrash metal classic that has been on our proverbial lips for centuries!”
A monstrous tour-de-force of utterly distinctive but reassuringly destructive heavy fucking metal, laced with spectral disquiet but delivered with muscular aplomb, »Cryptoriana« was conceived during the summer of 2016 as CRADLE OF FILTH convened in Ashok and Škaroupka’s native Czech Republic, before being meticulously pieced together by the band and now long-time producer Scott Atkins back in the UK during the first half of 2017. From the exhilarating melodrama of opening two-fisted salvo ‘Exquisite Torments Await’ and ‘Heartbreak And Seance’ onwards, the twelfth CRADLE album manifestly represents yet another wild expansion of the band’s sonic manifesto across nine epic and elaborate new anti-hymns and, as Dani mentions, a fervent blast through Canadian thrash legends ANNIHILATOR’s ageless ‘Alison Hell’. From ‘Achingly Beautiful’’s synapse-scorching holocaust of the heart to the flesh-ripping, thrash-driven grandeur of ‘Wester, Vespertine’ and the pitch-black lysergic gargoyle attack of ‘You Will Know The Lion By His Claw’, »Cryptoriana« is simply the most musically and visually startling record in CRADLE’s history; one that grittily upholds the band’s tradition of conjuring warped narratives that linger long in the memory.
“The album, both lyrically and artistically, is infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that,” Dani explains. “»Cryptoriana« implies the Victorians’ infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the fervently ghoulish. The subtitle, »The Seductiveness Of Decay«, further cements the attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation. To immerse myself in the subject matter and courtesy of his good friend H.G. Wells, I built a time machine and went to live amongst the clandestine underworld of late Victorian England…”
Due to be unveiled on September 22, 2017, »Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay« is exactly the kind of commanding artistic statement that fans of this indestructible British metal institution have grown to expect. The difference this time is that CRADLE OF FILTH appear to have clicked into a new, higher gear and the results are fascinating, terrifying and electrifying in equal measure. As they prepare to introduce these stunning new songs to their dedicated global fan base, CRADLE OF FILTH have never been more powerful or their excellence so undeniable.
“The general vibe in the band is exceedingly positive as we gear up for the album’s release,” Dani concludes. “We have an amazing album and video under our collective belts, a new manager who has religiously prepared an upcoming world tour for everyone to look forward to and the band are still white hot and collectively firing on all cylinders, much like a ballistic missile fired upon Horsell Common, in the last years of the 19th century when human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space!”
*COWBOY MOUTH DATE CHANGE*
Due to scheduling conflicts, Cowboy Mouth will no longer be playing on
Feb 2. THE NEW DATE will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 with doors
opening at 7pm and showtime at 8pm. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha’s
will no longer be on this bill and we will announce new support act
soon. Previously purchased tickets WILL be honored for this show. If
you cannot make the rescheduled date, please send a refund request to
Eventbrite and we will refund the tickets. Sorry for the inconvenience
– Boathouse Live Management
A Fusion of alternative rock with album-oriented rock, roots rock, and jam band influences.
For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up their unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s hometown — New Orleans — with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, “Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all, they earned a well deserved reputation as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience. Go!, the band’s newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn’t lost it’s bite. It’s the most collaborative album of the group’s career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans who’ve been there, done that… and can’t wait to do it all again. With many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote which best captures their energy… “…on a bad night they’ll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they’ll save your soul.” – Cake Magazine