Cradle of Filth: The Curse of Venus Aversa. British extreme metallers Cradle of Filth have finally crossed the murky and treacherous depths between music and comics–a feat oft attempted, but rarely achieved with the power, elegance, and literary fire of The Curse of Venus Aversa.
This winter, the long awaited Cradle of Filth graphic novel will escape from the printer into the ether. Based on a story by Dani Filth and New Orleans comic book author Kurt Amacker (Dead Souls, The 69 Eyes: Helsinki Vampires), the tale drags readers back to the cold, dark days of Victorian England.
After the murder of his lover Gabrielle, the salacious poet Lord Daniel Impudicus faces down authorities, hordes of vampires, an ancient goddess, and his own demons. This 80-page graphic novel features stunning black and white art by Monty Borror and a seductive limited edition cover by Jamie Huntley.
Cradle of Filth: The Curse of Venus Aversa
Cradle of Filth:
Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved originally from black metal to a cleaner and more “produced” amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by Gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films.
The band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity. This increased accessibility has brought coverage from the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, along with frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the mainstream Sziget Festival. They have sometimes been perceived as Satanic by casual observers, even though their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between; their use of Satanic imagery has arguably always been more for shock value than any seriously-held beliefs.
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