Initially, unless I was sorely mistaken, didn’t Cradle of Filth say the title of their new record would be All Hallows Eve? That’s what I was told, and given the late October release date I didn’t think to question the validity of that claim. Still, regardless of whether that was ever the album’s title or merely reckless speculation the band announced today that the official working title is to be Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa. The record is described by the band in a press release as:
“a full-blown concept album, based on Adam's first wife, the lascivious Demoness Lilith; throwing Medieval nuns, Knights Templars, Greek mythology and lashings of sex, occult lore and violent bloodshed into the smelting pot, to create a darkly erotic nightmare set to their unique scope of supreme vampyric metal."
Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa is scheduled to drop on October 22 through the band's own AbraCadavar Records (a division of Peaceville).