Extreme metal band Cradle of Filth announce Auckland show

Cradle of Filth in concert.
Cradle of Filth in concert. Photo credit: Getty

Extreme metal band Cradle of Filth is heading downunder.

The English band is playing the entirety of their album Cruelty and the Beast at Auckland's Powerstation as part of their Australian tour.

The band says it will be only time fans get the chance to hear their masterpiece live.

Be careful how you dress for the gig though - one of the band's T-shirts was banned in 2008 by the Chief Censor "because it fuses religion with the most aggressive, misogynistic word in the English language, with sexual activity depicted on the front that implies even celibate women can not resist sex".

Then-Chief Censor Bill Hastings examines a Cradle of Filth T-shirt.
Then-Chief Censor Bill Hastings examines a Cradle of Filth T-shirt in 2008. Photo credit: Newshub.

The shirt featured an image of a nun in a compromising position and offensive language directed at Christianity's holiest figure, Jesus Christ.

Tickets for the September 12 show go on sale on Thursday.

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