The extreme metal band Cradle of Filth announced from their official Instagram account that they had to cancel their show at Alcatraz Festival due to the Covid restrictions.

Cradle of Filth is a metal band known for its dominance over many genres of metal, their satanic symbols and imagery, mainly used for the element of shock. The band has gone through a lot of lineup changes and has released 13 studio albums since its formation in 1991.

Their most recent album ‘Existence is Futile’ was released in October 2021 and the fans have been waiting to hear them live for almost 2 years. They were happy that they would finally get to hear them at the Alcatraz Festival in Belgium until recently when they announced the show’s cancellation.

Here is what they said in the caption of the Instagram post:

“It is with great sadness that Cradle Of Filth announces the cancellation of their forthcoming Alcatraz Festival appearance in Belgium due to the ongoing Covid restrictions in Europe and the UK at present. The band, who haven’t played a show before a live audience in 21 months (and certainly not one as prestigious as this), are absolutely devastated to have to pull, every one of the half-dozen problems faced would jeopardize the show regardless.⁣

Our Bloodstock Festival appearance the day after Belgium will definitely happen as everyone in the band travels to the UK for rehearsals, so unless the band all suddenly combust, it’s on.⁣

So, sorry, once again we apologize to everyone who was hellbent on seeing the Filth at Alcatraz, we resolutely hope to come back next year to perform instead.⁣

Your understanding is very much appreciated.”

Although the Alcatraz Festival show is canceled, the band stated that the Bloodstock Festival show will still happen the next day. The fans expressed their disappointment but most of them agreed that it is better to be safe than sorry. They also stated that they are looking forward to Filth’s shows in the future. 

You can see the photo they posted on Instagram below.

Photo Credit: Cradle of Filth – Instagram Page
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