Love them or hate them, there’s no denying one thing about vampire black metallers Cradle Of Filth: they’re British. Which is why it shouldn’t surprise fans and haters alike that the band have released their own “satanic” tea for true acolytes of the Devil to sip gingerly in the afternoon light.
According to a post on the band’s Instagram page, Cradle of Filth developed their two new tea blends while working on their new album under quarantine.
“If anything this weird space of time known as ‘lockdown’ has taught us, is that literally everything can be mollified with a really good cup of tea,” wrote the band. “And having been provided with some fine tasting Satanic TEAs for the recording of the latest Cradle of Filth album (already on the boil and ready to pour later this year) from production company @pitchblacknorth (https://www.pitchblacknorth.com ), an idea was TEAsed into our collective skulls that a collaboration should be afoot.”
”And thus it was. Two TEAs. One for the uplift, one for the wind-down. Both based on Cradle Of Filth songs, these expertly crafted beverages are not only bursting with maleficent flavour, but they also swim abrim with genuine witchcraft, having been brewed under all the right stars.
“So, put the heavy kettle on, put some Heavy Metal on and start conversing with your inner TEAmons. Pitch Black North presents DARK BLOOD and SWEETEST MALEFICIA. Steeped in Filth.”
Fans of all fine teas and/or the unholy shrieking of giant bats in the night can order Cradle Of Filth’s Dark Blood and Sweetest Maleficia both in Europe and here in the States. Just a reminder that if you dip a communion wafer in them, it’ll summon a sex demon from the river of Lethe who will burn your house down (that might be your thing, we don’t know–we just want you to be ready).
Words by Chris Krovatin