‘THE MANTICORE & OTHER HORRORS’
NEW ALBUM - COMING THIS HALLOWE'EN
extreme metallers Cradle of Filth are set to release their new masterwork ‘The
Manticore & other Horrors’ this Hallowe’en on Peaceville Records.
The title of this, Cradle Of Filth's tenth studio
full-length, can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on Monsters;
personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame
but a few, Manticore being the ravening title track. It is a song about a
beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of
foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.
The songs Illicitus and Pallid Reflection bare the sweet
ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked For Your Vulgar Delectation
and Frost On her Pillow are woven perversely into grim fairytales, whilst
classic, monumental tracks like The Abhorrent and Siding With The Titans both
extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.
The album itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for
the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current
and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of
2000's Midian opus.
Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone
studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is
testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's
(feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly
modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.
Singer Dani Filth had this to say on the new album:
'This is our tenth commandment in metal. We have diversified
and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can
proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long
live the filth!'
Cradle of Filth is also set to spread their darkness upon
European lands with a tour throughout November & December.
02.11. CRADLE OF FILTH - "The Manticore & Other Horrors" (Peaceville/Edel)