UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the second single off of their eagerly awaited 12th album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay. Watch the official lyric video for ‘You Will Know The Lion By His Claw’:
Commented singer Dani Filth: “This track is one of my favorite songs from the new Cryptoriana album -aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track- due to its very unique flavor and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very Dusk… and Her Embrace era Black Metal…
“Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.
“I also have the latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!).
The quote was made famous having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton‘s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli‘s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve.
So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.”
Furthermore the band also announced to release the dates for the upcoming European tour in support of Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay on Thursday, August 17.
More on Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay:
Album trailer #1
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ making of:
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ music video:
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions (see below).
Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.
CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.