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26th September 2017

cradle of filth

Cradle Of Filth's brand new album, 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay', was released last Friday, 22nd September 2017, and here's frontman Dani Filth in conversation about classic Metal acts.

In this special Battle Of The Bands format, Dani talks about what turns him on about classic Metal bands including Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Danzig, Bathory and more.

Cradle Of Filth recently released the official lyric video for the venomous new song 'Achingly Beautiful', taken from 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay'.

cradle of filth

Dani tells us:

"Influenced by the stories of EF Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport, but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.

"I love this song as it has a very old skool Cradle vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure 'A Gothic Romance'."

Cradle Of Filth have also released two more videos from the new album, 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw' and 'Heartbreak And Seance', as well as four trailers for 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' and here they all are, for your enjoyment:

'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' is available for order right here.

Artūrs 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

Tour dates, with special guests Savage Messiah:
30th October: Belfast - Limelight
31st October: Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
2nd November: Manchester - Academy 2
3rd November: Glasgow - Garage
4th November: Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
5th November: Church - Leeds
7th November: Oxford - O2 Academy
8th November: Southampton - Engine Rooms
9th November: Norwich - Waterfront
10th November: London - Electric Ballroom
11th November: Bristol – Bierkeller

Tickets for all dates are available right here.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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