October 19, 2012

Cradle of Filth's Frost on her Pillow video premieres on Guitar World

Cradle of Filth's barnstorming new album, The Manticore and Other Horrors, hits stores on Oct 29th and 30th, in Europe and the US respectively, from Nuclear Blast and the first video from the album, which I had the chance to chat with guitarist Paul Allender about, has just premiered over at GuitarWorld.com a couple of hours ago. You can check out that article here. You can also check the video out below, and read what Paul and I chatted about here.

Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins) in Suffolk, UK, the album is a 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.

The Manticore and Other Horrors 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.

The album's title 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.

Artwork for the impending release comes courtesy of Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwaveart.

Commented front-man, Dani Filth, "This is our 10th 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!"

The album can be pre-ordered at Nuclear Blast's Cradle of Filth store or at the below Amazon link. Nuclear Blast's store also includes the t-shirt pack, which I will be getting.

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