CRADLE OF FILTH have released a brand new song!
The new song, titled You Will Know The Lion By His Claw, is taken from the band’s upcoming new album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay which is scheduled to be released in September. Speaking about the new song, Dani Filth says, “this track is one of my favourite songs from the new Cryptoriana album – aside from Achingly Beautiful, Death And The Maiden and the title track- due to its very unique flavour 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.”
Listen to You Will Know The Lion By His Claw here:
Alongside the release of the new song, you can view the artwork for the upcoming album below. The album artwork was created Artūrs Bērziņš.
Following the release of the new album in September, the band has confirmed a headlining tour across the UK and Ireland for October this year. Speaking about the tour, Dani Filth says, “we, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band’s home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more.” Tour dates are as follows:
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. Leeds – Church
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 is set for release on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records.
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