CRADLE OF FILTH Discusses The Writing Of “Hammer of the Witches”
Barbarous hellhound, Cradle of Filth, will release its forthcoming album, Hammer of the Witches, on July 10th via Nuclear Blast. The band recently revealed the first track from the new offering, and today sees front man Dani Filth and his filthy cohorts discussing the writing of the album in the first of a series of album trailers. Listen to how the album came about here:
The band’s highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum,’ a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but Cradle of Filth’s title version is more retributory: It’s the Hammer of the Witches; the hammer is in the witches’ hands and it’s payback time.
Hammer of the Witches will be the first Nuclear Blast album to have a global release date.
It can be pre-ordered now in a variety of formats at: http://nblast.de/COFHammerNB.
- Walpurgis Eve
- Yours Immortally…
- Enshrined in Crematoria
- Deflowering the Maidenhead, Displeasuring the Goddess
- Blackest Magick in Practice
- The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning the Coven)
- Hammer of the Witches
- Right Wing of the Garden Triptych
- The Vampyre at My Side
- Onward Christian Soldiers
- Blooding the Hounds of Hell
- King of the Woods
Watch the first single and video, “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych,” censored version on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/t2Y4uZ0rnRk. Watch the uncensored version over on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/nuclearblasteurope/coftryptich.
The official video for “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych” was filmed in an old jet-engine testing hangar at a former military base and was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (Devilment, Slipknot, The 69 Eyes), who also took the band’s promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani Filth and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance. Watch how the idea came about and what the band had to say about the video here: https://youtu.be/LU_Rv9AUUCY.
Front man Dani Filth commented on the making of the video: “The video for ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’ was an immense thrill to film as it was undertaken in a jet-engine testing hangar at a former U.S. Military base close to my home town of Ipswich, followed by an equally surreal afternoon spent under the aerobatic flightpath of the Imperial War Museum. Directed by Sam Scott-Hunter, the video is a realized phantasmagoria of horror and hell-bound heartistry, fully encapsulating the beautality of the first single from ‘Hammer Of The Witches,’ and if my flagrant play-on-words doesn’t pique your interest, then the fact that it features a renowned rope bondage queen and the band in full swing just possibly might.”
Stay tuned for more information on Cradle of Filth and Hammer of the Witches, out next month on Nuclear Blast.
About Cradle of Filth…
Unquestionably one of the greatest and most influential British metal bands of all time, Cradle of Filth have cast a commanding and macabre shadow across the metal scene for nearly a quarter of a century. Armed with their trademark, cross-pollinated assault, that taps into myriad strands of sonic extremity and morbid opulence, they have steadily conquered the entire world, unleashing a malevolent slew of classic albums along the way. From the raw and rambunctious savagery of their 1994 debut The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh to the wickedly monstrous, technicolour bombast of 2012’s The Manticore & Other Horrors, the Cradle ethos and aesthetic has had a huge impact on the evolution of metal, the band’s insatiable appetite for performing live and frontman Dani Filth’s unerring charisma and sense of occasion ensuring that they have established a powerful and enduring connection with Hell-bound acolytes everywhere.
Cradle of Filth is…
Dani Filth – vocals
Richard Shaw – guitars
Ashok – guitars
Daniel Firth – bass
Lindsay Schoolcraft – keys
Martin Skaroupa – drums
Cradle of Filth online…