UK extreme metallers Cradle of Filth are to follow their trend of Halloween releases by issuing their tenth album, ‘The Manticore & Other Horrors’ via Peaceville Records on October 31st.
The album (artwork pictured) is described by the band as “a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters: personal demons, chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few”. The title track, ‘Manticore’ is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces, while the likes of ‘Illicitus’ and ‘Pallid Reflection’ tackle vampirism and lycanthropy, and ‘The Abhorrent’ and ‘Siding With The Titans’ take their influences from Lovecraft.
Singer Dani Filth said of the new album: “This is our tenth 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!”
Cradle of Filth will tour Europe throughout November and December, with dates to be announced.
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