CRADLE OF FILTH Premier New Track “Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess”; Album Release Show Scheduled For Rock Harz Festival
June 24, 2015, 4 years ago
Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth are set to release their forthcoming album Hammer Of The Witches on July 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. In anticipation of the release, the band has now released another new track. Listen to “Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess” below.
Frontman Dani Filth commented on the track:"“Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess” is based on the ancient belief of the world personified as Mother Goddess, concerning itself with her self-preservative measures when assailed by her final abuse by the human race. Violated, poisoned and unknowingly left for dead, Gaia's is a pre-emptive, violent and justified retribution; without tears for creed or culture. Nature versus Mankind. A total renewal of species. The song spirals onward at a frenetic, apocalyptic pace to climax and was originally one of guitarist Ashok's contributions to the album, along with “The Vampyre At My Side”.”
Coinciding with the release of Hammer Of The Witches, Cradle Of Filth will play release show at this year’s Rock Harz Festival on Saturday, July 11th. Info at this location.
In the new video below, Dani Filth discusses the artwork for Hammer Of The Witches:
Cradle Of Filth have revealed the censored cover art for Hammer Of The Witches. The image below will be an insert over the actual cover on store shelves. It will be present in stores in North America as well as Europe.
Hammer Of The Witches will be released on Jewelcase CD, Limited Edition Digipak, Mail Order Edition and 2LP vinyl formats. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios.
Cradle Of Filth recently premiered the first track from Hammer Of The Witches, entitled “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych”. According to a brief update from the band, the next single off the album will be "Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess", due to be released in a few weeks.
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 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 below:
The official video for new track “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych” can be found below. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance.
Frontman 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 US 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 realised 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."
Hammer Of The Witches uncensored artwork and tracklisting follow:
“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”
Limited Edition Digipak CD / Vinyl bonus tracks:
“King Of The Woods”
Cradle Of Filth is:
Dani Filth – Vocals
Richard Shaw – Guitar
Ashok – Guitar
Daniel Firth - Bass
Martin Skaroupka - Drums
Lindsay Schoolcraft – Keys & Female Vocals