British extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth will be returning to the studio on April 25th to begin recording their 10th studio album. The band plans to release the new album somewhere around Halloween this year via Nuclear Blast.
The band commented on the album:
“Thus far we have recorded nine demos (with a final two to follow swiftly on their heels in the coming weeks) which all sound fabulously twisted, though it is hard to put into words just exactly how this album is sounding that would not add confusion to general expectations. I would personally liken it to a hubbub of CRADLE through the years but with a fresh energetic streak racing prominently throughout… it’s fast, innovative, melodic, brutal and utterly uncompromising, VERY cinematic (there is a noticeable rise of the orchestral thanks to Martin [Skaroupka, drums] who has been working alongside Paul’s [Allender, guitar] feverous songwriting both on these and the drum tracks, which are astonishing to say the least…), romantic, necromantic, angry and reflective. Fuck me, it’s a new CRADLE OF FILTH album, and a really bloody good one at that, if the demos alone are taken as a foretaste of the thunderstorm to come.”
The album itself is not a concept album this time around (you think you’re sighing with relief!), but a bestiary of songs all revolving around a chimerical theme. Titles thus far include the following… ‘Siding With The Titans’, ‘The Abhorrent’, ‘Illicitus’, ‘Frost On Her Pillow’, ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation’, ‘Death, The Great Adventure’, ‘Manticore’, ‘The Unveiling Of O’, ‘Pallid Reflection’ and ‘Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair’, with a due date of All Hallow’s Eve for release and the swiftly approaching date of April 25th for entry into the two studios we’re locked in to complete this mammoth task.”