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Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album "The Manticore & Other Horrors" Release

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Cradle of Filth has announced an October 30th North American release date for the band’s 10th studio album, "The Manticore & Other Horrors," out just in time for Halloween courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented the band’s infamous front man, Dani Filth, “This is our 10th 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!”

The following press release was issued about the album:

"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.

"The Manticore & Other Horrors itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000's Midian opus.

"The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters - personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few. 'Manticore,' the ravening title track, is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.

"The songs 'Illicitus' and 'Pallid Reflection' bare the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked 'For Your Vulgar Delectation' and 'Frost On Her Pillow' are woven perversely into grim fairy tales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like 'The Abhorrent and Siding With The Titans' both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values. Cradle of Filth will spread its darkness upon European lands with a tour throughout November and December."

Stay tuned for more information on Cradle Of Filth and "The Manticore & Other Horrors."

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1. Cynic writes:

I'm looking forward to this one. "Darkly Darkly" was ok but "Godspeed" was great - I have no doubt they can churn out another album on the same level.

# Aug 17, 2012 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

This sounds like a pretty cool album. I hope the tour makes it down here to the land of face eating zombies...gotta agree with cynic that Godspeed was way better than Darkly Darkly

# Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

This sounds like a pretty cool album. I hope the tour makes it down here to the land of face eating zombies...gotta agree with cynic that Godspeed was way better than Darkly Darkly

# Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. theghostofavalon writes:

I'm interested in hearing it, but I won't put my hopes up.

# Aug 17, 2012 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

Maybe i'm getting all philosophical here because of life changes in the past year but without hope theghostofavalon...life is truly worthless....there's nothing worse than thinking the present crappy state of the earth is forever and unalterable, i...cycles of history spin and the sun always come after the rain. Maybe i'm old but in the 90's real metal was basically written off as dead, killed by grunge and rap, but it came roaring back bigger and badder than ever....many of the old legions stayed true through the lean years and now there's tons of new fans...i made one that loves ace of spades and master of puppets...take it for what it is...an album from a band that has seen better days but still has talent after lots of lineup changes....filth's live shows are always better than the albums

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6. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

Maybe i'm getting all philosophical here because of life changes in the past year but without hope theghostofavalon...life is truly worthless....there's nothing worse than thinking the present crappy state of the earth is forever and unalterable, i...cycles of history spin and the sun always come after the rain. Maybe i'm old but in the 90's real metal was basically written off as dead, killed by grunge and rap, but it came roaring back bigger and badder than ever....many of the old legions stayed true through the lean years and now there's tons of new fans...i made one that loves ace of spades and master of puppets...take it for what it is...an album from a band that has seen better days but still has talent after lots of lineup changes....filth's live shows are always better than the albums

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