According to Cradle Of Filth’s Facebook :
UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the second single off of their eagerly awaited 12th album, ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’.
Watch the official lyric video for ‘You Will Know The Lion By His Claw’ here: https://youtu.be/s8r6DoD83ok
Commented singer Dani Filth: “This track is one of my favourite songs from the new ‘Cryptoriana’ album -aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track- due to its very unique flavour and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ era Black Metal…
Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.
I also have the latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!).
The quote was made famous having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton’s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli’s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve.
So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.”
Furthermore the band also announced to release the dates for the upcoming European tour in support of ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’ on Thursday, August 17.
More on ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’:
Album trailer #1: https://youtu.be/cNN8SjyehUI
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ making of: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ music video: https://vimeo.com/224915782
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’ will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast and is now available for pre-orders.
‘Heartbreak And Seance’ & ‘You Will Know The Lion By His Claw’ can now be purchased as an instant grat track from all known download platforms: http://nblast.de/CradleOfFilthDigital
Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.
CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller