Cradle Of Filth Announce 'The Manticore And Other Horrors'

Frontman Dani Filth has confirmed the release date for their new album, and says their new sound is "ornate, taut, punk and aggressive".

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Cradle Of Filth have completed their tenth album "The Manticore And Other Horrors" and scheduled its release for October 30.

Frontman Dani Filth apologised for the delay in its release, but says the band will tour North America and Europe extensively to bring their new music straight to the fans.

"We worked like the damned to bring this album kicking and screaming into being over the last few months," writes Dani on the Cradle Of Filth blog. "With the fulfillment of the vocals at Springvale studios, we reconvened at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studios (newcomer Daniel Firth having just finished his bass off), to tackle a mix that had already been pre-waxed extensively into shape, and to finish what choir and female vocals were left to undertake, for what I call on this album, the evil faerie-dusting."

Dani says the new album has a notable twist in tone compared to previous releases, but still has all the attitude fans have come to expect from them.

"It's ornate, taut, punk and aggressive but very much the neo-classical whore of yore, spitting raw bloody fury through the maw of the majestic. But I would say that, I've had a firm hand in it's oily whelping!"

Cradle Of Filth will tour Europe towards the end of 2012 before hopping across the Atlantic pond to tour Mexico, Canada and the US through to Spring 2013.

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    Hang on. Dani filth AND Danny firth in the same band? No confusion at all!
    I know a lot of people weren't too crazy for Godspeed or Venus Aversa, but those are honestly my two favorite CoF albums. Really looking forward to this. Hope they come to Florida.
    Veronique Vega
    Godspeed on the Devils Thunder and Darkly, Darkly, Venus were sick! But I still love Nymphetamine, Midian, and Thornography more (in that order). Hell, I'm a CoF fan and I'll be picking this up when it comes out. Can't wait!
    Bands change, and that's okay. Venus Aversa had some really good tracks and Godspeed was awesome. I'll be buying this album blindly just because of how much of their past work I enjoy.
    /shrug Not really my cup of tea, but i can respect them for making cerebral music that isn't all just shock and awe. I read an interview years ago with Danni and came to respect him because his answers were filled with lots of thought, intelligence and good points. I never understood why so many extreme music fans got their panties in knots over this band. They're open to their own interpretations of things as artists and you can at least respect them for it.