Cradle of Filth - 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay'
by Dave Schwartz

Cradle of Filth are back with their 12th album - "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" - due out September 22, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.  If you’ve seen the video for their first single, "Heartbreak and Séance," you know that Dani Filth is in rare form.  His vocals are perhaps the most aggressive in several albums and the music as powerful as ever.  The video looks and sounds great as well.  It’s very lush and cinematic in appearance.  

The entire band – Dani, guitarists Ashok and Richard Shaw, bassist Daniel Firth, keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft and drummer Martin Škaroupka – all contributed to create a very diverse record that can stand on its own, song by song or as a complete work.  I caught up with Dani Filth on Skype.  I wish there was video to accompany the audio but Dani choose to do the interview without video on his end.  Nonetheless, check out the interview…

1. "Exquisite Torments Await" 2:15
2. "Heartbreak and Séance" 6:24
3. "Achingly Beautiful" 7:02
4. "Wester Vespertine" 7:24
5. "The Seductiveness of Decay" 7:38
6. "Vengeful Spirit" 6:00
7. "You Will Know the Lion by His Claw" 7:22
8. "Death and the Maiden" 8:48

Released  September 22nd, 2017
Nuclear Blast Records

DaBelly Host:

Dave Schwartz

Cradle of Filth:

Dani Filth - lead vocals
Richard Shaw - guitar
Marek 'Ashok' Šmerda – guitar
Daniel Firth – bass guitar
Lindsay Schoolcraft – narrative vocals
Martin Marthus Škaroupka – drums, keyboards, orchestration

Recorded On Location:
Skype Interview

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