Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth recently announced the completion, release and cover artwork for their opus nocturne and 11th studio album entitled ‘Hammer Of The Witches’. Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band’s murky history…and the wait is nearing completion! Fans can get the first taste of the new album in the form of the official video for new track ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’, which has premiered online. Watch the video over on Metal Hammer’s website: http://smarturl.it/GardenTriptych.
Or watch the uncensored version over on Vimeo.
The video was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (Devilment, Sipknot, The 69 Eyes), who also took the band’s promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance.
Front man Dani Filth commented on the making of the video: “The video for ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’ was an immense thrill to film as it was undertaken in a jet-engine testing hangar at a former U.S. Military base close to my home town of Ipswich, followed by an equally surreal afternoon spent under the aerobatic flightpath of the Imperial War Museum. Directed by Sam Scott-Hunter, the video is a realised phantasmagoria of horror and hell-bound heartistry, fully encapsulating the beautality of the first single from ‘Hammer Of The Witches’, and if my flagrant play-on-words doesn’t pique your interest, then the fact that it features a renowned rope bondage queen and the band in full swing just possibly might.”
The band’s highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but Cradle Of Filth’s title version is more retributory.
It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches’ hands. It’s payback time.
‘Hammer Of The Witches’ is due for global release on 10th July and will be the first Nuclear Blast album to have a global release date.
‘HAMMER OF THE WITCHES’ IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS:
Limited Edition Dark Green Vinyl Gatefold Vinyl available exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK webstore: http://bit.ly/COFGreenVinyl
Order ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ from recordstore.co.uk to receive a signed insert with your order: http://bit.ly/COFSigned
‘Hammer Of The Witches’ Mail Order Edition including Limited Digipack CD + 30cm x 60 cm artwork canvas print: http://bit.ly/HOTWMailOrder
‘HAMMER OF THE WITCHES’ TRACK LIST:
Limited Edition Digipak CD
- Walpurgis Eve
- Yours Immortally…
- Enshrined In Crematoria
- Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess
- Blackest Magick In Practice
- The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning The Coven)
- Hammer Of The Witches
- Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych
- The Vampyre At My Side
- Onward Christian Soldiers
- Blooding The Hounds Of Hell
- King Of The Woods
2LP vinyl gatefold
01. Walpurgis Eve
02. Yours Immortally…
03. Enshrined In Crematoria
04. Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess
01. Blackest Magick In Practice
02. The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning The Coven)
03. Hammer Of The Witches
01. Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych
02. The Vampyre At My Side
03. Onward Christian Soldiers
04. Blooding The Hounds Of Hell
Side D (Bonus Tracks)
01. King Of The Woods