With just over a month to go until the release of Cradle Of Filth‘s new release, ‘Hammer Of The Witches‘, the anticipation is palpable.
We have already seen the awesome music video for ‘Right Wing of the Garden Triptych‘ and thus had a taste for the flavour of the album, and it tastes pretty good. Front man Dani Filth eloquently describes the experience of the recording 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.”
If you still have not seen the video, check it out here:
Expanding to talk about the album as a whole, Dani talks about a sound that is more of a throwback to former days of Filth. Judging by ‘Right Wing of the Garden Triptych’, it would seem that this not far off the truth. Of course, when a band claims that they are going back to their roots, there is always a danger of the artist setting up fans for disappointment; the thing to remember is that musicians will naturally evolve, as will their sound, and when we finally get to hear the new album, we should not be expecting Cruelty And The Beast v2.0, but rather a more refined sound and similar writing style as shown by the first single from the album.
The other band members talk about their experience writing the material and working with each other on the album, revealing that, interestingly, much of the initial work was done over e-mail, dropbox and Skype; check out the video interviews:
‘Hammer of the Witches’ will be available from July 10th.