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Following on from their extravagant reveal that was “Heartbreak and SeanceCradle of Filth have put together their second single. 

Wowing audiences all over again with their dramatic reveal that was new album Cryptoriana : The Seductiveness Of Decay, Cradle of Filth continue their foray into the macabre with their second single “You Will Know The Lion By His Claw“. 

Enhancing further the guitar wizardry that was put forward on their first single, here the track lies more in the Black Metal spectrum. Almost seated closer to their older material despite the new sounds and believe you me, it’s brilliant! 

Dani states : 

“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.”

Well he’s quite the wordsmith isn’t he! Jam it now. 

Cradle of Filth’s brand new album is set for a September 22nd release via Nuclear Blast. Preorder the record here! 


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