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'The Manticore And Other Horrors' out now

The latest opus by the UK extreme metal legends is out now. 
For videos, audio, info, plus downloads & more, head over to http://www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth/manticore/

The title of this, Cradle Of Filth's tenth studio full-length, can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on Monsters; personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few, Manticore being the ravening title track. It is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.

The songs Illicitus and Pallid Reflection bare the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked For Your Vulgar Delectation and Frost On her Pillow are woven perversely into grim fairytales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like The Abhorrent and Siding With The Titans both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.

The album itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000's Midian opus.

Recorded in eight  weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.

Singer Dani Filth had this to say on the new album:

'This is our tenth commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!'

Cradle of Filth is also set to spread their darkness upon European lands with a tour throughout November & December.

Wed 07 Nov    Holland            Haarlem          Patronaat
Thu 08 Nov      Holland            Leeuwarden    Romeein         
Fri 09 Nov        Germany          Osnabrück       Hyde Park       
Sat 10 Nov       Denmark          Aarhus             Train   
Mon 12 Nov     Sweden            Gothenburg     Trädgarn         
Tue 13 Nov      Sweden            Stockholm        Klubben          
Thu 15 Nov      Finland             Tampere          Klubbi 
Fri 16 Nov        Finland             Helsinki           Nosturi           
Mon 19 Nov     Belarus            Minsk              Re:Public        
Tue 20 Nov      Ukraine            Kiev                 Bingo  
Thu 22 Nov      Poland             Warsaw           Progressja      
Fri 23 Nov        Poland             Krakow            Kwadrat          
Sat 24 Nov       Czech               Zlin                  Winter Masters Of Rock        
Mon 26 Nov     Italy                 Bologna           Estragon         
Tue 27 Nov      Italy                 Milan               Alcatraz (Small Hall)  
Thu 29 Nov      France             Montpellier     Rockstore       
Fri 30 Nov        Spain               Bilbao              Santana 27     
Sat 01 Dec       Spain               Santiago De Compostella       Capitol
Sun 02 Dec      Portugal           Porto                Hard Club       
Tue 04 Dec      Spain               Madrid             La Riviera       
Wed 05 Dec    Spain               Barcelona        Salamandra
Fri 07 Dec        Germany          Geiselwind      Musichall       
Sat 08 Dec       Germany          Bochum           Matrix 
Sun 09 Dec      Swiss               Pratteln           Z-7      
Tue 11 Dec      Czech               Prague Meet    Factory           
Thu 13 Dec      Slovakia           Bratislava        Majestic Music Club  
Fri 14 Dec        Germany          München         Theaterfabrik 
Sat 15 Dec       Austria             Wels                Schlachthof    
Sun 16 Dec      Germany          Berlin               C-Club             
Wed 19 Dec    UK                    London            Forum 

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