Barbarous hellhounds CRADLE OF FILTH are set to release their forthcoming album “Hammer Of The Witches” on July 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. In anticipation of the release, the band has now released another new track!
Listen to “Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess” below.
Frontman Dani commented on the track:“‘Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess’ is based on the ancient belief of the world personified as Mother Goddess, concerning itself with her self-preservative measures when assailed by her final abuse by the human race. Violated, poisoned and unknowingly left for dead, Gaia’s is a pre-emptive, violent and justified retribution; without tears for creed or culture. Nature versus Mankind. A total renewal of species. The song spirals onward at a frenetic, apocalyptic pace to climax and was originally one of guitarist Ashok’s contributions to the album, along with ‘The Vampyre At My Side’.”
Coinciding with the release of “Hammer Of The Witches”, CRADLE OF FILTH will play release show at this year’s ROCK HARZ Festival on Saturday, July 11, 2015! For more info, surf to the ROCK HARZ homepage. For those who cannot attend this special night, you’ll have your chance at this year’s SUMMER BREEZE Festival (click)!
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 and it’s payback time.
»Hammer Of The Witches« track list:
01. Walpurgis Eve
02. Yours Immortally…
03. Enshrined In Crematoria
04. Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess
05. Blackest Magick In Practice
06. The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning The Coven)
07. Hammer Of The Witches
08. Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych
09. The Vampyre At My Side
10. Onward Christian Soldiers
11. Blooding The Hounds Of Hell
12. King Of The Woods
Pre-order your copy of the new COF album here.