Opening the coffin lid once more we are greeted with the familiar smell of formaldehyde. Recently resurrected Cacophonous Records sees their first release being one of rebirth. A far cry from their ghoulish beginnings the Cradle of Filth of 2016 has seen an evolution within the band that will be taking them to higher plains in the realm of the horned one. Yet it wasn’t always like this, having been out of print for quite some time Dusk And Her Embrace finally sees a restoration of sorts.
The classic album will be getting somewhat of a make over as Cradle of Filth release a brand new edition of their land mark piece.
And so at last we come to the final day of our Album of the Year Christmas Countdown. What a year it has been too! We have seen some absolutely brilliant releases from bands from all sorts of genres. Proving that Metal is most certainly not dead in 2015 and in fact a huge runner in the line of music itself. I shall be adding my personal Honourable Mentions list at the bottom for those albums that might have felt slightly left out! Either way we hope that you have enjoyed the list and will be seeing it through until next year. Thanks again to all of you amazing people for making The Metalist what it is, without you, dear readers we would be nothing. So from Chris and Tris thank you and Merry Christmas. Now let’s get back to Metal…
Tailing off their whirlwind year the band release yet another brilliant track off their brand new album Hammer of the Witches.
Though Halloween might be falling on this weekend, it would seem that last Friday was when all the ghouls and ghosts went out. Currently on their deadly Inquisitional Tourture tour Cradle of Filth are ensuring that all of Europe are au fait with their phenomenal new release Hammer of The Witches. Lucky for us on their London date we were able to speak to guitarist extraordinaire Richard Shaw. Letting us in on all things Cradle of Filth we spoke to the guitarist regarding what it was like being incoporated into the band, his contributions on the fantastic Hammer of The Witches and it’s writing process and of course some creepy questions for this year’s Halloween. Check out an excerpt below and listen to the full unedited Soundlcloud interview below that!
Recalling a time long since gone Camden Town used to the hub of all things alternative sadly a far cry from it’s former glory the borough now houses more disposable knock offs than rare finds of genius. With this sentiment in mind we move into London’s Koko which tonight will house a true hero of the Gothic calling and poster band for the times of controversy and rebellion that the borough used to stand for.
As the saying goes revenge is a dish best served cold. Having waded through various line up changes, Cradle Of Filth return for their Nuclear Blast debut. Common fodder among the Gothic underworld the subject of witchcraft has always been pertinent. Yet only one side of the story has been illustrated, with Hammer Of The Witches the band aim to show the other side of the coin. Though the album might not be strictly conceptual the same determination that the Witches have for revenge is shared by the band with this their rebirth.
The Metalist caught up with British metal’s dark saint Dani Filth. We asked about the ‘Golden Gods’, and of course the ‘Hammer of the Witches‘.
With the arrival of their brand new album drawing ever near the kings of the morbid return to UK shores.
In typical Cradle Of Filth fashion the band have released a brand new long winded song, yet it’s not all as it might seem.
In yet another trailer for the brand new album Hammer Of The Witches, Cradle Of Filth’s own Dani Filth speaks of what the artwork actually means.
In more trailer news today we see Cradle Of Filth open up about how the writing process behind their brand new album Hammer Of The Witches went.