Cradle Of Filth release lyric video for “Achingly Beautiful”

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official lyric video for the venomous new song ‘Achingly Beautiful’. The song comes off the band’s upcoming album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.

Commented Dani Filth: “Influenced by the stories of E.F Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, (deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport), but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.
  
“I love this song as it has a very old skool CRADLE vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure ‘A Gothic Romance’.”

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions.

Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH
CRYPTORIANA WORLD TOUR

UK & IRELAND TOUR w/ special guest SAVAGE MESSIAH
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller

CONTINENTAL EUROPE TOUR w/ special guest MOONSPELL
18.01. CZ Prague, Roxy
19.01. CZ Ostrava, Garage
20.01. SK Bratislava, MMC
21.01. HU Budapest, A38
23.01. PL Krakow, Kwadrat
24.01. PL Warsaw, Progresja
25.01. PL Gdansk, B90
27.01. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.01. DE Berlin, C-Club
29.01. DE Hamburg, Grünspan
30.01. DE Bremen, Schlachthof
01.02. NL Tilburg, 013
02.02. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
03.02. DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
04.02. DE Cologne, Essigfabrik
06.02. DE Bochum, Zeche
07.02. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.02. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
09.02. DE Saarbrücken, Garage
10.02. CH Pratteln, Z7
12.02. IT Milano, Live Club
13.02. IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
14.02. FR St. Etienne, Le Fil
15.02. ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
16.02. ES Madrid, Mon Live (former Penelope) 
18.02. FR Limoges, CC John Lennon
19.02. FR Paris, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
20.02. FR Lille, Le Metaphone
21.02. FR Besancon, La Rodia
23.02. DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
25.02. AT Dornbirn, Conrad Sohms
26.02. AT Wien, Simm City
27.02. DE München, Backstage Werk
01.03. BE Antwerp, Trix
02.03. DE Flensburg, Roxy
03.03. DK Odense, Posten
04.03. NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
05.03. SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
07.03. FI Helsinki, Nosturi*
08.03. RU St. Petersburg, Aurora Concert Hall*
09.03. RU Moscow, Yotaspace*
* = without MOONSPELL

more live shows
09.-12.08. PT  Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

 

 

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