CRADLE OF FILTH: CRACKS BILLBOARD TOP 100
Posted: November 07, 2012
ENGLAND - Heavy metal's most infamous act, Cradle of Filth, has cracked the Billboard Top 200 with its 10th album, The Manticore and Other Horrors. The band's second release on Nuclear Blast Records entered the chart at #96, with first-week sales topping 4,500 copies. The Manticore and Other Horrors can be ordered online via the Nuclear Blast web-store at: http://bit.ly/cofnbusa and digitally through iTunes at: http://bit.ly/cofhoritun. Click here: http://bit.ly/cofspecials to find out where you can purchase The Manticore and Other Horrors at a local music retailer. 1. The Unveiling of O 2. The Abhorrent 3. For your Vulgar Delectation 4. Illicitus 5. Manticore 6. Frost on her Pillow 7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair 8. Pallid Reflection 9. Siding with the Titans 10. Succumb to This 11. Nightmares of an Ether Drinker 12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak 13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins) in Suffolk, UK, The Manticore and Other Horrors is a 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. The Manticore and Other Horrors 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. The album's title 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. Artwork for the release comes courtesy of Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwaveart. Commented front-man, Dani Filth, "This is our 10th 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!" The band's latest music video for "Frost on her Pillow," directed by Stuart Birchall, can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/9Nw_9meXYic. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uazbLsZfGOY. Lyric videos for two additional new songs, "Manticore": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxF0eDNWwQ and "For your Vulgar Delectation": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDgouqQrctk, are also streaming on YouTube. Stream "Siding with the Titans" on Soundcloud at: http://soundcloud.com/nuclearblastrecords/cradle-of-filth-siding-with.