Cradle of Filth discusses the writing of “Hammer of the Witches” in new video update Jun05


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Cradle of Filth discusses the writing of “Hammer of the Witches” in new video update

Barbarous hellhound, Cradle of Filth, will release its forthcoming album, Hammer of the Witches, on July 10th via Nuclear Blast. The band recently revealed the first track from the new offering, and today sees front man Dani Filth and his filthy cohorts discussing the writing of the album in the first of a series of album trailers. Listen to how the album came about here:

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 will be the first Nuclear Blast album to have a global release date.

It can be pre-ordered now in a variety of formats at:


 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

Bonus Tracks:

12. King of the Woods

13. Misericord

Watch the first single and video, “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych,” censored version on YouTube at: Watch the uncensored version over on Vimeo at:

The official video for “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych” was filmed in an old jet-engine testing hangar at a former military base and was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (Devilment, Slipknot, The 69 Eyes), who also took the band’s promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani Filth and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance. Watch how the idea came about and what the band had to say about the video here:

Front man Dani Filth commented on the making of the video: “The video for ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’ was an immense thrill to film as it was undertaken in a jet-engine testing hangar at a former U.S. Military base close to my home town of Ipswich, followed by an equally surreal afternoon spent under the aerobatic flightpath of the Imperial War Museum. Directed by Sam Scott-Hunter, the video is a realized phantasmagoria of horror and hell-bound heartistry, fully encapsulating the beautality of the first single from ‘Hammer Of The Witches,’ and if my flagrant play-on-words doesn’t pique your interest, then the fact that it features a renowned rope bondage queen and the band in full swing just possibly might.”