Cradle of Filth are more than a month away from releasing Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, but they are whipping their minions into a frenzy with the release of the second single from the album, “You Will Know The Lion By His Claw.”
Frontman and vocalist Dani Filth commented:
This track is one of my favorite songs from the new Cryptoriana album -aside from “Achingly Beautiful,” “Death And The Maiden” and the title track- due to its very unique flavor and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very Dusk… and Her Embrace era Black Metal…
Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.
I also have the Latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!).
The quote was made famous having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton‘s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli‘s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve. So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.
The twelfth album from Filth and his horde of nocturnal blasphemers, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 on Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order it here!