UK extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth have shared the second track from their upcoming 12th studio album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay.
The track is titled 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw and was accompanied by an official lyric video which you can check out below:
On the track itself, vocalist Dani Filth said: "This track is one of my favourite songs from the new 'Cryptoriana' album - aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track- due to its very unique flavour 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.
Cradle Of Filth's forthcoming album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay, will be available September 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records.
You can catch the band on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour on the following dates:
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