CRADLE OF FILTH's Next Album Is In "Embryonic" Stage
Cradle Of Filth is certainly working on the follow-up to their 2017 album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay, though vocalist Dani Filth tells Overdrive "we have been nibbling away at the writing and the songs are still embryonic." Filth adds there's no concrete lyrical concept to the new music just yet, as the band has only finished a few songs and the music generally dictates what the story will be.
"We've been on tour since February — I think we've had a total of nine or ten days at home since then. I literally came home from America, spent two days at home then went to Europe and then South America. Came back, four days at home. We done a Cruelty run in Europe. We've been everywhere — Australia, we have China coming up, New Zealand, Tel Aviv… Warm-up shows for the Palladium, the Palladium itself.. we finish the tour on November 2nd, in Belgium. But we have been nibbling away at the writing and the songs are still embryonic."
"We have a couple finished, actually, but there's no cohesive story. Normally, I have to have three or four songs finished before we decide on a lyrical direction because it's easier to do it that way instead of dictating beforehand, because then everyone feels like they can't express themselves. They've got their own ideas or they've been coming up with their own ideas, so we'll figure it all out as we go along."
Frankly, everyone should be some level of excited about this. Ever since Cradle Of Filth underwent a fairly substantial lineup change in 2014, they've put out two fantastic records back to back – Hammer of the Witches in 2015 and Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay in 2017.