Heavy Metal News – June 6, 2013

CRADLE OF FILTH: ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation’ Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

CRADLE OF FILTH’s new video for the song “For Your Vulgar Delectation”, taken from the British extreme metal band’s latest album,“The Manticore And Other Horrors”, can be seen at this location. The clip is available exclusively on iTunes as part of “The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws”. This new release also features 12 unreleased demos and another three videos.

“The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws” track listing:

01. The Unveiling Of O
02. The Abhorrent
03. For Your Vulgar Delectation
04. Illicitus
05. Manticore
06. Frost On Her Pillow
07. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
08. Pallid Reflection
09. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure
13. Sinfonia
14. The Unveiling Of O (Demo)
15. Manticore (Demo)
16. Siding With The Titans (Demo)
17. Death, The Great Adventure (Demo)
18. Succumb To This (Demo)
19. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair (Demo)
20. Illicitus (Demo)
21. Pallid Reflection (Demo)
22. The Abhorrent (Demo)
23. For Your Vulgar Delectation (Demo)
24. Frost On Her Pillow (Demo)
25. Sinfonia (Demo)

A trailer for “The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws” can be seen at this location.

Check out audio samples at Amazon.de.

“For Your Vulgar Delectation” comes off CRADLE OF FILTH’s tenth studio album, “The Manticore And Other Horrors”, which sold 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous full-length effort,“Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa”, opened with 5,800 units in November 2010 to land at No. 99.

CRADLE OF FILTH’s 2008 CD, “Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder”, premiered with a little over 11,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 48. This was slightly less than the first-week tally registered by 2006’s “Thornography”, which shifted nearly 13,000 copies the first week out to enter The Billboard chart at No. 66, and “Nymphetamine”, which premiered with almost 14,000 copies back in October 2004.

“The Manticore And Other Horrors” was released in North America on October 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, “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. “Manticore”, the ravening title track, is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.

The songs “Illicitus” and “Pallid Reflection” bear the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked “For Your Vulgar Delectation” and “Frost On Her Pillow” are woven perversely into grim fairy tales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like “The Abhorrent And Siding With The Titans” both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.

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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Working On Next TRIPTYKON Album, ‘Equally Dark And Heavy’ New Project

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

TRIPTYKON — the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer(a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — is working on material for its sophomore full-length CD, tentatively due in early 2014.

In a series of online messages, Fischer states: “I am writing much music for the new album, however. As of right now, it is very dark and very varied.

“The title of the album, the artwork, and the general design have all been chosen. I do hope to see it finished approximately by the end of the year.”

Regarding the approach to his guitar playing on the new TRIPTYKONmaterial, Fischer said: “My guitar tone/sound will likely continue to evolve, albeit within the limits of a certain direction.

“My current guitar tone is the result of a continuous effort to achieve a tone which represents me, i.e., my emotional landscape, perfectly. I have never been able to identify more with my guitar tone than in recent years (on ‘Monotheist’ and, particularly, ‘Eparistera Daimones’ and the associated tours). I have spent some three decades pursuing this a tone/sound, and I feel etremely comfortable with it now, and I see little impetus to change it at this time. Above all, it yields the heaviness and darkness I seek. To me, this type of a continuous mutation within a certain frame of mind can best be explained when one looks at the three consecutive versions of the song ‘Triumph Of Death’… The simple reason is that I am not ‘youthful’ anymore at this point in my life, and it is logical that my music and approach is thus different. I will turn 50 this year, and it would be utterly naive to expect that my sound is exactly the same 31 years after I started HELLHAMMER as a teenager. If it was, it would be an act, i.e., a lie… My ‘aggression’ is [still] there. It has changed, though. It is of a very different kind nowadays. If anything, it is far more profound.”

In other news, Fischer has revealed that he is also working on “another musical project” which he promises is “equally dark and heavy on various levels.”

He added: “There are only a handful of people who know of this project at this time.

“The new TRIPTYKON album is my priority. It is very likely that any other project will be completed only after it is finished.”

“Shatter”, the latest five-track EP from TRIPTYKON, sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 90 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Shatter” was released on October 25, 2010 (Europe) and October 26, 2010 (North America).

At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, “Shatter” consists almost entirely of previously unreleased music.

TRIPTYKON consists of V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard(drums, percussion), Vanja Slajh (bass), and Tom Gabriel Fischer(voice, guitars). The group has unambiguously stated that it pursues the continuation and further development of the path Warrior began inHELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST.

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