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  EXCLUSIVE: DANI FILTH'S BATTLE OF THE BANDS
26th September 2017



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Cradle Of Filth's brand new album, 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay', was released last Friday, 22nd September 2017, and here's frontman Dani Filth in conversation about classic Metal acts.

In this special Battle Of The Bands format, Dani talks about what turns him on about classic Metal bands including Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Danzig, Bathory and more.



Cradle Of Filth recently released the official lyric video for the venomous new song 'Achingly Beautiful', taken from 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay'.

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Dani tells us:

"Influenced by the stories of EF Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport, but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.

"I love this song as it has a very old skool Cradle vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure 'A Gothic Romance'."



Cradle Of Filth have also released two more videos from the new album, 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw' and 'Heartbreak And Seance', as well as four trailers for 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' and here they all are, for your enjoyment:













'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' is available for order right here.

Artūrs Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record's artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a "sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism".

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Tour dates, with special guests Savage Messiah:
30th October: Belfast - Limelight
31st October: Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
2nd November: Manchester - Academy 2
3rd November: Glasgow - Garage
4th November: Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
5th November: Church - Leeds
7th November: Oxford - O2 Academy
8th November: Southampton - Engine Rooms
9th November: Norwich - Waterfront
10th November: London - Electric Ballroom
11th November: Bristol – Bierkeller

Tickets for all dates are available right here.





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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