Hear new Cradle Of Filth song Tragic Kingdom

The new artwork: Did we mention they like black?
The new artwork: Did we mention they like black?

Black-inspired heavy metallers Cradle Of Filth are giving fans the first taste of upcoming album Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder. From 12.01am GMT tomorrow (27 August), you'll have 24 hours to stream brand new track Tragic kingdom, courtesy of the band's label Roadrunner Records.

Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder is not due for full release until 28 October, but promises to be Cradle's "most dastardly album of all". By the sounds of the inspiration, we can believe it:

"The album is conceptual and is based on the well-documented, true-life fall from grace of a shadowy historical figure named Gilles de Rais, a wealthy French nobleman who was one of Joan of Arc's brothers-in-arms. He was best known, however, as a prolific serial killer who mixed prayers with his nightly murders as well as an aspiring alchemist. He was accused of a panoply of crimes, among them heresy, demonology and kidnapping".

The tracklisting

In Grandeur And Frankincense Devilment Stirs
Shat Out Of Hell
The Death Of Love
The 13th Caesar
Tragic Kingdom
Sweetest Maleficia
Honey And Sulphur.Midnight Shadows Crawl To Darken Counsel With Life
10.Darkness Incarnate
Ten Leagues Beneath Contempt
Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder

Stream Tragic Kingdom from tomorrow.

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