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CRADLE OF FILTH TURN OVER THE KEYS TO THE “TRAGIC KINGDOM”

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Cradle of Filth have posted a new song, “Tragic Kingdom,” for free download here. The track comes off the band’s new Andy Sneap-produced album, Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder, which Roadrunner will release on October 28, just in time for Halloween (ooooooooh… spooky). It’s a concept album about Gilles De Rais, a peer of Joan of Arc’s who later did a lot of horrible stuff to a lot of little boys (and some little girls, but, like everyone here at the MetalSucks Mansion, he preferred little boys). We got to chat with Dani Filth about the album last week, and he told us it was “a dark fairytale.” I’m not sure how a French nobleman going all Hostel on a bunch of kids can be a fairytale, but, hey, I’m willing to give Dani the benefit of the doubt.

ANYWAY, the song seems a little more traditionally black metal than anything from the last couple of COF albums, although at this point I don’t know if there’s anything Dani and the boys could do to satisfy the tr00 kvltists. I’m also fairly certain they don’t care.

-AR

[Thanks to Ryan Durinick for the tip].

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