Dani Filth has promised a ‘fantastic’ treat for Cradle Of Filth fans after revealing new single Heartbreak And Séance comes replete with a suitably dark video.

Released on July 11, the new track is the first to be taken from forthcoming long player Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.

COF have released a series of stills from the shoot in a bid to ramp up expectation and Filth admitted: “We had such a blast shooting it, as the accompanying photos attest to.

“Working with such an artistic director as Artūrs Bērziņš was indeed an honour.

“The video shoot was very extensively planned, involving a myriad of extras and crew, make-up girls and set builders, a crow, some well-behaved snakes and a considerable amount of snow, candles, water, trees, naked bodies and lamentable mourners.

“Everyone was submerged in suitably gothic landscapes and vistas.

“And the fact that we travelled to Riga in Latvia to film it was also very unique and interesting. The video itself is fantastic, drawing from the darkly erotic imagery of the album artwork and bringing it to richly technicoloured classical life.”

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay is COF’s 12th album and pre-orders will go live the same day Heartbreak And Séance is released.

COF’s latest album will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Bērziņš was responsible for the album sleeve and is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography.

Best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings and postmodern interpretations of classic myths, he has been proclaimed as a ‘sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism’.


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