Due out in September next year is the British extreme metal outfit's official follow-up to 2015's Hammer Of The Witches.
The band were reported to have spent a week this past month in the Czech Republic 'for their week long writing session for the follow-up to 2015's much-acclaimed Hammer Of The Witches album.'
The new record will once again feature the band's current lineup which was acquired in 2014 -- new guitarists Rich Shaw, Marek 'Ashok' Šmerda, along with keyboardist, vocalist and violinist Lindsay Schoolcraft.
Dani Filth recently talked to TeamRock about Cradle Of Filth's progress on the new album: 'I'm looking at something based on Victorian horror,' he says concerning the theme. 'We've already written about 50% of material, but we're collating all our ideas. We've got a big pool of riffs.'
'I've grown up on Victorian horror and ghost stories written by remarkable people,' he adds. 'There are hundreds of them –- even Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a collection of really good ghost stories. I've got a feel for that from the music that's already been written.'
In a press release, the Cradle Of Filth frontman confirmed that the band began work on the record in March and that the writing sessions in Brno would leave it near completion. In addition, he provided some insight on the album's contents.
'We can reveal that there is one song carried over from the previous album, a veritable lament entitled "Achingly Beautiful". We've worked some more on it, fleshing it out considerably. It is very old-school Cradle Of Filth, featuring a haunting middle section full of soaring female vocals and choir very akin to "A Gothic Romance" from the album Dusk... And Her Embrace. It may not even make this album's grade in the end, as we're being extremely thorough with quality control, but it's definitely something that is being delivered to the proverbial butcher's block from the off.'
Last month Cradle Of Filth reissued 1995's Dusk... And Her Embrace using the band's original master tapes, those of which weren't used due to a lost legal battle with the record label they were signed to, Cacophonous Records.