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Cradle Of Filth sign to Nuclear Blast

By | Published on Wednesday 12 November 2014

Cradle Of Filth

Metal band Cradle Of Filth have signed a new worldwide record deal with German label Nuclear Blast. The contract will cover the release of their eleventh studio album, due next year.

Announcing the news, frontman Dani Filth said: “Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 … after we left Cacophonous Records. He [just] missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that Cradle stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!”

He added: “For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF’s dark, enigmatic history. Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, Devilment”.

It’s not actually the first time Cradle Of Filth have worked with Nuclear Blast, the label handled the band’s last album, ‘The Manticore And Other Horrors’, in the US under a licensing deal with the band’s former record company Peaceville. But they are now directly signed to Nuclear Blast worldwide. The new record, as well as being the first to be directly released by Nuclear Blast, will also be the first since the (second) departure of founder member and guitarist Paul Allender earlier this year.