The British extreme Gothic metal band Cradle of Filth have recently unveiled the cover art for the new album ‘Hammer of The Witches’. Check it out here:
The cover was designed by the Latvian postmodernist artist Arthur Berzinsh. Here’s what the band’s frontman Dani Filth had to say about it:
“The artwork for »Hammer Of The Witches« was created by Latvian Artist Arthur Berzinsh and is a lavish walk-through of the lyricism, drawing on rich Renaissance themes and displaying them in beautiful yet unsettling scenarios. Half of the detailed pieces are totally original for the release, others are Berzinsh classics cunningly tailored to the themes of the album, which are themes rife with heady witchcraft, be it persecution, retribution or unfettered spiritual liberation. The female form is rampant throughout the artwork, unashamedly displayed in its classical rendition of beauty… and horror.”
The long-awaited follow up to ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’ is due to hit the shops in July via Nuclear Blast.