The British Black Symphonic Metaler Dani Filth worked hard with his band Devilment on their new record, the album is set to be released via Nuclear Blast. The album title- Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes is the Follow up to 2014’s debut The Great And Secret Show will be releases on November 18th, 2016. The album was a meticulous construction of deranged beats, and eerie ideas, as you would not expect anything less from the man behind some of Cradle of Filth’s amazing songs. On keyboards and vocals, Lauren Francis collaborates along with Colin Parks (guitar). This album is going to manipulate your brain in the darkest of nights, giving you staggering gothic sounds, redefined ideas, and of course Dani’s trademark vocal cords.
About the artwork Dani had this to say: “Winner of many international awards, the artist for the new DEVILMENT album is Elena Vizerskayaaka Kassandra, whose photography and photo-manipulation perfectly complements the mysterious and magical world of DEVILMENT. Elena’s work is sometimes compared to Dali and Magritte due to the complexity of artistic figures and the perceptible amount of layers, something to be felt and not necessarily understood, exotic dreams filled with reflections and allusion. I have been a fan of Elena’s work for a long while now and had originally wanted to utilize it for the CRADLE OF FILTH album, The Manticore And Other Horrors as far back as 2011, which only fell through when band politics intervened and an in-house label artist was used instead.”
Dani had this to say on the subject of the new record: “Everybody in DEVILMENT is very excited about the prospect of releasing our latest album, II – The Mephisto Waltzes, which we have worked extremely hard on. The album is definitely a step-up from our debut, featuring a more mature, dissonant presence coupled with a darker edge, yet at the same time utilizing our better musical assets to deliver a unique metal hybrid. I don’t even know what to classify it!”
The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Grindstone Studios by close friend and long term collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, SYLOSIS, SAVAGE MESSIAH…), between March and July of this year.
Dec 6th – Colchester, Arts Centre
Dec 7th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Dec 9th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Dec 10th – London, Boston Music Room
Dec 11th – Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 13th – Glasgow, Stereo
Dec 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Dec 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Dec 16th – Leeds, Key Club
Dec 18th – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms