Accompanied by an Eliran Kantor album cover just as grand.
Joining an already fantastic year of releases for Dark Descent Records, CRAVEN IDOL pave the path for the arrival of their blood-curling new full-length, Forked Tongues. Arriving on July 23rd, Forked Tongues sports an expansive cover painting by the renowned Eliran Kantor, who harnessed inspiration from Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (Ukiyo-e) for the full gatefold illustration. CRAVEN IDOL have simply crafted an all-encompassing beast that will immerse listeners into a world of death metal extremity.
Founding member Sadistik Wrath comments:
“After spending a month on the road with Mystifier, we are a closer-knit unit than ever before. There’s a good reason for this being the longest standing line-up in our fifteen-year existence. The entire band lived and breathed this record in the months preceding the studio, and the performances delivered by each member are testament to their dedication to untarnished extreme metal of old. 'Forked Tongues' is a vicious and concerted tribute to folly of mankind. In these godless days of Sodom, craven idols are in their element, wheeling and dealing, beckoning you to follow their treacherous causes. The apocalyptic legends of ancient Greece read like unholy divination… and it is from them that we drew the subject matter for the record.”
Wrath comments on the album cover:
“Peculiarly enough, the original front cover concept was inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, more specifically the woodblock print (Ukiyo-e) ‘The Dragon of Smoke Escaping From Mount Fuji’. Completed 1849, the work is thought to have been one of Hokusai’s last.
In Kantor’s piece, Shizuoka is replaced by Sicily, Fuji by Aetna, and the dragon by Typhon. The back cover also loosely pays homage to ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa.'"
Stay tuned to this space for audio samples and pre-order information in the coming days.