Cradle of Filth are gearing up to release their brand-new platter of horror metal splatter, Existence Is Futile, October 22 via Nuclear Blast. Preorders are being taken now. Check out the first single and video from this record, “Crawling King Chaos,” below.  Beware, for Nyarlathotep is surely near …

Dani Filth comments:

“The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown … the concept wasn’t created by the pandemic. We’d written it long before that began, but the pandemic is the tip of the cotton-bud as far as the way the world is headed, you know?

I guess the title ‘Existence Is Futile,’ does sound a little morbid. But again, it’s more about recognizing that truth and saying that everything is permitted because nothing really matters, which mimics the occultist Aleister Crowley’s maxim. We all know we’re going to die, so we might as well indulge life while we possess it.

The final track on the album—’Us, Dark, Invincible’—really drives that point home. Also, the artwork for this record was created by the Latvian visionary Arthur Berzinsh, who also dressed the last two albums, and that reeks of the exceedingly beautiful yet apocalyptic too.”

Look for Hellraiser icon, Doug “Pinhead” Bradley, to lend his vocals to “Suffer Our Dominion” and bonus track “Sisters Of The Mist.” This will mark the conclusion to “Her Ghost In The Fog” trilogy that started over 20 years ago on Midian.

Preorder Existence Is Futile here.

Visit the official Cradle of Filth website here.


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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