Cradle Of Filth announce 13th album Existence Is Futile; unleash brutal single Crawling King Chaos
Suffolk extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth have just shared details of their upcoming 13th album, Existence Is Futile.
The follow-up to 2017’s Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay is due out on October 22, with Dani Filth explaining that it is “about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown”.
The frontman continues of this coincidentally timely subject matter: “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 recognising 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.”
Existence Is Futile was created at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with Scott Atkins (Devilment / Benediction / Vader). It’s 12 tracks long (with two bonus songs) and runs at a total time of 54 minutes.
Get a taste of it below with one of the “most brutal tracks on the new album”, Crawling King Chaos:
Check out the Existence Is Futile tracklist:
1. The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders
2. Existential Terror
3. Necromantic Fantasies
4. Crawling King Chaos
5. Here Comes A Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)
6. Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War
7. Discourse Between A Man And His Soul
8. The Dying Of The Embers
9. Ashen Mortality
10. How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?
11. Suffer Our Dominion
12. Us, Dark, Invincible
Sisters Of The Mist (Bonus track)
Unleash The Hellion (Bonus track)
And the album artwork:
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