Posted by Imperator on 21st September, 2021 @ 10:01 UTCBy Imperator on 21-09-2021 @ 10:01 UTC

"Necromantic Fantasies" is the title of the latest single to be released from the upcoming album, which is titled "Existence Is Futile" and scheduled for release on the 22nd of October.

Cradle of Filth reveal new music video from upcoming full-length
Cradle of Filth reveal new music video from upcoming full-length

British Gothic Metal legends United Kingdom Cradle of Filth recently revealed the details for their upcoming full-length, titled "Existence Is Futile", and due for release on the 22nd of October through Nuclear Blast. The band already revealed a music video for the first single from the album, "Crawling King Chaos", and now they have just released a music video for the latest single, which is titled "Necromantic Fantasies". Check it out below:


In case you missed it, here's the music video for the aforementioned debut single, "Crawling King Chaos":


Both videos were directed by Vicente Cordero. The band had this to say regarding the new video:

This is a very different video from its predecessor, sporting more of a narrative amid leaning back toward a dark Victorian gothic vibe, showcasing the second of many unique tracks on this, our 13th album.

It’s very cinematic, much like "Crawling King Chaos", but walking a much more 'dark faerytale' path. The director Vicente has done such an amazing job bringing the storyline together with the band and the incredible sets. It looks gorgeous. And the song is pretty good too!

Frontman Dani Filth also revealed some more info on the creative processes driving the new album:

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 and it is really but the tip of the mountain 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" will mark the band's 13th full-length in a career spanning over 30 years, and will be their third album to be released through German label Nuclear Blast. The complete tracklist for the new album is as follows:

  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
  13. Sisters of the Mist (Bonus track)
  14. Unleash the Hellion (Bonus track)

Here's a closer look at the new Bosch-influenced cover art, which was designed by Latvian artist Arthur Berzinsh, who also collaborated with Cradle of Filth on their previous two full-length albums:

Cradle Of Filth Existence Is Futile

"Existence Is Futile" is now available for pre-order in the following formats:

- Digital
- CD jewelcase⁣
- CD digipak (including 2 bonus tracks)⁣
- Cassette (US exclusive)⁣
- Collector's edition boxset including digipak, 2LP in gatefold, necklace with band symbol pendant, 5 buttons, flag with album artwork, lyric sheet from Dani Filth (also available as strictly limited NB mailorder edition featuring an alternative cover artwork)⁣
- 2 LP in gatefold (including 2 bonus tracks)⁣ in the following variations:⁣

- Black⁣
- Picture⁣
- Glow in the dark⁣
- Red+yellow marbled (NB mailorder excl.)⁣
- Purple + black marbled (UK exclusive)⁣
- Silver + black splatter (US exclusive)⁣
- Blue transparent (EMP excl.)⁣
- White + black marbled (Revolver excl.)⁣

More info here:

Source: Nuclear Blast

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