Suffolk-own Cradle Of Filth has released some of the most innovative black/extreme metal, including Dusk and Her Embrace (1996), Midian (2000), and Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder (2008). They have created some of the most exciting concept albums ever since they started changing the metal landscape in 1991. The band infused victorian’s gothic aesthetic while they bring the huge rise in Norwegian black metal to the UK. Bloodstock saw Cradle Of Filth bring in the new era of COF as they approach the newest album in their firey back catalogue.
Performing across the states with 3Teeth and Once Human, Lustmord and Tourgasm- which has seen Cradle Of Filth play their 1998 classic Cruelty and the Beast in its entirety, plus a lengthy encore of hits. We wish both bands a speedy recovery. The tour is following through Dallas on the 1st of October to Monterey on the 29th. They were scheduled to play New York City on the 11th alongside their supports, but due to unforeseen circumstances, both bands tested positivity for COVID-19.
The tour is to continue as normal, with no reference to either band dropping out or whether or not replacements will be brought in. After a quiet 2020, Cradle Of Filth must be desperate to hit the stage.
Cradle Of Filth’s new album Existence Is Futile is due to release on the 22nd of October. The Singles “Crawling King Choas” and “Necromantic Fantasies” have shown the world that their 13th studio album is going to be an incredible feat for the band.
Cradle Of Filth will be playing the album for the first time on their special Halloween show, All Hallows Eve. It is set for Sunday the 31st of October in Camden’s Roundhouse. Dani described the event as: “an iconic venue, an iconic setlist, All Hallow’s Eve in London… six highly-strung extreme metal musicians. What could possibly go wrong?!“.
This is set after they come off of their leg of American shows, and we hope that given the news of COVID-19 affecting their supporting acts, the show goes ahead as scheduled. Be sure to get your tickets soon before it sells out. You can get them here.
You can watch the video for their latest single here:
Existence is Futile tracklist:
- The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders
- Existential Terror
- Necromantic Fantaises
- Crawling King Chaos
- Here Comes A Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)
- Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War
- Discourse Between A Man And His Soul
- The Dying Of The Embers
- Ashen Mortality
- How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?
- Suffer Our Dominion
- Us, Dark, Invincible
– Sisters Of The Mist (Bonus Track)
– Unleash The Hellion (Bonus Track)
Be sure to pre-order your copy of Existence Is Futile to get your hands on it in stunning vinyl colours or as a physical CD before they all sell out. You can get your hands on it here.