Cradle of Filth announce new album, ‘Existence Is Futile ‘

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Cradle of Filth will return October 22 with their 13 studio album, Existence Is Futile.

The follow-up to 2017’s Cryptoriana — The Seductiveness of Decay was recorded during lockdown in 2020 and, as the band notes, “pieced together in isolation, at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk.”  The band’s website describes the new music as “pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal, following a nihilistic concept both evocative and relentless.”

The album is available for pre-order now. The first taste of the new album is a single and video called “Crawling King Chaos,” which is out now.

“The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown,” frontman Dani Filth tells Metal Hammer. “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,” he adds. “But again, it’s more about recognizing that truth and saying that everything is permitted because nothing really matters…We all know we’re going to die, so we might as well indulge life while we possess it.”


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