After shaking the world to its foundation with the announcement of their 13th manifesto, Existence Is Futile, that will see the light of the day on October 22nd – Cradle Of Filth gather again to bring their next sacrifice to the devilish forces of Dark Metal: today, the band reveals the second single off their new album – Necromantic Fantasies.
Directed by Vicente Cordero, this video was shot back-to-back with his previous work for the band, the horribly apocalyptic Crawling King Chaos, though both are remarkably contrasting.
Existence Is Futile consists of 12 new tracks with a total playing time of 54 minutes:
01 The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders
02 Existential Terror
03 Necromantic Fantasies
04 Crawling King Chaos
05 Here Comes A Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)
06 Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War
07 Discourse Between A Man And His Soul
08 The Dying Of The Embers
09 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)
Pieced together in isolation, at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins (Devilment/Benediction/Vader), the band’s latest chef-d’oeuvre is a pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal and extreme masterpiece following a truly nihilistic concept:
Diehard fans will be thrilled to learn that horror icon Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley makes a welcome return to the CRADLE fold, lending his dulcet tones to the band’s most politically astute song to date, the epic Suffer Our Dominion as well as the album bonus track Sisters Of The Mist, which is the conclusion to the Her Ghost In The Fog trilogy that started over 20 years ago on the infamous and classic Midian.
CRADLE OF FILTH, 2021 A.D., are:
Dani Filth | Vocals
Richard Shaw | Guitar
Ashok | Guitar
Daniel Firth | Bass
Martin ‘Marthus’ Skaroupka | Drums
Anabelle | Keyboards & backing vocals