Cradle of Filth is back with an absolutely crushing new single titled "Crawling King Chaos" off their upcoming album Existence Is Futile. The song comes alongside a music video directed by Vicente Cordero, and whose visuals perfectly match the songs relentless evil.
"The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown," said vocalist Dani Filth. "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 recognizing 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 is out October 2. Pre-orders are available here.