Cradle of Filth is now streaming massive-sounding their new single "Necromantic Fantasies" off their upcoming album Existence Is Futile. The song once again comes alongside a music video directed by Vicente Cordero.
"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. You can also catch Cradle of Filth playing their Cruelty And The Beast album in full on tour this October. The tour will be opened by both 3Teeth and Once Human.
10/1 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/2 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/7 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/9 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/10 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
10/11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/14 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/15 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Radius
10/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/21 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/22 – San Diego, CA – Belasco Theatre
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Observatory North Park
10/24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/26 – San Francisco, CA – Regency
10/29 – Monterrey, MX – Monterrey Metal Festival