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New Releases: Cradle of Filth | Necromantic Fantasies

Band releases cinematic video to promote new single.

After shaking the foundations of the metal world with the announcement of their 13th album 'Existence Is Futile', which will be released worldwide on October 22nd of this year, Cradle Of Filth offers its next sacrifice to the demonic forces of Dark Metal, unveiling the second single from their new album, ‘Necromantic Fantasies’.

Directed by Vicente Cordero, the music video was recorded along with other projects with the band, the horribly apocalyptic ‘Crawling King Chaos’, as both have a very strong content.

Dani Filth commented on the new addition to the band's music video catalog:

“This is a very different video from its predecessor, sporting more of a narrative amid leaning back toward a dark Victorian gothic vibe, showcasing the second of many unique tracks on this, our 13th album," said frontman Dani Filth.

"It’s very cinematic, much like ‘Crawling King Chaos,’ but walking a much more 'dark fairytale path. The director Vicente has done such an amazing job bringing the storyline together with the band and the incredible sets. It looks gorgeous. And the song is pretty good too," he added.

The pre-sale of the album “Existence Is Futile” is now available here.

Composed in isolation at the Grindstone Studio in Suffolk with guru Scott Atkins (Devilment/BEnediction/Vader) the bandleader and also head of this macabre, perverse and sometimes absurdly brutal new creation and brutal artwork explained its nihilistic concept:

"The album is about existentialism, existential dangers and fear of the unknown." Says leader Dani Filth and he explains: "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 think the title ‘Existence Is Futile sounds more morbid than usual. But again it's about acknowledging the truth and making sure that everything is allowed for nothing really matters, which mimics the occultist Aleister Crowley's best. We all know we're going to die, so we should enjoy life while we have it. The final track on the album – ‘Us, Dark, Invincible’ – is the song that takes us home. The album art this time was created by visionary Arthur Berzinsh who also did the artwork for the last two covers and who brings a lot of this apocalyptic and beautiful art to life.”

Fans of the band will be even more excited to hear that horror film icon Doug 'Pinhead' Bradley is back in the Cradle Of Filth World, lending his voice to the most political and astute music to date, the epic 'Suffer Our Dominion' as well as the bonus track 'Sisters Of The Mist' which is the conclusion to the 'Her Ghost In The Fog' trilogy that started 20 years ago with the classic and incredible 'Midian'.

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