The symphonic titans return adorned once again by Latvian mastermind Arthur Berzinsh.
Few bands excel in the darkness of the arts as well as the revered Cradle Of Filth and today, they mark the arrival of their next incarnation, Existence Is Futile. Arriving on October 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records, Existence Is Futile finds the band enlisting the talents of producer/engineer Scott Atkins (Amon Amarth, Vader, etc.) for an elite effort that further cements the English ensemble at the pinnacle of the genre as they continue their reign decades past their inception. This is Cradle of Filth in prime form and lead single Crawling King Chaos is testament to the flame that burns bright within the band's creative chambers.
Frontman Dani Filth comments:
“The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown. 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.”
Experience Crawling King Chaos below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.