CRADLE OF FILTH releases new music video for “Necromantic Fantasies”
After shaking the world in its foundation with the announcement of their 13th manifesto, Existence is futile, which will see the light of day on October 22, CRADLE OF GROWTH reunite again to bring their next sacrifice to the evil forces of Dark Metal: Today the band unveil the second single from their upcoming new album – “Necromantic Fantasies”.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PiV5XupV-TI
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 the two are remarkably contrasted.
Dani Filth had this to say about the last video to get into the CRADLE catalog:
“This is a very different video from its predecessor, sporting more of a narrative amid a return to a dark Victorian Gothic vibe, featuring the second of many unique tracks on this, our 13th album.
It’s very cinematic, kind of like ‘Crawling King Chaos’, but walking a much more ‘dark fairy tale’ path. Director Vicente did an amazing job bringing the script together with the band and the amazing sets. He looks magnificent. And the song is great too!
Pre-order Existence is futile here: https://bfan.link/existence-is-futile.ema
Reassembled in isolation, at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins (Devilry/Blessing/Vader), the group’s latest masterpiece is a dark, perverse and sometimes absurdly brutal and extreme masterpiece following a truly nihilistic concept:
“The album is about existentialism, existential terror and fear of the unknown”, explains singer Dani Filth. “The concept was not created by the pandemic. We wrote it long before it started and it’s really just the tip of the mountain when it comes to where the world is going, you know? I guess the title, ‘Existence is futile, ‘sounds a bit morbid. But again, it’s more about acknowledging this truth and saying that anything goes because nothing really matters, which mimics the maxim of the occultist Aleister Crowley. We all know we’re going to die, so we might as well enjoy life while we own it. The last track on the album – “Us, Dark, Invincible” – really brings that point to the fore. Moreover, the artwork for this record was created by Latvian visionary Arthur Berzinsh, who also dressed the last two albums, and it also smells extremely beautiful but also apocalyptic.
Die-hard fans will be delighted to learn about this horror icon Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley makes a welcome return to CRADLE fold, lending its mellow tones to the band’s most politically astute song to date, the epic “Suffer Our Dominion” as well as the bonus song from the album “Sisters Of The Mist,” which is the conclusion of “Her Ghost In The Fog “trilogy that began over 20 years ago on the infamous and classic Midian.
Existence is futile Consists of 12 new tracks with a total playing time of 54 minutes: The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders The EmbersAshen Mortality Hellion (Bonus track)
CRADLE OF FILTH, 2021 AD, are:Dani Dirt | Voice Richard Shaw | GuitarAshok | GuitarDaniel Firth | BassMartin ‘Marthus’ Skaroupka | DrumsAnabelle | Female voice, keyboards
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