Cradle Of Filth Perform In New York Alone After Members Of 3TEETH And Once Human Reportedly Test Positive For COVID-19

According to Ghost Cult, Cradle Of Filth ended up performing without supporting acts during their October 11 show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. 3TEETH and Once Human were supposed to open, but their sets were cut after members of the bands reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Once Human’s gear was already onstage, but it was quickly removed and replaced with Cradle Of Filth’s gear. None of the bands appear to have addressed the situation, but the tour is scheduled to pick back up at The Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH on October 14.

Cradle Of Filth Premiere “Necromantic Fantasies” Music Video

Cradle Of Filth have premiered a new video for their new song “Necromantic Fantasies.” This track is from the band’s new album “Existence Is Futile,” which will be released on October 22. Frontman Dani Filth commented:

“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. It’s very cinematic, much like ‘Crawling King Chaos’, but walking a much more ‘dark faerytale’ 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!”

Cradle Of Filth Announce London Halloween Show

Cradle Of Filth will be performing at The Roundhouse in London, England on Halloween night (October 31). The show will find the band celebrating the release of their new album “Existence Is Futile“ (out October 22). Frontman Dani Filth said the following about the concert:

“An iconic venue, an iconic setlist, All Hallows’ Eve in London… six highly strung extreme metal musicians. What could possibly go wrong?! Seriously though, this is going to be a worthy return to the capitol after pre-Covid’s London 2019 Palladium bash; another auspicious night swathed in mist and full production. So come now Children of the Beast, this Halloween, Sunday 31st October, to our musical séance to raise the dead from their graves. Hot ghoulfriends invited!”

Cradle Of Filth To Perform “Cruelty And The Beast” In Full During North American Tour With 3TEETH & Once Human

Cradle Of Filth have announced a fall North American tour with 3TEETH and Once Human. The trek will find the band performing “Cruelty And The Beast” in full.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/02 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/03 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/09 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, MEX – Monterrey Metal Festival

Dani Filth commented:

“It’s been far too long America, but soon we will return to haunt your shores again. We, as a band, are very much looking forward to coming back to the States and performing ‘Cruelty And The Beast‘ in its entirety (plus some firm fan favourites), which was our earlier intention before the Pandemic reared its ugly head. To say we’re very excited about this, plus the support of 3TEETH and Once Human is an overwhelming understatement!”

As previously reported, Cradle Of Filth will also be releasing a new album titled “Existence Is Futile” on October 22.

Cradle Of Filth To Release New Album “Existence Is Futile” In October, Premiere “Crawling King Chaos” Video

Cradle Of Filth have announced that their new album, “Existence Is Futile,“ will be released on October 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Crawling King Chaos,” below along with the cover art and track listing:

“Existence Is Futile” Track Listing:

01. “The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders”
02. “Existential Terror”
03. “Necromantic Fantasies”
04. “Crawling King Chaos”
05. “Here Comes A Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)”
06. “Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War”
07. “Discourse Between A Man And His Soul”
08. “The Dying Of The Embers”
09. “Ashen Mortality”
10. “How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?”
11. “Suffer Our Dominion”
12. “Us, Dark, Invincible”
13. “Sisters Of The Mist” (bonus track)
14. “Unleash The Hellion” (bonus track)

Dani Filth said the following about the new record:

“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.”

As previously reported, “Existence Is Futile” will be the band’s first album with new keyboardist/vocalist Anabelle Iratni (Devilment, Veile). It’s also worth noting that actor Doug Bradley (“Hellraiser”, etc.) guests on “Suffer Our Dominion” and the bonus track “Sisters Of The Mist.“

Cradle Of Filth Welcome Keyboardist/Vocalist Anabelle Iratni To The Band

Cradle Of Filth have officially welcomed Anabelle Iratni (Devilment, Veile) to the band as their new keyboardist/vocalist. She is replacing Lindsay Schoolcraft, who exited the group last year.

Cradle Of Filth commented:

“After a triumphant debut at our live stream yesterday, please all welcome Anabelle to Cradle Of Filth! 🤘⁣

Tickets are still available to purchase to rewatch our 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 until May 26th via Veeps

Iratni also issued a statement:

“Surprise! I can finally spring forth from the shadows and reveal that I am indeed wreaking havoc within Cradle of Filth

Thank you, fellow Filthians, for the warm welcome to the ranks! I’m genuinely overwhelmed by the amount of love I have received from all you incredible fans. I can’t bloody wait to hit the road to meet you all and to bring the Dracula spectacular extravaganza to stages around the world 🌎

Stay filthy!

Anabelle x”

Cradle Of Filth Announce Comic Book Anthology Series “Maledictus Athenaeum”

Cradle Of Filth have teamed up with Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment for a new comic book anthology series titled “Maledictus Athenaeum.” The series will be released through a new music-focused imprint called Opus.

Here’s a description of the series [via Blabbermouth]

“In the ruined halls of the Maledictus Athenaeum lie occult histories, sealed records, and cursed artifacts. This unholy archive explores the far corners of Cradle Of Filth’s musical legacy, a vast universe of Ageless Vampires, Mythical Creatures and Vengeful Gods. The Countess, The Huntress, Lilith, The Manticore, and many more, will be revisited in stories from an all-star roster of comics talent from the pages of Heavy Metal magazine and beyond.

“Maledictus Athenaeum” begins as a five-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 2500 copies at $16.66, and available to order from this location. The first issue is available to order now and ships May 2021.”

Dani Filth commented:

“Cradle Of Filth’s collaboration with Incendium for the forthcoming comic series and action figures provides an incredible opportunity for fans to indulge and explore the mythologies and murk at the heart of the band’s lyrical compositions. As an avid collector of horror figures for decades now — citing the enclosing walls and shelves of my home crammed with toys and memorabilia as an example — I was only too eager to embrace this emphatic union with a company that is as excited about bringing our brand of lascivious gothic darkness to glorious undeath as we are.”

Incendium CEO Llexi Leon added:

“Dani has created such a rich mythology across Cradle Of Filth’s discography and we’re thrilled to explore those dark fantasy worlds with our ‘Maledictus Athenaeum’ anthology, an ever-growing gothic library that’s sure enthral readers with an irresistible blend of horror, romance, mystery, and mayhem — featuring incredible visuals to inspire all manner of toys and collectibles across our lines.”

The first wave of the toys they mentioned include action figures based on Dani Filth and the Succubus from the cover art for the band’s 2001 album “Bitter Suites To Succubi.” Those are available HERE and will ship in June 2021. Filth had the following to say about the figures:

“To begin with are figures of ‘yours ghoulie’ Dani Filth resplendent in my onstage battle outfit; accompanied to war by the cruel, domineering Succubus from the ‘Bitter Suites To Succubi’ album cover art, who is explored further in the first of many comic book adaptations to be unleashed in ‘Maledictus Athenaeum’. Both figures come delivered with classic action figure aplomb, whilst the comic book art is both visceral and evocative and is totally stunning. Naturally we cannot wait for fans and collectors alike to get their claws on these unique, exquisite treasures and given the depth of Cradle Of Filth’s extensive discography and with a wealth of dark occultisms to draw upon — having tackled the morbid and sordid tales of Elizabeth Bathory, Gilles de Rais, Lucifer and Lilith as full-blown concept albums already — our collaboration with Incendium promises to be a marriage forged in Hell that prospers for aeons…”

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth To Appear In Upcoming Horror Film “Baphomet”

Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth is set to appear in the upcoming horror film “Baphomet.” The movie, which was directed by Matthan Harris, will be released on June 8 and it will find Filth playing an occultist expert named “Lon Carlson.” Here’s an official synopsis for the film:

“The Richardson family celebrates their 28-year-old daughter’s pregnancy in Northern California. The celebration is interrupted when a Satanic cult member, Aksel Brandr, pays them an unexpected visit. Aksel, on behalf of the cult’s leader Henrik Brandr, offers to pay the family a large sum for ownership of their land. Jacob Richardson, the father, rejects the offer due to the priceless sentimental value of their home. Henrik and his cult, displeased, begin to put devastating curses on the Richardsons, trying to force them off their land – even if it means murdering them. After suffering unexplainable tragedies, the Richardsons seek help from Marybeth, a white witch high priestess. They soon discover a terrible secret about their home, revealing why it is so valuable to the cult. They realize they must protect their property from the cult at all costs, and a violent battle between good and evil ensues.”

Cradle Of Filth Reveal New Album Title

Cradle Of Filth have confirmed that their new album will be titled “Existence Is Futile.“ The effort was recorded with producer Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in Suffolk, UK and it will feature cover art from Arthur Berzinsh. The record will also be the group’s first to feature their new keyboardist/vocalist, who has yet to be revealed. Dani Filth commented:

“The stunning new album is everything you can expect from the many shades of black that go to discolor a Cradle Of Filth release and far, far, worse.”