British extreme metallers Cradle of Filth will release their 13th studio album, "Existence Is Futile", on October 22, via Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Dani Filth, says: "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."
Oldest fans will be thrilled to know that the horror icon Doug Bradley is back to the bands fold, lending his voice in the tracks, "Suffer Our Dominion" and the album bonus track "Sisters Of The Mist", which is the conclusion to the "Her Ghost In The Fog" trilogy that started over 20 years ago on the infamous and classic "Midian".