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CRADLE OF FILTH signs with NAPALM RECORDS

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10-05-2022

CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records.

Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH — led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth — reigns supreme as one of the most revered, formative and notorious names in the scene, and is undeniably responsible for breaking ground for many of today’s top metal artists with its trademark mixture of grim blackened heaviness, macabre theatricality and scintillating gothic style. The rule of FILTH began in 1991, followed by the unleashing of 1994’s “The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh” — humble beginnings that expanded into cinematic classics like “Cruelty And The Beast” and “Midian”.

The band’s unyielding international touring schedule has garnered them a massive following both in the cult underground and at the top of the mainstream, defying trends while staying true to their roots. More recent offerings such as 2015’s “Hammer Of The Witches” and 2017’s “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay” continued to bolster the unremitting legacy of FILTH, until the band, along with the rest of the universe, was abruptly halted by the global pandemic in 2020. But, as is evident by the staggering response from their devoted legion of followers, that time was put to good use, spurring the emergence of the band’s latest, breathtakingly heavy offering, 2021’s “Existence Is Futile”. The album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, No. 9 on the German Album chart, No. 3 and No. 5 on the U.K. Rock And Metal Albums chart and U.K. Independent Albums chart respectively, No. 4 on the Finnish album chart and many more, proving that CRADLE OF FILTH continue to own the dark.

Filth says: “It is with great expectation and excitement that we announce our move to Napalm Records, having seen and heard a great deal of complimentary things about the label, which in turn leads us to believe that this will be the perfect nesting ground for CRADLE OF FILTH in 2022 and beyond. We’d like to thank all our fans for their continued support and trust in us doing the right thing for the band and its music. All hail the eternal FILTH!”

Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records, adds: “We are thrilled to welcome the most influential and iconic extreme metal band to our ever-growing Napalm Records family. Being a fan of the band since their very first album, it is with great honor and excitement that we’re able to work with them from now on! We are ready to conquer the metal world with CRADLE OF FILTH!”

Earlier this month, CRADLE OF FILTH parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle IratniRichard was replaced for the band’s current tour by Donny Burbage, while Zoe Marie Federoff has stepped in for Anabelle.

A year ago, CRADLE OF FILTH announced the addition of Iratni to the band’s ranks.

Iratni, who previously played alongside Filth in DEVILMENT, as well as her own group VEILE, made her live debut with CRADLE OF FILTH on May 12, 2021 during the band’s livestreamed concert.

Anabelle joined CRADLE OF FILTH as the replacement for Lindsay Schoolcraft, who announced her departure from the group in February 2020 after a seven-year run.

“Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with DANZIG, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth.

“We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on ‘Existence Is Futile’, her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff.

“As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours.”

Regarding what led to Shaw and Iratni’s departures, Filth said: “Unfortunately it just is what it is. If someone feels that their tenure with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that? We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like CRADLE a tad overwhelming. That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of summer festival dates happening after the tour with DANZIG in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course! Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!”

CRADLE OF FILTH’s latest album, “Existence Is Futile”, was released in October. The LP was pieced together in isolation at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins (DEVILMENTBENEDICTIONVADER). Horror icon Doug “Pinhead” Bradley made a welcome return to the CRADLE fold, lending his dulcet tones to the band’s most politically astute song to date, the epic “Suffer Our Dominion” as well as 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”.

A year ago, CRADLE OF FILTH announced the addition of Iratni to the band’s ranks.

Iratni, who previously played alongside Filth in DEVILMENT, as well as her own group VEILE, made her live debut with CRADLE OF FILTH on May 12, 2021 during the band’s livestreamed concert.

Anabelle joined CRADLE OF FILTH as the replacement for Lindsay Schoolcraft, who announced her departure from the group in February 2020 after a seven-year run.

Cradle Of Filth will be celebrating this Halloween with a special show on Saturday 29th October, at London venue Indigo at The O2. They will be presenting an evening of fiendish celebrations, followed by an after-party set to run deep into the night.

Tickets will be available to purchase including access to the Official After Party (until 6am). The Monstrous Sabbat VIP Packages will also be available to purchase.
Package will include: show early entry, band meet & greet, photo op, laminate, lanyard + entry to the after party (until 6am).
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The gates of hell opened once again in 2021, revealing CRADLE OF FILTH’s 13th manifesto Existence Is Futile. Pieced together in isolation at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins, the record is a pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal masterpiece, based around the concept of existentialism.

Diehard fans were thrilled to learn that horror icon Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley made a welcome return, lending his dulcet tones to the band’s most politically astute song to date, the epic ‘Suffer Our Dominion’ as well as the album bonus track ‘Sisters Of The Mist’, which is the conclusion to the ‘Her Ghost In The Fog’ trilogy, started over 20 years ago on the infamous and classic Midian.

Purchase/stream Existence Is Futile here: https://bfan.link/existence-is-futile.ema

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