Cradle of Filth’s new album to be released in early 2025 – first single out in October

Author Benedetta Baldin - 5.7.2024

Frontman Dani Filth of Cradle Of Filth stated that the group’s next album is “finished” in a recent interview with Hayley Leggs of TotalRock. 

The new single will come out at the beginning of October prior to our European tour… So, yeah, new single prior to the album that’s coming out — I’m going to say end of February, but I’d be lying. ‘Cause I’ve got no idea. But it’s around that time.

This past May he stated instead:

We’ve already done our [collaborative] track with Ed Sheeran, although that’ll be probably coming out on the special edition of the new album, but I can’t really talk much more about that, all legalities and what have you. We should be dropping a new single, actually, around the time of the Australian tour [in September 2024], maybe a little bit later… Should be probably about the same time, with the album being dropped around March next year. The album we started last July, and our record company was, like, ‘Why are you taking so long?’ It’s, like, ‘Well, because we’re on tour.’ We started the album [and then] we literally went off on tour for two months. So, yeah, we’ve been very, very busy.

He also talked about the musical direction of the new record.

It’s a step on from the last record. Same production values, same producer, although we always approach it from a different way, so it does sound a lot different. I can’t go too much into it because no matter what I say, it’s not really gonna justify or do do justice to the tracks on there. It’s very hard to explain. It’s got [elements of] ‘Dusk… And Her Embrace’ vibe-wise. Vocally, it’s a bit of everything. It’s an aggressive record. It’s a very catchy record. Yeah, it’s just something that’s gonna really please our fans. We’ve worked very hard on it. And the last record was received really well, ‘Existence Is Futile’. It’s an advancement from that. But it’s not because I’m being told, ‘Keep it calm. You can’t talk about the record yet.’ It’s very difficult to talk about something that’s got so much in it.

“Trouble And Their Double Lives,” Cradle Of Filth’s first live album in more than 20 years, was released by Napalm Records last year. During the band’s “Cryptoriana” global tour and subsequent dates, many performances in the USA, Europe, Australia, and other countries were captured for the record between 2014 and 2019. Produced, mixed, and mastered at Grindstone Studios by Scott Atkins, with recording assistance from Danny B, the album included two extra tracks and two completely new songs, “She Is A Fire” and “Demon Prince Regent,” in addition to a number of fan favorites from the band’s past.