This is Creeper's most twisted outing to date.
Photo of Creeper (Credit: Andy Ford)
English gothic rock outfit Creeper have announced their third album, Sanguivore, which is due for release on Friday, 13 October, via Spinefarm (of course that's the release date).
The horror punks have also dropped the 80s rock and vampiric-influenced, dramatic music video for Cry To Heaven.
The new song is an evolution of Creeper's style, with its references to blood lust, sex, cannibalism, and a human disguise hinting at a new story of ill-fated love and corrosive lust - themes ever-present throughout Creeper's previous album concepts, including 2020’s Sex, Death & The Infinite Void.
“Keeping in line with the band’s ethos of aggressive musical progression, the song is once again an ambitious departure from previous works,” vocalist William Von Ghould said in a statement.
“Cry To Heaven turns the key and unlocks a door to a new world of decadent excess. The introduction to a new tragic story of love, loss and vampires. This is Creeper at their most outrageous, harking back to a time where Jim Steinman ruled the airwaves in leather gloves and Aviators.”
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Opening with the rousing harmonies of the devil’s own choir, Cry To Heaven immediately establishes another fresh evolution of Creeper's style.
It’s a luscious, maximalist wall of sound in which swaggering hard rock at its most anthemic is amplified by punchy, high-drama synths, topped by the band’s signature vocal interplay between William Von Ghould’s sinister croon, and keyboardist and backing vocalist Hannah Greenwood’s majestic range.
For those who didn’t know, a sanguivore is an entity that needs to feast upon blood to survive. And so, Cry To Heaven winds up being the latest result of Creeper's collaboration with the twisted mind of producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, The Cult, Killing Joke).
Completing the Creeper line-up are founding members Ian Miles (guitar) and Sean Scott (bass) along with drummer Jake Fogarty.
Creeper have found success with their nostalgic yet fresh gothic rock sound, and found even more fans when they opened for My Chemical Romance last June.
Check out the Cry To Heaven music video below and pre-order Sanguivore here.