Creeper release 'Cry To Heaven' and announce new album 'Sanguivore' ahead of UK tour
26 May 2023
A new chapter in the thrillingly theatrical story of CREEPER today gets underway as the acclaimed UK band share their brand new single ‘Cry To Heaven’ and announce the Friday, October 13th release of their third album ‘SANGUIVORE’. Creeper’s previous albums - ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ and ‘Sex, Death & the Infinite Void’ - have seen the band enamour an army of devotees, a highly committed following that propelled their second album to a Top 5 chart position.
Vocalist William Von Ghould says, “Keeping in line with the band’s ethos of aggressive musical progression, the song is once again an ambitious departure from previous works. ‘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.”
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 Hannah Greenwood’s majestic range. It’s a track which sees Creeper extending and updating the lineage of the darkwave hedonism of The Sisters of Mercy with the crunching guitars and wounded roar of Danzig. Those two bands are also reference points for the accompanying video, which sees Von Ghould channelling classic Andrew Eldritch vibes within a visual that feels like an S&M twist on ‘Lost Boys’.
The song’s lyrics also tease the narrative that will unfold within the ‘SANGUIVORE’ narrative. Its references to blood lust, sex, cannibalism and a human disguise hint at a new story of ill-fated love and corrosive lust - themes which burn throughout Creepers’s previous album concepts. For the uninitiated, a sanguivore is an entity that needs to feast upon blood to survive.
‘Cry To Heaven’ is the latest result of Creeper’s collaboration with the twisted mind of producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, The Cult, Killing Joke).
‘SANGUIVORE’ is now available to pre-order or pre-save HERE. In addition to its digital release, the album will be available on physical formats which include limited edition vinyl formats and CD.
‘Sanguivore’ tracklist: Further Than Forever Cry To Heaven Sacred Blasphemy The Ballad Of Spook & Mercy Lovers Led Astray Teenage Sacrifice Chapel Gates The Abyss Black Heaven More Than Death
The news comes as CREEPER are set to play the Heavy Music Awards at the OVO Wembley Arena tonight, where they’re nominated for Best UK Artist, Best UK Live Artist and Best Single for ‘Ghost Brigade’. Their previous accolades include landmark awards from Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound. Completing the Creeper line-up are founder members Ian Miles (guitar) and Sean Scott (bass) along with drummer Jake Fogarty.
Today also sees CREEPER announce details of a November headline tour, tickets for which are sure to be in phenomenal demand after the band sold-out their biggest London show to date at the Roundhouse - a night that ended with Von Ghould’s apparent decapitation. Tickets for the tour will go on sale HERE from 10am on May 30th. The shows are:
NOVEMBER 5th - Bristol, O2 Academy 6th - Glasgow, Clyde Room 8th - Nottingham, Rock City 9th - Manchester, Academy 10th - London, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire