Cradle Of Filth Sign Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records

Austrian rock and metal empire Napalm Records is thrilled to announce their exciting new partnership with English extreme metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH, who have just signed a worldwide contract with the label!

Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, Cradle Of Filth – led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth – reign supreme as one of the most revered, formative and notorious names in the scene, and are undeniably responsible for breaking ground for many of today’s top metal artists with their 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 #20 on the Billboard 200 with Hard Rock Genre, on the Hard Music Albums charts at #4 in the US and #5 in Canada, #9 on the German Album charts, #3 and #5 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and UK Independent Albums chart respectively, #4 on the Finnish Albums chart and many more, proving that Cradle Of Filth continue to own the dark.

Now, Napalm Records is honored to deliver the band’s haunting hallmark to the masses as their musical panorama reaches into the future.




“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,” says Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth.

“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!”

Cradle Of Filth just kicked off their North American tour.




2022 North American tour dates:
*with Danzig & Crobot

CRADLE OF FILTH headliner
5/10 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom*
5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater*
5/12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club ^
5/14 Cincinnati, OH @ Icon Music Center*
5/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern*
5/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore at Harrah’s*
5/18 Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall*
5/19 Austin, TX @ Stubbs’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
5/20 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom ^
5/22 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater ^
5/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot ^
5/25 Seattle, WA @ Showbox ^
5/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre ^
5/29 Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre ^
5/30 Saskatoon, Canada @ Coors Event Centre ^
6/1 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
6/2 Joliet, IL @ The Forge ^
6/3 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop ^
6/4 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ^
6/6 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater ^
6/7 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial ^
6/9 Albany, NY @ Empire Live ^
6/10 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place ^
6/11 Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC ^




2022 Summer Festivals:
7/15 Kallithea, Greece @ Release Athens 2022
7/16 Fuengirola, Spain @ Metal Paradise Fest 2022
7/29 Durham, United Kingdom @ Dominion Festival 2022
8/3 Braşov, Romania @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2022
8/11 Jaroměř, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault 2022
8/12 Oulu, Finland @ North of Hell Festival
8/13 Turku, Finland @ KNOTFEST Finland 2022
9/16 France @ Mennecy Metal Fest
9/23 Monterrey, Mexico @ Mexico Metal Fest VI




Dark Horses and Forces European Tour w/ Alcest:
10/1 FRA, Paris, Elysée Montmartre
10/3 LUX, Luxembourg Rockhal
10/4 BEL, Antwerp, Trix
10/5 HOL, Eindhoven, Effenaar
10/7 HOL, Zwolle, Hedo
10/8 GER, Bochum Matrix
10/9 GER, Berlin, Columbia Theater
10/10 GER, Cologne, Essigfabrik
10/12 CZE, Brno, Fleda
10/13 AUT, Vienna, Simm City
10/14 ITA, Milan, Live Club
10/15 SWI, Zurich, Komplex 457
10/17 GER, Munich, Backstage Werk
10/19 FRA, Toulouse, Le Bikini
10/21 SPA, Barcelona, Razzamataz 1
10/22 SPA, Madrid, BUT Club
10/23 SPA, Pamplona, Totem
10/25 FRA, Rennes L’etage
10/27 UK, Bristol Marble Factory
10/28 UK, Nottingham Rock City
10/29 UK, London, Indigo – “The Monstrous Sabbat” Event