Creeper are back with a dark new story to tell. Known for their grand concepts, intricate teasing and extravagant attitude, Southampton’s finest are keeping to tradition and going for the jugular once more. And three years on from the angelic tragedy of Sex, Death & The Infinite Void, they have turned their attention to a different sort of being. That’s right. It’s vampire time, baby.
Creeper’s new album will be called Sanguivore and, fittingly, will be released on Friday, October 13th via Spinefarm. A sanguivore, for those unfamiliar, is an entity that needs to feast upon blood to survive.
The stunning artwork looks like this:
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And the tracklisting like this:
01. “Further Than Forever”
02. “Cry To Heaven”
03. “Sacred Blasphemy”
04. “The Ballad Of Spook & Mercy”
05. “Lovers Led Astray”
06. “Teenage Sacrifice”
07. “Chapel Gates”
08. “The Abyss”
09. “Black Heaven”
10. “More Than Death”
The first delicious taste is here as well, and it is a total transformation. Pulled straight from the glam and darkness of the 80s, it is a pulsating piece of hard rock worship. Overblown, outrageous and utterly undeniable, it is peak Creeper in the best ways. The result of what happens when a band marches to their own beat in the most authentic way possible.
Vocalist William Van Ghould had this to say about it:
“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.”