Watch Creeper brilliantly resurrect '80s stadium-goth vibes with Cry To Heaven. Plus new album and tour details revealed

Creeper, 2023
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Creeper have announced details of their forthcoming third album, Sanguivore, and shared the collection's first single, Cry To Heaven.

Named after an entity that needs to feast upon blood to survive - you knew that, obviously, as did we, obviously - Sanguivore was produced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke/Royal Blood/Pixies), and will be released on Friday, October 13, via Spinefarm Records. Its anthemic lead-off single Cry To Heaven features lyrical references to blood lust, sex and cannibalism, themes we're told will be expanded into 'a new story of ill-fated love and corrosive lust' across the full artwork. 

The artist formerly known as Will Gould, now vocalist William Von Ghould to you and I, if you please, 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.”

Watch the dramatic and never-knowingly-understated video for Cry To Heaven below:

The band have also announced a five-date UK headline tour taking place in November, launching on Bonfire Night.

Creeper will play:

Nov 05: Bristol, O2 Academy
Nov 06:Glasgow, Clyde Room
Nov 08: Nottingham, Rock City
Nov 09: Manchester, Academy
Nov 10: London, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 10am (UK time) on May 30, from the band's website

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.