Legendary black metallers Cradle of Filth make their way to the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver supporting their latest album called ‘Existence is Futile”.
The band has had some lineup changes since we last saw them back in 2016 with Donny Burbage on bass and Zoe Marie Federoff on keyboards for 2022. The rest of the band is Daniel Firth (bass), Marek Smerda (guitars), Martin Skaroupka (Drums) and of course the centerpiece of the band being vocalist Dani Filth.
Crys of “Dani, Dani.Dani” ringout from the crowd this night before they hit the stage as everyone is eager to hear what Dani starts off with tonight. That being from the new album ‘Exisential Terror’ which they gave us 5 song off of this night.
We see classic Dani this night though, no disappointments with his makeup or attire which are as suiting that can be for this type of music. The stage is abit of an odd setup with the drummer being on the right side of the stage albeit it was a large kit surrounded in plexi glass. Zoe was tucked in the opposite back corner but she did an amazing job of backup vocals with Dani as heard on song 6 with most accessible song they play ‘Nymphetamine’. He does have a knack for picking talented backing vocalists over the years.
They played the song that is likely their marquee “Her Ghost in the Fog” on the last song of the night (song 13) which is my favorite performance of the evening. Overall it was a solid performance. The new album is pretty killer! Checkout ‘Existence is Futile’
Event review & photos by Les Puchala