Creeper release ‘Sanguivore: Special Edition,’ share visualizer for ‘Love and Pain’

Creeper unleash ‘Sanguivore: Special Edition’, which sees the sextet take a fresh fang-toothed bite at the vampiric rock opera by extending its universe with an additional four tracks. Creeper launch the album with a new focus track ‘Love And Pain’ – a haunting desert noir ballad in which Von Ghould croons a rumination of “despair despair, everywhere” like a Nephilim hybrid of Chris Isaak and Glenn Danzig. It extends the album’s original vision with a fresh chapter of gloomily elegant malevolence.

Elsewhere, ‘Sanguivore: Special Edition’ hosts an array of special surprises. ‘Shadows of the Night’ plays up to their ’80s power ballad leanings and theatrical flamboyance as keyboardist/vocalist Hannah Hermione takes charge for their take on Pat Benatar’s 1982 Grammy winner. She also commands the mic for the creepily cute murder ballad ‘Phantom Fantasia’. The set is completed by Count Dalgula’s ‘Queen of the Night’ Extended Mix of the album’s lead single ‘Cry To Heaven’. The mix, from producer Tom Dalgety, pumps the original’s drama to maximum with grittier riffs, an extended atmospheric breakdown, and surely the most grandiose guitar solo that Ian Miles has ever committed to tape.

The ‘Sanguivore: Special Edition’ is completed by a new black-and-white version of the album’s striking cover art created by Gut Slaughter. The original version by Welder Wings landed Creeper a nomination for Best Album Art at this year’s Heavy Music Awards, as well as Best Album.

This week sees Creeper commence a 19-date North American tour as special guests to Black Veil Brides, which includes major shows in New York and Los Angeles. They will resurface in the UK this summer with main stage sets at Download and 2000trees before playing their own show in Portsmouth and then headlining the Burn It Down Festival. Later this year, Creeper will headline the Halloween gathering at Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival. Their US shows are below.

Upcoming tour dates with Black Veil Brides, Dark Divine and Ghostkid:

April 25th — Fillmore — San Francisco, CA
April 27th — Sick New World — Las Vegas, NV
April 28th — The Depot — Salt Lake City, UT
April 29th — Ogden Theater — Denver, CO
April 30th — The Truman — Kansas City, MO
May 2nd — Fillmore — Minneapolis, MN
May 3rd — Concord Music Hall — Chicago, IL
May 4th — Epic — Green Bay, WI
May 5th — Royal Oak Theater — Detroit, MI
May 7th — Empire Live — Albany, NY
May 8th — House of Blues Boston — Boston, MA
May 9th — The National — Richmond, VA
May 10th — The Ritz — Raleigh, NC
May 13th — Buckhead Theater — Atlanta, GA
May 15th — Palladium Times Square — New York, NY
May 16th — Fillmore — Philadelphia, PA
May 18th — Marathon Music Works — Nashville, TN
May 20th — The Aztec Theatre — San Antonio, TX
May 21st — RISE — Houston, TX
May 22nd — The Factory — Dallas, TX
May 24th — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ
May 25th — The Belasco — Los Angeles, CA

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