Having got their black summer underway with the recent single “Cry To Heaven” and a triumphant surprise headline set at Download Festival, the ghoulish Creeper have unveiled their new single ‘Teenage Sacrifice’.

The single is the second song the band have revealed as a preview for their vampiric new album Sanguivore which will be released on Friday, October 13th and is the follow-up to their Top 5 album Sex, Death & The Infinite Void.

Check out the ghoulishly sleazy new track here:

Speaking about the track, William Von Ghould says, “The song introduces Mercy, the protagonist of the ‘Sanguivore’ narrative. She’s deceptively innocent yet savagely violent, and her ability to make people fall under her spell is just one indication that Mercy is not all that she seems.”

The music video, directed by Billy Howard Price and Jacek Zmarz, is both an unsettling and terrifying glance into Mercy’s world. She may just have been around a little longer than her teenage looks might suggest… It’s a visual which, like the band’s music, darts between eras with some of the sinister surreal touches of an A24 folk-horror and a little Hammer Horror-style flamboyance.

THe band’s most recent UK headline show at the London Roundhouse saw Von Ghould step out to thank the sold-out crowd when a mysterious figure leapt from the shadows and decapitated him. Thankfully, Von Ghould will have recovered in time for their ‘Sacred Blasphemy’ Tour which takes place in November.

Tour Dates:

11/05 – Bristol, O2 Academy
11/06 – Glasgow, Clyde Room
11/08 – Nottingham, Rock City
11/09 – Manchester, Academy
11/10 – London, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Creeper release Sanguivore on October 13th, 2023 and is available to pre-order here. While all test pressings quickly sold out, four vinyl editions are available each of which is packaged with a signed art print.

Creeper ‘Sanguivore’ Album Artwork

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.