Creeper Debut Dark New Ballad, "Love and Pain"

Creeper Debut Dark New Ballad, "Love and Pain"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The track is featured on their SANGUIVORE: SPECIAL EDITION release which is now available.

Photo by Harry Steel

It has been a important week for UK rock sensation Creeper. First, the band had a run on the Heavy Music Awards coming away with a handful of nominations for their celebrated 2023 full length, Sanguivore. On the strength of that album, Creeper are also kicking off a North American trek this week, opposite Black Veil Brides along with Dark Divine and Ghostkid. 

In addition, the gamechanging outfit are marking the release of a refreshed version of their acclaimed rock opera with the arrival of SANGUIVORE: SPECIAL EDITION. The release includes additional tracks including Creepers ambitious take on the 1982 classic from Pat Benetar, "Shadows of the Night". Keyboardist/vocalists Hannah Hermione also shines on the cut, "Phantom Fantasia". The special edition is punctuated by Count Dalgula’s Queen of the Night Extended Mix of the original album’s introductory single, "Cry To Heaven". 

To celebrate the arrival of the special edition of the album, Creeper have shared their noir ballad in "Love and Pain" - a single that showcases the haunting melody of William Von Ghould, whose chilly croon is equally derived from the likes of Chris Isaak as much as it is Glenn Danzig. 



Trekking in support of the ongoing SANGUIVORE cycle, Creeper have begun a 19-date North American tour as special guests to Black Veil Brides, which includes major shows in New York and Los Angeles. Following the run, the band will return to the UK this summer for mainstage sets at major festivals including Download and 2000trees before playing their own show in Portsmouth and then headlining the Burn It Down Festival.

Later this year, Creeper will also headline the Halloween gathering at Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival - marking an important punctuation on what has been a breakout year for the band, See the list of confirmed dates and cities below. 

SANGUIVORE: SPECIAL EDITION is now available via Spinefarm Records - HERE


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