You’ve heard of bands like Code Orange expressing interests in wrestling, but how about black metal’s Cradle Of Filth? In a partnership with AEW (All Elite Wrestling) superstar Malakai Black, the black metal titans have debuted a new t-shirt featuring none other than Black himself. The shirt is part of the Blxckmass Clothing line, which is owned by Black.
News of this comes from frontman Dani Filth’s Instagram account, with a caption stating:
“The collaboration between Cradle Of Filth and AEW superstar wrestler @malakaiblxck is a thing of unquestionable prowess, resulting in a shared t-shirt design on @blxckmass_clothing, the unholy clothing brand spawned both of Malakai and the Blackcraft cult.”
“It is a statement of intense Luciferian Power; dark and unfettered.
Of the bloodlust within. Of the enemy on the ropes.
For fans of metal and mayhem.”
You can check out images of the collaboration below:
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It’s pretty sick to see sports champion heavy music; let alone wrestling embracing black metal, you got the Detroit Red Wings skating to Lorna Shore just the other day! Now all we need is to get some Cradle Of Filth blaring over the stadium speakers of a wrestling match. Maybe Malakai Black might be interested in using the band as his entrance music the next time he is ready to take down one of his opponents.
Dani’s got good taste when it comes to collaborations – though, some may be iffy on him possibly working with Ed Sheeran.
Cradle Of Filth formed in 1991 and have released 13 studio albums at the time of this writing. Their latest record is 2021’s Existence Is Futile. You can catch the music video for their single “Crawling King Chaos” below:
Malakai Black is a professional wrestler currented signed to AEW, but has also wrestled for Insane Championship Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, the WWE, and many more.
Words by: Michael Pementel