During a recent appearance on the Rocknroll Beer Guy podcast, Dani Filth offered a bit of an update on the new Cradle Of Filth album. According to him, the material is “just a step up from the last record, but [they are] trying to explore new horizons as well.”
Filth said the following:
“We’ll be writing and compiling new stuff on the road [this year]. We’re hoping to get into the studio around November or December. Time of release, possibly August of next year, maybe sooner.”
He also added the following about the musical direction:
“It’s sounding great. It’s just a step up from the last record, but we’re trying to explore new horizons as well — mix some things up a little bit. It’s great. What I’ve heard is awesome. I’m starting to assemble some ideas, string things together. Hopefully being on the road will bring us a lot closer together and [we’ll be able to] do stuff in soundcheck etcetera.
“It’s decidedly CRADLE OF FILTH, and it’s the best CRADLE OF FILTH that we can muster. The last few records, a lot of people said, ‘Wow, this is a return to the olden glory days,’ whatever. I think that myself, but I don’t know if that reflects everybody’s opinions. But, yeah, now I’m not gonna say it’s darker and heavier. I mean, we’ve done that, and there’s only so far you can go forward with that. We’re just gonna experiment a little bit. It’s hard to really say, ’cause, at the moment, everything’s just a bit fledgling and embryonic.”
He also added the following when asked if everybody in the band contributes to the songwriting process:
“Music is collaborative. In fact, I only really add opinions. And if I have something pressing in my mind, like a tune, then I suggest it. But generally, the band write the stuff. Then we come together and I say what I like and don’t like. It’s a very involved process, but it involves everybody — that’s the good thing. And then we go backward and forward, and the songs gradually take shape. For example, on the last record, ‘Achingly Beautiful’ was a track that was destined for the previous album. It was undeveloped. But then I said to everybody, ‘This is such a great song,’ and I resubmitted it and we rewrote it. It’s a perfect example of the way we work together. If it had been shit, then everybody would have said, ‘No. This is shit, mate.’ So it’s a democracy rather than the work of a tyrant.”