Cradle Of Filth Sign With Napalm Records

Cradle Of Filth have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. This news comes shortly after the band parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist/vocalist Anabelle Iratni.

Frontman Dani Filth commented:

“It is with great expectation and excitement that we announce our move to Napalm Records, having seen and heard a great deal of complimentary things about the label, which in turn leads us to believe that this will be the perfect nesting ground for Cradle Of Filth in 2022 and beyond. We’d like to thank all our fans for their continued support and trust in us doing the right thing for the band and its music. All hail the eternal ‘Filth!”

Thomas Caser, CEO, Napalm Records, added:

“We are thrilled to welcome the most influential and iconic extreme metal band to our ever-growing Napalm Records family. Being a fan of the band since their very first album, it is with great honor and excitement that we’re able to work with them from now on! We are ready to conquer the metal world with Cradle Of Filth!”

Cradle Of Filth Part Ways With Guitarist & Keyboardist

Cradle Of Filth have parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist/vocalist Anabelle Iratni. Guitarist Donny Burbage (Aether Realm) and keyboardist/vocalist Zoe Marie Federoff (Catalyst Crime) will be taking their places during the band’s upcoming shows.

The band commented:

“It is with the gravest of sadness that Cradle Of Filth announce the departure of guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni from the band’s ranks.

Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with Danzig, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth.

We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on ‘Existence Is Futile,’ her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff. As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours.”

Frontman Dani Filth added:

“Unfortunately it just is what it is. If someone feels that their tenure with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that?

We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like Cradle a tad overwhelming.

That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of summer festival dates happening after the tour with Danzig in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course!

Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!”

Cradle Of Filth Announce European/UK Tour With Alcest

Cradle Of Filth have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Alcest will open.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
10/03 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/04 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/05 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/07 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/08 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/09 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
10/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/12 Brno, CZE – Fleda
10/13 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
10/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
10/19 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzamataz 1
10/22 Madrid, SPA – BUT Club
10/23 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/25 Rennes, FRA – L’etage
10/27 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
10/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/29 London, UK – Indigo at the O2

Cradle Of Filth Announce North American Tour

Cradle Of Filth have announced a spring North American tour. The trek will include headlining dates and their previously announced shows with Danzig and Crobot.

Tour Dates:

With Danzig and Crobot:

05/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
05/07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena (Danzig performing “Lucifuge“) (feat. Tiger Army)
05/08 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
05/10 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
05/11 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/14 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
05/17 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore at Harrah’s
05/18 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
05/19 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Cradle Of Filth:

05/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
05/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/25 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
06/01 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
06/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/03 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/06 Montréal, QC – Théâtre Corona
06/07 Quebec City, QC – Impérial Bell
06/09 Albany, NY – Empire Live
06/10 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
06/11 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

Cradle Of Filth Premiere “How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?” Music Video

Cradle Of Filth have premiered a new video for their song “How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Existence Is Futile.” Frontman Dani Filth commented:

“This is yet another great video by director Vicente Cordero, encapsulating the occult essence of the song’s lyricism with great sweeping colorful strokes of total batshit-craziness. It really makes for frightening, yet strangely compelling viewing.”

Cradle Of Filth Cancel June Russian Tour

Cradle Of Filth have cancelled their June tour in Russia due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The band commented:

“As of today and due to the current situation unfurling in Ukraine, Cradle Of Filth have decided to cancel our forthcoming tour of Russia in June. ‘Peace is the only battle worth waging’ – Albert Camus”

They also added the following after receiving complaints from some of their fans:

“We are literally banned from playing Russia as it stands. Please stop with the idiotic comments. We realise our fans in Russia are not the ones to blame but under the current situation, this is the only path we can follow.”

Danzig Announces May U.S. Tour With Cradle Of Filth & Crobot

Danzig has announced a May U.S. tour with Cradle Of Filth and Crobot. Here’s the dates:

05/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
05/07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena (performing “Lucifuge“) (feat. Tiger Army)
05/08 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
05/10 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
05/11 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/14 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
05/17 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore at Harrah’s
05/18 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
05/19 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Cradle Of Filth Are Still Exploring Options For Possible Collaboration With Ed Sheeran

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has revealed that the band are still “looking at some options” for a possible collaboration with Ed Sheeran. This news comes after the frontman previously said that he was emailing the pop star about working together in August 2021.

Filth told Heavy Consequence the following:

“Ed’s expressed a desire to be part of a song, and we’re currently looking at some options, and that’s about as far as it’s got. He did invite me up to his house — he doesn’t live very far from me, probably 18 to 20 miles from where I live.

The thing that interests me, if we would undertake [the collaboration], the juxtaposition between what we do and what he does. I think it’s a bit of a challenge to undertake.”

He also added:

“I’ve really favored that of late. I’ve done a guest spot with Bring Me The Horizon, The 69 Eyes, and, more recently, Twiztid, as well. And, on each of those occasions, I’ve had people say to me … ‘That’s not going to work. That’s going to be really weird’ … and people saying that means I’ll just do the opposite.”

This news comes as Sheeran has been collaborating with Bring Me The Horizon.

Cradle Of Filth To Perform “Dusk… And Her Embrace” In Full During Upcoming Livestream Show

Cradle Of Filth will be performing “Dusk… And Her Embrace” in full during their “Infernal Vernal Equinox Deadstream” show. The virtual event will take place on March 20 and tickets are available HERE.

The band commented:

“Greetings fellow Filthlings…

After the glorious success of our livestream extravaganza back in May last year, we have decided to undertake a second in which we will play our legendary musical excretion ‘Dusk… And Her Embrace’ in its dark cinematic entirety, accompanied by a further bout of new album tracks and fan-favourites.

Being unleashed on March 20th 2022 -the day of the Spring Equinox- and known as ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox’, this full live-stream ritual will also premier the incredible third single video from ‘Existence Is Futile’ plus will include the entirety of our first livestream free for your vulgar delectation.

So, Children of the Night, be expectant of horrific spectacle, big production and razor sharp Black Metal mayhem ascending your way.

Warning. This one-off special performance is intended solely for those tortured souls still clinging to the last of winter’s grip.

Happy f**king Spring!!!”

Dani Filth Says Cradle Of Filth “Have Many Exciting Things Planned For 2022”

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has taken to social media to reflect on 2021 and to offer some insight into the band’s plans for 2022. According to him, the group “have many exciting things planned.”

Filth said the following:

“Firstly, in this festive address, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May it be a productive and fruitfully delicious one for each & every one of you! ⁣

Despite 2021 being another year of the plague & not seeing much action in the live department, it did bare witness to the release of our new album ‘Existence Is Futile’. It also enabled us to partially tour the album in the States, where we played the two video tracks alongside fan-faves, as we brought our worldwide tour of ‘CATB’ to a head.⁣

COF also undertook our anticipated livestream event in May. Thanks for your patience with this, despite the constant shifting of the goalposts. And extra thanks goes to all the crew and production teams that made the monster happen, you all went above & beyond the call of duty & we can’t wait to unleash the new one early in 2022 (info about this to follow).⁣

Elsewhere, some live events did go on regardless despite the voracity of the virus, one of which was the impressive Bloodstock which was attended by a little over 20k excited Metal fans who were absolutely gagging at the bit to be back at a big live show after so long.⁣

And of course we played another big production show on All Hallow’s Eve at the London Roundhouse, which really was a phantasmagorically fiery performance. We f**king loved it! And it proved such a befitting end to what was essentially a shallow year in terms of playing live, but such a productive one for many other aspects of the band.⁣

We as a band have many exciting things planned for 2022, not least of all the continuation of our Incendium comic book series & toys & our ever expanding drinks line, but also plenty of potential live dates/ collaborations/ aberrations/ trinkets & baubles/ strange darksome exotica and above all else, music!⁣

So it leaves me now not only to thank our wonderful management team at Oracle; the incredible Crew; all the lovely people who look after us (from legal to general); the record label, the music press, fellow-bands & inmates and fellow bandmates… But also you guys for keeping the twisted faith alive & supporting COF throughout all these trying times. ⁣

Your fiend… Dani Filth”