Dani Filth On New Cradle Of Filth Record: “This Album Is About Existential Terror”

During a recent interview with Metal Injection, Dani Filth discussed the new Cradle Of Filth album. According to him, the effort will be about “existential terror.”

Filth said the following about the new record:

“Well, we were actually just at the beginning of the mix. At the moment, the engineer is just doing the the exciting tasks of drum edits and making sure everything’s on the right level and everything’s in the right pockets. It’s very hard to say how this album is, but it’s fantastic. It’s probably the best album we’ve written. We’ve had the opportunity to really dig deep into it and work hard on the tracks, and, if necessary, rewrite parts, which we have done. I certainly have rewritten parts and have no qualms about [producer] Scott [Atkins] saying this just isn’t good enough compared to all the other songs on the record. But I would say it’s not very different from ‘Cryptoriana’. It’s not as intricately laced. That album spoke of the times it was trying to assimilate and represent. This album is about existential terror. The threat of everything. The end of the world, the end of one’s life, existential dread. A little hope, I guess in there. It’s a Cradle Of Filth record. The songs are strong. They’re extreme, but it’s a mixture of everything.”

He also added the following about working with Atkins again:

“It’s very comfortable recording with him. You know, he’s very free and easy with how he talks to me. There’s no pandering; we’re good friends and we can talk to each other how we want. His studio is not far from where I live. It’s in the countryside, so during lockdown, I was able to travel to and from the studio. We had less hours to work. We had nothing more that we could do. There was no pubs that we could saddle off to over lunch time — it was just work, work, work. And it was nice, relaxed and, fortunately, lockdown in England’s been okay, because we’ve had some fantastic weather this year. Should the second round [of COVID-19] happen in the winter? I think it’s going to hit us a lot harder than it did the first time. But you need to look for the silver lining in the clouds and all that. It’s been a pretty shitty year other than that for the fact that nobody can do anything. We should have been on tour now in the States and that’s been put back. Now it’s looking like it’s going to happen next September, just to be safe.”

Cradle Of Filth Postpone Upcoming Livestream Concert

Cradle Of Filth have been forced to postpone their October 30 virtual concert at St. Mary’s Church in Colchester, UK. The performance will now take place on February 20, 2021 with tickets available HERE. The band commented:

“Hi Everyone. Due to the ongoing covid crisis and the uncertainty of travel, we unfortunately need to move the date of our livestream event. With band members residing outside of and throughout the UK there was a real chance of quarantine or travel issues. The new show date is Feb 20th, all tickets remain valid and everyone who bought one is automatically entered in to win a custom Cradle of Filth Midian guitar worth over $2,000. Sorry for any inconvenience, the show will be an epic event not to be missed!”

Dani Filth On Upcoming Cradle Of Filth Album: “It’s Definitely Going To Have A Unique Sound To It”

Cradle Of Filth recently finished their new album and frontman Dani Filth discussed the effort during an interview with Knotfest.com. According to him, the record is “going to have a unique sound to it.”

Filth said the following:

“We’ve literally just finished recording an album, which we’ve had quite a long time to do, to be honest. We were very fortunate that Martin [‘Marthus’ Škaroupka] came in to do drums just before lockdown, and since then, everyone’s just been chipping in in bits. I’ve had the longest, as I live close to the studio, but it means we’ve been able to revisit songs, amend things, try loads of different ideas. We’ve probably gone over-budget, but we don’t really care about that as it’s going to be the best-sounding record we’ve ever done, and probably the best-written record.

It’s been quite relaxing oddly being able to take our time with it without that pressure of deadlines, but it does mean with everyone doing things in parts as we were able, we’ve not all been together since the last show, and haven’t been with our new keyboard player as well who contributed to the album but hasn’t yet played a show.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s going somewhere entirely different from the previous records. It’s not going into space yet, but it’s different. I hate describing our albums because I get tongue-tied about them. There is a bit of experimentation in there. It’s heavier, faster, slower in parts. It’s definitely going to have a unique sound to it where we purposefully took that on board, aiming for a more natural live sound that’s more spacious. Like I said, we had that extra time to work on the record given to us this year… before all the leeway was taken back again.”

Cradle Of Filth Announce October Livestream Concert

Cradle Of Filth will be celebrating Halloween with a virtual concert on October 30. The show will stream live from St. Mary’s Church in Colchester, UK and tickets for it can be purchased HERE.

Dani Filth commented:

“As a band Cradle Of Filth are over-the-moon to be performing again and in such an iconic location close to Dani‘s home county of Suffolk here in England.

It will be a celebration of not only Halloween and all it’s ghoulish accoutrements, but also of the new Cradle album being completed, a process that helped neutralise the banality of the lockdown, gifting the band with a deadline-free (and thus stress-free) studio session.

And thus helping make the new album the best the band have written, period.

And now, almost a year on from the infamous London Palladium show, Cradle Of Filth are back in (horror) business and planning to raise the roof and rafters of St Mary’s Church with a set so undeniably wicked, that the dead in the nearby cemetery may well join the band onstage for a song or two!

So, grab your tickets online now; this is going to be a vicious, delicious, certainly mal-nutritious performance showcasing the band’s new keyboardist and backing singer, as well as a slew of graveyard hits both past, present and possibly future.

In short, October 30th 2020 with Cradle Of Filth is going to be the ultimate Nightmare before Halloween!

You have been warned!”

There’s A Line Of Corpse Painted Soaps Inspired By Mayhem, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Etc.

An Etsy shop called CorpsePaintSoaps are selling a line of various soaps featuring corpse paint. The products, which are inspired by Mayhem, Abbath, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Ghost, and more, can be found HERE.

[via MetalSucks]

Cradle Of Filth Release Their Own Teas

Cradle Of Filth have released two new teas called “Dark Blood” and “Sweetest Maleficia.” U.S. fans can get the beverages HERE, while UK fans can get them HERE.

The group commented:

“If anything this weird space of time known as ‘lockdown’ has taught us, is that literally everything can be mollified with a really good cup of tea.⁣ And having been provided with some fine tasting Satanic TEAs for the recording of the latest Cradle of Filth album (already on the boil and ready to pour later this year) from production company Pitch Black North, an idea was TEAsed into our collective skulls that a collaboration should be afoot.

And thus it was.⁣ Two TEAs. ⁣One for the uplift, one for the wind-down.⁣

Both based on Cradle of Filth songs, these expertly crafted beverages are not only bursting with maleficent flavour, but they also swim abrim with genuine witchcraft, having been brewed under all the right stars.⁣

So, put the heavy kettle on, put some Heavy Metal on and start conversing with your inner TEAmons.⁣ Pitch Black North presents DARK BLOOD and SWEETEST MALEFICIA.⁣

Steeped in Filth.⁣⁣”

Cradle Of Filth Begin Recording New Album

Cradle Of Filth have officially started the recording process for their new album. Drummer Martin “Marthus” Škaroupka shared the below footage from the studio:

Lindsay Schoolcraft Exits Cradle Of Filth

Keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft has announced her departure from Cradle Of Filth. An unnamed replacement has already been found and is currently working with the band on a new album.

The group said the following:

“It is with a very heavy leaden heart that Cradle Of Filth must announce the mutual departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft from amidst the band’s ranks.

Lindsay has been with the band for the last 7 years and in that time has been privy to a massive resurgence both on record and live, with Cradle Of Filth undertaking some of the most prolific touring in the band’s 28-year history, a feat that has indelibly been both (ultimately) rewarding and understandably exhausting at the same time.”

Schoolcraft also commented:

“Dearest Filthlings,

It has been an honour and a pleasure to get to know you online, in person, and from the stage the past 7 years. You have made my life fulfilling during this period of time.

I am here to inform you that I have left the band. It was a difficult decision to make, but I can assure you it was the best thing to do for my well-being and mental health.

I have been doing well on my road to recovery and will continue to be a full-time musician through my other two musical projects.

I want to extend a massive thank you to the band for letting me be part of Cradle of Filth’s legacy for the time I was present. It was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful that we got to share this together.

I want to send my well wishes to my successor too and I ask you all to please be as warm and welcoming towards them as you were with me so long ago.

I hope that some of you will continue to join me on my journey as a composer and singer. The magick and the (black) metal doesn’t end here. Thank you again for all of the love, support, and memories. It will not be forgotten ♥️

All my love and gratitude,

Lindsay Schoolcraft”

Frontman Dani Filth added:

“This is very difficult for everyone in the band who have become a very tightly-knit family on the road, but ultimately it is something that has come to pass out of necessity both for her health and the band’s musical development hereon-in.

Of course we will miss Lindsay a lot and we hate to have to part ways, as we’ve travelled a beautifully madcap road together over the last few years and collectively share many amazing memories from those travels.

Plus she is like our little (Gothic, Canadian, Vegan) sister.

So the band and I wish her the very very best for everything she has planned for the future and i hope you guys reading this continue to support her too.

And though this truly is the end of an era, it is also the aromatic promise of another.

Lindsay’s successor has already been unearthed and is contributing to the new record like a demented unearthed thing.

The new album commences recording in a little over a fortnight’s time and a release date is set for later in the year.”

Cradle Of Filth Team Up With Electric Bear Brewing For “Pale Countess” Beer

Cradle Of Filth have joined forces with Electric Bear Brewing to create their own beer called “Pale Countess.” The band said the following about that:

“Electric Bear Brewing have teamed up with us to create this 4.5% English Pale Ale to see off our “In To The Pallademonium” tour at the The London Palladium. This delightfully wicked pale ichor, is awash with forbidden fruits, tropical hurricanes and the bloody hubbub of grapefruit and mango. Limited Availability at The London Palladium, Electric Bear web shop and Eebria 🦇 🧛🏼‍♀️”

Cradle Of Filth Cancel Upcoming Shows To Focus On New Album

Cradle Of Filth have cancelled four shows in Europe and Tel Aviv so they can focus on their new album. Despite this, the group still plan to play their October 19 “Cruelty And The Beast“ show at The Palladium in London, UK and their November 2 show at RGMC XXL 19 in Bruges, Belgium.

The band commented:

“Felicitations Filthlings,

Unfortunately Cradle Of Filth are cancelling their three upcoming shows in Europe (prior to the special London Palladium show), plus the show In Tel Aviv, Israel, due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production for entering the studio for recording the forthcoming new album.

Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that keeping the band this busy has forged an ever-decreasing window in which to fit everything in and so it is with some regret that we have to announce the cancellation of these shows.

That being said, Tel Aviv will be moved to a slot next year to coincide with COF’s first tour of China.

The headline show at the Entrepot in Bruges, Belgium on November 2nd remains unaffected.

Once again sincere apologies for this sudden turn of events, the next thing on our very metal agenda (and the last of a busy year) is the grandiose London Palladium performance on 19th October.

The nightmare before All Hallow’s Eve!

And brethren. please watch the heavens for a much pleasanter Cradle announcement later this week…”