Cradle Of Filth have officially started the recording process for their new album. Drummer Martin “Marthus” Škaroupka shared the below footage from the studio:
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:
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,
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.”
The 69 Eyes have premiered a lyric video for their song “The Last House On The Left.” This track features Wednesday 13, Calico Cooper, and Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) and it appears on the band’s latest album “West End.” Jyrki 69 commented:
“HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE 69 EYES! Here’s our treat for you: the ultimate new horror-punk anthem ‘The Last House On The Left’ with the ultimate monster mash team-up: Wednesday 13, Calico Cooper & Dani Filth with The 69 Eyes! Wes Craven forever & Halloween 24-7-365, punks!”
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 🦇 🧛🏼♀️”
Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) is streaming her new album “Martyr” in full via Metal Injection. That effort was co-written by ex-Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray and it will officially be released on October 7. Schoolcraft commented:
“Martyr is a tribute to all the music I love and everything I’ve wanted to create as a solo artist. I never thought I’d be able to work with the likes of Rocky Gray and all the talents that appear on this album, but, alas, here they are! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did enjoy breathing life into these heartfelt and turbulent pieces.”
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:
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…”
Cradle Of Filth are streaming a remixed/remastered version of their song “Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds).“ This version of the track will appear on the new “re-misteressed” edition of “Cruelty And The Beast,“ which is set to be released on November 1.