Dani Filth Says Cradle Of Filth’s New Album Will Contain “Massive Choruses And Melancholic Drop-Downs”

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has taken to social media to reflect on 2020 and discuss the band’s plans for next year. Among the topics mentioned was the group’s new album, which the frontman says will feature “massive choruses and melancholic drop-downs.”

Here’s Filth’s full message:

“Greeting fellow Filthlings…

It has, without question, been a very strange year, but one not without interest.

In fact, I have to selfishly say that I have really enjoyed it despite the isolation and lack of live touring; it at least contributed to what may be our best album of current years, if not all time.

That being said, many sincere condolences for those who’ve had to suffer with COVID either by becoming infected and ill, or those who have lost loved ones.

So, there was absolutely no pressure to turn the album in, in fact there really was nothing better to do than indulge our creative juices and thus a huge swathe of the year was spent in the sultry depths of the Suffolk countryside polishing and perfecting our latest musical excretion.

It’s an absolute killer of an album (if you forgive my self-flattery), with an immense production courtesy of Scott Atkins and Grindstone studios once again and I’d like to be able to describe it to you but there is so much bubbling intently in this album… Fast and slow parts (and faster still), new delectable flavours and those reminiscent of earlier COF albums galore, massive choruses and melancholic drop-downs, old skool melodic NWOBM amid furious, scathing black metal amid apocalyptic groove and we as a band can’t wait for everyone to hear it…. And more importantly, experience our birthed monster live.

Of course the postponed Cradle of Filth livestream is happening in February and that promises to rival the production we put into our fabled London Palladium show of last year, so there’s still plenty of time to purchase online tickets if you want to see Cradle as big and as soon as possible, complete with our as yet-undisclosed new keyboardist/backing singer, who has waited patiently in the wings for over a year without due merit. I must add that her contribution to the new album has been exceptional, as has the rest of the band’s.

So what else does the new year have for Cradle of Filth I hear you ponder?

Well, aside from the new album and livestream, we are working on getting our Pale Countess pale ale produced in different territories as soon as possible; tours are now being booked for the third and fourth quarters of the year (with a slew of amazing touring partners); our custom Cradle guitars (both Vempire and Midian models) courtesy of Vorona Instruments are now well into production; lots of exciting new announcements are also to be set in motion in and around the launch and lastly, our Pitch Black North tea, VE cosmetics make-up pallets, Electric Bear Brewing beer, Corpsepaint soap, Drop Dead clothing collaboration and my VShout video shoutouts are all still available, albeit in dwindling quantities for the limited items.

So, thanks once again to our loyal and expectant fans, the Crewdle Of Filth (who’ve had a wholly uneventful working year), our management team at Oracle, all our professional associates near and far and the friends we’ve gathered along the way but haven’t been able to meet due to the spread of this f**king pandemic… Salutations! We can’t wait to crawl back out on the road and see you again; Fans, bands, friends and fiends alike, countries, venues, staff, tourbus drivers, that washing machine in Prattein…

Lastly, thank you Laura Woodley for her continuing online finesse and to New Rock and Blackcraft Clothing for their ongoing swaddling.

Exciting times indeed! Unless this is the actual Apocalypse.

So may you find peace this holiday season and remember to cherish the things clutched deep to your vampire hearts.

And here’s to a better, more productive year in 2021!

Stay FILTHy!

Dani Filth, The Year Ov The Plague 2020 eh.

All links to brands mentioned above can be found at www.cradleoffilth.com – 2020 Year in Review.”

Antiqva (Ne Obliviscaris, Ex-Cradle Of Filth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Funeral Crown”

Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris), Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle of Filth), Fabian Schaper, Justine Ethier (ex-Blackguard), Dalai Cellai, Memnock (Susperia, ex-Old Man’s Child), and Andy Thomas (Black Crown Initiate) have joined forces in a new band called Antiqva. A lyric video for the group’s first single, “Funeral Crown,” can be found below:

Xenoyr commented:

“Music from Antiqva has been a long time coming, but like most good things it required patience and maturing. For obvious reasons this year, our individual main projects were delayed and/or unable to tour so we seized the opportunity to focus largely on developing our sound more, and finally through pandemic and isolation, recorded across 5 countries, we now emerge with our debut track, ‘Funeral Crown’.

In short the song discusses the abuse of power, something we’ve all been exposed to, subjected to or even been a part of, and it paints a picture of the potential consequences. The interest we’ve garnered so far has been overwhelming considering we’re ultimately a brand new band, but we hope this will whet your appetite for what is to come. Thank you to those who’ve followed and supported our journey so far.”

Fans can purchase a limited edition 12 inch featuring “Funeral Crown” and the b-side track “Anadem Gyre” HERE.

[via MetalSucks]

Behemoth, Sepultura, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Members Featured In New Animated Mini-Series

Behemoth‘s Nergal, Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth, Sepultura‘s Derrick Green, Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza, and Misfits’ Doyle are featured in a new animated mini-series created by Roxxy Roxx. There are five episodes in the series and they can be seen in the below Instagram posts:

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: