Kreator Share Live Video For “Betrayer” Featuring Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth

Kreator have shared pro-shot footage of “Betrayer” from their August 14, 2021 set at the Bloodstock festival in Walton-on-Trent, England. The performance features Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth and it can be seen below. The clip was released to promote Kreator’s “Live At Bloodstock 2021,” which is now available on limited edition vinyl.

Richard Shaw Says “A Lot Of Drama And B.S.” Led To His Departure From Cradle Of Filth

During an appearance on the “2020’d” podcast, Richard Shaw opened up about his departure from Cradle Of Filth. The guitarist says he left the group after getting tired of dealing with “drama and B.S.”

Shaw said the following:

“To be honest, it just got a point where I didn’t wanna do it anymore. It was as simple as that. Touring and traveling was never a problem for me. Writing and recording — the actual music side of things — I loved and I still love. It was all the behind-the-scenes stuff [that] kind of got to me after a while,” he explained. “It just got to a point where you find out things that you don’t like the sound of that’s been going on for a while. A lot of drama and B.S.

I’m a dad now. My life’s pretty hectic as it is without adding unnecessary drama to the bag. It just got to a point where I was, like, ‘This isn’t fun anymore.’ Doing the shows is fun most of the time, but it’s all the other stuff that was kind of getting to me. It’s time to walk away. If it’s not fun anymore, it’s time to step aside.”

He continued:

“Touring and writing and recording is the dream — it really is. But to me, it came at quite a high cost, and I wasn’t willing to pay that cost. Me, the keyboard player [Anabelle Iratni] and all but one of the crew didn’t wanna pay that cost. So they had to basically hire all new crew as well as a new keyboard player and a new guitar player… I don’t know. There’s a side of me that thinks if you just treat people better, it’d be less hassle. In a nutshell, just treat people better and show them the respect that they deserve and people kind of stick around.

My B.S. tolerance seems to have lowered over the years. There’s a lot of stuff that I kind of let slide [in the past] that towards the end I was, like, ‘I’m not letting that slide anymore.’ It was as simple as that.

I know this sounds super cryptic, but I still get on well with the band; I love everybody in the band. It’s more all the people behind the scenes.”

Shaw also discussed the financial side of things:

“It became one of those things where financially it wasn’t starting to make sense to stick around. I don’t know how much to say, but you get talking to other bands and other session members — ’cause I was a session member but I also wrote for the band — and you start discussing stuff with other people who are in similar boats, who are session musicians but also write for the band, and you go, ‘Hang on a minute. This doesn’t sound as fair as what you’ve got.'”

“You can make money, but you’ve gotta be smart about it. I never made a living off of CRADLE OF FILTH — never. I had to do other things to supplement those earnings. When I was on tour, I was getting paid and it was okay. Again, to be perfectly honest, not what it should have been. But it was okay. And now that I’ve got a family and things, it’s, like, okay, now I’m gonna be away from my family 24-7 for months on end, and I can kind of earn the same money back home and I see [my family] every day.

I think every musician I’ve ever met says the same. It’s, like, you don’t make the living a lot of people think you do. You need the multiple streams of income. Which I totally get, and I knew that was part of it going in. But like I say, you talk to other musicians and you talk to other writers, and you start thinking, ‘Hang on a minute. Something weird is going on. I’ve got a feeling some people aren’t telling the whole story here.’ And it just got to the point where I was, like, ‘Okay, I’ve gotta weigh it up if it’s worth me sticking around for.’

He also added:

“I’ll be a hundred percent honest: there was also another side of me. We started writing what would have been my fourth album with the band and I put, like, seven or eight songs forward for it. And I found myself going on autopilot a little bit. And I was, like, ‘I’m doing this because I’ve been told I have to, not because I necessarily really feel the need to write this style of music anymore.’ So there was a lot of things going on.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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!”

Frayle Sign With The Oracle Management, Score Supporting Slot On Cradle Of Filth’s North American Tour

Frayle have signed a new deal with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management and will now be joining Cradle Of Filth on their spring North American tour. This news comes as the band are preparing to release their new album “Skin & Sorrow” on July 8.

Fafara commented:

“Frayle is one of the best bands I’ve heard in a very long time and the exact type of music that I seek out to personally listen to! The visuals behind the band, along with the musicianship and Gwyn fronting, makes Frayle a band that is a must-see live. Revolver was correct in naming them a ‘hot band to watch!’ We at The Oracle mgmt look forward to guiding the career and watching them succeed. Please catch them live as special guests of Cradle of Filth, dates below! Special thank you goes to Jeremy Saffer for introducing us to the band and their music. For dark hearts everywhere I present Frayle!”

Tour Dates (with Cradle Of Filth and Misfire):

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
05/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/29 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
05/30 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
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 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

Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Added To Knotfest Finland

More bands have been added to this year’s Knotfest Finland. The event will take place in Turku, Finland on August 12-13 and it will now feature the following:

August 12: Nightwish, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Stam1na, Lähiöbotox, and Huora.

August 13: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Cradle Of Filth, TesseracT, Blind Channel, Moon Shot, and Stoned Statues.

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.”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Ex-Cradle Of Filth) Recruits Eluveitie & Evanescence Members For New Song “New World”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle Of Filth) has released a new song titled “New World.” The track, which features Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie) and Jen Majura (Evanescence), can be streamed below:

Schoolcraft commented:

“What happens when you take Gothic Metal and fuse it with Folk Metal? You get a duet between Fabienne Erni and myself that includes a killer guitar solo from Jen Majura of Evanescence!

‘New World’ is out now and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The best way you can support me and the team is by heading over to my Bandcamp page and naming your price 🙏✨

I wrote this harp driven, heavy track during my isolation of 2021 about our world’s events. The song’s theme manifested into a dark lullaby with Celtic-fantasy influences.

My intention is that this track sparks hope into the hearts of those who are feeling helpless right now. That we are reminded all good deeds, no matter how big or little, matter and make a difference. That good always prevails over evil and we are stronger than we think. 🕯”