Dani Filth On Upcoming Cradle Of Filth Album: “It’s Just A Step Up From The Last Record, But We’re Trying To Explore New Horizons As Well”

During a recent appearance on the Rocknroll Beer Guy podcast, Dani Filth offered a bit of an update on the new Cradle Of Filth album. According to him, the material is “just a step up from the last record, but [they are] trying to explore new horizons as well.”

Filth said the following:

“We’ll be writing and compiling new stuff on the road [this year]. We’re hoping to get into the studio around November or December. Time of release, possibly August of next year, maybe sooner.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s sounding great. It’s just a step up from the last record, but we’re trying to explore new horizons as well — mix some things up a little bit. It’s great. What I’ve heard is awesome. I’m starting to assemble some ideas, string things together. Hopefully being on the road will bring us a lot closer together and [we’ll be able to] do stuff in soundcheck etcetera.

He continued:

“It’s decidedly CRADLE OF FILTH, and it’s the best CRADLE OF FILTH that we can muster. The last few records, a lot of people said, ‘Wow, this is a return to the olden glory days,’ whatever. I think that myself, but I don’t know if that reflects everybody’s opinions. But, yeah, now I’m not gonna say it’s darker and heavier. I mean, we’ve done that, and there’s only so far you can go forward with that. We’re just gonna experiment a little bit. It’s hard to really say, ’cause, at the moment, everything’s just a bit fledgling and embryonic.”

He also added the following when asked if everybody in the band contributes to the songwriting process:

“Music is collaborative. In fact, I only really add opinions. And if I have something pressing in my mind, like a tune, then I suggest it. But generally, the band write the stuff. Then we come together and I say what I like and don’t like. It’s a very involved process, but it involves everybody — that’s the good thing. And then we go backward and forward, and the songs gradually take shape. For example, on the last record, ‘Achingly Beautiful’ was a track that was destined for the previous album. It was undeveloped. But then I said to everybody, ‘This is such a great song,’ and I resubmitted it and we rewrote it. It’s a perfect example of the way we work together. If it had been shit, then everybody would have said, ‘No. This is shit, mate.’ So it’s a democracy rather than the work of a tyrant.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Court Says Man Accused Of Stalking Cradle Of Filth Frontman Dani Filth’s Family Is Unfit To Plead Or Stand Trial

According to BBC, the court has ruled that 29-year-old Lucifer Lovecraft (born James Bird) is unfit to plead or stand trial after lurking around Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth’s Ipswich, UK home and shouting at Filth’s wife Toni through the letterbox back in June. When authorities arrested Lovecraft, he claimed to be Filth and he even had Filth‘s daughter’s name tattooed on his arm. Lovecraft was also accused of sending Facebook messages to Toni around the same time as well. Aside from this, the site also mentions that he was previously charged with “stalking and assaulting a woman, assaulting one man and exhibiting racially-aggravated threatening behavior to a second man.” However, prosecutors have dropped all the charges and Lovecraft, who has been described as “very ill” by his legal representative, has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. It’s worth noting the Ipswich Star previously reported that Lovecraft was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but he was released after doctors said he didn’t need anymore residential mental health treatment.

[via The PRP]

Devilment (Cradle Of Filth) Cancel Upcoming London, England Show, Confirm Writing Is Underway For Third Album

Devilment, the band featuring Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth, have cancelled their December 10 show at The Underworld in London, England, due to Filth tearing a shoulder muscle. The band broke the news in the below post, which also confirms that they have started the writing process for their third album.

Dani Filth On Next Cradle Of Filth Album: “It’s A Cross Between ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ And ‘Cruelty And The Beast'”

Dani Filth was recently interviewed by Metal Forces about his band Devilment. During the talk, he also offered a little bit about Cradle Of Filth’s new album, which he says will sound like “a cross between ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ and ‘Cruelty And The Beast’.”

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Filth said the following:

“From what I do know, it’s a cross between ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ [2015] and ‘Cruelty And The Beast’ [1998]. It’s very melodic, very fast… Well, it’s not all fast. There’s some big, heavy tracks on there. Very ornate. There’s some great fucking riffs on there, amazing. Yeah, can’t really speak much about Cradle. Obviously, it’s not a Cradle interview. That will come in time.”

The effort will be released in September 2017. Filth added the following about that:

“It’s gonna be delivered the second week of May, and the reason for… I mean, it’s not being pushed out or anything like that. Whatever we release, it’s usually about two years afterwards. I think it’s just the fact that I’ve got another band makes it look like it turns around quite quickly, but it has to be released in September because of new management planning this big world tour which has to start in America on a certain date. So, the album has to be delivered and released… It all has to fall into a certain place. You can’t just go ‘Oh, we missed our deadline. Sorry,’ because otherwise, you miss your slot with releasing and with the record company, and everything they’ve got planned. So yeah, we’re free to do what we want for a certain amount of months, but then it all has to fit into a schedule.”

Head to Metal Forces to read the whole interview about Devilment.

Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) Talks About Scrapped Temple Of The Black Moon Supergroup With Ex-Anthrax, Enslaved, The Cult, Etc. Members

Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth, Devilment) recently discussed some of his favorite albums with HMV, and during the interview he talked a little bit about his Temple Of The Black Moon project, which also featured King (ex-Gorgoroth), Ice Dale (Enslaved), Rob Caggiano (ex-Anthrax, Volbeat) and John Tempesta (The Cult, etc.). Unfortunately the band kind of got scrapped, but Filth did say he may have Devilment cover those songs at some point.

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Filth said the following:

“I was doing a band called Temple Of The Black Moon with King from Gorgoroth, Ice Dale from Enslaved, Rob Caggiano from Anthrax (although he’s now joined Volbeat) and John Tempesta from The Cult and White Zombie – and we were working on a record.

Actually, all the drums and the bass parts are still sitting with a record label. This is my opinion, when Rob left Anthrax the manager shelved it because he didn’t want Rob being distracted from earning loads of money for it. If that makes any sense. This was only a couple of years ago that it was recorded, and it’s a brilliant album.

The working album title was ‘CNT (all that’s missing is you)’ – it would have been amazing! I don’t know if it’s ever going to see the light of day, we wrote ten songs over roughly a four-year span and they’re all amazing – in fact I want Devilment to cover all of it – it might be the only way around the problem to be fair.

The manager just sat on it. The drums have been recorded in LA, and the bass. It would probably be too late now if it ever came out, it would sound primeval by then. It was cool – really rocky. It’s got an Anthrax and The Cult meets me and Gorgoroth, plus Enslaved feeling, and the guy from Dimmu Borgir was going to do keys on it.”

Head to HMV to read the whole interview about his favorite albums.

Metal Anarchy Exclusive: Daniel J. Finch Discusses The Devils Music, Leaving Devilment, & More

The Devils Music, the new project featuring Devilment founder Daniel J. Finch, released their killer self-titled album in September, and Metal Anarchy has an exclusive interview with Finch regarding the effort, and his decision to exit Devilment. You can check that out below, and purchase your copy of “The Devils Music” on Bandcamp and iTunes.

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METAL ANARCHY: What would you like readers of this site to know about The Devils Music?

Danny: I would like everyone to go buy it and listen to it. I think it’s a mixed record. I think there will be songs that every listener will love and songs they may even hate. You may not like death metal style vocals, or might not be a fan of singers. But I think there’s something for everyone on this record, and certainly the reviews and everyone I spoken to echo that. It’s a record which I’m proud of and people love the concept of it. It was fun to make and certainly something I’d like to do again in the future.

METAL ANARCHY: Considering you’re a former member of Devilment, what was it like working with Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)?

Danny: I was the founder, I formed that band. I was a big Cradle fan. I brought the first album when it came out and followed them ever since then. Working with Dani at first was great; I admit I was star struck. I was warned off working with him from the beginning from some good friends, and I’d heard a lot rumours about his antics. But I take everyone on face value, I’m cool with everyone and I don’t judge them until I get to know them or proved otherwise. But those rumours and those antics I heard about were true, and I saw more of a side Dani Filth that just wasn’t cool.

METAL ANARCHY: What led to your departure from Devilment?

Danny: Pretty much a lot of things. I think they like to say that I couldn’t handle being in a band at that level, or I couldn’t handle touring, or I couldn’t handle the pressure or I was mad or whatever they want to say. But let me put these things straight and bury that shit for good. I never had any intension to leave my own band. It just got to a point with everything that was going on that I had no choice. I could have and no I wish I had have fired members of that band. I was lied to, threatened and treated like shit by the band, the management and the record label. In fact I was told if I didn’t like it I could fuck off, so I did.

Pretty much a lot of people fucked it up. The drinking, the drugs, the ego, and childish bullshit. It just got too much. If you confronted people in the band about the way they were acting, it got denied and turned round. Working with Dani Filth was like walking on egg shells, you never knew what the fuck he was going to do.

During the video shoot for “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me” he got really drunk and started getting aggressive towards the director and he couldn’t even mime the words correctly. We lost a load of shots because of that. During the tour he was drunk all the time. One night I was chilling on the bus and he started trying to fight me. I didn’t want us to get kicked off the tour so I left the bus lounge and headed to the front of the bus to smoke a cigarette with the driver, Dani followed me down and started pushing me around again, and the driver wanted to pull over. Believe me if he had I would have beaten his arse.

He fucked up a show in Hamburg because he was so drunk, it was just embarrassing. We were a new band trying to win people over. We sold no merch that night and people were disappointed. It was shit like that. During that show he even went into motionless in white’s dressing room and threw up in their bin. It’s like you sit there is disbelief and think, “what the fuck”. When I confronted him about it, he denied it, and then went “Well its rock and roll”. It’s just bullshit. Did I want to be in a band with a person like that no I do not. A lot of people were shocked when I left; people were like “You’ve just thrown it away”. Yeah I did. But for the right reasons. I’m happy doing what I do now. I don’t have those kind of people in my life and nor do I need them. I’d rather be sitting in my room playing guitar by myself then being playing in front of packed club dealing with people like Dani Filth.

He said that “I’ve made a mistake and I’m going to regret it” truth is I did make a mistake by asking him to join in the first place. It still amazes me how people just kiss his arse, if they knew the kind of shit he says and does. They would burn every album they ever brought. I also think the new song they released is shit. I wanted to like it cause I respect a couple of the guys Left in the band, but its music designed to make money, and Dani Filth is only interested in money, so he can go on three day drink and drugs benders.

METAL ANARCHY: The songs on your self-titled album were originally written for Devilment. Did you rework them to set them apart from your former band?

Danny: After we finished recording the “Great And Secret Show” I knew in a year or so I had to think about writing a second album. I didn’t want to be under pressure and write a rushed album that would be shit. During the rehearsals for the European tour I was turning up and hour before everyone else, firstly to warm up as I was having issues with my hands and secondly it was a chance to start writing. I started coming up with riffs and I took my Ipad so I could video them. I jammed a few ideas with Aaron (Drummer) on the nights the rest of the band didn’t show up. I only ever played the band two demos of songs, neither of which are on The Devils Music record. So they never really heard or knew about the songs or ideas I was coming up with. I guess I wanted to get them finished before I played anything to the rest of the band. It was how I did it with the first Devilment album. I’m kind of glad I didn’t play them or send them anything, as they would have nicked them for their Devilment album ha ha. Nothing was re-worked as such. The riffs and ideas stayed pretty much the same from those original ideas. I added some stuff when I started arranging them. But they are pretty much 90% how I heard them in my head back then. I think I had like ideas for 27 songs so I had a lot to choose from for The Devils Music album.

METAL ANARCHY: The effort features multiple vocalists including members of Scream Serenity; Collapse the Sky, The BloodShake Chorus, etc. What was it like working with so many singers?

Danny: It was really easy. I pretty much sent them the songs, I asked them to choose which song they wanted to do, and luckily for me they all picked different songs. Most of the guys recorded at their own studios, but I had to go and produce Ian from Scream Serenity and Darby from BloodShake Chorus over at Scorpio Recording studios. But I was really happy with how it came together.

METAL ANARCHY: Will future releases from the band utilise different singers, or will you eventually choose a permanent member?

Danny: I thought about putting a band together for the 2nd album, but it wouldn’t have the same vibe. I think at the moment it’s still a free flowing project and I can do anything with it. I have like three more records by different projects I’m working on right now, so I want to get those done first before I look at another Devils Music record. One Idea I have for the 2nd Devils Music record is to write with 10 different bands. But set myself a time limit with that band to write and record a song say in a day or something.

METAL ANARCHY: What are your future plans?

Danny: Firstly sleep. I played with Chuck Mosley (Ex Faith No More and Bad Brains) last night; he’s a pretty cool guy. I’m feeling pretty burnt out at the moment. I’ve been doing a lot of shows with the BloodShake Chorus and also working on this Storm child Record. I’m pretty much going to chill with my daughter this weekend and catch up with some friends. But after that we start the Dead Soul Communion record. I was working really hard on that in 2015. But I got to a point with it and I needed to step away from it. Sometimes you have to step away from a project in order for it to be refreshed. But were getting ready to start drums on that. I’m hoping to put that record out in mid 2017. Right after that I start Haven of Blood, which is going to be the fastest heaviest record I’ve ever done. It’s full on hate and aggression. I’ve also started writing a progressive album too. But no idea if that will ever come out.

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth To Play An Occult Expert In New Horror Movie “Baphomet”

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has revealed that he will be playing an occult expert named Dr. Lon Carlson in a new horror film called “Baphomet.” Check out a teaser for the movie below:

You can also read an official movie description:

“An American family celebrates their 28-year-old daughter’s pregnancy. The celebration is interrupted when a Satanic cult leader, Henrik Brandr, unexpectedly visits their ranch.

Henrik offers to pay the family a large sum for ownership of their land, claiming it is sacred to his congregation. Jacob Richardson, the father, rejects the offer due to the priceless sentimental value of the ranch. Henrik, displeased, begins to put devastating curses on the Richardsons, trying to force them off their land – even if it means murdering them.

After suffering unexplainable tragedies, the Richardsons seek help from Marybeth, a white witch high priestess. They soon discover a terrible secret about their house, revealing why their land is sacred to the cult. They realize they must protect their house from the cult at all costs, and a violent battle between good and evil ensues.”

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Dani Filth is due to play the character of Dr Lon Carlson, an occult expert, in the upcoming horror movie, BAPHOMET, directed by Matthan Harris and released by Incisive Pictures. https://vimeo.com/173647887 (teaser trailer) www.facebook.com/baphometmovie http://www.baphometmovie.com The film's synopsis is as follows… An American family celebrates their 28-year-old daughter’s pregnancy. The celebration is interrupted when a Satanic cult leader, Henrik Brandr, unexpectedly visits their ranch. Henrik offers to pay the family a large sum for ownership of their land, claiming it is sacred to his congregation. Jacob Richardson, the father, rejects the offer due to the priceless sentimental value of the ranch. Henrik, displeased, begins to put devastating curses on the Richardsons, trying to force them off their land – even if it means murdering them. After suffering unexplainable tragedies, the Richardsons seek help from Marybeth, a white witch high priestess. They soon discover a terrible secret about their house, revealing why their land is sacred to the cult. They realize they must protect their house from the cult at all costs, and a violent battle between good and evil ensues. More news as it occurs… #danifilth #cradleoffilth #baphomet #baphometmovie #drloncarlson #incisivepictures #matthanharris

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