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]

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Ex-Cradle Of Filth) Premieres “Worlds Away” Video

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle Of Filth) has premiered a new video for the title track of her new harp album “Worlds Away.” That effort will be released on October 9.

Schoolcraft commented:

“‘Worlds Away’ was written about feeling isolated and as far away as possible from someone you love and don’t know how to tell them your feelings for them. When the pandemic struck I was inspired to finish this piece that was laying dormant for quite some time and then when the opportunity struck to film a music video I knew right away this was the song. The concept to this music video is being out in the middle of no where and feeling secluded. While any of your attempts to communicate to people aren’t possible, all that exists are the feelings you have left inside and that’s what keeps your hoping for better days to come. I feel like anyone can relate to that after the year we’ve all been through.”

“Worlds Away” Track Listing:

01. “Worlds Away”
02. “Saviour”
03. “Darkness-Falls”
04. “Fading Star”
05. “Stranger”
06. “Where I Fall”
07. “Dance On The Strings”
08. “Dangerous Game”
09. “Your Mind”
10. “Masquerade”
11. “Warn Me”

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.”

The Agonist, Kobra And The Lotus, Sum 41, Etc. Nominated For 2020 JUNO Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place in Saskatoon, SK on March 15 and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found below:

Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year:

  • Kobra And The Lotus – “Evolution“
  • Lindsay Schoolcraft – “Martyr“
  • Single Mothers – “Through A Wall“
  • Striker – “Play To Win“
  • The Agonist – “Orphans“

Rock Album Of The Year:

  • Big Wreck – “…but for the sun“
  • Headstones – “PEOPLESKILLS“
  • Sum 41 – “Order In Decline“
  • The Dirty Nil – “Master Volume“
  • The Glorious Sons – “A War On Everything“

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) Streams New Album “Martyr”

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.”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) Premieres “Where I Fall” Lyric Video

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) has premiered a lyric video for her new song “Where I Fall.” This track will appear on her new album “Martyr.” That effort was co-written by ex-Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray and it will be released on October 7.

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) Premieres “See The Light” Lyric Video

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) has premiered a lyric video for her new song “See The Light.” This track features Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris) and it will appear on Schoolcraft’s new album “Martyr.” That effort was co-written by ex-Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray and it will be released on October 7.

Schoolcraft commented:

“I knew I wanted to have a duet on this album somewhere and the more I completed composing ‘See The Light’ with Rocky Gray, the more I knew Xenoyr needed to appear on it. Sometimes, if you want to say something loudly it has to be screamed harshly, and the more I reflected on the lyrics, the more I heard many of our shared conversations. This song is open to interpretation, but I wrote it back in 2016 when it was prevalent that greed and prejudice were more valued globally over compassion and doing the right thing. Those difficult times for the world inspired this song greatly.”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) To Release New Solo Album In October

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) has announced that her debut solo album “Martyr” will be released on October 7. The effort was co-written by ex-Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray and it will feature 11 tracks. Schoolcraft commented:

“At last I can finally share with the world what I’ve been so vaguely teasing online for years. I can’t thank my fans enough for being so patient about this release. Working with Rocky Gray has been a dream come true for me and the love I have for his work and my lyrical stories really shines through on this album. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did creating and recording it.”

Cradle Of Filth’s Lindsay Schoolcraft Joins Moonspell Onstage In Tilburg, Netherlands

During their February 1 show in Tilburg, Netherlands, Moonspell were joined onstage by Cradle Of Filth’s Lindsay Schoolcraft for a performance of “Scorpion Flower.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via BraveWords]