- Midian was release on halloween
and more info will be up soon
- Cradle Of Filth have completed the
recording and mixing of their forthcoming
full-length album, 'Midian.' Though the band have
been through several confusing lineup shifts
since the release of the previous full-length,
'Cruelty And The Beast,' the 'Midian' lineup is,
according to vocalist Dani Davey, in a word,
"perfect." The lineup is: Dani Davey
(vocals), Robin Eaglestone (bass), Gian Piras
(guitar), Paul Allender (guitar), Adrian
Erlandsson (drums), and Martin Powell
(keyboards). Dani and Robin have been in the band
since its formation, while Gian joined for the
'Dusk And Her Embrace' album (he departed briefly
last year, but has since returned full-time).
Paul, having left after the band's 1994 debut,
'The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh,' makes his
return with 'Midian,' while ex-At The Gates/-The
Haunted drummer Adrian and ex-My Dying Bride
member Martin make their debut in C.O.F. with
'Midian.' The album will include the following
song selection, though not necessarily in this
order: "Her Ghost In The Fog,"
"Saffron's Curse," "Amor E
Morte," "Death Magick For Adepts,"
"Lord Abortion," "Tortured Soul
Asylum," "At The Gates Of Midian,"
"Cthulhu Dawn," "Creatures That
Kissed In Cold Mirrors," and "Tearing
The Veil From Grace." As a Japanese bonus
track, the band have recorded a Sabbat cover,
"For Those Who Died," which features
Dani trading vocals with original Sabbat and
current Skyclad frontman Martin Walkyier!
- Talented? Literate? Exceptionally
organised? Then Cradle of Filth needs YOU. Due to
a change in business circumstances, COF's fan
club, The Order Of the Dragon is looking for
someone to take over the day to day running of
the club. In the meantime Cradle Of Filth would
like to apologise to members of their Fan Club
for the delay in correspondence from the
organisation. They hope to have The Order Of The
Dragon up and running again before they finish
recording their new album. If you think you have
what it takes, then write to the following
address: The Order Of The Dragon, c/o One
Fifteen, 28-30, Wood Wharf, Horseferry Place,
London, SE10 9BT.
- More line up changes for the band.
Guitarist and songwriter Stuart Antsis has been
sacked and keyboartds player Les 'Lecter' Smith
- Further to the news that Cradle Of
Filth have let go of guitarist Stuart Anstis and
keyboardist Les "Lecter" Smith, both
parties had this to say of the split:
"[Vocalist] Dani and the band's management
had been conspiring to fire me for weeks,"
said Anstis. "All Dani does is vandalize my
songs. I've got an album's worth of stuff that I
didn't want Cradle to have--it's like taking your
kids to have their heads kicked in." Anstis
claims that Dani broke the news to him during a
band rehearsal: "We were in a room in the
middle of nowhere, and Dani came in and said,
'Right, I think there's got to be a lineup
change, Stuart!' I packed my stuff up and
thought, 'Fuck you then, you nasty little midget.
If you want to make this a Rob Zombie-style solo
project, go ahead, but I'm not going to be on
board.' "There's been a lot of backstabbing
and lying," added Les. "We just want to
shut up and get on with the music. I really
believe the spirit of Cradle has gone. I thought
we had a pretty steady lineup, but it seems that
Dani and management want to turn it into Dani And
The Filths." Responding to the allegations,
Dani insisted that "I've got my reasons, and
the decision wasn't just mine. It was the end of
a very gruelling decision made for months, and
someone had to insitigate it. It was personal,
and I really didn't think anybody would have the
gall to retaliate. I don't know why they can't
just leave gracefully. People are trying to
badmouth us now. I don't want to get involved in
a slagging match. I assumed we'd parted amicably.
They lacked musical direction. What else can you
do when their hearts aren't in it?"
- Drummer David Hirschheimerhas been replaced with Adrian Erlandsson
who many of you have heard of from At The Gates
and The Haunted.