Cradle Of Filth Frontman: 'Internet Is A Cesspool Of Hate And Evil'

Dani Filth talks about band's haters and discusses the recently released album, "Midnight In The Labyrinth".

Cradle Of Filth Frontman: 'Internet Is A Cesspool Of Hate And Evil'
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Mark Morton at Examiner.com recently caught up with Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth to discuss the band's new album, "Midnight In The Labyrinth", and a variety of other subjects. An excerpt is available below: Examiner: One aspect about the 'Midnight In The Labyrinth' album I found amazing was how you managed to reconcile the really fast tempo stuff, like 'Summer Dying Fast', with opposite-minded orchestral movements. How are you able to reinvent something like that after having performed it for so many years in one way? Dani: It's really just the way it is translated from beats to orchestration; it's basically tempo-mapping with a lot of ligado and swing. I guess it's really a matter of finding the right instrumentation to represent the stuff. I think the best example of that is the intro to 'The Rape And Ruin Of Angels', which was a really, really fast blast-beat on the original Vempire recording. And for some reason, it just sounds faster played with an orchestra. It's pretty bizarre. There is a large pool of people out there that believes that Cradle Of Filth is an abomination to the black metal name. How does that make you feel? It actually makes me feel warm and cozy. It makes me want to sit down in front of a traditional English log fire with a kitten on my lap... and stroke it and be nice to it. Do you have any theories as to why there is this vehement population of hatred towards the band on the internet? Well, the internet is usually the home for people who are just a little bit sad and haven't really got a proper life. So, you can imagine it being a cesspool of hate and evil. But I guess that's what "true" black metal is all about hatred and evil. Some guy was recently really getting on my nerves because I didn't sign something for him ages ago. He was drunk and being pushy, and I had already signed four things for him, and he moaned, "You're such a rock star! You're really nasty!" And I said, "Of course I'm nasty, I'm a black metal singer!" You really just get nobheads and idiots everywhere. But to be completely honest, no self-serving black metal person would be sitting alone at home on the computer they would be out in the Nordic wasteland eating polar bears! Go to this location for the complete interview. Click here for an essay by Dani outlining ten of his favorite movie soundtracks and how they influenced "Midnight In The Labyrinth". Cradle Of Filth released "Midnight In The Labyrinth" on April 21st as a strictly limited edition two-disc set of delectable magic, with disc one containing narrated nightmares courtesy of Dani Filth, plus additional vocals from Sarah Jezebel Deva, whilst disc two contains purely orchestral and symphonic recordings. Thanks to Bravewords.com for the report.

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    Krieger91
    "It actually makes me feel warm and cozy. It makes me want to sit down in front of a traditional English log fire with a kitten on my lap... and stroke it and be nice to it."
    Got one hell of a laugh out of that.
    strat0blaster
    Wow. Going by their lyrics and how they act, you'd have thought they'd love a cesspool of hate and evil. Guess you learn something new every day.
    nnb
    Just taking the headline quote, I have to say. very well put.
    Northernmight
    Well, i'm not a much of a Cradle fan, but they are excellent musicians. And to be fair, Filth has said on maaaany occasions that Cradle of Filth is not supposed to be Black Metal. It's Horror-metal - they have nothing to do with Black Metal. And that's just fine. Good band, wellspoken and intelligent guys. How people can bitch about them when they have never claimed to be a part of any specific scene at all, is beyond me.
    Kazaza
    Cradle of Filth isn't black metal be it the first wave that started with venom, the second wave that started with Mayhem or the more modern assortment of bands like Marduk or 1349. I mean, they're so awful that Emperor stopped wearing Corpsepaint after touring with them! XD
    TheExterminator
    no self-serving black metal person would be sitting alone at home on the computer they would be out in the Nordic wasteland eating polar bears!
    And this is why anyone who actually likes Black Metal hates this guy and his band. What is he, a 12 year old who just found out about Norway's Black Metal scene?
    'Internet Is A Cesspool Of Hate And Evil'
    Welcome to Black Metal, where you're either a National Socialist (**** 'em), nihilist, super into Metal, or you're a little kid who likes Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, knows nothing about Metal at all, is a target for the other three, and constantly whines about the hatred.
    sudsypatriarch
    Uhh, I live in the nordics... We dont have polar bears here... Why do people think that we do?