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Name: Dani Filth

aka Lord Filth, Count Backwerdz, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Preach Litanies.




Grey somedays, blue others.





Star sign:

Leo the Lion.



Yes, to Toni.



One Daughter, Luna Scarlett, fifteen, going on twenty five.


Places of residence:

Midian, Suffolk, England

The Astral Plane

Tour Bus





Writing stuff, watching scary movies, collecting (toys, books, DVD's, masks, antiques, unusual foreign objects), nature, driving, poetry, shopping, reading, partying, dining out, cinema, theme parks, castles, witchcraft, vacuuming (seriously!), washing my cars. Sports: go-karting, bowling, cycling, darts, football, video games (driving/shooting or driving and shooting), watching the grand prix, snowboarding (rarely-no mountains in Suffolk, just lots of small hillocks!).


Favourite sports team (if any):

Queens Park Rangers FC -'Up the R's or not at all!'

McClaren F1 racing team.


Musical background:

Used to sing for bands like Feast On Excrement, The Lemon Grove Kids, Carnival Fruitcake, PDA, Blez, back in the day before I was picky.


Musical Foreground:

Cradle Of Filth

Temple of the Black Moon




Throat and wireless shure SM58 (live), Neumann (studio), great monitor engineers, X-ray vision contact lenses (they don't work on blokes)...


Idols in Life and Music:

Diamanda Galas, Berlioz, Liszt, Stravinsky, King Diamond and Hank Sherman, Jeff Wayne, Johnny Depp, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Yvonne De Carlo, Jane Seymour, Scarlet Johansonn, Bob Monkhouse, Danny Elfman, Wojciech Kilar, Charlize Theron, Hans Zimmer, Glenn Danzig, Tom Hardy, Doug Bradley, My Grandpa.


Best CoF show so far:

Los Angeles 04, Bulgaria '08, Czech Republic '11, Grasspop '11.


Fave CoF songs to perform live:

Funeral In Carpathia, Queen Of Winter Throned, A Gothic Romance, Born In A Burial Gown, The Death Of Love, Doberman Pharaoh, Nemesis, Under Huntress Moon, The Black Goddess Rises, Honey And Sulphur, Lilith Immaculate, Manticore, For Your Vulgar Delectation.


Songs you'd like to perform live:

Hell Awaits, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Bestial Lust, Sleepless, Death Comes Ripping, Haunted Shores, Devil To The Metal.


How do you kill time on tour:

Relaxing, shopping, sight-seeing, reading, poetry, shopping, meeting friends, sleeping, shopping, showering, watching movies, Indulging, playing neck-breaking metal concerts, dancing strangely.


Strangest experience on tour:

It's all fugging strange!


Place you would like to visit, but haven't:

Egypt, New Zealand, Maine, Iceland, the Serengeti, Tibet, Eden, R'lyeh, Mars


Pet hates:

Normality, insincerity, selfishness, litter, dust, sponge, baggy trousers on women, boring miserable people, people, nazis and religious zealots, bad remakes, women without balls (not literally, be disgusting), cruelty without purpose, Dr Who without Daleks, queuing, having my tongue torn out by the root, dry sandwiches, Immigration and lying fucking bastards (I've told you a trillion times, DO NOT exaggerate!).


Your fave bands:

Mercyful Fate, Danzig, Samhain, The Misfits,  King Diamond, Dissection, Immortal, Craft, Emperor, Bad Religion, Philip Glass, The Prodigy, Limbo, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Bathory, HIM, Morbid Angel, At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Ghost, The Doors, Godseed, Satyricon, Entombed, Fantomas, E.S Posthumus, Moonspell, Nachtmystium, Deathspell Omega, The Sisters, Hanzel und Gretel, Type O Negative, Wojciech Kilar, Diamanda Galas, Danny Elfman, Jeff Wayne, Faith No More, Autopsy, Infected Mushroom, GGFH, WASP, Rammstein, Rotting Christ etc, etc.


Eighties thrash- Destruction, Slayer, Razor, Death, Sabbat, Metallica, Annihilator, Sacrifice, Darkness, Forbidden,Testament, Voivod, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies, Violent Force, Minotaur, Papsmear, Exorcist, Possessed, Agony, Bloodfeast, Dark Angel, Mace, Whiplash, Celtic Frost, Slaughter, Sodom, Venom, Agent Steel, Blood Money etc;


Classic American hardcore- Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, Gang Green, 7 Seconds, Dagnasty, Uniform Choice, Dr Know, Fear, Screeching Weasel, Bold, Youth Of Today, Cro-Mags, Gorilla Biscuits, DK etc; 


Pompous classical music, European darkwave, dark vampyric funeral marches, nocturnal war anthems and heart-rending melodrama.


And cheesy eighties pop (Phillip Davey's super eighties best-of-the-messed fest tapes)- Ultravox, Europe, Hot Butter, Visage, King, Village People, Queen, Stan Ridgeway etc,etc.


Soundtracks - Bram Stoker's Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hellraiser 1 & 2, The Omen trilogy, Stargate, The Mummy, Interview With The Vampire, Children Of The Corn,  The Empire Strikes Back, The Forbidden Shadow, Drag Me To Hell, Event Horizon, Haunted, The Fountain, The Possession, Van Helsing, Death And The Maiden, The Dark Knight Rises, The Ninth Gate, Gladiator, 1492, Edward Scissorhands, Nightbreed, Dracula Rising, Legend, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Candyman, Mythodea, X-men 3, The Fly, The Mephisto Waltz, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Elizabeth, Pan's Labyrinth, The Horror Of Dracula, The Frighteners, The Woman In Black, Perfume, From Hell, Alien 3, Hallowe'en, The Grey, Snow White And The Huntsman, The Third Mother, Legion etc, etc.


Favourite films (as with all else, in no discernible order, plus possibly loads missing):

Curse Of The Demon, The Pit And The Pendulum, Coppola's Dracula, Shelley's Frankenstein, The Nightmare Before Xmas, Steven King adaptations, Underworld(s), Blade, The Howling, Dog Soldiers, Dracula Rising, Van Helsing, Alien(s), Sleepy Hollow, From Hell, The Masque Of The Red Death (in fact all Roger Corman's Poe renditions), Batman(s),The Omen trilogy, X-men films, The Ninth Gate, Pirates Of The Caribbean, An American Werewolf In London, Cradle Of Fear, Saw(s), Waz, A Company Of Wolves, Star Wars et al minus one, The Devils, Hellboy, Frontieres, Inside, Martyrs, Storm Warning, Haxan, House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects, The Host, The Birds, The Hills Have Eyes, Avengers Assemble, The Exorcist, The Wicker Man, The Abominable Dr Phibes, La Sombra Prohibida, Rec. (1 and 2), I Spit On Your Grave, The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari, From Dusk Till Dawn, Deep Rising, V For Vendetta, Dagon, Candyman, 16 Tongues, Corpse Bride, The Ring, Ichi The Killer, Darkness, Brain Dead, Mama, Tales From The Crypt, Tenebre, Suspiria, I Saw The Devil, Dreams In The Witch House, The Fly, Fearless Vampire Killers, Event Horizon, In The Mouth Of Madness, Black Swan, The Hobbit, Hallowe'en, Ilsa-She Wolf, Interview With The Vampire, Psycho, The Spirit, Sin City, 28 Days Later, 28 Months Later, Seven, Troll Hunter, Super 8, Singapore Sling, Texas Chainsaw, Don't Look Now, 'The Girl With'… Trilogy, Murder Set Pieces, Drag Me To Hell, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Galaxy Quest, Antichrist, Constantine, Coraline, Cannibal Ferox, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Wolfman, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, The Libertine, Lemony Snicket, Descent, Hostel, Snow White, Salon Kitty, Hitchcock, Perfume, Withnail and I, Rosemary's Baby, Nightbreed, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs And Broomsticks, Toy Story(s), Watership Down, American Mary, Vile, Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Hot Fuzz, 300, Silence, Hannibal, Rambo, Indiana Jones, Prince Of Darkness, The Thing, Hammer Horrors, Universal Monsters, Hellraisers 1and 2, Carry On movies, The Munsters, The Addams Family, James Bond, Dexter, Sherlock Holmes, good Zombie flicks, Fifties B-movies, giant monster films, modern B-movies and stylish, good looking nylon secretary porn.


Fave food/drink:

Green Lovecraftian smoothies, traditional English Sunday roast, the Princess Diana ray of hope 'Full English' breakfast, German meat banquets laden hosen with red cabbage and dumplings;  Sushi, pickled mer-fruits and most seafood, vanilla soya milk; Indian, Thai restaurant food, children-burgers, pepsi max;  Salmon, scrambled eggs and garlic-fried spinach. Parma violet sweets, pickled onion space raiders, vanilla ice-cream. No seriously, ice cream!

Absolutely anything my wife cooks (she's really good at it. Cooking too).


And favourite books to take with you on a desert island:


The Gospel Of Filth

Baudelaire's Fleur Du Mal

Blood And Roses - Various vampire stories

Black Magic Stories - Dennis Wheatley

The Best Of Hustler

Through A Glass Darkly - Sheridan Le Fanu

The War Of The Worlds -H.G Wells

How To Get Off A Desert Island -Robinson Crusoe/Tom Hanks

The Bible - Various (will need something for a fire!)


Your religion: 


Any favourite drug:

Madcap rollercoasters, air, laudanum and absinthe.


Where do you gain sexual pleasure from:

My erogenous zones and my Wife


With which character out of literary and cinematic history could you identify with the most:

Roderick Usher, The Daleks, Darth Vader, (Capt) Jack Sparrow, H.G Wells, Elizabeth Bathory, Lord Byron, Dracula, Charlie Bucket, Frankenstein's Monster and Me, yesterday.


If you had a time machine into which epoch would you travel:

The Victorian era, the late Cretaceous period, the Ramses dynasty, future  mutant vampire world.


Which inscription would you like to see on your tombstone one day:

'Gone But Not Forgiven', 'I Told You I Was Sick' or 'Denn Die Toten Reiten Schnell'. 

My name.


And which albums do you take with you into eternity:


Jeff Wayne -The War Of The Worlds

Wojciech Kilar -Bram Stoker's Dracula

Emperor - In The Night side Eclipse

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath

Destruction - Infernal Overkill

Iron Maiden -Somewhere back In Time

Rammstein -Mutter

AC/DC -Back In Black

Slayer -Reign In Blood

Suicidal Tendencies -How Will I laugh Tomorrow…

Berlioz    -Symphonie Fantastique

Christopher Young -Hellraiser

Type O Negative -Extended Bloody Kisses

Danzig -IV

Bathory- The Return

Judas Priest -Painkiller

Bad Religion -Private compilation album, 2 days long
Message to the fans:
Stay filthy!

Instead of sending me e-mails, please leave me comments as I don't have much time to go through them all!


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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 19:21 — 5 Comments

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Dani Filth's Update 08/08/13

Update 8th August 2013

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Posted on August 8, 2013 at 22:31 — 3 Comments

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At 21:57 on April 19, 2014, Christine said…

Hey Dan, happy Easter to you and your loved ones... xx

At 18:30 on April 19, 2014, Sonia said…

люблю тебя!

At 12:11 on April 18, 2014, Bruschy said…

Thanks for adding me !! Your the greatest musician and singer of the metal planet !!! Thanks for your music !! sorry for my bad english, i'm a french fan… 

At 20:49 on April 7, 2014, Christine said…

Hey Dan, as usual, I hope all is well with you... xx

At 13:51 on April 5, 2014, Nickolaus A. Pacione said…

The supernatural thing the very bottom comment he has -- did you see anything in the catacombs?  I know how you like to write stuff here -- for this project I am working on as an executive producer, would like to go into detail about the Catacombs?  I was trying to find out if my sister went in there too. 

At 21:27 on March 19, 2014, Calum Flanagan said…

Hey, I'd just like to ask, if you've any advice for a young aspiring black metal vocalist or just for a band in general, that'd be very useful. Thanks.

At 14:31 on March 18, 2014, Nickolaus A. Pacione said…

I wonder if you caught onto my birthday with James Hetfield's birthday.  James Hetfield's DOB August 3, 1963,  mine August 3, 1976.  Being you listen to Metallica and this is the heavy metal band associated closely to me personsally because of this. I discovered H.P. Lovecraft because of Metallica -- and I did the namesakes because I wanted to show both the heavy metal and literary communities where I came from here. I have a recent two high profile readers -- you might know about a heavy metal band with their own coffee line. That would be Ted, and I am connected to his old circle in Chicago. As one of the mp3s I have is The Raven playing and on my spofify is The Tell-Tale Heart. Sarah Jezebel Deva said something very powerful of Ted's band.  Iced Earth -- I will tell you the story of that one, April 20, 2004, when I was at their show a tornado touched down about 12 blocks from my hotel room in Joliet.  CoF my trip to Canada and just released from the hosptal as I am going to hsow you something here from codexed.com -- this is from when I was getting ready to come see you guys.  When we met -- I wasn't in the best of health as I was coming down with bronchitis.   I use what they call medical darkness and references to an era where people didn't have medicine to numb the cutting.  I am looking at your blog too here -- also an August birthday.  April Derleth's birthday was August 9th -- and it would been three years since she died;  and being some of the things I chose on my playlist here -- I am showing a little bit of my life a little bit here as a lot of the bands I have on there are either personal friends or correspondents over the years.  I know you guys have a policy about posting pictures of other bands -- yeah I am going to have a hard time with that in Chicago because a lot of other bands in Chicago are personal friends of mine :chuckles: I had our chance meeting in the back of my mind for the choices of these stories in this anthology. Don't get it from Amazon.com because you're not going to get my chicken scratches on the back cover as I handwrote the synposis.  I have a spotify too and you would have a lot of fun on this one as I picked the tracks representing each heavy metal taste of my roster -- where three writers are filthlings.  One's a Maggot, and I am what they call an Ice Devil as I am always photographed with an Iced Earth shirt throughtout 2003-2008. 

At 13:16 on March 16, 2014, Mari said…

I had a dream you were this English comedy film and Adele was in it too. And you lookdd younger with makeup on, and you said all these witty catchphrases and played this witty English guy. You were like this eccentric  English ne'er do well who had all the cool lines.

At 19:25 on March 10, 2014, Mari said…


New Dusk till dawn series. Yes I posted it on facebook too.

At 23:53 on March 9, 2014, Nevi said…

I feel like you should just include what time you were born and where. Because I want to read your stars. All of them.

At 12:20 on March 9, 2014, sonja van der linden said…
hail dani you great singer aveee many cradle regards \m/ <3 \666/ <3
At 19:06 on March 4, 2014, Jennfer Begay said…
kewl outfit: hope u join da myham fest this year it would be a show worth going too
At 20:33 on March 3, 2014, Ryan lee said…
Hey Dani greetings from canada I have been listening to you guys since I bought your nymphetamine album in 2004 I own the following cradle of filth albums nymphetamine , thornography special edition cd/DVD version ,Godspeed on the devils thunder 2 cd special edition, darkly darkly Venus aversa , and the manticore and other horrors I still enjoy listening to all of those albums . Hope all is well with all of you guys I wish I could find every single one of your albums that would be awsome but I can't drive in big cities and because I live on a farm I don't get to an actual record store very often so when I do I always look for more albums by cradle and the closest place I can get CDs and drive is a wal mart and I'm sure you can imagine what finding one of your albums there is like take care
At 9:51 on March 3, 2014, Mari said…


I just thought these articles were interesting.

At 6:43 on March 3, 2014, Christine said…
Hey Dan, thank you for the most amazing weekend of my life, I will never forget it, and I hope to meet you again soon! Until then stay as amazing as you are... xx
At 15:31 on March 2, 2014, Mari said…


This was a really fascinating read. You should give it a look.

At 15:34 on March 1, 2014, sonja van der linden said…
hey dani you great in amsterdam
At 19:38 on February 26, 2014, Christine said…

Hey Dan, I am looking very much forward to see you and Cradle again on Friday, don't forget, you'll be invited to drinks... xx

At 11:08 on February 24, 2014, kennylou said…
Hi there. I hope you are well.
So a very long shot here. How do i go about getting something signed? I was hoping to get something for my hubby to be to open on the wedding day in june. He loves your music and i thought itd be the perfect gift.
Where do I start to try do this?
Much love
At 6:53 on February 16, 2014, Mari said…

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