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Name: Dani Filth
aka Lord Filth, Count Backwerdz, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Preach Litanies.
Grey somedays, blue others.
Leo the Lion.
Yes, to Toni.
One Daughter, Luna Scarlett, fifteen, going on twenty five.
Places of residence:
Midian, Suffolk, England
The Astral Plane
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.
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.
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
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.
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: Luciferianimal
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'.
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
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
Bathory- The Return
Judas Priest -Painkiller
Bad Religion -Private compilation album, 2 days long
Message to the fans:
Instead of sending me e-mails, please leave me comments as I don't have much time to go through them all!
The re-release of Cradle Of Filth's Total Fucking Darkness plus additional never-been-released extras is very nearly upon us. To order the double vinyl gatefold (limited to 666 copies Worldwide) go to Mordgrimm/CradleofFilth
Not wanting to own a rare piece of history? Then the equally formidable CD will be available for general consumption here ... …
Posted on March 10, 2014 at 18:25
The co-headline European tour with Behemoth is going great, from a sold-out show at the London Forum to a furious headline gig in Paris, it's been a f**king blast!
Yesterday we had a quite a packed day off metro-ing it around Paris, photos of which I will be posting over the coming day or so as I collate them on my travels. Keep those peepers peeled.
The picture below was taken in the Catacombs far below Paris where 6 million human remains are interred in ornate skull and bone…
Posted on February 13, 2014 at 19:21 — 2 Comments
As you are undoubtedly aware of by now, the Cradle Of Filth graphic novel ' The Curse Of Venus Aversa' Kickstarter campaign has been unleashed and has thirty days (and nights) to run its wicked course... see previously posted missives below.
This 76 page (yes, its growing!!!) opus to darkness, is indeed a bold new venture for the 'Filth, and one I think you'll enjoy, as it is testament to the fact that horror, music, art and the shitten word…
Posted on October 12, 2013 at 17:53
Posted on October 10, 2013 at 15:47 — 1 Comment
Update 8th August 2013
What a hectic couple of weeks these have been!
My Birthday fortnight (!) kicked off properly with a visit to see my pal Bam Magera in London with his band 'Fuckface Unstoppable' at the Camden Underworld, which was a great night in the company of my sister Amanda and her boyfriend Patrick, whose new house in Greenwich I crashed over for the evening, having been met by…
Posted on August 8, 2013 at 22:31 — 3 Comments