All my Myspace/Bebo/Twitter accounts are fake.
I have enough to fill my time with without having to tell people what I've had for breakfast or indeed, whether the sun is shining on my coffin today... And anyway, all my fingers have suddenly fallen off.
**Update** My only official Facebook page is here Dani Filth Official
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, fourteen, 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:
Check out our tour dates!
Message to the fans:
Check out our tour dates!
Instead of sending me e-mails, please leave me comments as I don't have much time to go through them all!
The Hell-born in Melbourne.
Another early flight, another hotel that we manage to quickly drop our stuff into before heading to the venue. Except that for once I decide to crash out for a few hours and hook up with the band later, as I'm feeling pretty bloody exhausted. Truth be told I'd make a shit vampire anyway, as I find it near impossible to sleep during the day!
A few hours in…
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 23:03 — 4 Comments
We arrived in Seoul at a reasonable hour and were greeted by the promoter and his interpreter, who not only is playing in the support band the next night, but also owns the club where we will be playing and a bar where we undoubtedly will end up partying in after.
The lengthy journey into the city via a giant red penis statue, finds us at yet another luxurious hotel (The Marigold-just constructed) where we have enough time allocated to drop off our travel bomb sites before heading out…
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 20:03 — 2 Comments
April 30th 2013
Not a huge amount to write about for this insert as its a lengthy travel day to Hong Kong via a five hour lay-off in Kuala Lumpur once again and after the last few days travelling and playing in the heat, plus the 'do' everybody had last night, we are all genuinely tired to fuck. Still, our humour remains intact as we troll through check-in/security/ boarding gate/plane and Big Martin's…
Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:56 — 2 Comments
Posted on May 2, 2013 at 20:31 — 2 Comments
Native to Paraguay, Samuel Araya has been illustrating games for companies like White Wolf, Green Ronin and Paizo Publishing, and you may know his work in that genre.
This is not that show.
This collection features new works (never before seen!) as well as a set of illustrations used for the upcoming book of poetry by frontman Dani Filth (of band Cradle of Filth). Dark,mysterious, beautiful and disturbing,…
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 20:43