Dani of Cradle of Filth
Interviewed Jan. 1999 by David Lee
No need to dial 976-EVIL when you have a group like CRADLE OF FILTH knocking about. Their brand of perversion is aimed straight at the hearts of all God fearing peoples. Shock not only for shock’s sake but for art as well. If there could be any taste in macabre metal it is most likely to be found here. Despite having only issued a handful of recordings the group has managed to creep their way out of the morgue and onto the top of the death metal heap. BLACK SABBATH be damned, this is as scary as it gets. Dani Filth is obviously a very intelligent and well-read fellow and it was a distinct honor to be tutored on what exactly lay at the outer fringes of rock and roll by someone who not only loves what he does but lives it. Dani called me from his 17th century cottage in the English countryside on an eerily cold and rainy autumn day. What follows is a bit of our conversation which is best read by candle light and it might not be a bad idea to have some garlic and holy water around. You never can tell what could leap from the shadows.