CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman DANI FILTH Versus God In Jesus Is A Cunt Shirt Controversy - "It Worked Out Okay For You; We Kept Your Name Alive"
July 29, 2015, 5 years ago
New Zealand-based Stuff.com has picked up a thread launched in June regarding the enduring legacy of Cradle Of Filth's infamous "Jesus Is A Cunt" shirt, which is celebrating its 22nd birthday this year. An excerpt from their interview with frontman Dani Filth is available below:
"The premise behind the shirt, remember we were young, ... it was more of an anarchic thing more than anything else. Jesus is there because we were looking for a mythological character to sum up the apathy ... that anarchic statement. The religious side of it was obviously there to stir up a bit of controversy at the time but when those shirts were first introduced we were just a small band starting out."
He pauses for a moment before uttering the word "silly."
"It seems strange that 20 odd years on it keeps resurfacing in such a manner," Filth says of that t-shirt. "I think it will always be a bit of a bugbear for the band but at the end of the day it's something that happened. When I get to the pearly gates I'll have to explain my way out of it."
What will you say, Mr Filth?
"You know what, it worked out okay for you – we kept your name alive."
Cradle Of Filth's new album, Hammer Of The Witches, was released worldwide on July 10th via Nuclear Blast, and has entered the charts.
Commented singer and main man Dani Filth: “Cradle Of Filth, as a band, are collectively proud of the achievements thus far that our new album Hammer Of The Witches has garnered since the release of the album last week, and it is thanks to all our fans' eternal dedication and the hard work of the Nuclear Blast team that we have secured excellent chart positions around the globe; with hopefully more great news to follow. Long live the ‘Filth!”
Chart positions include:
Canada: #14 (Hard Music Charts)
Cradle Of Filth have announced their Inquisitional Torture tour dates for October / November 2015. Frontman Dani Filth checked in with the following update: "Cradle Of Filth are extremely pleased to be hitting the European road in support of our latest album, Hammer Of The Witches, even more so now that British dates have been indelibly grafted onto the beginning! The band is sounding better than ever and are exhilarated to be starting our world tour here in England, at Rottingham Knock City nonetheless, the proverbial hub of heavy metal!
We have an amazing setlist prepared already and everyone, including our infamous Crewdle Of Filth, are chomping at the bit to get out there and start levelling cities with our unique brand of raucous, Hellish music and stage production.
So, long live the 'Filth and see you out there on the open field of battle!"
The fall tour schedule is as follows:
16 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
17 - Bristol, UK - Motion
18 - Norwich, UK - The Waterfront
20 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
21 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage
22 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2
23 - London, UK - Koko
24 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
26 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
27 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
28 - Paris, France - Caberet Sauvage
29 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Muziekcentrum
30 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
31 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
2 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Schuur
4 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
6 - Rome, Italy - Orion
7 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique
8 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
9 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
12 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
13 - Brno, Czeck Republic - Klub Fleda
14 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
18 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
19 - Göteborg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser