CRADLE OF FILTH’s Dani Filth On Former DEVILMENT Guitarist Daniel Finch – “Things Were Very Strange With That Character”

July 11, 2015, 8 years ago

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CRADLE OF FILTH’s Dani Filth On Former DEVILMENT Guitarist Daniel Finch – “Things Were Very Strange With That Character”

Metal Wani's Editor In Chief Owais 'Vitek' Nabi had a chat with founding member and frontman Dani Filth. He discusses new album Hammer Of The Witches, songwriting, musical direction, his vocals, how the band managed to balance between old and new fans, Devilment new studio album, his opinion on ex-Devilment guitarist Daniel Finch, upcoming tours and much more. 

Cradle Of Filth's Hammer Of The Witches was released on Friday, July 10th, the first global release for Nuclear Blast. In the final trailer detailing the making of the new album, Dani Filth discusses the album's title and how it was recording with Scott Atkins.

Cradle Of Filth recently revealed the censored cover art for Hammer Of The Witches. The image below will be an insert over the actual cover on store shelves. It will be present in stores in North America as well as Europe.

Hammer Of The Witches will be released on Jewelcase CD, Limited Edition Digipak, Mail Order Edition and 2LP vinyl formats. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios.

Cradle Of Filth recently premiered the first track from Hammer Of The Witches, entitled “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych”. According to a brief update from the band, the next single off the album will be "Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess", due to be released in a few weeks.

The official video for “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych” was filmed in an old jet-engine testing hangar at a former military base and was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (Devilment, Slipknot, The 69 Eyes), who also took the band's promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance. Watch how the idea came about and what the band had to say about the video below:

The official video for new track “Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych” can be found below. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance.

Frontman Dani Filth commented on the making of the video: "The video for 'Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych' was an immense thrill to film as it was undertaken in a jet-engine testing hangar at a former US Military base close to my home town of Ipswich, followed by an equally surreal afternoon spent under the aerobatic flightpath of the Imperial War Museum. Directed by Sam Scott-Hunter, the video is a realised phantasmagoria of horror and hell-bound heartistry, fully encapsulating the beautality of the first single from Hammer Of The Witches, and if my flagrant play-on-words doesn't pique your interest, then the fact that it features a renowned rope bondage queen and the band in full swing just possibly might."

Hammer Of The Witches uncensored artwork and tracklisting follow:

Jewelcase CD

“Walpurgis Eve”
“Yours Immortally…”
“Enshrined In Crematoria”
“Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess”
“Blackest Magick In Practice”
“The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning The Coven)”
“Hammer Of The Witches”
“Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych”
“The Vampyre At My Side”
“Onward Christian Soldiers”
“Blooding The Hounds Of Hell”

Limited Edition Digipak CD / Vinyl bonus tracks:
“King Of The Woods”

Cradle Of Filth have announced their Inquisitional Torture tour dates for October / November 2015. Frontman Dani Filth has 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



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