CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth is featured in a new interview with Rock Revolt Magazine and tackles a number of subjects, including the recent cancellation of the band’s North American tour. An excerpt is available below:
On the tour cancellation: “Well, nobody is more bummed out than I am. I was really looking forward to coming. It was such a simple policy that was brought in. Things just got messed up and the consulate couldn’t turn it around for an indeterminate amount of time; up to 14 weeks. As it turned out, it wasn’t that long, but we just couldn’t risk it. We just got the approval last week, but obviously the tour had already started. It was an absolute nightmare. Nobody knew anything about this. It was a new protocol that has come in between the U.S. government and the British consulate, or the American consulate in London. It was an absolute bloody nightmare. Hopefully, they realize that they are at fault, but you can’t really argue against a whole government.”
“Hopefully now, we’ve held out for a longer tour. Some people had said that this one was rather short, which it was, and I don’t know why. Perhaps it was because there are a lot of bands out and about at the present. It was a total nightmare. We were utterly, utterly, mortified about it (laughs). It was five weeks of work that could have been. We had just gotten back from Europe and we were playing awesomely. It was like a dream. It was really enjoyable. So, we were looking forward to playing in America, because it’s a few gigs between Wal-Mart stops (laughs).
“I am a strong believer in that things happen for a reason. I know it doesn’t look great at the moment, because there are a lot people that are pissed off. Believe me. We are as pissed off as anybody else, if not more. We’ve had two weeks to twiddle our thumbs about it. We are just trying to get by. As I said, I think things happen for a reason, and will just lead to a bigger and better tour, later in the year.”
Go to this location for the complete interview.
As previously reported, Filth has joined Ipswich, Suffolk, UK-based DEVILMENT. Originally formed by Daniel J Finch back in late 2011 amidst a bout of religious delirium, the band back then consisted of Simon Dawson on drums (STEVE HARRIS, ex-DEARLY BEHEADED), Justin Walker (13 CANDLES) handling bass and Kieron De-Courci (ex-THE VOICE) on keyboards with the band experiencing a myriad of problems holding down a stable vocalist. Dani Filth entered and agreed to help out on a couple tracks which then transformed into a studio demo. With the departure of Dawson, Walker, and Boast, Devilment collected Nick Johnson on bass, Dan Jackson on guitar and Aaron Boast on drums.
According to a press release, “October 2012 to the present day has proved to be a very productive time for the band, with a further five songs written towards a debut album, as well as the refinement of older material that a new, gelatinous line-up has dictated (plus a fistful of cool covers to boot…). So, with 2013 well underway, the band are looking mightily forward to the warmer months, a near-future that promises to be rife with the onset of a new plague of bewitchment and Devilment!”
The band has now uploaded four demo tracks on YouTube.
‘Staring At The Werewolf Corps’:
‘Bloodlust, Rust, & Empire’:
‘Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me’:
For more info visit Devilment-corps.com.