CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On Next Album: 'The Songs Are Still Embryonic'

August 21, 2019

CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth spoke to Ireland's Overdrive about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2017's "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" album. He said: "We've been on tour since February — I think we've had a total of nine or ten days at home since then. I literally came home from America, spent two days at home then went to Europe and then South America. Came back, four days at home. We done a 'Cruelty…' run in Europe. We've been everywhere — Australia, we have China coming up, New Zealand, Tel Aviv… Warm-up shows for the Palladium, the Palladium itself.. we finish the tour on November 2nd, in Belgium. But we have been nibbling away at the writing and the songs are still embryonic. We have a couple finished, actually, but there's no cohesive story. Normally, I have to have three or four songs finished before we decide on a lyrical direction because it's easier to do it that way instead of dictating beforehand, because then everyone feels like they can't express themselves. They've got their own ideas or they've been coming up with their own ideas, so we'll figure it all out as we go along."

Asked if there is already a planned concept fo the upcoming disc, Dani said: "We haven't got enough tracks yet. For the last album, we had four or five songs — you know, that's half an album — before I thought in regards to the concept, 'Ah, I've got it.' So, for this we have plenty of ideas, but we're going to make it cohesive."

Earlier in the year, Filth told the "Rocknroll Beer Guy" podcast that the material that has already been written for CRADLE OF FILTH's next album is "sounding great. It's just a step up from the last record, but we're trying to explore new horizons as well — mix some things up a little bit," he said. "What I've heard is awesome. It's decidedly CRADLE OF FILTH, and it's the best CRADLE OF FILTH that we can muster. The last few records, a lot of people said, 'Wow, this is a return to the olden glory days,' whatever. I think that myself, but I don't know if that reflects everybody's opinions. But, yeah, now I'm not gonna say it's darker and heavier. I mean, we've done that, and there's only so far you can go forward with that. We're just gonna experiment a little bit."

CRADLE OF FILTH performed its third album, 1998's "Cruelty And The Beast", in its entirety at several shows this spring and summer, including at the Dokk'em Open Air and Summer Breeze festivals.

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