Graham “Gruhamed” Hartmann of Loudwire recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Loudwire: Tell us about CRADLE OF FILTH‘s new EP, “Evermore Darkly”.
Dani: It’s kind of a fan-edition thing. It’s two discs and it’s split between a DVD, which contains a lost video, a documentary about our travels around Russia and Europe earlier in the year and a live show when we headlined Graspop [Metal Meeting in Belgium] this year. On the other side of things, there’s an audio CD with a new track. We reworked demos that were for “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa” record, a remix and a couple other things on there, including a foretaste of our forthcoming classical album, which is full of tracks from my first four albums, but re-imagined, big orchestral cinematic pieces.
Loudwire: That’s going to be called “Midnight In The Labyrinth”, right?
Dani: That’s right. That’s looking at about an April release, which is the time we’re due to go in to start working on our new album, which we’ve been tentatively writing over the last few months. We’re about three or four songs into it. It’s going really well. It’s a bit hard to describe in so many words. Its very good, very CRADLE OF FILTH and it’s moving on from where we left off on the previous record. “Evermore Darkly” is more like an interim release. It’s something for our fans at Halloween.
Loudwire: You’ve said that your next album is going to bring back the female vocal parts that CRADLE OF FILTH is so well know for.
Dani: I think it’s going to have elements of some of our earlier stuff, but it’s not really going back to it — more just incorporating ingredients that made CRADLE OF FILTH what we were. I think we’ll be taking elements from parts of those records, but trying to push the boundaries even further with what we do.
Loudwire: Is CRADLE OF FILTH planning on touring in 2012?
Dani: Yeah. Obviously, it would be with the release of our album, which should be out around Halloween, strangely enough. We’ll be going straight out on the road. We just wanted to get back into the studio really at this point in our careers. This one does follow quite swiftly on the heels of our previous album, “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa”. We’re obviously utilizing “Evermore Darkly” as a sort of final nail in that album’s coffin and as a springboard to future material. But yeah, definitely, once we’re out of the studio, we’re straight back out on the road.
Read the entire interview from Loudwire.