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CRADLE OF FILTH's official MySpace page has been updated with a question-and-answer session featuring the entire band. An excerpt from the Dani Filth (vocals) portion of the interview follows:
Q: How do you compare CRADLE OF FILTH now to the CRADLE OF FILTH from the early 1990s? What can us die hard fans expect from CRADLE OF FILTH later on?
Dani: "Well, every band must mature and evolve. As a band we are constantly trying to improve on our formula and indeed not actually become too formulaic in the meantime, if that makes any sense. The new stuff again swerves from the expected. In fact, the new tracks on the 'Thornography' deluxe version (out February) are as the title suggests...harder, darker, faster."
Q: What is your opinion about the people who record any of your shows (or others band shows) and put them on the Internet for free downloads as DVDs or live CDs?
Dani: "It's inevitable that this is going to happen somewhere or the other. I'm not an avid fan of this but it's not the end of the world as far as I'm concerned. The only think I don't particularly like about this sort of bootlegging is if the sound is reminiscent of a bee trapped in a matchbox. I don't think it justifies the band and indeed the concert on the night if the quality put out on the web is poor. It seems like a pretty needless thing to do. Saying that, if the gig is good and you've got away with it on the night, all bloody luck to you..."
Q: Are there any plans to undertake a solo project as I have heard whispers on the wind that you and Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) were involved in a band together. Is there any real truth to this rumor?
Dani: "There is some truth to this rumor though it was a side project designed to vent steam and not to interfere with anything CRADLE was doing at that time. Joey was originally going to man the drum-stool but that prestigious seat was then rumored for John Tempesta (WHITE ZOMBIE, THE CULT). Also involved was producer Rob Caggiano, GORGOROTH bassist King, I, PARASITE noise terrorist Christopher Jon and another who hadn't fully committed. We actually have a few songs fully written but our record company decided that it was in the band's and my best interest to refuse me permission to continue any further with it. I acquiesced gracefully, though not without a proper moan first, you understand!"
Rob Zombie has commented on upcoming concert album, which appears to be simply titled "Zombie Live". The disc comes out on September 18 and is Zombie's first-ever live effort, featuring 18 songs from both his solo career and his time with WHITE ZOMBIE.
Zombie told The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) that fans should expect a wide assortment of material. "We did the live record last summer when we were on tour, and it's a pretty long record, it's 18 songs, it's a little bit of everything," he said. "There's a couple of songs on there that we hardly ever, ever play, that we played a couple of nights and recorded it — older WHITE ZOMBIE songs like 'Black Sunshine' and things like that which we never, ever play. We didn't even hardly ever play that even in WHITE ZOMBIE. So, you know, stuff like that's pretty cool."
Zombie recorded the disc while touring in support of his third solo outing, 2006's "Educated Horses".
"Zombie Live" will also include a 36-page booklet featuring previously unpublished live photos as well as a DVD containing live footage and several animated videos.
Zombie previously told The Pulse of Radio that he will hit the road this fall. Sources have said that Zombie will be touring with OZZY OSBOURNE.
Meanwhile, Zombie's third outing as a screenwriter and director, a remake of the classic horror movie "Halloween", arrives in theatres on August 31.
ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever live album is scheduled for release on September 18 via Geffen. The CD was recorded over several nights during the band's "Educated Horses" tour and will include a 36-page super-deluxe book of never-before-seen live pictures and a DVD of live footage and animated videos. It was mixed by Zombie and producer Scott Humphrey. The track listing is as follows:
01. Sawdust in the Blood
02. American Witch
03. Demon Speeding
04. Living Dead Girl
05. More Human than Human
06. Dead Girl Superstar
07. House of 1000 Corpses
08. Let It All Bleed Out
09. Creature of the Wheel
10. Demoniod Phenomenon
11. Supercharger Heaven
12. Never Gonna Stop
13. Black Sunshine
15. The Devil's Rejects
16. Lords of Salem
17. Thunder Kiss
As previously reported, Zombie is putting together a WHITE ZOMBIE box set containing "everything we ever recorded," according to the singer. "I am currently transferring all the early shit from the original tapes," he previously said. "No remixing going on here — everything will be as it was originally recorded. Don't know when this box set will be available, but it is slowly moving forward. This will be the final word on WHITE ZOMBIE."
Zombie's remake of the classic horror film "Halloween" is scheduled to hit theatres on August 31. His previous credits as a screenwriter and director are 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects".
ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever career retrospective, "Past, Present & Future", has sold more than a million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The two-disc set, which was released in September 2003 through Geffen Records, contains a CD of 19 digitally remastered selections and a DVD of 10 music videos, including three that were previously unreleased.
Scum of the Earth (featuring former Rob Zombie guitarist RIGGS) have announced that Ivan DePrume has joined the band. When asked about his decision to join the band, the original White Zombie drummer explained "when Riggs approached me about joining the band, I was like "when do we start touring?". Then he explained that the new album "Sleaze Freak" was just about to be recorded and he wanted me to learn the songs, meet up in LA and lay down drum tracks, so I had all these songs I had to learn in just a few weeks, record my ideas and send em back to Riggs, it all happened so fast...". Riggs continued, "I got Ivan's ideas and loved them, told him he's in and when/where we'd be recording and the rest is history (in the making). He's a perfect fit for the vibe of the band, especially musically. He's an amazing drummer and we're all looking forward to having him on board as a part of the team."
The band will begin recording "Sleaze Freak" on February 13th at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles, CA. sleaze Freak is scheduled for release sometime in Spring/Summer of 2007 through Eclipse Records.
Rob Zombie is putting together a WHITE ZOMBIE box set containing "everything we ever recorded," according to the singer. "I am currently transferring all the early shit from the original tapes," he said. "No remixing going on here — everything will be as it was originally recorded. Don't know when this box set will be available, but it is slowly moving forward. This will be the final word on WHITE ZOMBIE."
Zombie recently mixed a new ROB ZOMBIE live album with producer Scott Humphrey for a tentative early 2007 release.
Rob Zombie's remake of the classic horror film "Halloween" is scheduled to hit theatres in August 2007. Shooting is scheduled to begin this month.
Zombie's previous credits as a screenwriter and director are 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects".
ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever career retrospective, "Past, Present And Future", has sold 1.28 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The two-disc set, which was released in September 2003 through Geffen Records, contains a CD of 19 digitally remastered selections and a DVD of 10 music videos, including three that were previously unreleased.
Rock City Morgue Record 11 New Songs With Ex-White Zombie Guitarist
ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, have finished recording 11 new songs with former WHITE ZOMBIE guitarist J. Yuenger at the controls in his studio in New Orleans. "This is just a demo for a full-length CD, due out later this year," the group write on their web site.
ROCK CITY MORGUE's debut album, "Dead Man's Song", was produced by J. Yuenger and Daniel Rey, and was released last year via Nocturnal Records.
HEALER, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume, will be showcasing at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Monday, January 30 at 10 p.m. sharp. The first 100 people that mention HEALER will be admitted free. HEALER will also be performing at The Joint in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 4 and in New York on March 18 for an 18-and-older show at the Continental.
Joining de Prume in creating HEALER's eclectic sound is Scott von Heldt (KURAI, THEATER OF MADNESS), Jerry Scott (XYZ, MOLLY HATCHET) and Martin St-Pierre (Cirque Du Soleil).
HEALER was formed in July of 2003 after de Prume began composing songs to forge his musical vision into the "sonic masterpiece" that would become the band's debut release, "Awakening".
VH1 has announced plans to launch "VH1 Rock Docs", an all-new slate of high-end feature-length programs in 2006. Each of the docs will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories of the artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives. The "VH1 Rock Docs" slated for premiere in 2006 include a four-hour definitive history of heavy metal, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon", "The Last Days of Lisa Lopes" and "DMC: The Real Me". Additional documentaries will be announced shortly. A brief synopsis of the heavy metal documentary reads as follows:
"What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does for heavy metal — only a lot louder. This four-part documentary traces the evolution of heavy metal music and culture from BLACK SABBATH to WHITE ZOMBIE, from LED ZEP to DEF LEP, from MOTÖRHEAD to MASTODON. In the same vein as VH1's critically acclaimed 2004 hip-hop chronicle, 'And You Don't Stop', this documentary series will use interviews, verite moments and vintage footage to bring metal's history to life, told from the perspective of the musicians, promoters, writers and fans who have kept metal's flame alive for four decades."
Launch Radio Networks reports: When ROB ZOMBIE hits the road this summer on Ozzfest, his touring band will feature former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5. Zombie told us how he and the guitar player got together. "CAMP FREDDY asked me to do this benefit, just to play one song, at the Arrowhead Pond (in Anaheim, California) for this tsunami relief thing. And John was there, and we played one song, 'Thunderkiss', and it kicked ass and he's a supercool guy and I was like, 'This is perfect.' John said, 'Do you need a guitar player for Ozzfest?' I said, 'Yes,' he said, 'I wanna do it,' I said, 'Perfect, done.'"
Zombie's new touring band also includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos. In addition to "Thunderkiss '65", Zombie recently hinted that his Ozzfest set list might include even more old material from his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. We asked the singer if this was still the plan. "I don't know. I mean, I haven't rehearsed yet. John 5 and Blasko have been rehearsing and learning all these old songs that I haven't played in a million years, so we'll see."
Hard rock act Helmet has been forced to push back the start of its first tour in seven years after group leader Page Hamilton broke his collar bone in a mountain biking accident. The trek was due to kick off Sept. 17 in Atlanta but will now get underway in early October. An updated routing is still being finalized.
Hamilton's accident has also necessitated moving the release of Helmet's new Interscope album, "Size Matters," from Sept. 14 to Oct. 5. Tracks from the set can be sampled on Helmet's official Web site.
Beyond Hamilton, the new incarnation of the group features guitarist Chris Traynor, former White Zombie drummer John Tempesta and former Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.
Helmet's last album was 1997's "Aftertaste," which peaked at No. 47 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 132,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, are currently in the recording studio finishing vocal tracks for their upcoming demo. The band plan to begin playing live shows in the Los Angeles area in April. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin St-Pierre, bassist John McLaughlin (ex-NEW PAST LIFE), plus the group's latest additions, singers Scott "SVH" Von Heldt and Kate St-Pierre. The band's musical direction is described as "world music meets SEPULTURA, NINE INCH NAILS and MASSIVE ATTACK."
Antidote Records, the leading independent horror-rock label, has decided to give music fans an early Christmas present. You can now download songs from all of Antidote's bands, including ex-White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult's new band, Rock City Morgue, and ex-Rob Zombie/current Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko's new band, The Death Rays). The label has even provided packaging artwork for those wanting to print out some great looking covers and traycards. All of this for FREE. For more information, click here.