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Cradle of Filth Bassist Explains Return To Band

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Morley Seaver of antiMusic.com recently conducted an interview with CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

antiMusic: So you're back in CRADLE. Why did you leave earlier this year and why have you returned?

Dave Pybus: "I left in January 2005 on the eve of the European tour. I just needed a break. I'd become less tolerant of people around me and it wasn't healthy for me to be in a situation where, say, I was gonna walk off a tour. I returned about six months later when the band asked me to come up to the studio and listen to the new material they had written and see if I could join in with that. I loved the new stuff and had some ideas... so it just went from there, really. It's great to be playing with them again. We all have a great deal of respect for each other and it's turning out to be fun writing this new record together."

antiMusic: If you had grown a bit weary of the pace, what has changed during your brief sojourn away? You're presently writing the new record. The DVD is just about done. You did the Bam [Margera] thing this summer. On top of that, Dani [Filth] recently got married. You've signed on to continue your role as webmaster. It doesn't sound like the schedule has gotten easier.

Dave Pybus: "Well, no... CRADLE is a wild horse and you just have to try ride it as long as possible before you get bucked off. But I'd say what I do bring back to the line-up is dependability and my playing is pretty consistent and that's what you need from a bass player. He, along with the drums, are the backbone of the band. We are there to be built upon and I'd say I'm quite reliable in that sense. The webmaster work has opened me up to a lot of learning new things which can be quit daunting at first. Pretty time consuming stuff but I enjoy that too."

antiMusic: Can you give us a sneak peek at the songs for the new record? Any titles yet and does the material continue in the same vein as the stellar "Nymphetamine"?

Dave Pybus: "It's a progression from 'Nymphetamine' in regards to catchy songs with some hooks and lots of good ideas. We have most of the material written now... near on 15-16 tracks... with a few more still to be completed with arrangements. We are also trying out a few new ideas. All good."

antiMusic: Is Rob Caggiano producing once again? What is it about him that agrees with CRADLE OF FILTH?

Dave Pybus: "I think Rob is still doing the new record yes. I hope so... I love working with Rob. He's got a youth and understanding for CRADLE and I can trust him (to re-record all my parts when I'm away haha... )... with the sound. It's gonna be great to work with Rob for the third record in a row. He must be crazy haha. Well, without a doubt, he is crazy."

antiMusic: So what's the gameplan for CRADLE for the next little while?

Dave Pybus: "Get in the studio... recording the new album... there's a 10-date U.K. tour and then break for Christmas and then finish the record. Touring starts in May/June next year all over the place."

antiMusic: Is your relationship with Roadrunner still a good one?

Dave Pybus: "Depends which department you are talking to. [Laughs]. I love everyone there that I've had the chance to meet or work with so far. I was flattered to be asked to appear on the 'All Stars' CD with Joey [Jordison] and Peter Steele and Josh and Steve from 36 CRAZYFISTS. Like a highlight of my career there. Thanks to my friends at Roadrunner, they made it possible for me to fly out to Iowa and do that at such short notice."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. LooksCanBeDecieving writes:

Yeah, COF is the sh** and Dave Pybus is a great bassist! I'm very excited for COF'S new album to come. don't hate on COF cuz you think they're mainstream black metal, they're talented and that's all there is to it.

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2. Symbolic writes:

Yea they are talented, but I dont no if a progression from the last album would be so good, I think they should go back to their dusk roots and make some heavy f***ing metal.

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3. LooksCanBeDecieving writes:

Agreed, I'm always a big fan of their heavy sh**, but I liked their last album too, It was a nice change from typical black metal for me.

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4. FireTearZPassion writes:

I think they should go back to the heavy shruff but i still like their last album..itz kinda nice to know that they can do something other than what they normally do.

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5. ERIC writes:

YOU GUYS ROCK

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Autumns Eyes writes:

COF SUCKS! ever since stuart left the band they have gone down hill

# Oct 16, 2005 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metal head writes:

f*** you autum eyes you dumb f*** they are f***in alot hevier than they used to be and better riffs as well cof will be kings if they continue to make great music as they cant wait for there new album then you see

# Oct 17, 2005 @ 5:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Autumns Eyes writes:

dont get me wrong, i give cradle ALOT of respect. i respect their choice to develope their sound into the new era. the only reason i am so angry over it is because they raised me to develope part of my style musically. the arrangments they put together in the past will always live on as timeless classics in my heart. its just dissapointing to me that i dont get the same feeling when i listen to their new sound. i feel let down in a way, but i dont post any blame to the band. new and old members. i completely respect their talent and their place in metal history.

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9. hello everyone writes:

i think that the lyrics are not as good as their ealier albums were, Vempire is just totally amazing and though very disturbing and warped cruelty and the beast is also very good. Basically their albums that are related to Vampirism are the best.

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10. RememberMetal? writes:

Can't say I'm much of a Cradle fan (Dimmu are the better band of the more well-known, less true-black metal bands) but they are at least doing their own thing, and they have had a pretty massive impact on the genre regardless of what nay-sayers think you can't ignore the fact that in the mid/late 90's alot of lesser know bm bands were starting to take on some very COF tendencies.....

and Dani Filth is fat.

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11. hello everyone writes:

HELLO REMEMBER METAL!!!
I am a COF and Dimmu fan , its really hard to decide but yeah Dimmu are Better but Dani's lyrics are radically better. Puritanical Misanthropia is very good. COF albums are made to horrify people (some people like horror though) while Dimmu are satanic and evil.

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12. rancid_bloody_rotten_twat writes:

cof hasemt even been black metal since dusk and her embrace..now there just gay a$$ goth metal bullsh**.it would be awesome if they did sh** like back in 91 like V Empire. that is their all time best cd.other then that dani filth is a f***in fa**ot.

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13. blkjarrod writes:

cradle of filth is like one of the best bands out there. Dani's lyrics have drawn out alot of hatred from my body... it feels so good. I cannot wait until they come near me.

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14. Angel of Death writes:

yeah i reckon cradle of filth are one of the best bands out. COF own dimmu borgir because their invented this type of metal and dont believe any one how tell you differently. who cares about their image i mean come on if they make good music it dosnt matter thats just what they do on stage and for video it means sh**. they new album will rip everything up and trust me because they last album was f***ing heavy. so peace out metal heads.

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15. louis something writes:

CoF are such a talented band, never a dull song or unoriginal lyric. Plus they have THE ULTIMATE image!!!(:

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