Dani Filth

Lead singer of Cradle Of Filth

Dani Filth's present and the primary band are Cradle of Filth. He also has been lending his voice to the band Devilment, a side project that has taken off into a full-time job in between Cradle records. His earliest bands were Carnival Fruitcake, The Lemon Grove Kids, PDA and Feast on Excrement.


He named Judas PriestVenomEmperorDestructionSlayerIron MaidenSabbatMisfitsParadise Lost and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas among his major influences.

At the age of eighteen, Filth took up a job at a Chinese restaurant. He later chose his career in music over an internship at a newspaper, although his "Dani's Inferno" column ran for two years in Metal Hammer during the late 1990s.

He has co-written and released The Gospel of Filth with Gavin Baddeley. The book, which Filth describes as an "occult study," features contributions from Clive BarkerChristopher Lee and Ingrid Pierson. He had been accused many times of being a Satanist, but has denounced such rumors, claiming instead to be "more of a Luciferian."

Away from Cradle,


Filth appeared on the Roadrunner United CD in 2005 (contributing vocals to "Dawn of a Golden Age"), and his high profile has also led to a handful of film and television roles. In 2003, he provided the voice of the eponymous main character in the feature-length animation Dominator.

He was ranked 95 in the Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalist of All Time.

Filth recorded the song "(She's) The Mother of Tears" with Claudio Simonetti and Simonetti's band Daemonia, for the soundtrack of Dario Argento's film The Mother of Tears.

Filth has also recently assembled another band, Temple of the Black Moon that aims to combine rawer, extreme metal with the softer more melodious sounds of progressive rock, describing the band's sound like a "cross between Celtic Frost and Tool."


The group's ranks are rounded out by guitarist Rob Caggiano, also currently in Volbeat, black metal legend King Ov Hell on bass as well as drummer John Tempesta.

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