If you plan on catching Cradle Of Filth’s impending European tour with Behemoth, you may notice guitarists Paul Allender and James McIllroy are missing in action.
That’s cause they’re not making the trek, as they’ve got personal concerns to attend to: a ”hugely important family matter” and a “serious neck surgery,” respectively.
Cradle’s enlisted Ashok of Root and Inner Fear and Richard Shaw of Emperor Chung and NG26 to fill-in on the tour.
Says Dani Filth:
Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth explained the situation:
“Paul apologizes profusely for his absence, but wanted to let everyone know that he wouldn’t desert a tour if it wasn’t for something of the gravest importance to his family. And James sent this through to explain the insidious horror he faces: ‘Hi Dani, I am heading towards the operation date for the nerve damage in my arm that has been fucking me up for the last few tours, especially the Asia-Australian one last year. I’m kind of ignoring it a bit, as it’s a bit weird…basically, they are slicing my neck open from the front (well, a minor incision) moving all the things in my throat to one side (windpipe, gloopy bits, everything you can imagine), and then replacing the broken disc in my neck with a spanking new plastic one. The same broken disc that has spilt out in to the nerve canal in my neck, quite possibly due to years of excessive onstage head-banging! Tell everyone I am sorry but if I don’t have this done now my head will probably fall off!’”
For fuck’s sake! That’s awful, man. Poor Jimmy. I can’t even imagine that.
“So there you have it! A proper fuckking nightmare that we shall endeavor to resolve with all the resolve we can muster. Our thoughts are with our glum compatriots.”
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