Confirming what everyone already basically figured out, Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey told the “Bleedin’ Loud” podcast that the band has split with guitarist Paul Allender.
“Paul Allender has left — which not everybody is aware of. We weren’t planning on it, because it was the kind of thing that has been, kind of, brewing for the last year or so. Not so much on a personal level, but [him] living in America [in Minnesota] and then him doing his side project [White Empress] and getting kind of lost in that. I know I’ve got Devilment and, dare I say, Temple of the Black Moon, but it never really came between Cradle; I always found time to do it.
“For example, the Devilment album, if that comes out this year, it’ll come out, literally, the mirror’s image of when the Cradle [album] will come out — about autumn, and Cradle’s next album will come out spring next year. So the Devilment and [Cradle] won’t meet anytime soon, so that’s okay.”
Has Cradle found a replacement for Paul?
“Well, that’s the thing. We only really had one guitarist for the last two albums; Paul had a very strong opinion about doing that, and we’re a two-guitar band. So that may be one of the things that kind of opened the fissure a bit.”
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