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Cradle Q & A

Posted on February 12, 2008

Read below for Cradle Of Filth’s bassist Dave Pybus’ answers to the questions you sent in (more answers to come later this week): Question – Have you guys ever considered doing an all cover album of classic metal? Because I thought what you did with Iron Maiden’s í¢ä‰åñHallowed be Thy Nameí¢ä‰åŒ was fuckin awesome, and it would be really interesting to see how you guys would do Black Sabbath’s í¢ä‰åñIron Man,í¢ä‰åŒ or Metallica’s í¢ä‰åñBattery.í¢ä‰åŒ – Jim Dave Pybus – The only time we ever talk about covers is when we are drunk playing the MISFITS on the tour bus. It’s all just a dream really, a project like that, ‘cos we are so damn busy all the time doing our own material. Maybe, one day, we will attempt the idea. ———————————————————— Question – What kind of weird idea’s does CoF have for there new video? I’m just curious. I can’t wait to hear the new album it sounds like it’s gonna be a killer one. í¢ä‰åäóì Dark Lotus Dave Pybus – I’ve yet to read the treatment for the new video which we will film in London next week. Its gonna be the track í¢ä‰åñNYMPHETAMINEí¢ä‰åŒ and hopefully feature Liv Kristine, seen as she sang on the track. ———————————————————— Question – When do you plan on going on tour for Nymphetamine? Are you planning on a world tour? If so, make it to Louisville, Kentucky. You have so many fans you don’t know about. Plus, I have been trying to go to your concerts for a very long time and now that I can go to them, you’re never around. I’m sorry to sound like I’m bitching, but I needed to tell you guys. Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to the new record! Hail Satan! – Andrea Hill Dave Pybus – Well, the plan is, firstly to survive our South American tour in Septemberí¢ä‰åŒ_haha. Then hit the states in October/November after the new record is out. I’m not sure of the cities we are paying but obviously we try to get to as many people as possible. The tour is always longer than originally planned so maybe we will get closer to you than you think. Hope to see you at one of the other shows if not. ———————————————————— Question – With the signing of you guys to Roadrunner Records, and with interest you have been getting from people since your Ozzfest ’03 appearance (which I saw you guys fucking kicked ass), do you feel you have reached the prime of you careers with the new album Nymphetamine coming out? Or do you feel that you have not even reached what can be with CoF? (I know 2 part question) – Adam Suchara Dave Pybus – Well to think we are in our prime would be a little self-defeating. There is always so much for us to do we don’t get much time to spend thinking about that. At the moment, on the eve of NYMPHETAMINE being released, we are very positive about doing the NEXT record and making it better than anything we have ever done before. There is much evil to spread so lots of hard work stillí¢ä‰åŒ_haha. ———————————————————— Question – Will the band tour in Australia? Particularly, in Perth? Dave Pybus – We haven’t played Australia for a few years and there is plans in the pipeline to get back there asap. It’s looking like spring 2005 and as for the places we will play I’m not sure. I’ve personally never been there so I’m excited about getting a chance to get there to play. ———————————————————— Question – Greetings all of Cradle Of Filth. I would like to know as to the stances of your own personal views on religion. What do you feel about religion as a whole, what is your spiritual standpoint? What philosophers do you most agree towards? – Rayne Gaccione Dave Pybus – Religion for me is a bit of a strange thing. I mean to observe, essentially, I’m an atheist, I find religion to be confusing. I mean, take the 10 commandments for instance. Thou shall not kill? Yet on the news everyday there is religious people KILLING each other. I mean, if all the atheists in the world stood up to this behavior and banned religion as a whole then maybe the world would be a nicer, safer, more tolerant place to live? A little extreme I know but there you go. That’s freedom of speech for ya! ———————————————————— Question – What old album would you compare your new CD to? í¢ä‰åäóì Mitchell S. Dave Pybus – We can’t really compare this new record to anything we have done in the past other than we are continuing the Cradle sound and taking it further. We respect our past and are not denying what we have already done, unlike some other bands these days who seem to want to shun their history. For us, we want to carry on spreading the music. ———————————————————— Question – I would like to know how I could get a prescription for some Nymphetamine? Dave Pybus – So would I haha. Not that I would like to be addicted to something. Everything in moderation is good.


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