Metal Til Death conducted an interview with guitarist Paul Allender of British extreme metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH!
CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 37. The CD sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder" is the follow-up to "Thornography", which sold nearly 13,000 copies in the U.S. alone in its first week out! It even entered The Billboard chart at No. 66. This was roughly in line with the performance of its predecessor, "Nymphetamine", which premiered with almost 14,000 copies way back in October 2004.
That was 5 years ago...which leaves me wondering, does anyone listen to this crap anymore? Oh my goth! I mean I've listened to a few songs and it's not really my cup of tea, in fact I wish they would kick the bucket already...pretty much all their songs sound the same and their new album...not so great...Okay i'm obviously not their biggest fan, but they do have a large fan base...lets just leave it at that.
In more Cradle of Filth news: "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder" is conceptual and is based on the well-documented, true-life fall from grace of a shadowy historical figure named Gilles de Rais, a wealthy French nobleman who was one of Joan of Arc's brothers-in-arms. He was best known, however, as a prolific serial killer who mixed prayers with his nightly murders as well as an aspiring alchemist. He was accused of a panoply of crimes, among them heresy, demonology and kidnapping. There's even an extreme fringe sect of historians who question de Rais' true status, with some convinced he was framed.
Metal Til Death conducted an interview with guitarist Paul Allender of British extreme metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH. The interview was conducted February 26, 2009, Prior to the band's concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland. Watch the chat in two parts below.
Pre-show interview with fans: