During a recent appearance on Heavy Consequence, Cradle of Filth lead singer Dani Filth talked about the effect of the pandemic on the band’s works. He stated that 2019 was actually a hectic year for them, so the lockdown period gave them an excellent opportunity to focus on the new album.
As you may remember, Cradle of Filth released their latest studio album, ‘Existence Is Futile,’ on October 22, 2021. The first single of the new album, ‘Crawling King Chaos,’ dropped on July 30, 2021, whereas the second one, named ‘Necromantic Fantasies,’ was released on September 15, 2021. The album received highly positive reviews and was praised for its successful songwriting, creativity, and Filth’s remarkable vocal performance.
During the interview, Dani Filth was asked about his experiences recording the album during the lockdown period. He responded that he enjoyed the pandemic at first because they were tired after three years of constant touring. He noted that 2019 was their ‘biggest year ever,’ and it was nice to be able to take a breather.
The frontman stated that taking a break from the tour was a great chance to concentrate on the new album. They had already written some of the records during the tour, but they still needed a lot of time to work on it. Thus, the lockdown period was quite beneficial to analyze the new album better. Spending a couple of months in the studio without any kind of distraction allowed them to make the record much better.
When asked about the production process of the new album during the lockdown, Dani Filth responded:
“Is it fair to say that I actually enjoyed the pandemic at first? Because we literally just finished three years of around the world touring. 2019 was literally our biggest year ever.
We had the majority of the record already written on the tour, and then the pandemic stuck proper, and there were lockdowns and everything. It was essentially just me and the producer in the studio for a couple of months. It just afforded us that luxury of being very clinical and self-analytical about it.”
You can watch the full interview below.