- Dani Filth
Daniel Lloyd Davey Background information Birth name Daniel Lloyd Davey Also known as Dani Filth, Lord Filth Born 25 July 1973 Origin Suffolk
Genres Extreme metal Occupations Vocalist, lyricist, author, actor Instruments Vocals Years active 1989–present Labels Tombstone Records
Music for Nations
Metal Blade Records
Associated acts Cradle of Filth Website cradleoffilth.com
Filth was born to Susan Janet Moore and Lawrence John Davey in Hertford and is the oldest child of four. Dani has two sisters, Amanda (b. 1975) and Rachel (b. 1978), and a brother, Philip (b. 1981). He married his wife, Toni, on 31 October 2005 in Ipswich. The two have a daughter, Luna Scarlett (b. 8 February 1999).
Dani Filth's present and primary band is Cradle of Filth. His earliest bands were Carnival Fruitcake, The Lemon Grove Kids, PDA and Feast on Excrement, and he named Judas Priest, Venom, Emperor, Destruction, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Sabbat, Misfits, Paradise Lost and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas among his major influences. At the age of eighteen, Filth took up a job at a Chinese restaurant. He later chose his career in music over an internship at a newspaper, although his "Dani's Inferno" column ran for two years in Metal Hammer during the late 1990s.
He has co-written and released The Gospel of Filth with Gavin Baddeley. The book, which Dani describes as an "occult study", features contributions from Clive Barker, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pierson. He had been accused many times of being a Satanist, but has denounced such rumours, claiming instead to being "more of a Luciferian."
Away from Cradle, Dani appeared on the Roadrunner United CD in 2005 (contributing vocals to "Dawn of a Golden Age"), and his high profile has also led to a handful of film and television roles. In 2003 he provided the voice of the eponymous main character in the feature-length animation Dominator.
Cradle of Fear
In 2000 he appeared in the movie Cradle of Fear as The Man, a deranged psychopath taking revenge on his father's persecutors. The film also starred David McEwen, Edmund Dehn, Emily Booth, Eileen Daly, Rebecca Eden and Emma Rice. An homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four stories all linked by the thread of an incarcerated child killer wreaking vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. The movie's tagline on some posters was, "It's not if they die... It's how..."
- The Principle of Evil Made Flesh (1994)
- Dusk... and Her Embrace (1996)
- Cruelty and the Beast (1998)
- Midian (2000)
- Damnation and a Day (2003)
- Nymphetamine (2004)
- Thornography (2006)
- Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder (October 27, 2008)
- Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (November 1, 2010 UK or November 9, 2010 US)
- ^ a b c d "Members Chambers". Cradle of Filth Official Website. http://cradleoffilth.com/Chambers/dani/chambers_dani.html.
- ^ Studio Reports
- ^ EXCLUSIVE: Audio Interview with CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth
- ^ "Dani Filth: Cradle of Filth". SuicideGirls.com. 18 February 2008. http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Dani+Filth%3A+Cradle+of+Filth/. Retrieved 2008-03-02. .
- ^ German, Eric. "Interview with Dani Filth". metalupdate.com. http://www.metalupdate.com/interviewcradle.html. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- ^ http://www.hearya.com/2006/12/04/hit-paraders-top-100-metal-vocalists-of-all-time/
- ^ Roadrunner Records (10 August 2007). "CRADLE OF FILTH" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927040316/http://www.roadrunnerrecords.it/news/story.aspx?newsitemID=17749. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
- ^ splendid film - Cradle of Fear (auf DVD)
- Official Cradle of Filth site
- Interview with Dani Filth at SuicideGirls.com
- Dani Filth at the Internet Movie Database
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