CRADLE OF FILTH: two members leave
Out of the blue, extreme metal band CRADLE OF FILTH has announced today the departure of two band-members: guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboard player Anabelle Iratni.
Here’s the full band’s statement:
It is with the gravest of sadness that 𝗖𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗧𝗛 announce the departure of guitarist Richard Shaw and Keyboardist Anabelle Iratni from the band’s ranks.
Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with Danzig, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth.
We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on ‘Existence Is Futile’, her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff.
As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours.
Dani Filth had this to say on the recent departures:
“𝘜𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘮 𝘐 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘶𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵? 𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥/𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘸 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘻𝘪𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘚 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢, 𝘱𝘭𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘶𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦! 𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘶𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝙁𝙄𝙇𝙏𝙃𝙔!”