Dani updates the Minions.
Hereby lies an update from The Man himself, Count Dani Filth or Backwerdz, as he affectionately calls himself. The deprived minions who possessed insatisfiable hunger on the choice of title for the next Cradle of Filth opus are adequately updated.
Seen as the title 'THORNOGRAPHY' for the new album was released without our knowledge a few days ago, cradleoffilth.com asked the band direct for an exclusive explination as to what it means.
This title represents mankind's obsession with sin and self. The thorn combines images of that which troubled Christ, the crown of thorns, thus intimating man's seeming desire to hurt God and also, of the protecting thorn and the need to enclose a secret place or the soul from attack. An addiction to self punishment or something equally poisonous. A mania. Twisted desires. Barbed dreams. A fetish. An obsession with cruelty. Savage nature. Paganism over Christianity. The title can also represent a sexual attraction to religious iconography as in the case of the 'possessed' Lourdon nuns. I like the title because to me it invokes images of a darker, sexier pre-Raphaelite scene wherein Sleeping Beauty's castle is won and she is awoken by a poisonous kiss.A darker adult faerytale. Hopefully, the new album cover art will be posted as an exclusive here too!
A million thanks aren't sufficient,
30th April 2006 AD