CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarist: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Having Fun'

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Paul Allender has spoken to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's upcoming sixth effort, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine". With regards to how the band managed to get all the material for the album together so quickly following the completion of their recent U.S. tour, Allender said, "We've always been a very hardworking band. Like I've said in the past, this band is about carrying your weight and if you can't maintain it, you're gone. We started to rehearse the album on January 2, so we'd be ready for nine solid weeks of recording. That means the album will be out in June, so we can start all over again with the touring."

In the same interview, Allender revealed that CRADLE OF FILTH no longer consider themselves to be a "black metal" band, having outgrown the dark image and stiff attitude associated with the genre.

"You know what? I think we've been in this scene long enough to have proved ourselves, (but) we don't take all of this black metal malarkey too seriously," he said. "I can't be arsed with it. Fair enough that people classify us as a black metal band. We may have been in fuckin' '94, but not now. We're an extreme heavy metal band, using influence from JUDAS PRIEST and MAIDEN. Watch them onstage: they're having a right great time of it, so we take a page from that school. There's nothing wrong with having fun."

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