|Birth name||Daniel Lloyd Davey|
|Also known as||Dani Filth, Lord Filth|
|Born||25 July 1973|
|Origin||Hertford, Hertfordshire, England|
|Occupations||Vocalist, lyricist, author, actor|
Music for Nations
Metal Blade Records
Nuclear Blast Records
|Associated acts||Cradle of Filth, Motionless In White|
Dani Filth (born Daniel Lloyd Davey) is the lyricist, vocalist and founding member of the metal band Cradle of Filth.
Daniel Lloyd Davey was born to Susan Janet Moore and Lawrence John Davey in Hertford and is the oldest child of four. He has two sisters, Amanda (b. 1975) and Rachel (b. 1978), and a brother, Philip (b. 1981).
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, Filth 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.
Chris Motionless, of the band Motionless in White, revealed in an issue of Kerrang! magazine that Filth will appear on their forthcoming 2014 album Reincarnate. He provided guest vocals for the song "Puppets III".
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..."
Main article: Cradle of Filth discography
- 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 (2008)
- Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (2010)
- The Manticore and Other Horrors (2012)
- "Members Chambers". Cradle of Filth Official Website.
- Studio Reports[dead link]
- EXCLUSIVE: Audio Interview with CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth
- "Dani Filth: Cradle of Filth". SuicideGirls.com. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
- German, Eric. "Interview with Dani Filth". metalupdate.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- oz (4 December 2006). "Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". Hearya.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- Roadrunner Records (10 August 2007). "CRADLE OF FILTH" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
- splendid film – Cradle of Fear (auf DVD)[dead link]
- Official Cradle of Filth site
- Interview with Dani Filth at SuicideGirls.com
- Dani Filth at the Internet Movie Database