According to FEARNet, CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth and occult writer Gavin Baddeley will celebrate the launch of their new book "The Gospel of Filth" by appearing at London's Hammersmith Riverside Studios, along with "Hellraiser" star Doug "Pinhead" Bradley (who has also lent his voice to several CRADLE OF FILTH albums) and indie filmmaker Frazer Lee (Red Lines) for the "Death and the Devil" festival: a day-long marathon saluting several classics of satanic cinema.
The twelve-hour fest, which is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, is sponsored by esteemed alt-publishers FAB Press.
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The history of CRADLE OF FILTH is but the linchpin that ties the expansiveness of "The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible" together. With over 500 pages of content, the book reveals the unspoken and debaucherous dark side of humanity as it relates to culture, media, literature, art, film and music. It unearths the mysteries behind our insatiable fascination with vampires, werewolves, serial killers, and the occult, tracing the traditions of depravity — from folklore to pop culture.
"The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible" includes interviews with all members of CRADLE OF FILTH, past and present, offering their own personal takes on the world of the macabre. In addition, it contains edifying narratives from many of today's dark music ringleaders, including H.I.M., TYPE O NEGATIVE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PARADISE LOST, SLAYER, GORGOROTH, BEHEMOTH, and many others.
Not limiting itself to the world of music, the book features expansive discussions of dark art, poetry, and other things uttered in hushed tones, accentuated with exclusive interviews with English historian Peter Ackroyd, filmmaker Dario Argento, photographer/author Sir Simon Marsden, and artist JK Potter. If that weren't enough, "The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible" is textured with rich, decadent testimonials by Guy de Maupassant, Anton LaVey, Stephen King, Marianne Faithfull, HP Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley, and other cultural luminaries.
The first pressing of the book is a signed and numbered, leather-bound, hardcover volume featuring a bonus chapter written entirely by Filth and is only available online at www.thegospeloffilth.com. It will be followed by hardcover and trade paperback editions with different cover art. The hardcover edition will also be limited to online availability, and the paperback (which does not contain the bonus chapter) will be sold in retailers worldwide.
For more information and to see preview pages, visit www.thegospeloffilth.com.