Cradle of Filth Frontman Reveals His Favorite Horror Stories
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"Underneath, they are all fairy tales and they are all metaphors for sex and death. Look at the story of Hansel and Gretel. The witch forces the little boy naked into a fire to roast him alive? It's sick, really. These are not children-friendly stories. They are sanitized and passed down orally. They are fables with warnings of sorts. Like 'don't go off with strangers or go walking in the woods.' I quite like the origins of these fairy tales -- like religion, which are all fairy tales."
In other Cradle of Filth news, the band is working on an instrumental album. "We've got orchestral versions -- like John Williams or Danny Elfman -- of songs from first four records, but it's not elevator music. It's bombastic."
Cradle of Filth's latest effort, 'Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa,' is due out Nov. 9.