Drowned in Sound interviews Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth. The heavy metal singer weighs in on the use of voodoo dolls in keeping his band together, and reveals a bit about his own personal belief system when asked if he believes in a God.
“Yes I do, although it is an amalgam of all the relevant bits of other religious deities, including of course, the nasty ones. To avoid debates with so-called people-in-the-know, I get away with saying I’m a pagan.”
This includes Dani Filth in the rare company of eccentric musical artists who use the “p-word” to describe their eclectic or unorthodox religious beliefs. Other famous “pagans” include Neil Young and Bjork. Somehow, despite their individual statements of pagan identity or influence, I doubt we’ll be seeing any of the above playing a Pagan festival at any point in the near future.