Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth Part Ways With Guitarist & Keyboardist, Replacements Announced


Cradle Of Filth have announced that they have been met with another lineup change, this time with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Shaw‘s tenure in the symphonic gothic metal outfit began in 2014, while Iratni was a more recent addition, having joined the band back in 2020.

Guitarist Donny Burbage (Aether Realm) has been tapped for the group’s immediate touring plans, while Zoe Marie Federoff (Catalyst Crime) will be taking over for Iratni. A statement issued earlier today (May 04th) by the band on the matter reads as follows:

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“It is with the gravest of sadness that Cradle Of Filth announce the departure of guitarist Richard Shaw and Keyboardist Anabelle Iratni from the band’s ranks.

Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with Danzig, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth.

We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on ‘Existence Is Futile’, her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff.

As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours.

Dani Filth had this to say on the recent departures….

‘Unfortunately it just is what it is. If someone feels that their tenue with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that?

We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like Cradle a tad overwhelming.

That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of Summer festival dates happening after the tour with Danzig in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course!

Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!’

In a separate statement, Federoff offered:

“It is with immense pleasure that I announce the Grammy-nominated dark forces of Cradle of Filth have asked me to join them on their dark and fantastical adventures, and I’ve agreed to provide them with my vocals and keys.

It’s a great honor to work with some of the people who inspired my own musical path in the first place and I couldn’t be more excited. I’d like to thank my bandmates in Catalyst Crime for encouraging me to go for this position, Vixen, Andy, and most especially the greatest keyboardist I know, Jonah Weingarten, for helping me prepare for the role.

Catalyst Crime isn’t going to disappear, you’ll be hearing plenty from us soon about the next album and future plans, but in the meantime you can catch me on tour in the US and Canada with Cradle of Filth for the next 6 weeks and throughout the summer festival season as well- check their site for dates and events!

If you are new to my page, welcome. I am honored to help deliver your favorite CoF songs and I look forwards to meeting you!”

The band’s immediate touring plans include:

With Danzig & Crobot:

05/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
05/07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena (Danzig performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“) (feat. Tiger Army)
05/08 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
05/10 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
05/11 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/14 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
05/17 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore at Harrah’s
05/18 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
05/19 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Cradle Of Filth:

05/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/25 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
06/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/03 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/06 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
06/07 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
06/09 Albany, NY – Empire Live
06/10 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
06/11 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC

07/15 Kallithea, GRE – Release Athens
07/16 Fuengirola, SPA – Metal Paradise Fest
07/29 Durham, UK – Dominion Festival
08/03 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/13 Turku, FIN – Knotfest Finland
09/23 Monterrey, MEX – Mexico Metal Fest VI

With Alcest:

10/01 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
10/03 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/04 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/05 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/07 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/08 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/09 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
10/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/12 Brno, CZE – Fleda
10/13 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
10/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
10/19 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzamataz 1
10/22 Madrid, SPA – BUT Club
10/23 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/25 Rennes, FRA – L’etage
10/27 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
10/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/29 London, UK – Indigo at the O2

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