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Former Cradle Of Filth Guitarist Stuart Anstis Has Passed Away (Updated)


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Update: August 23rd, 2022 03:33 PM:

Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth has issued a statement on the recent passing of his former bandmate Stuart Anstis. In a statement shared today (August 23rd), he offered:

“It is with a deeply saddened heart that I have heard of the passing of my former guitarist Stuart Anstis at 48.

Stuart -despite our eventual differences- was an amazingly talented guitarist who brought a real sense of magick to everything he wrote in Cradle Of Filth.

For a long time he and I were bestest of friends living in a small village here in Suffolk and despite that relationship eventually changing, it did nothing to diminish the fan’s appreciation of his creative flair and talent right up to the present day.

Vempire’, “Dusk… and Her Embrace’ (though written mostly by former members, Stuart played all the guitars on this album), ‘Cruelty And The Beast’ and ‘From the Cradle To Enslave’ would have been completely different creatures if it were not for the depth of his astute and deliciously dark musicianship.

It truly is with a heavy sense of loss that we (and extreme music in general) bid farewell to Stuart.

May sombre flights of ravens wing you to your grave mate.

Rest In Phallustein.

Dani Filth, Midian, 2022 e.h.
#StuartAnstis #CradleOfFilth”

Original Story:

Former Cradle Of Filth guitarist Stuart Anstis, who performed and recorded with the band from 1995 to 1999, has passed away. The group’s former guitarist Richard Shaw commented publicly on the matter today, August 22nd.

Speaking via his social media, Shaw offered the following tribute:

“Rest in peace, Stuart.

It was an honour performing your music.

Thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.”

Anstis played lead guitar on some of Cradle Of Filth‘s most enduring works, including 1996’s “Dusk… And Her Embrace” and 1998’s “Cruelty And The Beast“. He also performed with Bastardsun and Ninepence.

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