July 25, 1973 (50)
Dani Filth is a renowned British musician, best known as the founder and lead vocalist of the extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth. His distinctive vocal style, coupled with the band’s Gothic-inspired sound and macabre image, has earned them a cult following around the world. Formed in 1991, Dani Filth was as the lead vocalist for Cradle of Filth along with bandmate Paul Allender. Since then, he has released numerous albums with the band, including their critically acclaimed debut, “The Principle of Evil Made Flesh,” and their commercial breakthrough, “Midian.” In addition to his work with Cradle of Filth, Dani Filth has collaborated with other artists in the metal and gothic rock genres. He has lent his vocals to tracks by bands such as Moonspell, Dimmu Borgir, and Tarja Turunen.
One milestone in Dani Filth’s career was the release of Cradle of Filth’s album “Nymphetamine” in 2004. The album featured a more melodic and accessible sound than the band’s previous releases, and it was their highest charting album at the time. The album’s title track was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2005, and the band went on to tour extensively in support of the album.
Dani Filth has worked with several high-profile celebrities and influential people throughout his career. He collaborated with former Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton on a cover of the Alice Cooper classic “Feed My Frankenstein” for the tribute album “Welcome to the Nightmare.” He also worked with the Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir on their album “Death Cult Armageddon,” providing guest vocals on several tracks. Dani Filth has also been a vocal supporter of fellow British musician Marilyn Manson, whom he has cited as a major influence on his own music.
Dani Filth’s career has been marked by numerous accomplishments. He has been awarded Metal Hammer’s Golden God award multiple times, and Cradle of Filth has been nominated for several Kerrang! awards. In 2011, Dani Filth was named one of the greatest heavy metal frontmen of all time by Metal Hammer magazine.
In addition to his music career, Dani Filth is also an animal lover and has been involved in advocacy for animal rights. He has been a vocal supporter of PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, and has spoken out against animal cruelty in the entertainment industry. In an interview with PETA, he stated, “As an animal lover and a vegetarian, I believe it is important to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”