Cradle Of Filth - Issue Statement Regarding Bloodstock Incident


This past weekend at the Bloodstock Open Air in England, Cradle Of Filth's headlining slot on the second day was cut short after a giant gobstopper hit, and hospitalised guitarist Paul before the encore.

Cradle Of Filth have issued this statement:

"Cradle Of Filth would just like to apologise to all Cradle Of Filth fans at Bloodstock for not being able to perform the full length of set on Saturday. This was due to a selfish and stupid person in the crowd throwing dangerous objects at the band and injuring Paul, who then had to be hospitalised.

This person threw what were being sold at the site as 'gobstoppers', but which were actually heavy, solid, pieces of candy, approximately the size of a cricket ball and weighing close to a pound, at the band. Approximately 6 of these were thrown, one narrowly missed hitting Ashley in the face and also a terminally ill young fan in a wheelchair sitting side of the stage, a couple just missed Dani and then one hit Paul in the spine, causing him to collapse. The paramedics called an ambulance and Paul was taken to hospital with suspected spinal damage; where he was subjected to numerous tests before the doctors said they didn't think Paul had sustained any lasting damage.

This act of stupidity caused the show to finish prior to the encore, caused Paul serious pain and everyone else a lot of anxiety. This person is lucky that no one was seriously injured or worse, which could easily have been the case and a serious police matter.

Why does someone buy a ticket for a festival where everyone should be enjoying the weekend and having a good time and then have to ruin it for other people? A very selfish, sad person, one can only imagine.

So again, full apologies to everyone who was at Bloodstock to have a good time and to see the band and if you think you know who the person was that spoiled everyone else's evening, please let us, the Bloodstock staff or the Police know as soon as possible, because next time someone may not be so lucky."

Dani Filth also had this to say:

"No-one could be more disappointed than I about the ridiculous and callous incident that happened on Saturday night. Bloodstock is an event that we have long endorsed and looked forward to headlining due to it's united European metal vibe, it's growing popularity and of course, it being one of the better festivals held on English soil. The crowd, as expected, were great and we were playing well with an arsenal of songs yet to deliver, when the stupidity started. I actually thought one of the balls thrown was an apple and was going to head-butt it as it flew past my head and on toward Ashley, then luckily thought twice about it. The missiles were the size of cricket balls but solid and almost a pound in weight. Enough to kill a person at that speed, according to a medic who attended Paul behind stage.

Of all the years I have spent touring the world, nothing comes even close to this for downright sheer stupidity. My ten year old daughter Luna was also standing side of stage when the missiles came and although, thank the stars, she was unhurt, the incident indelibly left her frightened and more than a little shook up. This is NOT the reason I brought her along to witness a metal festival and this is certainly NOT the image I want her to take away from Bloodstock or indeed any other metal festival for that matter. I hope the perpetrator(s) are really proud of themselves (sic).

So again, I apologise to all our fans who were awaiting our encore and can only hope that this selfish bastard who TRIED to ruin the night for everyone is caught and sorted out. Hail Cradle! Hail Bloodstock! Hail metal unity!"

The Bloodstock setlist was as follows:

Shat Out Of Hell
Gilded Cunt
Dusk And Her Embrace
The 13th Caesar
Nymphetamine
The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
Honey And Sulphur
Under Huntress Moon
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Cthulhu Dawn
Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
Her Ghost In The Fog
From The Cradle To Enslave


A full review of Bloodstock Open Air 2009 can be found here:
Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Source: cradleoffilth.com
Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
Event: Bloodstock Open Air 2009
 
Posted: 19.08.2009 by Baz Anderson


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19.08.2009 - 00:37
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Idiot.
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19.08.2009 - 00:52
Haddonfield
Chucky's Bride
Why sell something like that at a festival? There are always going to be bands you don't really care at these kinds of venues, so why make a statement of it, just piss off and let others enjoy.
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19.08.2009 - 00:53
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
I guess gobstoppers should be also known as showstoppers!
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19.08.2009 - 01:23
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Masterchief
Lol football deasise goes to metal stages lol we have best drame of 2009 for ms avards lol if Ghall wont get it
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19.08.2009 - 01:24
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Chaos Reaper
Written by corrupt on 19.08.2009 at 00:37

Idiot.

I second that
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19.08.2009 - 01:42
Baz Anderson
And of course I feel the same way. I missed out of a third of the Cradle Of Filth set because of it.
They just don't think about all the things that can happen. Dani's daughter on the side, and the ill guy, etc.

Next year the security will be much higher at the festival, I am sure.
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19.08.2009 - 01:51
Jon
This deliberate hatred of Cradle has now officially gone much much too far. My brother was there when it happened and I was appalled when he told me about this. It is disgusting and pathetic that not one but seemingly a number of people would attend a set by a band they disliked just to cause trouble. You are the kids at school snickering at the back when others are trying to work aren't you? And it looks like some people never grow past that sort of infantile, counterproductive puerile behaviour. There are plenty of bands I dislike, but the idea of going to their set to disrupt their set is one I consider far beneath me. Bloodstock, like any metal festival, should be a place of unity for metalheads, where you can go and *not* be judged for liking more extreme music than all your friends. This should be a few glorious days in our lives when we are surrounded by hundreds of people just like us, before we go home to do our metal socialising online:erm:. People like this threaten the sanctity of such events. For shame.
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19.08.2009 - 02:15
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
This must be the most trve injury ever - "knocked out by flying gobstopper"...

the thrower is very stupid person anyway...
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19.08.2009 - 02:20
Urizen367
Not huge on cradle. but come on. there aren't a whole lot of bright minds on any side of this spectrum. between the person selling the gobstoppers, the guy throwing them, and the frontman who a.) was going to headbutt something flying in from the crowd (bad idea in and of itself. b.) brought his 10-year old daughter to work and c.) is dani filth. refer to the rules of black metal, end stupid crap at shows and move on.
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19.08.2009 - 02:51
StarBarer
Quote Dani Filth
"I actually thought one of the balls thrown was an apple and was going to head-butt it"
"the missiles were the size of cricket balls but solid and almost a pound in weight. Enough to kill a person at that speed"

If he tried to head butt it then Dani Filth might have died... holy crap thank god it missed
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19.08.2009 - 03:18
O Sinistron
Hopeless Sinner
What kind of sick mind-illed motherf*cker would do that?
And why?
If you don't like the band just leave the show!
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19.08.2009 - 03:32
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Jon on 19.08.2009 at 01:51

This deliberate hatred of Cradle has now officially gone much much too far.


Honestly, this isn't just a Cradle of Filth thing. Any band that has an obsessive, cult-like, fan base has a counter-part like this. I'm not even surprised, tbh. People are fucking STUPID. The worst thing stupid people can do... is take music seriously enough to do twat things like this.
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19.08.2009 - 04:32
Stigmatized
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Written by Fat & Sassy! on 19.08.2009 at 00:53

I guess gobstoppers should be also known as showstoppers!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frd53vbCHLg

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19.08.2009 - 04:40
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Stigmatized on 19.08.2009 at 04:32

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 19.08.2009 at 00:53

I guess gobstoppers should be also known as showstoppers!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frd53vbCHLg




Hahaha!!! That was good. I liked that.
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Knowledge is not wisdom
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Beauty is not love
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19.08.2009 - 05:37
wormdrink414
I'll be sure to remember this the next time Whitechapel comes to town.
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19.08.2009 - 07:17
Cradleoffilth88
This news makes me absolutely furious. How could a person be so selfish as to throw things on stage that are capable of killing people. I hope with all my heart that Paul has a speedy recovery and thank God no one else was hurt. I swear, if someone would have been killed by this immature, negligent idiocy, I would wish the death penalty on him, as is just for such an irresponsible, selfish person. No one messes with my favorite band. COF forever and long live the Filth!
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19.08.2009 - 07:41
Konrad
Mormon Storm
This was a stupid thing to do, but it's also ironic that a band who tries to have such an "evil" image can be stopped by a gobstopper...
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19.08.2009 - 07:53
tulkas
el parcero
Written by Stigmatized on 19.08.2009 at 04:32

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frd53vbCHLg





Anyway, what a real asshole the dude that threw that. Why? You can hate a band, but at least respect it and everyone who likes it and was there to see the show.
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19.08.2009 - 08:02
chris_metalhead
That sucks for Paul
Met him at a club in Brisbane, Australia and he was one of the nicest dudes I've met. Even put me and a mate on the doorlist for the show the next night
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19.08.2009 - 08:11
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
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19.08.2009 - 09:52
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
He was just offering some candy to the band! What's the problem?!
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19.08.2009 - 11:38
Necromantic
Gobstopper? Thats sad.

The version in the campsite was that it was a banana that took out Dani.
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19.08.2009 - 12:51
Forsaker
It's not a big deal
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19.08.2009 - 13:39
Bitter Dawn
Ave Sathanas!
Although I can't completely condone such behaviour as throwing gobstoppers onto the stage (damn, I didn't know they still made those things!), I also have to admit that the premise of CoF being under attack by a "Hail[!]" of rock like candy is rather amusing. Not that it will disgruntle the band but, plenty of people certainly would like their disgrace in black metal to cease...unfortunately, more people support the band than those who are against them. Shit happens though, that's also just part of extreme music. I can recall reading an incident where a fan at a Mayhem show fell subject to a factured skull after being hit in the head with an air-borne sheep skull, then proceeded to try and sue either the band or the venue holder - honestly, what do people expect at a heavy, death, black or any sort of metal show? I can only imagine they served alcohol at Bloodstock as well. Booze,poseur BM and a 1lb of projectile ready candy equals disaster!
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19.08.2009 - 13:41
necrovamp
There are some twats in the world.
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19.08.2009 - 13:46
Dangerboner
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Hospitalized due to a gobstopper? What a pussy
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19.08.2009 - 14:16
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
I'm not COF fan at all, I don't like them, but this is just plain stupid. I mean if you don't like the band, go grab a beer and drink it somewhere....
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19.08.2009 - 14:40
Warman
Erotic Stains
Bastard(s), good setlist though.
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19.08.2009 - 14:55
Jon
Written by Bitter Dawn on 19.08.2009 at 13:39

Although I can't completely condone such behaviour as throwing gobstoppers onto the stage (damn, I didn't know they still made those things!), I also have to admit that the premise of CoF being under attack by a "Hail[!]" of rock like candy is rather amusing. Not that it will disgruntle the band but, plenty of people certainly would like their disgrace in black metal to cease...unfortunately, more people support the band than those who are against them. Shit happens though, that's also just part of extreme music. I can recall reading an incident where a fan at a Mayhem show fell subject to a factured skull after being hit in the head with an air-borne sheep skull, then proceeded to try and sue either the band or the venue holder - honestly, what do people expect at a heavy, death, black or any sort of metal show? I can only imagine they served alcohol at Bloodstock as well. Booze,poseur BM and a 1lb of projectile ready candy equals disaster!


I'm sorry, I really don't believe extreme music must equal ridiculous behaviour. Only the weak of mind feel the need to emulate what they hear or see, hence programs like Jackass. I listen to Sonata Arctica, but I don't walk around in a big white shirt rescuing damsels in distress (although...). There are plenty of fans of all brands of black metal who are capable of conducting themselves with appropriate decorum. And while we're at it, Cradle of Filth's "disgrace in black metal" is purely subjective; you might say the same about recent material from Satyricon, Darkthrone, Dimmu Borgir, even Behemoth or Borknagar, or about the current popular trend of 'suicidal black metal' that Wolves in the Throne Room and their disciples are touting...people change their music, "Shit happens". People just have to learn to deal with it without resorting to projectiles.
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19.08.2009 - 14:58
X5452
WTF! These sorta things piss me off! Im glad no one got killed or something

If I was there and saw it i would grab one of his/her gobstoppers and push it down his/her throat, okay maybe im overreacting but i would report this!

Hope they catch the pathetic little piece of sh*t!
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