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CRADLE OF FILTH Keyboardist Leaves Band After Five Years

May 31, 2005

Martin Powell (a.k.a Martin Foul) issued a statement announcing his resignation from CRADLE OF FILTH:

“Due to pressing personal reasons I have found myself unable to commit my best efforts and time to CRADLE OF FILTH. Despite five great years, I which I have acheived along with my colleagues (past and present) a myriad of goals and dreams I have decided to bow out from CRADLE. Having played and written music with three greats of english metal (CRADLE OF FILTH, MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA), I am certainly not giving up music in any respect but just need time away from the rigors of being part of a such a time consuming entity as CRADLE OF FILTH is. I shall endeavour to pursue and perhaps release my own music whenever I am blessed with the time and inclination to do so. I should like to thank CRADLE fans and friends the world over for making my time with CRADLE OF FILTH incredibly enjoyable and memorable. I look forward to people hearing from me in the not-to-distant future.”

In response, the remaining members of the band collectively posted this following statement on their official website:

“The feeling in the CRADLE camp of course is one of profound loss, though a resounding and heartfelt ‘all the best for the future’ accompanies this recent and unexpected personal turn of events. Obviously this leaves an opening for a replacement CRADLE keyboardist, so if there is anyone out there who bares an iota of interest in joining the ranks of the ‘FiLTH, then please feel free to send musical material and accompanying photographic/background information to the management email address as printed on the inside of the recent Nymphetamine release. Anybody of any colour, creed or stature is welcome though Phantom Of The Opera-esque mannerisms and creepy facial mask will definitely count in your favour. Note: This will not effect the recently announced UK tour dates in December!”