Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have announced that Bam Margera (MTV JACKASS, Viva La Bam, FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE) will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).
Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.
Commented Bam: "Having known Dani for a while now, and having him sing onstage with me at my wedding in Iceland last year, when he asked me to be a part of a song DEVILMENT were covering, I naturally jumped at the chance. The original track was awesome, this new interpretation of it is even better and I am just stoked to be a part of Dani's new band's stuff, which in all honesty f**king rocks like a muthaf**king f**k!“
Added Dani Filth: "It was actually on my birthday last year when the idea came to me to cover this track, as for some strange reason I kept hearing it being played on the local radio station and subsequently, a few times when I breezed into petrol stations and food stores. I've always liked the song since hearing it in my teens, as I think it's very anthemic, and CRADLE OF FILTH have always been known for undertaking wacky songs and bastardising them to our own twisted ends, so with my birthday epiphany bursting upon me, I put the idea of covering the tune to the rest of the band... to a positive response. As for my good friend Bam Margera, I thought it would be cool for him to demonstrate his vocal prowess by returning a favour, for he'd had me sing with him (strangely enough, ANATHEMA's 'Sleepless') at his wedding ceremony in Iceland last year and I thought it a top notch way to get him back in style! He didn't require much persuasion... In all seriousness, it was a challenge and as a band we have given the track a slightly more psychotic edge, courtesy of pounding drums, hypnotic bass, industrial-esque guitars and a wicked keyboard melody lending it a John Carpenter/Tubular Bells 'Exorcist' vibe. Plus of course there's the vocals!"
DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU
The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.
The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w
The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s
The Great And Secret Show tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. Dani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli
10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan
13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik
14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club
15.11.14 D Herford - Club X
17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage
18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7
20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri
21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age
22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club
You have been warned.