Cradle of Filth have parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Donny Burbage will be replacing Shaw on the group’s upcoming tour dates as Zoe Marie Federoff will step in for Iratni standing behind the keys.
The group issued the following statement:
“Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with Danzig, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth. We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on ‘Existence Is Futile’, her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff. As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours.”
Dani Filth added:
“Unfortunately it just is what it is. If someone feels that their tenure with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that? We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like Cradle a tad overwhelming. That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of Summer festival dates happening after the tour with Danzig in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course! Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!”