In the past few years, Lindsay Schoolcraft sure has made her mark on the legendary British extreme metal outfit known as Cradle of Filth. Originally enlisted to perform keyboards and female backing vocals for live performances, she can now say that she has contributed to their forthcoming release, Hammer of the Witches, which is slated for a worldwide release on July 10. Being a fantastic composer and musician in her own right, I am much interested to hear what she brings to the finished product. We have received a small taste in the form of the first single, “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych,” a piece we will explore later.
If said single is any indication of what’s to come on the rest of the tracks, it shows that Lindsay is not only capable of contributing to an ensemble as a whole, but also that her voice and keys distinguish themselves from previous Cradle of Filth efforts. Having been a fan of the band for most of my life, I’ve always admired how Dani and company have created a vast catalog of albums that have a connective thread, yet never repeat. It’s one of many reasons that they’ve made a fan for life out of me.
Lindsay was kind enough to talk about how the past few years in CoF have gone for her (head over to Multiverse Entertainment for my first interview with her), her other projects, and even a little bit about The Batman. Enjoy.
Here’s the video for “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych.” While it is the censored version, it may still be deemed as “not safe for work.”
For something a little more safe, I thought I’d include Schoolcraft’s “Fading Star” (featuring Dani Filth). It seems appropriate, considering it speaks of a “Dark Knight.”
Photo credit for feature image: Marc-Antoine Jean.