It has long been rumored that CRADLE OF FILTH frontman, Dani Filth, is a bit egocentric and difficult to deal with. This makes the fact that he got his ass kicked by security at France’s Lez’Arts Sceniques festival this past weekend. While Filth has not spoken about the circumstances of the event, the festival organizers posted the following message on their website explaining what happened.
“Faced with the aggressive and unmanageable Dani Filth, backstage and on stage, the organizers were forced to hire security of the festival and the police to control the individual who had become dangerous to himself and others.”
What this ultimately means, still a little up in the air. What happened next though included a scuffle between Filth and event security that left the CRADLE OF FILTH frontman injured enough that he announced today that the band will be forced to forego their appearance at the upcoming edition of WACKEN OPEN AIR. In the wake of this announcement, WACKEN organizers announced the addition of the mighty TRIPTYKON to this year’s lineup as well as rescheduled CRADLE OF FILTH’s WACKEN performance for the 2012 edition of the festival.
Two grainy and far-away videos have made it online that (supposedly) show the altercation taking place and Filth being restrained. Take a look for yourself below.