A titan of extreme metal guitar performance, the great Stuart Anstis left this mortal coil on August 21, 2022. He will long be remembered through his songcraft and musicianship, which can be heard across Cradle of Filth’s game-changing albums, Dusk and Her Embrace and Cruelty and the Beast. Throughout this tribute, Daniel Mitchell (Autumns Eyes) and I wax lyrical, diving into what makes Stuart’s guitar playing and songwriting so colossal and why his enduring influence will continue well into the future.
Vale, Stuart Anstis, 2/5/1974 – 21/8/2022.
Thanks to Dan for the chat; it could be the start of a regular thing. For everything Autumns Eyes, check out the website: https://autumnseyes.com; there are also social links on his site.