According to EADT.co.uk, vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH has been named one of the top 10 icons of the U.K.’s Suffolk county.
When Suffolk residents were asked to identify their icons of the county, nearly 200 visitors to the Suffolk Icons web site voted for Davey.
The site was launched by Choose Suffolk, a partnership aimed at putting the county “on the map,” and tourism manager Alex Paul told EADT.co.uk that the submission of Dani as an “icon” showed that there was more to Suffolk than just the traditional beauty spots.
“The web site has produced a great range of images and features of Suffolk,” he said. “It’s a creative tool. We didn’t know what to expect because nothing like this has ever been done before.
“What’s great is it’s not just the obvious ones, there are unusual ones that are just as valid.
“There’s no right or wrong here, although we are going to pull a few out.
“It’s about everyone’s voices being heard. It’s not about going for the obvious and people feel that Dani Filth is an icon and is as important to people as a pint of Adnams.”