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Formed: 1991
From: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Background

It all began in 1991, the first of an unholy trinity of demos was complete. The young lads knew they had started something dark; something evil; something out of this world. They didn't disappoint with the release of their debut album 'The Principle of Evil Made Flesh' in 1994 on the label Cacophonous. The full length CD was a menagerie of gothic keyboards, metal riffing and Vampyric imagery. In other words the ultimate hammer horror soundtrack.

Drawing from an incredibly infinite list of influences, including the likes of Bathory, Celtic Frost and Diamanda Galas, and also the literary genius of Lord Byron, Sheridan LeFanu, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bram Stoker and Charles Baudelaire, Cradle Of Filth have produced albums of ever increasing quality. Soaring, sonic masterpieces that envelop you and take you away into the darkest depths of the collective Cradle mind. A dreamlike place full of legend, myths and Vampyres.

With 10 years in the past, Cradle Of Filth only have the future to conquer. Their recent concerts have built a fan base they never dreamed of. They truly have withstood the test of time.

Latest Cradle Of Filth News

Below is our complete Cradle Of Filth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Tour Trailer Online

UK-based extreme metal icons, Cradle Of Filth, will return to North America once again in support of their latest album, Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay. For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal new comers Raven Black. Watch a video trailer for the tour below.

Comments Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: "As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!" More...

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Cradle Of Filth Announces North American Tour

UK-based extreme metal icons, Cradle Of Filth, will return to North America once again in support of their latest album, Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay. For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal new comers Raven Black.

Comments Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: "As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!"

Tickets go on-sale this Friday, here. Confirmed dates are listed below. More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2019

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced a further five bands for next years edition of the event. Headlining the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Friday night will be Swedish heavy metal outfit Grand Magus, while added to the Ronnie James Dio stage that day are thrash metal legends Death Angel and Seattle metallers, Metal Church. Also confirmed to grace the Ronnie James Dio stage are Evil Scarecrow on the Saturday and former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss on Sunday.

The festival is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019. The initial lineup is as follows:

Sabaton (Headliner)
Scorpions (Headliner)
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Death Angel
Dee Snider
Eluveitie
Evil Scarecrow
Grand Magus
Hypocrisy
Metal Church
Queensryche
Ross The Boss
Rotting Christ
Skeletonwitch
Soilwork

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2019

The organisers of Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further eight bands for next year's event. Newly announced headliners Kiss will be performing their final show in Belgium at the festival, as will thrash metal icons Slayer, where they will also be joined by Slash & Myles Kennedy, Cradle Of Filth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Death Angel and Skalmold. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 23.

The current lineup is as follows:

Within Temptation (Headliner)
Slipknot (Headliner)
Kiss (Headliner)
Agnostic Front
Amon Amarth
Anthrax
Bleed From Within
Borknagar
Candlemass
Carcass
Children Of Bodom
Combichrist
Cradle Of Filth
Crisix
Crowbar
Cult Of Luna
Deathstars
Death Angel
Def Leppard
Delain
Demons & Wizards
Disturbed
Eluveitie
Equilibrium
Fleshgod Apocalypse
FM
Gloryhammer
Godsmack
Grand Magus
Halestorm
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Hawkwind
Immolation
In Flames
King Diamond
Krokus
Lamb Of God
Legion Of The Damned
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Municipal Waste
No Fun At All
Orange Goblin
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Power Trip
Sabaton
Sick Of It All
Skalmold
Slash & Myles Kennedy
Slayer
Sonata Arctica
State Champs
Testament
To The Rats And Wolves
Trivium
Whitechapel
Whitesnake

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2019

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced a further four bands for next year's lineup. Joining Sabaton and Children Of Bodom on the Ronnie James Dio stage on Friday will be ohio natives Skeletonwitch, while the next day will see progressive hardcore outfit Code Orange appear on the same setting. The first bands for the second stage, named the Sophie Lancaster stage, have also been announced, with Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ headlining the opening night, while on Sunday, Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie will be performing.

The festival is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019. The initial lineup is as follows:

Sabaton (Headliner)
Scorpions (Headliner)
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dee Snider
Eluveitie
Hypocrisy
Queensryche
Rotting Christ
Skeletonwitch
Soilwork

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Scorpions To Headline Bloodstock 2019

he organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed the second headliner for next year's edition of the event. Bringing the weekend to a close on Sunday night will be German hard rock/heavy metal pioneers, Scorpions. The festival is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019. The initial lineup is as follows:

Sabaton (Headliner)
Scorpions (Headliner)
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dee Snider
Hypocrisy
Queensryche
Soilwork More...

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Bloodstock Announces More Bands For Next Year

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced six more bands for next year's edition of the event, in addition to the previously announced headliners, Sabaton. Bands now added include Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom, who will be performing their only British show of 2019 at the festival, as well as Gothic stalwarts Cradle Of Filth, Swedish death metal veterans Hypocrisy and Soilwork, the former will also be performing their only UK show at Bloodstock, former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and progressive metal legends Queensryche.

The festival is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019. You can read reviews of this year's festival below, as well as checking some interviews with Power Trip, Exhorder, Orphaned Land and At The Gates which Metal Underground conducted.

Bloodstock Open Air Day 1

Bloodstock Open Air Day 2

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Karkaos Unleash New Video "Tyrants"

Montreal's melodic death metal act Karkaos is proud to unleash their new music video "Tyrants" off their latest offering "Children of The Void" featuring new vocalist Viky Boyer, drummer Justine Ethier (Blackguard) and lead guitarist Samael Pelletier along with collaborations with guest artists Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth) and Morgan Lander (Kittie).

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Cradle Of Filth North American Tour Announced

Cradle Of Filth announce a March/April North American run with Jinjer as support. Said tour will be Jinjer‘s first time touring North America. Comments Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth of the upcoming trek:

“Cradle Of Filth are very much looking forward to the U.S/ Canadian leg of the Cryptoriana World Tour. Even more so now that we have just finished the extremely successful UK run, and with a huge European run ahead of us the band will be totally up to speed, firing on all cylinders and playing a cool, yet eclectic set from the new album and beyond (the extensive ‘Bathory Aria‘ from Cruelty And The Beast now being a firm fan favorite). So get ready for nights of insane gothic horror and vehement perversity come the cusp of April, when Cradle hit the States where it hurts.”

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COF To Re-Release "Cruelty And The Beast"

Cradle Of Filth‘s plans for a 20th anniversary edition of their 1998 album “Cruelty And The Beast” is now scheduled for a late spring 2018 release. The band shared the below statement on the matter with re-mixing sessions having recently been taking place with Dani Filth and producer Scott Atkins.

“Dani Filth has been spending all week in Grindstone Studios with ‘Cryptoriana‘ producer @grindstonescott working on the remix of 1998’s ‘Cruelty And The Beast‘, which will see the light of day late Spring to commemorate the album’s 20th anniversary in 2018 e.h. More...

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Just For Fun

See "Jesus" At A Recent Cradle Of Filth Signing

Cradle Of Filth had a signing at the ‘MCM London Comic Con‘ in London, UK and a rather appropriately fan dressed as Jesus approached the band’s vocalist Dani Filth for an autograph. See the picture of that below.


If you’re unfamiliar as to why the image is particularly humorous, look at the pic below: More...

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Cradle Of Filth Debuts New Song & Lyric Video

Cradle Of Filth is back with another new track titled "Achingly Beautiful", taken from the approaching new album "Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay", which will be out in stores September 22nd on Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Achingly Beautiful" below.

Comments frontman Dani Filth of the song: More...

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Cradle Of Filth To Tour With Savage Messiah

Cradle Of Filth is pleased to announce that NWOBHM inspired thrash crew Savage Messiah will be accompanying as a special guest on upcoming U.K. and Ireland tour dates.

Savage Messiah stated: “We are thrilled to be joining Cradle of Filth on the UK/IRE tour in Oct/Nov! We had a great show together in Portsmouth recently, so we jumped at the chance to do a full run. This promises to be a really great night of metal so make sure you get your tickets early and we look forward to celebrating the UK metal scene with everyone!"

Dani Filth commented on the tour: "We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more"

Cradle Of Filth also just released a brand new teaser video in which singer Dani Filth talks about working with Arturs Berzinš on the expressive artwork for the band's 12th album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay," which will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Cradle Of Filth premieres a new song and lyric video for "You Will Know The Lion By His Claw", taken from the upcoming new album "Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay", which Nuclear Blast will have out on September 22nd.

Check out now "You Will Know The Lion By His Claw" below.

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Cradle Of Filth Premieres New Song & Music Video

Cradle Of Filth premieres a new song and music video for "Heartbreak And Séance"", taken from the upcoming new album "Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay", which Nuclear Blast will have out on September 22nd.

Check out now "Heartbreak And Séance"" below.

Cradle Of Filth also has the following UK/Ireland tour booked: More...

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Cradle Of Filth Teases Video, Changes Single Date

Cradle Of Filth has changed the release date for the first single off upcoming 12th album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay."

Debut single "Heartbreak And Seance" will now be released on July 11th, and the pre-orders for the album will go live on the same day.

The band also recently shot a music video for "Heartbreak And Séance," which will also come online July 11th. Check out some photos from the shoot below.

Commented Dani Filth: "Working with such an artistic director as Arturs Berzinš was indeed an honour, as the video shoot was very extensively planned, involving a myriad of extras and crew, make-up girls and set builders, a crow, some well-behaved snakes and a considerable amount of snow, candles, water, trees, naked bodies, lamentable mourners, as well as all being submerged in suitably gothic landscapes and vistas.

"And the fact that we traveled to Riga in Latvia to film it was also very unique and interesting. The video itself is fantastic, drawing from the darkly erotic imagery of the album artwork and bringing it to richly technicoloured classical life. We had such a blast shooting it, as the accompanying photos attest to..." More...

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Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album "Cryptoriana"

UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth have announced the details for the band's upcoming 12th full-length album.

"Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. You can view the stunning cover artwork by Arturs Berzinš below. Berzinš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a "sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism."

The album was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, Esq., who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle Of Filth for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Commented the infamous Dani Filth: "The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. 'Cryptoriana' implies the Victorian's infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle 'The Seductiveness Of Decay' further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation."

The first single off from the album will be released on July 5th, the same day that the album pre-order will become available. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Announces Warm-Up Show

Cradle Of Filth is pleased to announce the band will be playing a special one-off festival warmup show in Portsmouth. The show will take place at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms on June 23rd, 2017.

Tickets will go on-sale this Friday 31st March @ 10.00 bst via this location and will also be available from the venue box office direct. Stay tuned for more Cradle Of Filth show announcements in due course throughout the year.

On the new music front, Cradle Of Filth is currently locked away, working on the follow-up to 2015’s opus "Hammer Of The Witches" (reviewed here). Full details will arrive in due course. More...

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White Empress Debuts New Horror Short Movie

Long-time Cradle Of Filth axeman Paul Allender's White Empress debuts a new short horror film entitled "Revenant", taken from the band's upcoming new album, which is scheduled to drop by the end of 2017.

Check out now "Revenant" below.

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Devilment Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Devilment - featuring Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth - premieres a new song and lyric video titled "Full Dark, No Stars", taken from the upcoming new album "Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes", which will be out in stores this Friday, November 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Full Dark, No Stars" below.

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