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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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Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death Members Start Label

Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".

LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:

Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums

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Cradle of Filth Reveal European Tour Dates

CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following European tour dates:

November
12 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands
13 at Bataclan in Paris, France
15 at ABBox in Brussels, Belgium
16 at La Laiterie in Strasbourg, France
17 at La Cooperative de Mai Clermont in Ferrand, France
19 at Heineken Hall in Madrid, Spain
20 at Paradise Garage in Lisbon, Portugal
21 at Hard Club in Porto, Portugal
23 at BergaraJam in Euskadi, Spain
24 at Apolo in Barcelona, Spain
26 at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy
27 at Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland
29 at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia
30 at Petofi Hall in Budapest, Hungary

December
1 at Planet Music (TBC) in Vienna, Austria
2 at Novesta Hall in Zlin, Czech Republic
4 at Live Music Hall Lichtstrasse in Köln, Germany
5 at Longhorn LKA Heiligenwiesen in Stuttgart, Germany
7 at Alte Reithalle in Dresden, Germany
8 at Progresje in Warsaw, Poland
10 at Markthalle Klosterwall in Hamburg, Germany
11 at Train in Aarhus, Denmark
12 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway
13 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark
14 at Karen in Gotheborg, Sweden More...

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Hear A New CoF Song, "Dirge Inferno"

Cradle Of Filth's new song "Dirge Inferno" has been made available online in streaming audio form here. The song will appear on the groups new album "Thornography", which is set for an October 17th release date through Roadrunner.

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Cradle Of Filth Announce Tour Is In The Works

Cradle Of Filth are planning to hit North America in January/February for a tour in support of their upcoming new album "Thornography", which is set for an October 17th release date via Roadrunner. More details will be unveiled in the coming months.

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CoF Drummer's Side Band Nemhain Lines Up More Gigs

NEMHAIN, the new band featuring CRADLE OF FILTH/AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson and his wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel (a.k.a. Amber England), has liend up the following dates during the coming weeks:

Aug. 27 - Bar Monsta - London, UK
Oct. 14 - Purple Turtle - London, UK

The group's lineup consists of the following:

Cherry Forever - Rhythm Guitar
Morrigan Hel - Vocals
Liv Fast - Lead Guitar
Da Witch - Bass
The Swede (a.k.a. Adrian Erlandsson) – Drums

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New Cradle of Filth Photos Online

In case you haven't noticed, we recently posted some brand new photos of Cradle Of Filth to the ol' website.

So reacquaint yourself with Dani and the boys by clicking HERE, and stay tuned for lots of news and tidbits as we approach the release of CoF's provocative new album, Thornography, in stores October 17th.

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CoF's "Thornography" Tracklisting Revealed

CRADLE OF FILTH's upcoming new album, Thornography, will now be released on October 16th through Roadrunner Records. You can view the cover artwork here, and the tracklisting is as follows:

1. Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan
2. Dirge Inferno
3. Tonight in Flames
4. Libertina Grimm
5. Byronic Man
6. I Am The Thorn
7. Cemetery And Sundown
8. Lovesick For Mina
9. The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking
10. Rise Of The Pentagram
11. Under Huntress Moon
12. Temptation

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View Cradle of Filth's Album Art For Thornography

Cradle Of Filth has always been known for using disturbing, yet powerful album art and the cover to their fall release, Thornography is no exception. You can view the Thornography album artwork here.

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Cradle of Filth Begin Mixing New Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have begun mixing their new album, "Thornography", at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). And what would a CRADLE OF FILTHrecord be without a visit from one Doug Bradley — a.k.a. "Hellraiser"'s chief Cenobite, Pinhead? Having already put his narrative stamp on such older CRADLE OF FILTH classics as "Her Ghost in the Fog" and "Swansong for a Raven".

"Thornography" is scheduled for release on September 19 via Roadrunner Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Libertina Grim", "Tonight in Flames", "Cemetery and Sundown", "I Am the Thorn", "The Byronic Man" (featuring guest vocals from H.I.M.'s Ville Valo) and "Temptation".

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Belphegor Seeking New Label Home

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR is currently looking for a new professional company/management to represent them for the release of their recently completed new album. Interested parties should contact the band at belphegor@aon.at.

Commented guitarist Sigurd: "All options are open at the moment. We just started [talking to] some labels which seem to be interested [in] releas[ing] the 9 monumental sound collages in October 2006."

Added guitarist/vocalist Helmuth: "BELPHEGOR's sound has never been so massive and fresh, and I'm more than sure that this album gained a new dimension for the band. This album will be a new step forward for BELPHEGOR. I spent all my energy the last year on this album. A lot of new elements and a higher level of composition and structure are added as well. Besides you will hear the most aggressive and rawest vocal work I’ve ever done. No bullshit when I say we will give you the strongest opus we've ever made. Be prepared!"

BELPHEGOR's sixth album was recorded at producer Andy Classen's Stage One studios in Germany. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Throne of Sacrilege", "Flammandus Et Contemtus", "Bluhtsturm Erotica" and "Belphegor – Hell's Ambassador".

BELPHEGOR's fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult", was released in Europe in February 2005 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and was the follow-up to 2003's "Lucifer Incestus".

BELPHEGOR recently returned from three triumphant shows in Mexico, where they were joined by British bassist Robin Eaglestone (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, CRIMINAL). Eaglestone is expected to play with the band on all currently scheduled dates as well.

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Dragonlord Guitarist Gian Pyres Ready To Tour

Former CRADLE OF FILTH and current DRAGONLORD guitarist Gian Pyres has fully recovered from the tendonitis in his left hand which forced DRAGONLORD to cancel their summer U.S. tour.

Says Pyres: What fucking tendonitis?? I tried picking the axe up after this time of resting... and I didnt seem to feel the old pain return! I've healed now fully and it's business as usual folks. My guitar is plugged the fuck in and ready to lay waste to your lives once more."

DRAGONLORD is the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Pyres, Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT).

DRAGONLORD have been added to the upcoming Thrash Domination 2006 two-day mini-festival, set to take place on September 16-17 at Club Citta in Tokyo, Japan. Also scheduled to appear are VENOM, DEATH ANGEL, SODOM and ONSLAUGHT.

DRAGONLORD's sophomore album, "Black Wings of Destiny", was released in the U.S. in October 2005 via Escapi Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Rapture" (Spitfire Records) was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Angtoria Post Two New Songs For Download

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band featuring female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS), CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have posted two full-length songs — "Do You See Me Now" and "Six Feet Unders" — for free download on their official MySpace profile.

ANGTORIA's debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", was released in Europe in April via Listenable Records. The mixing process for the CD began on January 14, with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, BEHEMOTH) stepping in during the initial phase, and Tommy and Chris completing the mix at Sidelake studios with Micke Öhlén. The mastering was finished February 14 at the Cutting Room in Stockholm by Björn Engelmann, who has previously worked with RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, DIMMU BORGIR and WITHIN TEMPTATION, among others. The initial cover concept/idea was developed by Sarah. The CD is available in two versions: a standard jewel case version and a digipack version with a bonus track.

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Opeth, COF Perform At Rock Am Ring, Videos Posted

A video clip of OPETH performing the songs "The Grand Conjuration", "Closure" and the first part of "Deliverance" live at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Saturday, June 3 has been posted online at this location.

Sharing the main stage that night were England's CRADLE OF FILTH. Videos for "Medusa and Hemlock" and "Born in a Burial Gown" can be viewd here.

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New Cradle Of Filth Album Cover Banned In US

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The new CRADLE OF FILTH album cover for their forthcoming album 'Thornography' has been banned in the U.S. The record company [Roadrunner Records] have insisted on new artwork being produced, so the band are currently working on this and the new artwork will be posted on the COF site in the next few days. At this time we are not sure if and how many booklets have been produced with the banned artwork on them."

As previously reported, "Thornography" is scheduled for release on September 19 via Roadrunner Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Libertina Grim", "Tonight in Flames", "Cemetery and Sundown", "I Am the Thorn", "The Byronic Man" (featuring guest vocals from H.I.M.'s Ville Valo) and "Temptation".

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Callenish Circle To Support CoF In Holland

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed as the support atc for CRADLE OF FILTH on their only Benelux club date on Thursday, June 1 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

CALLENISH CIRCLE's new album, "[Pitch.Black.Effects]", was released in the U.S. in January via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2003's "My Passion // Your Pain" was recorded at aRe U Recordings in Holland under the supervision of producer Gail Liebling (mastermind behind GAIL OF GOD). The final mix was done at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ILLDISPOSED, MNEMIC). Mastering duties were handled once again by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound in Germany. Last but not least, the complete artwork was created by Danish artist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie of Cadaverman Media.

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Cradle of Filth Bassist Joins Angtoria

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have announced the addition of CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and MY OWN GRAVE drummer John Henriksson to the group's lineup. Both Pybus and Henriksson participated in the making of the band's recent video for the track "God Has A Plan For Us All" with up-and-coming, award-winning Swedish director Måns Berthas, while Pybus also made an appearance on the group's debut CD of the same name. A detailed video diary can be found at Angtoria.com.

"God Has A Plan For Us All" was released in Europe last month via Listenable Records. The mixing process for the CD began on January 14, with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, BEHEMOTH) stepping in during the initial phase, and Tommy and Chris completing the mix at Sidelake studios with Micke Öhlén. The mastering was finished February 14 at the Cutting Room in Stockholm by Björn Engelmann, who has previously worked with RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, DIMMU BORGIR and WITHIN TEMPTATION, among others. The initial cover concept/idea was developed by Sarah. The CD is available in two versions: a standard jewel case version and a digipack version with a bonus track.

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Cradle of Filth Frontman Explains New Album Title

The following message was posted on CRADLE OF FILTH's official web site:

"Seing as the title 'Thornography' for the new album was released without our knowledge a few days ago, CradleOfFilth.com asked the band direct for an exclusive explanation as to what it means."

Commented frontman Dani Filth: "This title represents mankind's obsession with sin and self. The thorn combines images of that which troubled Christ, the crown of thorns, thus intimating man's seeming desire to hurt God and also, of the protecting thorn and the need to enclose a secret place or the soul from attack. An addiction to self-punishment or something equally poisonous. A mania. Twisted desires. Barbed dreams. A fetish. An obsession with cruelty. Savage nature. Paganism over Christianity. The title can also represent a sexual attraction to religious iconography as in the case of the 'possessed' Lourdon nuns.

"I like the title because to me it invokes images of a darker, sexier pre-Raphaelite scene wherein Sleeping Beauty's castle is won and she is awoken by a poisonous kiss. A darker adult faerytale."

As previously reported, "Thornography" is scheduled for release on September 19 via Roadrunner Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Libertina Grim", "Tonight in Flames", "Cemetery and Sundown", "I Am the Thorn", "The Byronic Man" (featuring guest vocals from H.I.M.'s Ville Valo) and "Temptation".

The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, ANTHRAX).

"I'm not saying it's 'experimental,' but we're definitely testing the limits of what we can do," CRADLE frontman Dani Filth recently told Revolver magazine about the new CD. "This is our sixth or seventh record, so we're trying to spice things up to keep the marriage going!"

"We were hungry to write again," Filth added. Once we finished all our tours [in 2005], we spent the summer just writing. Nobody really throught about where it was going, which is why I think it's really fresh sounding. A lot of the songs are really rhythmical — thrashy, almost — but they're all also really catchy."

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Cradle of Filth's "Thornography" Release Date Set

Cradle of Filth's forthcoming album, Thornography, will hit stores September 19 via Roadrunner Records. Look for it to include "Libertina Grim," "Tonight in Flames," "Cemetery and Sundown," "I Am the Thorn," "The Byronic Man" (featuring guest vocals from H.I.M.'s Ville Valo) and "Temptation."

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Angtoria To Shoot Their First Video

Angtoria will soon start filming their first music video as a part of the worldwide promotion for their album due to be released on Listenable Records April 27th. The video will be filmed during 3 days at two different locations, and director of the video is an upcoming and very talented Swedish director who has previously won awards for his work, Måns Berthas. On April 19th Sarah Jezebel, Dave Pybus (ex- Cradle Of Filth) and Toni Davey (Dani's wife and album cover model), will fly to Sweden to join Chris and Tommy and a yet to be revealed drummer to shoot the video for the title track "God Has A Plan For Us All".

"The song is based around child abuse by a religious person, which in turn leads the girl to madness because of years of mental torture through the offender getting away with what he has done to her. Putting images to lyrics like these is quite difficult without getting banned by every tv station, but we will sure try to portray the lyrics in images as much as possible. Chris´s young daughter Saga will play the child and Toni will obviously play the girl as older. This is to show the deterioration from start to finish of the girls life."

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Cradle Of Filth Drummer To Perform At NAMM

Cradle of Filth drummer Adrian Erlandsson will be performing at the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs between January 19 and January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Adrian will be playing at the Pearl Drums booth on Friday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m.

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