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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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Video Of CoF Drummer At Bass N Drum Days Fest

A video clip of CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson playing the COF song "Swansong for a Raven" at the Bass 'N Drum Days festival in Stockholm the end of September has been posted online at YouTube.com.

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Nemhain Post Demo Tracks Online

NEMHAIN, featuring CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson and his wife Morrigan Hel, have updated their MySpace page with the tracks 'Speed Queen' and 'Heroin Child'. Check them out at this location.

Nemhain recently issued the following studio report in regards to their new demo:

"Having completed a few gruelling days of intensive recording to get our long awaited demo done, we're now dragging our arses (and our pile of equipment and gadgetry) back to London to get on with things before our next gig.

With the aid of coffee, cookies and our good friend Mr Jack Daniel's, we have recorded four songs for your listening pleasure. These are: 'Ana', 'Herion Child', 'Honey' and 'Speed Queen'.

As previously reported, Nemhain will play at The Purple Turtle in London, UK on October 14th.

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Cradle of Filth To Tour With The 69 Eyes

CRADLE OF FILTH and THE 69 EYES will be hitting the road together in early 2007. Dates and venues are TBA.

The latter was originally scheduled to tour with LACUNA COIL this Fall, but the tour fell through due to the Italian rockers opting for a short East Coast only tour with IN FLAMES instead.

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Another Cradle of Filth Video Is Posted Online

Cradle Of Filth's new video for the track Temptation has been posted online here.

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Deathstars To Support Cradle of Filth

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS has been confirmed as the support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming European tour beginning on November 12 in Tilburg, Holland. A complete list of dates can be found at Deathstars.net.

DEATHSTARS recently announced the addition of guitarist Cat to the group's ranks. Cat, who previously played with the band as a session member, is "an excellent guitar player with heart filled with deathsleaze and a body built for sex," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Cat will visit a girlfriend close to you on the upcoming European tour."

In existence since January 2000 (formerly known as SWORDMASTER), DEATHSTARS features in its ranks former DISSECTION drummer Ole Öhman and guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (brother of late DISSECTION leader Jon).

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Dani Filth Discusses Dirge Inferno

A video clip of Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth discussing the song "Dirge Inferno" from the group's upcoming Thornography album has been posted online HERE (Windows Media).

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Cradle Of Filth Post New Song Online

Cradle Of Filth's new track "Foetus Of A New Day Kicking" is online and ready for listening here.

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Cradle of Filth E-Card For Thornography

An ecard for Cradle Of Filth's new album "Thornography" has been posted online here. The album will arrive in stores on October 17th through Roadrunner.

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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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