Band Photo: Cradle Of Filth (?)
From: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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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.
The MTV2 Headbangers Ball tour headlined by Cradle Of Filth is in full swing, and if it hasn't already, it should be coming to a town near you soon. What to expect? Check out a photo slideshow and review of the show's opening night here.
Photos of Cradle of Filth's live show in Sayreville, NJ last Thursday have been posted here.
Also, if you didn't seem them this past weekend on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, check the episode out when it re-airs Tuesday morning (11/09) at 4:00 AM.
The December 15th date for the HEADBANGERS BALL III tour, featuring CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, BLEEDING THROUGH, HIMSA, at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C has officially been cancelled. No official word or reason has been released, but the show is 100% off according to siN.
CRADLE OF FILTH have announced a new date for their upcoming Toronto appearance on the Headbangers Ball Tour with ARCH ENEMY, BLEEDING THROUGH and HIMSA.
The new date for the Toronto show is Sunday, December 12th at Kool Haus. Tickets for the show are on sale now through Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This, Sonic Temple or by calling (416) 870-8000. Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or www.hob.ca. The general admission/all ages show will begin at 7:30 PM.
As previously reported, upcoming Headbangers Ball tour dates include: More...
Atlanta's "artistic melodic dark metal" band LILITU have announced the addition of bassist Eric Smith to the group's ranks. "We are proud to have a super motivated person in the band!" the group write on their web site. Also joining the band is keyboardist Jonah Weingarten from the group PYRAMAZE.
In other news, LILITU have been added to the Atlanta date on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" featuring CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, HIMSA and BLEEDING THROUGH. The show will take place on November 13 at the Masquerade. "We go on promptly at 7PM, so everyone please get there early to catch our set!" the band write. "We will have new goodies and will be giving away a few copies of the new album. We hope to see everyone there, until then...rock on!"
LILITU's third CD, "The Delores Lesion", was released last month via The End Records.
Get on your best corpse paint, as Cradle of Filth are invading Denver, Colorado to promote their new record "Nymphetamine" which is in stores now. Here is all the info:
The event is taking place Monday November 22 (the same date as the HBB2 tour hits Denver!) at:
937 E. Colfax St.
Denver, C O80218
When: 6- 8:30 pm
Starting Halloween night in Quebec City, Cradle Of Filth will be hitting the road in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine." The band will be playing a couple dates in Canada before starting the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour on 11/4 in Sayreville, NJ with special guests Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa.
CoF most recently finished up a South American tour, and though the band had a great time and hope to return soon, they're more worn for the wear. For those of you who've heard anything to the contrary, do know that the above tour of the US is to happen without a hitch, the band told us so!
Bassist Dave Pybus fills us in:
Our schedule is pretty grueling right now. We have a few injuries at the moment too. Fans in South America will have seen that our guitarist Paul Allender was not present. His stand in for the tour was our studio engineer, Dan Turner. Paul suffered a serious hand injury prior to the tour and we did not want to cancel as we had worked hard planning the trip for months. Paul is now fully recovered in time for this recording session and the U.S. tour which starts on Hallowe'en with Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. I also managed to injure my back during the show in Santiago, Chile but we only had one more gig to play before I could return home and rest. That seems to be recovering day by day.
Arch Enemy will be releasing a new EP, entitled "Dead Eyes See No Future," on November 15 in Europe and on November 30 in North America through Century Media Records. The EP is a mixture of live tracks and cover versions and was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago. Since then, an extra live track, "Heart Of Darkness," has been added, as well as the video for "We Will Rise."
Here is the track listing: More...
Cradle Of Filth have issued a more detailed explanation for the cancellation of their scheduled performance in Ecuador last Saturday (Sept. 25). The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"Cradle Of Filth wish to apologise to all their fans in Ecuador for not making the show in Quito on Saturday. This was entirely out of the band’s control.
"We regret if anybody was hurt and that full information was not passed on to the fans.
"The band, due to a change in airline schedules, had embarked on a long and demanding day to reach Quito — leaving Mexico at 05.00 Saturday and taking three separate flights to get to Quito.Unfortunately when they tried to land in Quito they were told the runway had been closed for maintenance and although it should have reopened, it would not do so until at least 8.30pm; so the plane was then diverted to Cali in Colombia.
"On arrival in Cali they were then told there was no confirmed departure time to Quito, but it would be at least a few hours.
"This meant by the time they flew to Quito, cleared customs, collected equipment, got to the venue and set up the equipment, it would have been some time in the early hours of the following day, before the show would be ready to happen. At this point a decision was made that it was not possible for the show to go ahead."
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here
On the September 11th episode of Headbangers Ball, Jamey Jasta announced the line-up for the third MTV2 sponsored tour. Lo and behold, Bleeding Through will be direct support for headliners Cradle Of Filth along with Arch Enemy and with Himsa supporting. The tour will start this November after Bleeding Through's headlining national tour w/ Walls Of Jericho, Martyr AD and It Dies Today. Speaking to the group in the midst of their second week off since finishing Ozzfest, vocalist Brandan Schiepatti admitted he was bored with off-road life and couldn't wait for the upcoming shows. This is among the longest off time the group has had in a year since the release of their Trustkill Records album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" in that space touring with AFI, Atretyu, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, The Haunted, Sick Of It All, and Ozzfest.
Another workaholic, Marta, the statuesque keyboard player was invited by AFI to perform with them on the MTV Icon program honoring legendary mope-rockers, The Cure. Filming in London, Marta will join Davey Havok & Co to cover "Just Like Heaven" which will be broadcast on MTV in the near future appearing alongside artists such as The Deftones and being introduced to the stage by Marilyn Manson. Cementing their stature as a modern day titan of music, Bleeding Through have been named as one of eight bands ushering in the "Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine for their Sept issue. This weighty accolade follows the previous declarations that Bleeding Through is the "Next Big Thing" by Spin Magazine (Feb) and a "Band You Need To Know" - Alternative Press (Jan). The group have also been featured guests on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, FuseTV's Uranium and Inside Edition w/ Deborah Norville. More...
According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features the image of a bare-breasted woman seemingly bleeding from between the legs and the band's logo on the front, with the words "You Gilded Cunt" on the reverse. Blue Grape have had huge demand for the T-shirt with worldwide orders flooding in. The company have no choice but to work on an alternative design.
The director of TOT Shirts Ltd. stated: "It is believed that the requested image and associated wording will cause offence to the general public and to our staff due to the controversial nature of the subject."
It wasn't long ago CRADLE OF FILTH found their fans the subject of a brush with the law for the now infamous "Jesus Is A Cunt" T-Shirt. Lord Provost of Glasgow demanded the shirts be removed by the police from Tower Records. The Catholic League of America, along with the Governor of Wisconsin, campaigned heartily for the shirt to be banned.
Further religious controversy is being fuelled by CRADLE OF FILTH's upcoming visit to Chile — where a Satanist teenager stabbed and murdered a priest. The promoters are having to bring in extra security for the backlash this has now created against the band and it seems CRADLE OF FILTH will not get the welcome to South America they had hoped for.
Over in the U.K., the "Gilded Cunt" track has been subject to the usual censorship only being allowed plays on radio post mid-night. Radio One's "Rock Show" have championed the track here, being careful to adhere to ITC rulings forbidding presenter Mike Davies from actually saying the "C" word whilst introducing the track… without a forewarning.
More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Headbanger's Ball III tour featuring Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. All of the confirmed dates are as follows:
November 4 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
November 8 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
November 10 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
November 12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
November 26 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
December 11 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Roadrunner Records has posted the new video from Cradle Of Filth, "Nymphetamine," online here.
Cradle Of Filth's new album, "Nymphetamine," in stores 9/28.
Cradle Of Filth and Trivium have videos coming to a television screen near you. The on-air debuts of of both Cradle's "Nymphetamine" and of Trivium's "Like Light To Flies" videos will occur next weekend on the 9/25 Headbangers Ball episode on MTV2. In fact, the 9/25 HBB will be a MTV2 Headbangers Ball Vol. 2 edition of the show, showing only videos from bands that have tracks on the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Vol. 2 CD (which streets 9/28 - see here for details).
U.K.'s Cradle Of Filt have issued a statement rebutting the news that their Nothr American tour will start in mid- October:
With the South American live dates not far away the intesity level is rising in the rehearsal room. We do have a few injury issues which are currently being sorted out but all is positive and moving ahead fast. We also want to stress at this point that if any other tour dates appear on any other websites and not on our Official page then we cannot be held resposible for them. We are currently working on a North American tour for November/December and that will be announced HERE [the official website] as soon as it is confirmed. Plans for when we come back from South America is to record the tracks for the special edition of 'Nymphetamine'.
Just For Fun
Ruthless Reviews scribe Mike From Hobart has compiled a list of the "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics Of All Time," which includes such bands as Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Old Man's Child and Satyricon.
Check out the list and pics here.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
Cradle Of Filth bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site:
"The new album is finished and the promo tour has started which saw me and [vocalist] Dani [Filth] travel through Cologne - Germany, Stockholm - Sweden, Amsterdam - Holland, Milan - Italy and New York - USA. There is a 6-track CD featuring unmixed and unmastered songs gone out to the press which rumour has it can be downloaded on the net. I wanna personally thank whoever did this for us as it's helped the promotion of 'Nymphetamine' a thousand fold and we now hope to go on and sell a million copies due to people downloading our songs before we put them on the website. Cheers for that. I'll buy you a beer if we ever meet. You can officially download the title track for us when it appears on the 'Resident Evil' soundtrack later this month. Thanks.
"One thing not many people have heard so far is our Bathory 'Bestial Lust' cover, which is set to appear on Japanese release of 'Nymphetamine' as an extra track. We did this before Bathory mainman Quorthon died but we'd still like to think of it as a tribute to them. Maybe this track will appear on our special edition early next year, so rest of the world... don't worry.
"The video shoot for 'Nymphetamine' takes place this week in London at a secret location and [former Theatre Of Tragedy and current Leaves's Eyes singer] Liv Kristine WILL be featured in the video. Dani tells us: 'It's sort of a murder ballad. The vibe of it is going to be like you are watching theatre. It's going to be very Shakespearian, but the lead characters are actually both females, so there is going to be a slight lesbian kink to it.' Nice... I spent some of today choosing the models for the video.
"Preparation for our South American tour has now begun and we are working on the set list in rehearsals, which is leaning more towards older tracks for the fans down there. 'Nymphetamine' will be released while we are actually in Colombia (on the 28th September), so plenty of reason for us to celebrate! As for touring plans in the rest of the world... bands tipped to be playing with us range from Mudvayne, Lacuna Coil, 3 Inches Of Blood in the USA and Type O Negative in Europe before Christmas. All this can change so please don't quote me on it. I'd just rather people hear it from the band instead of unreliable sources."