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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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Bleeding Through Performs w/ AFI, More HBB Dates

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...

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Cradle Of Filth T-Shirt Gets Banned

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.

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Headbanger's Ball III Tour Dates Announced

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

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New Cradle Of Filth Video Posted Online

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.

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COF & Trivium Videos To Debut On Headbangers Balls

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).

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Cradle Of Filth's U.S. Tour To Start In November

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'.

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Just For Fun

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics

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.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

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.

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Cradle Of Filth: Japanese Version Of Nymphetamine

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."

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Cradle Of Filth New Video Features Liv Kristine

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following update on the band's official web site:

“The new album is finished and the promo tour has started which saw me and Dani 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 [ex- THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and current LEAVES' 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.
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Headbanger's Ball Tour Part 3

MTV2's Headbangers Ball Tour is coming back this fall with CRADLE OF FILTH and MUDVAYNE co headlining. Other bands rumored for the bill are HIMSA, SATYRICON, LACUNA COIL, and BLEEDING THROUGH.

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Cradle Of Filth To Shoot Video This Week

Roadrunner Records have issued the following update:

Cradle Of Filth's Dani and Dave have been in the RR NY office over the past couple of days doing promo for their upcoming 9/28 release, Nymphetamine (including answering the questions you sent in... answers will be up early next week).

Dani and Dave will be heading back across the Atlantic tomorrow, and the band will be shooting the video for the title track off their upcoming release come Thursday (8/12) in the UK.”

CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Nymphetamine", is due in stores on September 28. Check out Roadrunner's Music Section for an mp3 of 'Gilded Cunt'.

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Download MP3 of Cradle Of Filth's 'Gilded Cunt'

A brand-new CRADLE OF FILTH track, entitled "Gilded Cunt", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location.

"Gilded Cunt" comes off the British extreme metallers' new album, "Nymphetamine", due on September 28 through Roadrunner Records.

The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day", "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) was produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with the group during the mixing stage for "Damnation…". Mixing duties were handled by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH).

Here is the "Nymphetamine" track listing:

01. Satyriasis (Intro)
02. Gilded Cunt
03. Nemesis
04. Gabrielle
05. Absinthe with Faust
06. Nymphetamine (Overdose) (feat. Liv Kristine)
07. Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette (Instrumental)
08. Medusa and Hemlock
09. Coffin Fodder
10. English Fire
11. Filthy Little Secret
12. Swanson For A Raven
13. Mother of Abominations

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Sarah Jezebel Deva Launches A New Side Project

ANGTORIA is the name of the new project featuring Sarah Jezebel Deva ( Cradle Of Filth, Mortiis, Therion), Tommy Rehn ( MOAHNI MOAHNA) and Chris Rehn ( ABYSSOS).

They have completed a five song demo, which includes the following tracks: Six Feet Under’, ‘Confide In Me’, ‘Little Girl’, ‘Deity Of Disgust’ and ‘I Cried Alone’. Check out some audio samples here.

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Cradle of Filth To Shoot New Video

Cradle of Filth are presently set to shoot a video for the title track "Nymphetamine" in the UK on August 9th.

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Liv Kristine Guest In Cradle of Filth Album

The Leaves Eyes (and ex-Theatre of Tragedy) singer Liv Kristine made a guest apareance in the new Cradle of Filth album, specifically in the song "Nymphetamine." The recordings have already been made.

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Tracklisting For New Cradle of Filth Album

Britain's Cradle of Filth have revealed the complete track listing for their forthcoming new album, "Nymphetamine," which will be released in late September through Roadrunner Records. The cover art can be viewed here.

Here is the complete track listing:
01. Satyriasis (Intro)
02. Gilded Cunt
03. Nemesis
04. Gabrielle
05. Absinthe With Faust
06. Nymphetamine (Overdose)
07. Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette (Instrumental)
08. Medusa And Hemlock
09. Coffin Fodder
10. English Fire
11. Filthy Little Secret
12. Swanson For A Raven
13. Mother Of Abominations

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New Promo Pics Of Cradle Of Filth

Roadrunner Records has posted a CRADLE OF FILTH's photo gallery, which includes shots from a recent Nymphetamine photo session. Head here to view the pics.

"Nymphetamine" is due out on September 28 and will feature (among others), the following tracks: 'Coffin Fodder', 'Filthy Little Secret', 'Gilded Cunt', 'Swansong For A Raven', 'Mother Of Abominations', 'Nymphetamine', 'Absinthe With Faust', 'Nemesis'.

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Cradle Of Filth Studio Update

Former THEATRE OF TRAGEDY/current LEAVES' EYES vocalist Liv Kristine has recorded a guest appearance for the new CRADLE OF FILTH album, "Nymphetamine", due late September through Roadrunner Records.

"We are now in the mixing stage of the 'Nymphetamine' session at Chapel studios, Linclonshire, UK," bassist Dave Pybus writes on the group's web site. "This is headed by Colin Richardson with the presence of Dan Turner and occasionally [producer] Rob [Caggiano]. The word on the street is this record sounds massive. So far we have six songs mixed down: 'Gilded C**t', 'Medusa and Hemlock', 'Gabrielle', 'Swansong for a Raven', 'Filthy Little Secret' and 'English Fire'.

"I personally got to hear these few mixes on our return from last weekends festivals in Budapest and Waldrock in Holland," Dave added. "We were away from home for quite some time actually due to all the traveling between shows. We are mixing in-between festivals, which can be quite chaotic. I must admit, the new stuff does sound like nothing we have done before. And yes, I know all bands say that about their new material, but this 'experiment' of us playing together in the studio has really started to pay off. OK, its slower, and a lot more hard work, but we are trying to capture something special with atmosphere which is somehow lost in all that digital editing found in modern recordings. It's very aggressive. Gives it the edge we were looking for. Totally in your face for the most part haha. Maybe, it will be like a year after this record is out that we truly realize how cool this album will be due to that process. Only time will tell. It's exciting, that's for sure."

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