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Formed: 1991
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.

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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Arch Enemy Issues Statement On Cancelled NYC Show

Arch Enemy has issued the following statement regarding their cancelled show with Cradle of Filth at the Irving Plaza, New York on Dec. 14:

We're here at the Irving Plaza as you know, and we've just been given some devastating news. The show has been cancelled tonight, due to reasons entirely beyond our control. We have been told that Dani from Cradle of Filth has been taken ill and they cannot do the show tonight. When the promoter found out, he decided to pull the entire show, even though Arch Enemy was more than ready and to go ahead and just play the show anyway. We talked with our friends in Bleeding Through and Himsa and they thought the same as us - we all wanted to play.

We are totally, totally gutted about this. We cannot believe this decision from the promoter, but we've been told there is NOTHING we (or anybody else) can do about it. Worst of all, it's a sold out show, so we know how many people will be disappointed. The guys from Himsa even got on the phone to other promoters and venues in the area, to see if we could all go and play a three band show somewhere else, but with such short notice it just isn't happening.

I just don't know what else to say, we are all sitting here stunned right now. This has been one of our best ever US tours, and to end it like this, totally powerless, just SUCKS BEYOND BELIEF!! We are so on fire right now, the last week of shows have been amazing, this one was shaping up to be even better! Talk about a total let-down.

As you can imagine it's total chaos at the venue right now, I'm gonna get kicked off this machine soon - no doubt there'll be more on this subject from me soon but as you know we're flying to London in the morning for our big show (at least there's still that to look forward to)! Anyway, just wanted to say 'sorry' to all our fans in NYC who were coming along to see us; I'm sure you'll understand that there was nothing we could do here, but we will be back to see you next year...

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Moonspell To Support Cradle Of Filth

Moonspell were invited by long time friends Cradle of Filth to support them on their upcoming European tour all across Europe, from North to South, from East to West, between the end of February and the beginning of April.

Here are the dates: More...

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47th Grammy Nominees Announced

The 2005 Grammy Nominations are in, and Cradle Of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Nickelback, and Slipknot are all in the hunt. The Nominations for BEST HARD ROCK and METAL performances are as follows:

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) More...

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Another Cradle Of Filth Tour Report From Bassist

Cradle Of Filth is still on tour in the US in support of their latest release, "Nyphetamine." What's the latest from the road? Bassist Dave Pybus checks in with the following: More...

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Cradle Of Filth To Release Nymphetamine w/ Bonus

Cradle Of Filth are to release an expanded version of the 'Nymphetamine' album in March. This will feature a bonus disc with two new songs – 'Prey' and 'Soft White Thread' – three covers (including a cover of Cliff Richard's 'Devil Woman', with guest vocals from King Diamond), plus two re-mixes.

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Diver At CoF Concert Critically Injures Woman

Manny Gonzales of the Denver Post is reporting that Denver police are on the lookout for a man who dove into an audience during a Cradle Of Filth concert at the Ogden Theatre, critically injuring a 28-year-old New Mexico woman.

Valarie Markle, a waitress from Farmington, N.M., suffered a broken neck and was in intensive care Saturday at Denver Health Medical Center, her husband said.

Markle had undergone surgery recently, and there is concern she might be left partially paralyzed, her husband said.

"It didn't happen until the last few seconds of the last song," husband Tige Markle told the Denver Post Saturday. "We didn't even realize what was happening till the band walked off the stage."

The incident occurred late Monday (Nov. 22) during a performance by Cradle Of Filth, presented by MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball", at the venue at 935 E. Colfax Ave., police said.

A man described as heavy-set climbed atop a guard railing near the stage and jumped on top of the 5-foot-5, 150-pound woman, driving her head to the floor, police said.

The man then ran into the crowd and could not be found, police said.

Tige Markle said he was upset with concert security for not preventing the man from diving into the crowd. A representative of the theater could not be reached Saturday.

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Cradle Of Filth Confirms Vancouver In-Store

Cradle of Filth will be making an in-store appearance at Vancouver's Scrape Records on December 1, 2004 at 4 PM to meet and greet fans and sign autographs. The in-store signing session will be a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and meet the band. This marks Cradle of Filth's second appearance at Scrape Records.

Later that same night, Cradle of Filth will be performing live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, headlining the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour. Supporting acts will be Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through, and Himsa.

For more information on the in-store, go here.

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Cradle Of Filth Tour Report From Bassist

How are things going on the road for Cradle Of Filth? The band is currently touring the US in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine"...and bassist Dave Pybus writes in with the following:

Sun 31 October - Quebec, Le Capitol Theatre More...

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Cradle Of Filth To Do In-Stores

Amongst their current tour travels, Cradle of Filth will be hitting Rolling Stones Records for an in-store on December 9th. Details are as follows:

Rolling Stones Records
7300 W. Irving Park Rd
Norridge, IL
Ph: 708-456-0861
Thursday, December 9th at 4pm

...and for those of you in Denver, let this serve as a reminder for the in-store this coming Monday (11/22) at Independent Records. Details are as follows:

Independent Records
937 E. Colfax St.
Denver, CO O80218
November 22, 6-8:30 pm

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Headbangers Ball Tour Report & Pics: Worcester, MA

The queue was winding around the corner when I arrived at The Palladium. It was around 7 and the venue was already packed. I was amazed to find out that the crowd was predominantly made up of hardcore kids. I saw only a few painted faces here and there. I remember thinking during the day that it's a very brave decision on behalf of the organizers to mix black metal and hardcore fans and I was convinced ( judging from my overseas experience) that a bunch of fights would ensue. Fortunately, this didn't happen. The American fans seemed tolerant of other people's musical tastes. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Concert Stabbing Details

The two people that were allegedly stabbed by a security guard at the Cradle of Filth concert in Cincinnati Monday night (Nov. 8) have been identified as Chris Alsip, the frontman of the Ohio-based brutal straight-edge hardcore band Suffocate Faster, and James Shestina, 18, of Athens, according to The Enquirer.

Police say Donald Germany (photo), 21, a University of Cincinnati defensive end and special teams player on a scholarship, pulled out a knife and stabbed the two men. Neither of the victims was seriously hurt. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Photo Slideshow And Live Review

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Live Photos Posted Online

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.

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Headbangers Ball DC Show At 9:30 Club Cancelled

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Add A New Toronto Date

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...

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Lilitu Announce New Members

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Autograph Signing Details

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:

Independent Records
937 E. Colfax St.
Denver, C O80218
When: 6- 8:30 pm

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Cradle Of Filth Bassist Issues Tour Update

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.

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Watch Cradle Of Filth's 'Nymphetamine' Video

Cradle Of Filth is out with the video to their new single 'Nymphetamine'. You can watch it online in high, med, or low formats.

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Arch Enemy To Release New EP, Few More HBB Dates

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...

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