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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SLAYER, SUM 41, CRADLE OF FILTH, MONSTER MAGNET, ILL NINO and GODSMACK have all been confirmed for the main stage of this year's Download Festival, and LOSTPROPHETS have just been added to the event in Glasgow. The current lineup is as follows: More...
CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus continues his chronicle of the band's current studio activity at the official website. The following is Nymphetamine studio report #4:
"Recording of the last few songs has gone amazing. Playing very tight, as a band in the studio should, making the stand out track on the album well worth the battle to arrange at the end. Regardless of three amps blown up, we can now see light at the end of the tunnel. People here have mentioned more than once the words 'Ghosts', 'Jinx' and... 'Bollocks'. Sounds changing for no reason. Tuning problems. More amp problems. Takes hours sometimes to get things back to where they were before. Keyboards are now starting to go onto the tracks late at night. Martin refuses to play before midnight as he demands a very grim atmosphere in the studio. Reminds him of being 'down the pit'. Simple... but effective. Paul and James have added extra guitars over this weekend. Mapped out parts for the choir which we will record soon (probably in the studio 'cos there's no way they'll let the band in the local church) when Martin completes the scoring, which is quite a big job in itself. Gives the songs such a different direction than just drums, bass and guitars. It's nowhere near equalized on the desk but sounds huge. We always get very excited when Rob turns it up on the big speakers for us to listen back to. Catsfield massive innit!More...
CRADLE OF FILTH's bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following at the band's official wesite:
"I guess this report is turning into a weekly affair as things here in the studio are moving at a great pace. It's all top drama, for sure. Things go good, things go bad. Pretty stressful being here in the middle of it all. That's the name of the game though. If you can't stand the heat... erm... go to the pub! If you can't go to the pub... go to the toystore! Me, Martin and engineer Steve Carter took a quick break and drove to the Modellers Loft toystore which saw me spending near £300 on 'War Criminals of the 20th Century' Dolls. Amazing. I could have spent ten grand, easy!
Anyways, I'm sure you're not reading this for my personal interests, although the band this week has taken a turn in Paul and Martin revealing their innerselves by finally adding their members chambers to the website. They assured me to finish them by adding photos this week and watch for Dani's to be updated soon. Maybe I can get James to add his too.
Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"Hail. Now we are well into week two of the session and I went home this weekend for a two-day break while guitars were started on the tracks me and Adrian had laid down in the first week. The record is sounding great so far. Still working on a couple of arrangements but its only minor ideas. Guitars always make the songs sound so cool, keyboards even better. When the tracking starts to build up on each song and you turn up the speakers it gives you a buzz like no other. Something we just created out of our heads is now this huge monster ready to rip the face off anyone within ear shot. Great! Just the acoustic sound of Adrian's Tama drum kit is massive. Best I've ever heard to be honest.More...
The 2004 Waldrock Festival is scheduled to take place in Bergum, Holland on June 19th.
The latest acts confirmed to perform at the festival are HATEBREED and SLAPSHOT.
The current line-up for the festival now includes: HATEBREED, SLAPSHOT, MY DYING BRIDE, EXODUS, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, TWISTED SISTER, FINNTROLL, MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE.
More acts will be announced soon.
CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine".
The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day" will be produced by Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has worked with the group during the mixing stage for their last lp.
"Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) is tentatively set for an early June release and will feature the following tracks:
British extreme metal outfit Cradle Of Filth have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records.
The band, second-stage headliners of this year's Ozzfest and recently on tour in America supported by Type O Negative and Moonspell, are delighted by the recent turn of events. Dani Filth, the group's often outspoken vocalist had this to say about the move "Obviously everybody in the band is very excited about the decision to sign to the label. I believe Roadrunner will definitely give us a much further push and without doubt, better credibility within the extreme metal scene. Bring on 2004, the year destined to be spattered with Filth..." More...
Testament, Cradle Of Filth and Cannibal Corpse are the first three bands confirmed for next year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 metalheads.
For more information, visit www.waldrock.nl.