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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U.K. metal act Cradle of Filth has today revealed the track list for the band’s upcoming 10th studio album, "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
1. The Unveiling of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak
13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak
The following press release was issued about the album:
"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew. More...
Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth has posted a new blog online discussing the band's upcoming new album "The Manticore and Other Horrors," which is due out on October 30th, 2012. You can read the full blog right here or catch this excerpt from Dani:
"Greetings fellow munchkins, At last I can verify that the witch is dead. The album is finished, and indeed finally titled; The Manticore and Other Horrors is officially signed, sealed and delivered to the Devil's doorstep with a note written in spidery ink apologising for the delay.
"Of which there was basically none come to think of it, as we worked like the damned to bring this album kicking and screaming into being over the last few months. With the fulfillment of the vocals at Springvale studios, we reconvened at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studios (newcomer Daniel Firth having just finished his bass off), to tackle a mix that had already been pre-waxed extensively into shape, and to finish what choir and female vocals were left to undertake, for what I call on this album, the evil faerie-dusting.
"Then it was three weeks deep (separated by a Hellgig weekend) locked away in the verdant Suffolk countryside gently coaxing our Frankenstein to life, assailed by some of the strangest weather an English July has ever seen, nibbling ever further and further into the mix as the heavens violated the earth. Goddamn that outside toilet!
"So here and now, with Bod as my witness, I can truly say that The Manticore and Other Horrors sounds fxxking awesome, a real noticeable twist in tone but all the better for it. It's ornate, taut, punk and aggressive but very much the neo-classical whore of yore, spitting raw bloody fury through the maw of the majestic. But I would say that, I've had a firm hand in it's oily whelping! More...
Cradle of Filth has revealed the cover art for its upcoming 10th studio album, "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Artwork comes courtesy of Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwaveart and can be viewed below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.
"The Manticore and Other Horrors itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000's Midian opus. The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters - personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few."
Commented the band’s infamous front man, Dani Filth, “This is our 10th commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!” More...
Cradle of Filth has announced an October 30th North American release date for the band’s 10th studio album, "The Manticore & Other Horrors," out just in time for Halloween courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented the band’s infamous front man, Dani Filth, “This is our 10th commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!”
The following press release was issued about the album:
"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew. More...
Front man Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth has issued the following update about recording new material for an upcoming release:
"Greetings fellow travellers on the B1088 trunk road to darkness! Plenty of news to pass onto you this time, just like that horrid rash the pills were for. I know I promised you an update to arrive almost a month earlier than it has, but please rest assured that my absence has been totally necessary and hopefully you will feel justly rewarded by the news that the album has now progressed into the mixing stage, with nothing more than the choirs and female vocals to be scraped into the smelting pot.
"All the music and my vocals have been committed (as have their protagonists!) to the greater picture and it all sounds truly amazing, rest assured worrisome warts, with the final two songs, 'Succumb To This' and 'Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker' titulary being added to the final roster.
"The album has been split over two working studios; I have been based at Cradle's resident studio Springvale under the helmsmanship of Mark Harwood for the last month or so, whilst the music has been captured not ten miles up the road at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studio, enabling us to work parallel to one another and thus aid not only the creative itch, but the speed of the recording process too. Though typically that very first day I started and for the first time in over fifty years, the local farmer decides to dig up two hundred-odd tonnes of earth from the plot outside the studio, and bury it behind a subsiding barn on the hill, using as many clanking leviathans of machinery possible. The utter cad! More...
Sarah Jezebel Deva will be releasing the new digital EP "Malediction" on May 28th, 2012 via Listenable Records. The new track "This is My Curse," which also features a guest vocal appearance by Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth, is now available for streaming online through Dominion Magazine. Check out the song at this location.
Sarah Jezebel Deva is set to head out on The Corruption UK Tour in May with special guests Apparition. Dates are as follows:
May 16 - Birmingham @ The End
May 17 - Manchester @ Dry Bar
May 18 - Liverpool @ The Lomax
May 19 - Leeds @ The Cockpit
May 20 - Grimsby @ Yardbirds
May 23 - Cardiff @ Bogiez
May 24 - Bristol @ Tunnels
May 25 - Andover @ George
May 26 - Swindon @ The Furnace
May 27 - London @ Nambucca
Sarah Jezebel Deva has issued the following announcement about collaborating again with Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth for an upcoming release:
"We can proudly announce that our guest vocalist for the track 'This Is My Curse' is the talented Mr Filth from Cradle of Filth. I have to admit, he worked his arse off for this song & it shows. It was honestly a real pleasure singing together again.
"Remember 'Malediction' is a digital only 3 track ep & is being released in May via our amazing record company Listenable records. We really hope we can count on your support to purchase this ep. A video for this song will also follow."
To follow the latest on Sarah Jezebel Deva, head over to her official Facebook profile.
Cradle Of Filth's front man Dani Filth has issued the following update on his blog about working on a new full-length album and the upcoming release of the "Midnight in the Labyrinth" orchestral album:
"Dear voracious night-gaunts,
"Salutations from the void as we prepare for the sweltering morbidity of Summer and the rigorous studio session that awaits the band as we prepare to begin recording our new, as yet untitled, tenth studio album (though there are numerous titles floating about the ether, most of them ludicrous, some a little more befitting…).
"April 21st is the day that our much-anticipated 'Midnight In The Labyrinth' orchestral album is to be released, on what is to be known as 'Record Store Day' (which is slightly ironic I know, seeing as no-one buys records these days, let alone ventures, God forbid, into a real life music store!) and it is sure not to disappoint. Unless of course you're NOT expecting a colossal slab of orchestral music in the vein of the great horror movie composers set to an appetite-whetting smorgasbord of Cradle's earlier classics.
"The album itself has turned out really well, with the mix by 'Dusk.. And Her Embrace's' Kit Woolven bringing a swathe of luxuriousness to the proceedings. Plus we managed to entice Sarah Jezebel Deva back to add her definitive touch to the female narrative and lead vocal parts (partly in exchange for me singing on a track on her new EP, and partly in exchange for thirteen pence in old money and half a mouldy Snickers bar). More...
Cradle of Filth unveiled the album art for the band's orchestral album "Midnight in the Labyrinth" (seen below), which reinvents tracks from the band's first four albums. The reworks add choirs, strings and narration by frontman Dani "Filth" Davey. The release is scheduled for April 21, 2012 in participating countries as a limited 2CD edition. Guest vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva will provide additional vocals the first CD. The album promises to be a full-on horror film soundtrack in the vein of Danny Elfman, Christopher Young or Jerry Goldsmith.
The release will consist of ten songs spanning 78 minutes (including the addition of a thirteen minute exclusive aural séance on CD1), and will include reworks of songs such as "Funeral In Carpathia," "The Twisted Nails Of Faith" and "Summer Dying Fast," which appeared as a teaser on the 2011 mini-album "Evermore Darkly" (see Metal Underground's review here.
The album artwork can be seen here: More...
Back in 2005, Dimmu Borgir was a band still basking in the unholy success of its latest outing “Death Cult Armageddon.” And yet instead of launching into a new opus for fans to consume the band members decided on a new approach; they would re-release an early and often praised album (“Stormblåst”) by completely re-recording it, updating the sound with modern production and slap “MMV” on the end. There had of course been prior examples of bands making this choice, but it was perhaps here that best truly crystallized the new era of metal re-recordings. No doubt you have heard of similar re-recordings in the same vein, perhaps most recently Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011” or Burzum’s “From the Depths of Darkness”? Perhaps not, but that’s what I aim to uncover for you here. More...
Sarah Jezebel Deva has checked in via her official Facebook page with the following announcement about collaborating with Cradle of Filth again for the band's upcoming orchestral "Midnight in the Labyrinth" album:
"In 2008, I parted ways with COF, to pursue a life in Australia, bum some Kangaroos & to go it alone as a solo musician. I know a lot of fans were disappointed with the departure & until now, when ever a fan asks 'Will you ever work with COF again?' the answer has been NO!!
"Well, last week, Mr. Filth sent me an email & after many chats, I have decided to take him up on his offer to participate on the new orchestral album 'Midnight In The Labyrinth.' Hope this will make some of you happy, if it doesn't, well, you will get over it ;) More news will follow soon! Be safe this Christmas Eve."
For more details on the upcoming orchestral album, check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Dani Filth at this location.
The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:
"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"
The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...
Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
The lineup for the festival is now as follows:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
Somehow humanity managed to avoid the apocalypse yet again yesterday, but just because a zombie Armageddon or nuclear holocaust didn’t occur doesn’t mean anybody has to get out of the proper Halloween mood. We already took a tour through some of the most over-the-top and bombastic horror themed videos last week, so this time around we’ll head into a bit darker territory. Today let’s give the devil and all his children their proper due…
Opeth – “The Devil’s Orchard”
One of the best cuts off Opeth’s latest album “Heritage” and among the best clips in a history of less-than-stellar music videos from the Swedish titans, “The Devil’s Orchard” may be a tale of the devil ascending to rule the world while bringing madness and terror in his wake. Or it might be about a dude in bell bottoms who only listens to vinyl going on a crazy acid trip. But whatever, it’s got the vibe of an old school devil flick, and that’s exactly what we’re looking for.
Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth has posted a new blog online announcing the band is writing material to follow-up the "Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa" album (reviewed here). An excerpt from the blog follows:
"Long time dead fellow creatures of the underworld! Sorry for my lengthy absence but this time of the year always brings out the creative touch-paper in the band, so we've made like busy little bees and started to write the follow up to last year's 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' , with two songs ('The Abhorrent' and 'Siding With The Titans' ) already past the demoing stage, with a third track snapping swiftly on their heels. I can reveal that they are sounding sonically, well, like Cradle of Filth, but in a very good way. But then again I would say that, wouldn't I? Whether it be true or not I think the songs thus far sound fab, very atmospheric but driving headlong, eerily cinematic and really memorable.
"At the present we are looking at entering the studio around the third week in March 2012 with that ever tentative release date of next All Hallow's Eve to crawl eventually toward. This would put the band firmly back out on the road towards the end of next year, possibly straight into the maw of Europe. There will be new things in the Cradle Of Filth canon as we really try not to stagnate, well not outside of our stage clothes anyway, but rest assured what has surfaced already is killer material indeed. And no, it's not's another fucking concept album!
"As for other matters the EP/DVD 'Evermore Darkly' should be out in a smattering of days, something has always been fan-related and served up like loving gloop just in time for Hallowe'en. It's an expansive release as we tried to get as much cool stuff on it as possible, including squeezing the whole hour-long show at Graspop into the jar as well. I think fans are going to love it, and if you don't, tough shit. We do!"
You can read Dani's full blog by navigating over to the band's website at this location.
U.K. extreme metal band Cradle of Filth posted a third documentary trailer for the DVD portion of the forthcoming "Evermore Darkly..." extended EP/DVD. The extended EP was released via Nuclear Blast Records on October 18, 2011 (North America) and will be released on October 24, 2011 (EU).
Check out the trailer here:
Cradle of Filth's guitarist Paul Allender will be doing a live web chat tomorrow October 19th, 2011 at 8pm (UK Time). The stream can be accessed at this location. To ask Paul questions, you will need to be logged into your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Cradle of Filth has also announced the "Evermore Darkly..." CD+DVD is due out on October 18th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast USA and October 24th (Europe) via Peaceville Records.
You can check out a teaser trailer for the documentary portion of the CD+DVD set by heading over to this location.
Cradle of Filth has posted a second teaser clip online from the documentary portion of the "Evermore Darkly..." CD+DVD, which is due out on October 18th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast USA and October 24th (Europe) via Peaceville Records. The clip is available below.
U.K. extreme metal band Cradle of Filth posted a new video from the DVD portion of the forthcoming "Evermore Darkly..." extended EP/DVD. The release is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on October 18, 2011 (North America) and October 24, 2011 (EU).
American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."
The Wacken lineup is now as follows:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under