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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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Cradle Of Filth Unveils Orchestral Album Cover Art

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...

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Re-recording Metal - For Better or for Worse?

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...

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Sarah Jezebel Deva To Collaborate With COF

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.

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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

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...

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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

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:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Metal Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood 2

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Writing New Album

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Third Documentary Trailer

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:

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Cradle Of Filth To Host Live Web Chat

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Posts New Documentary Teaser

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.

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Documentary Snippet

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).

Cradle of Filth - Evermore Darkly (clip from the documentary) from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

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Machine Head Confirmed For Wacken 2012

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:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Sick Of It All Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

American hardcore legends Sick Of It All have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. The band will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on November 1st, which will consist of twenty re-recorded songs.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Napalm Death Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - August 4th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Trailer For New Mini-Album

Cradle of Filth posted a new video trailer for the forthcoming mini-album "Evermore Darkly..." The album is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on October 18, 2011 (North America) and October 24, 2011 (EU).

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Dark Funeral Added To Wacken Open Air

Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral has been confirmed as the latest act for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany. The event will take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany and features the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Audio Snippets From EP

UK extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth posted audio snippets from the forthcoming EP "Evermore Darkly..." The EP is scheduled for release on October 18, 2011 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Evermore Darkly…" will feature brand new song, “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” a remix of “Forgive Me Father,” courtesy of Rob C. from Anthrax, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate,” as well as demo versions of three "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" songs. The CD closes with a special sneak peak into Cradle Of Filth’s impending orchestral project, as a rework of “Summer Dying Fast.” In addition, included is a DVD with footage from the summer of 2011.

Cradle of Filth - Evermore Darkly (album montage) by Peaceville

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Cradle Of Filth Launches "Evermore Darkly..." Site

Cradle Of Filth has launched a mini-site in anticipation of "Evermore Darkly…," the band’s forthcoming CD/DVD package, and follow-up to last year’s "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa." The mini-site can be accessed online by heading over to this location, and contains audio samples from the new mini-album, the band’s latest music video for “Lilith Immaculate,” album info, downloads, and more.

"Evermore Darkly…" will hit stores in North America on October 18th courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records. The impending release can be pre-ordered now through the Nuclear Blast webstore as a CD or CD/t-shirt bundle pack here.

"Evermore Darkly…" will feature the brand new musical beast, “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” a special remix of “Forgive Me Father,” courtesy of Rob C. from Anthrax, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate,” as well as tempered demo versions of three "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" songs. The CD closes with a special taster from Cradle Of Filth’s impending orchestral project, in the form of a classic reworking of fan-favorite, “Summer Dying Fast.”

The "Evermore Darkly…" DVD contains footage from Summer 2011, when Cradle Of Filth embarked on a spat of tours, accompanied by two filmmakers. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Germany's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Watain Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

The organizers of Wacken Open Air, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany, have announced that Swedish black metal outfit Watain has been confirmed as the latest addition to next year's edition of the festival which is set to take place August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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