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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 To Release Mini-Album

Cradle of Filth will release a new mini-album, entitled "Evermore Darkly…" through Peaceville Records on October 10th, 2011. A follow-on from last year's "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" album, "Evermore Darkly" will arrive as a CD/DVD package including new tracks and rarities, with a lengthy on-the-road documentary and ten songs filmed live at this year's Graspop metal meet, as well as the video for "Lilith Immaculate."

The CD features the new track "Thank Your Lucky Stars," plus 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…" songs. The mini-album closes with a special taster from Cradle of Filth's impending orchestral project, in the form of a reworking of "Summer Dying Fast."

The "Evermore Darkly" DVD contains footage from Summer 2011, when Cradle of Filth embarked on a rapid spat of tours, accompanied by two filmmakers. The result is the documentary, "You Can't Polish A Turd, But You Can Roll It In Glitter," combined with performance and interview footage of the band trawling its way across Europe over eight performances. The DVD includes an interview with ghoul-guide Dani Filth, interspersed and peppered with live footage and backstage shenanigans, culminating in the entire hour long set from this year's Graspop festival appearance.

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Wacken 2012

The organisers of Wacken Open Air, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in Germany, has announced the addition of two more bands for next year's edition of the event. Bay Area thrash metal veterans Forbidden will be performing, as will German guitar virtuoso Axel Rudi Pell. The event will take place in Wacken from August 2nd - 4th 2012 and thus far includes the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Ministry
Scorpions
U.D.O.

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Being awoken by drunks at a festival is to be expected, being awoken by rain, was not. The second day of the Graspop Metal Meeting was considerably more dreary than the first when it came to weather, but just like the first day, there was still a fantastic lineup of metal to look forward to.

After deciding to stick around in the campsites for a little while, we headed into the main area to be greeted by the frustrating news that tonight's headliner, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his performance due to laryngitis. Instead, second from top Judas Priest would be taking over the headlining position with an extended two hour set and Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero would be stepping in to fill the empty slot, bumping Whitesnake up the bill in the process.

Although we missed the first couple of bands on saturday, we arrived with plenty of time to catch the second band on the main stage, Italian gothic rockers Lacuna Coil. The band performed a solid set with material which focused mostly on their last three albums, "Comalies," "Karmacode" and "Shallow Life" and were on fine form. Although singer Cristina Scabbia receives much of the attention lavished on the band, her singing partner Andrea Ferro also deserves a huge amount of recognition, as both singers voices sounded absolutely perfect. The fans were clearly enjoying it too, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed throughout the entire set in the miserable weather, not just bearing the climate, but singing along and raising their hands too. Scabbia carried herself on stage with a real ballsy attitude, the kind that shows just how well women really can fit into rock and metal music, and was able to coax the crowd into singing as loud as they could for the Depeche Mode cover, "Enjoy The Silence." I must say there were a few songs I was hoping it would be included in the set that weren't, most notably, "Swamped," but nevertheless, they were still a captivating live spectacle and disappointed no-one.

It would then be a while before I was to catch another set in full, having only caught a few songs from Kylesa in one of the Marquees to avoid the rain and watching the first song from Greek power metal outfit Firewind before deciding it was time to eat. In any case, we made sure we were in Marquee 1 with plenty of time to spare to catch Triptykon, one of the main reasons I wanted to return to Graspop. Following their chilling, "Crucifixus" intro, the band broke into the Celtic Frost classic, "Procreation Of The Wicked." The song went down a storm but in all honesty, took some time to recognise as it has become a much slower and more doom metal laden affair than what is heard on the "Morbid Tales" album. It was truely a thrill to see Tom G. Warrior back on stage, displaying the dark intensity that has made him such a popular figure in metal music for almost three decades. He wasn't the only notable member of the band too, as Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura was able to perform with total accuracy and bassist Vanja Slajh showed everyone that she has a mesmerising stage presence too. After "Procreation..." the band busted out one of their own tracks in the form of "Eparistera Daimones" opener, "Goetia," before heading back into more familiar territory with another Celtic Frost song, this time "Circle Of The Tyrants." Warrior thanked the fans afterwards, displaying the utmost sincerity and grattitude for the warm welcome the audience had given Triptykon, before launching into another Frost staple, "Babylon Fell." Only four songs into the set and it was time for the last, in this case, Triptykon's album closer, "The Prolonging." It takes some balls to perform a twenty minute song at a festival and it takes alot of musicianship and charisma to keep the crowd interested, which is exactly what they did. "The Prolonging" is clearly a song the group are very proud of, as performing it meant that they had to cut out other brilliant songs both of their own and the Frost catalogue. Having seen Celtic Frost before, I can say that seeing Triptykon is as close as one can get but with the added bonus of their own, outstanding material. I eagerly await seeing them again. More...

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Paul Allender Video Interview Posted Online

Heavy Worlds has posted a video interview online with Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, which was conducted at Gods of Metal in Milan. You can check out the video interview in the clip below.

In other Cradle of Filth news, the band posted a music video online for the song "Lillith Immaculate," which can be found here, or you can read Metalunderground.com's interview with Paul Allendar from last year at this location.

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Cradle Of Filth Shirts Reportedly Seized

Stuff.co.nz is reporting that Cradle of Filth's infamous "Jesus is a Cunt" shirts (image available after the jump) were seized from a store in Invercargill, New Zealand on June 5th. The story reads as follows:

Clothing that describes Jesus Christ as a profanity was seized from a south Invercargill store by police yesterday. Police took away the offending apparel after being asked to do so by Internal Affairs.

The tops would be sent to the department which would decide, after consulting with police, whether the owners of the Impuls'd store which sells them would be charged with any criminal offenses.

The Southland Times yesterday revealed the store, owned byWarren and Angela Skill, was selling hooded tops with the words "Jesus is a c***" emblazoned on the back.

Sergeant Brock Davis, of Invercargill, said police visited the store mid-afternoon and seized between 10 and 15 hooded tops and long-sleeved T-shirts with the offending words on them. The owner was co-operative, he said. People have been seen wearing the tops on city streets in the past week, with a 68-year-old visitor to the city saying she was horrified when she saw a man walking along Dunns Rd with the offending words emblazoned across his back.
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Cradle Of Filth Posts New Music Video

Cradle of Filth has now completed work on the band's latest video for the track "Lilith Immaculate," which can be viewed below. The song is lifted from the 2010 Peaceville Records album "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa," and the video was shot by independent London based Director Ross Bolidai.

"Lilith Immaculate" is the second track to receive a video from the band's latest album, after "Forgive Me Father (I have Sinned)" made its debut last year.

Cradle of Filth - Lilith Immaculate (from Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa) from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Lilith Immaculate" can also be found here. In other recent Cradle of Filth news, band front man Dani Filth has formed a new band titled "Temple of the Black Moon," along with Rob Caggiano, King Ov Hell, and John Tempesta.

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Cradle Of Filth Singer Forms New Band

A new band has been formed which features members from some of the biggest names in metal. The new group, named Temple Of The Black Moon, is fronted by Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth and also includes in it's ranks Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, bass player King Ov Hell (Ov Hell/Sahg/former Gorogoroth) and drummer John Tempesta, who has worked with a variety of bands including White/Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament and The Cult, of whom is he is still a member. The band describe their sound as "a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost, and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At The Gates."

Speaking about the name, Dani Filth commented: "We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick, that was until we put our proverbial heads together and narrowed it down to just three or four, and then tossed for it (proverbially of course) using a silver Norwegian crown (we couldn't find any proper money). The name Temple Of The Black Moon represents the rigorous worship of desire, (the black moon astrologically has always held association with the dark Goddess Lilith) and of course the ramifications of the lunar eclipse, always a herald for death and ill-omen."

The band has recorded almost an album's worth of material and is planning to record the songs in Bergen, Norway for a full-length album, which is expected to be released in the summer of next year.

Song titles thus far include "Infernal Desire Machine," "Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down," "Dark Eyes For Trouble," "Beautifully Perverse," and "C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)."

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2011 Metalfest Open Air Trailer Posted

A new video trailer has been posted online to promote the forthcoming 2011 editions of the Metalfest Open Air events in Austria and Germany. Metalfest 2011 will take place between May 27th to 29th. You can view the trailer below.

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Making-Of Footage Online

British metal act Cradle of Filth has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage online from its recent shoot for the "Lilith Immaculate" music video. You can check out the footage in the player below.

Cradle of Filth - Lilith Immaculate (behind the scenes of the video shoot) from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

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Cradle Of Filth Video Interview Available

The Daily Rock has posted a video interview online with Paul Allender from Cradle of Filth, which can be viewed in the player below. You can also check out footage of the band performing on The Daily Habit at this location.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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Cradle Of Filth Performs On The Daily Habit

Fuel TV has posted footage online from Cradle Of Filth’s recent appearance on The Daily Habit, as the band performs the song “Nymphetamine." The live performance was filmed at the Fuel TV studios in Los Angeles when the band was in town as part of the recently concluded “Creatures From The Black Abyss" tour. You can check out the clip below, or watch Cradle of Filth's performance of "One Foul Step From The Abyss" on The Daily Habit here.

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Cradle Of Filth Blasts The IRS

In a new video report from Artisan News Service; Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth discussed new rules being imposed on foreign touring bands that come to the United States. You can view the report in the video below.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Cradle Of Filth Performs On The Daily Habit

British extreme metal act Cradle Of Filth recently performed its new single "One Foul Step From The Abyss" on The Daily Habit. You can view the band's performance in the player below:

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Cradle Of Filth To Appear On The Daily Habit

Fuel TV will air an exclusive in-studio performance featuring British metal group Cradle Of Filth tonight on the channel’s "The Daily Habit" show. The appearance was filmed last week at the Fuel TV Studios in LA, when the band passed through on its headlining tour, the “Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour." The Daily Habit will premiere the performance tonight at 11:30 PM ET/PT, with several re-airs to follow. Check local listings or head to this location for more details.

Cradle of Filth still has the following upcoming tour dates:

Feb. 15 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
Feb. 16 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
Feb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 28 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Mar. 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 3 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 4 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
Mar. 8 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
Mar. 9 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Mar. 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone
Mar. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Cradle Of Filth Issues Tour Update

Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth has posted the following North American tour update online:

"Ahoy ye abhorrent landlubbers!

"Our royal Ship of Fools has once again crashed upon the welcome rocks of America, only to find it in the steely grip of one of the worst winters on record. Everywhere are freezing, once-scorching desert towns reduced to frozen tundras. Even the tumbleweed in the streets is rolling frozen, and everywhere there are queues and chaos.

"On our first day off Countess Alkaline (our new keyboardist/backing singer), somehow managed to get locked inside a Best Buy store when [the] power was suddenly cut off, and between Houston and Dallas the going on the interstate was so bad due to the ice and blizzard, that the traffic had to halt mid flow. In fact, the Dallas show was close to being cancelled due to attendance fears, indeed on arrival the whole road to the venue was frozen over with a glassy sheet of black ice.

"I had to use my luggage as a makeshift bobsleigh just to get to the door before it was salted! That said it did make for a surreal few days with both the Houston and Dallas shows being really intense affairs and the fans diehard. All the bands on this Creatures From The Black Abyss tour are awesome live too, Turisas, battle metal's most heathen, having played with us for a one off in Mexico City a few days before, airing material from their latest album' Daniel Lioneye make for an eclectic mix of black metal and hardcore with a manic spin (two members moonlighting from gothwampas H.I.M), whilst main supports Nachtmystium are hook laden and dirty and occult ridden thrash through and through.

"So imagine having to play after that lot! Still, the show has only just begun, so people are just beginning to acknowledge one another and teething troubles are still being plucked at. And 'the Crewdle' (our stalwart band of sea-hardened lackeys) are outdoing themselves with the handling of the stage show each and every night, building the laboratory that will feed the monsters. Indeed, the first day in Houston saw the band muck in with some scenery painting, I myself managed to pebble-dash someone's Mustang tailgate, as the wind was pretty erratic and I was out spraying Geoff and Jane our touring skeletons.

"Unfortunately, both some of the Crew(dle) and the band have contracted some sort of stomach virus in Mexico (myself included), rendering the topic of conversation these past few days to who has cramps and who doesn't, who has poo-ed the most times and with which consistency and people fart-testing their deepest fear- that of shitting oneself on stage or in bed. Fortunately myself I have since been three days solid."

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Fans Invited To Free Cradle Of Filth Taping

Cradle of Filth will be heading to the Fuel TV studios in Los Angeles tomorrow morning (Tuesday, February 8th) to film two songs for The Daily Habit, and the band is inviting all local fans to join them in studio for the performance. Free tickets for the taping are available directly at this location. Ticket holders should arrive promptly at 9:30 AM for admission into the studio, which is located at 10201 West Pico,? Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606. Head over here for full details.

Cradle of Filth also has the following upcoming tour dates:

Feb. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
Feb. 9 - San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
Feb. 12 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 15 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
Feb. 16 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
Feb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 28 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Mar. 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 3 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 4 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
Mar. 8 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
Mar. 9 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Mar. 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone
Mar. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Nightfall Comments On Show With Cradle Of Filth

Nightfall has announced it will be supporting Cradle of Filth live on April 8th at the Fuzz Club in Athens. Member Efthimis Karadimas has commented on the upcoming performance:

"It's been a long time since our last show. It is a great chance to perform our latest release Astron Black & the Thirty Tyrants (Metal Blade records) live from start to end. It’s gonna be like a concept appearance in the spirit of ancient Greek tragedy play. I am glad that the promoters accepted it without pushing for more time on stage. At this moment it is important to present this very album without any references to the older stuff and it would be impossible to do if we had to play alone. After all, Astron Black & the Thirty Tyrants is the reason why Nightfall are here right now."

Additional details on the show can be found here.

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