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Cradle Of Filth Drummer Officially Gone

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After months of rumors and speculation, British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Adrian Erlandsson. According to an official press release, "Erlandsson has found that his two side projects Needleye and Nemhain are taking up more and more of his time and has made the decision to leave Cradle Of Filth so he can concentrate more of his energies on them."

Commented Adrian: "I have enjoyed my time with Cradle but it is now time to move on. I feel I am going out on a high as 'Thornography' is definitely our best album to date."

Over the course of the last few months, rumors of Adrian's departure have been gaining strength, with several "in-the-know" parties claiming that Adrian was fired from the group just days before they were to sign a new publishing deal. As a result, it was reported (but not officially confirmed) that Erlandsson was relegated to the status of a "session" member (whereby he was paid only for time worked and was not entitled to any publishing or artist royalties), a situation which was rumored to have strained his relationship with the band's frontman Dani Davey (a.k.a. Dani Filth).

In the last few weeks, Erlandsson — a native Swede who was in At The Gates and The Haunted prior to joining Cradle Of Filth — has been getting increasingly involved in outside projects — such as Nemhain (which is fronted by Erlandsson's wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel; a.k.a. Amber England) and Needleye — culminating in his non-appearance in Cradle Of Filth's new video for the song "Temptation".

Source: blabbermouth

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1. Autumns Eyes writes:

hahahaha. Why does this not surprise me? Because this band changes members more than any other band ever. The only original member is Daniel Davey. For f*** sakes they are getting so f***ing stupid lately I wouldnt be surprised if his shrimpy a$$ started using his real "Davey" name instead of "Filth", just so he could be a little emo and appeal even more to the Hot Topic crowd!

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. no one writes:

yeah, well it was dani and paul allender. those are the originals. thornography was a sh**ty album

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Crushem writes:

thornography was an awesome album. f**k u guys.

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. blakscorpion21 writes:

ive only heard temptation the the new album and it wasnt very good. i loved nymphetamine though.

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

I've got every Cradle of Filth album and for me "Thornography" is the worst by a country mile what are they thinking its awful.The best is Midian for me anyhows

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metal is my soul writes:

COF is probably my favorite band but I dont like thornography except for byronic man,dirge inferno,and temptation midian is kick a$$ but I liked nymphetamine I hope the still kick a$$ holes with a new drummer cause adrian was the sh**.

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Autumns Eyes writes:

It's sad how these are all newer fans, I bet most of them dont even know anything about their roots, and what GOOD Cradle sounds like.

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slayerdisciple writes:

my fav. COF album was Dusk... And Her Embrace but i liked Thornography, didnt like Nymphatamine, i got into COF through Midian when i heard that the former At The Gates drummer was playin that album then i thought to myself he almost beat his work on Slaughter of the Soul (almost is the key word)

good luck replaceing that kinda talent

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. !!Nailgun!! writes:

The only good thing about CoF was Adrian. Kudos to him for finally coming to his senses.

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Autumns Eyes writes:

You f***ing morons, Adrian is f***ing rat piss compared to their ORIGINAL drummer Nicholas Barker. How bout we start using names like the Vempire album, or Total f***ing Darkness. Paul is not an original member as far as I am concerned. The line-up that made Cradle who they are was Dani, Stuart, Gian, Damien, Nick, Robin. Midian was Cradles "Black album" as it began the downfall of their respect from true fans. Nobody can ever argue this to me personally, this is how it is. Does not matter how many swears you use, how many insults, etc... I will never stray from my belief that this band sucks extreme homo donkey balls now, and they were much better before Midian.

# Nov 17, 2006 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Alex.... writes:

Im with Autumns Eyes

# Nov 17, 2006 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. What The??!! writes:

Get over it, Cradle have evolved, Yeah, Thornography might not be their best, but it keeps it interesting. Do we want AC/DC from start to finish, the same f@%#ing album 50 times? I think not. Barker kicked butt, listen to Old Man's Child, drummers don't make a huge diff unless u r Dave Lombardo, Filth kick butt, can't wait for the next evolution

# Nov 18, 2006 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. slayerdisciple writes:

Adrianne was rat piss compared to Nick Barker, i truly think not, yes Nick is better but not by that much

# Nov 18, 2006 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Eyes that witnessed Madness writes:

Man I love narrowminded people!!
Music should evolve! You cannot expect a band to play for 10 years the same kind of crap. Yeah, I know, a lot of you guys DO expect bands to play the same-sh**ty-underproduced-bloody-uncraftsman-bullsh** like most Black Metal bands (which cradle started out as) such as Mardu(c)k, Bur(p)zum, Belphegor(e) to name but a few. Because if they become sell-outs (like cradle is referred to since Nymphy) it is not underground enough and ungh... my black make-upped gothic friends wont respect me anymore!!
It simply states, in my eyes, that most people in the extreme music scene (both listeners and makers) are acting like kids in school: want to be cool for the other kids instead of work hard, improve my skills to make more money like every grown-up does.

Finally, if cradle would still make the same underproduced icky sounding crap that venomous spreads from your speakers when launching Principles, they wouldn't be reaching such a big audience>;would not make money>;hence, would make you, the listeners pay more for taxes they would claim with wellfare what money they would use again to pay for making more crappy-narrowminded-c***-music.

Phalleluja!!

# Nov 22, 2006 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Eyes that witnessed Madness writes:

Man I got dragged away there!
Just wanted to say its a shame The Swede has left the batallion. Nevertheless, I've seen the new (BALD!!!???) drummer play live and man this little f***er kicks ass!

I thank god for the suffering............

# Nov 22, 2006 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Okay, the funniest thing he said on there was "...'Thornography' is definitely our best album to date." I actually laughed at that. It really isn't their best album...

# Nov 30, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Spirit of the eldert gods writes:

I could not agree more in fact its by far their worst album to date its f***ing awful i have all their albums i have manged to listen to it twice so far it gets worse with repeated listens...........later

# Nov 30, 2006 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cynic writes:

Bullsh** Autumns Eyes, I dare you to listen to the orginality and technicality of The Red In The Sky Is Ours/With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness and not say that Adrian Erlandsson is the sh**.

# Nov 30, 2006 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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