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Cradle Of Filth Sign With Roadrunner Records

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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..."

Roadrunner are equally thrilled, as A&R man Mike Gitter states, "As all truly great bands do, Cradle Of Filth provoke...that makes people draw a line. Cradle assault the senses: hitting both head and groin. Cradle Of Filth are leaders rather than followers — often copied, never replicated. They have already left a bloody stain on the Encylopedia Metallicus — Roadrunner and I are excited to help make the world a Filthier place."

Cradle Of Filth have already written enough material for their first album with Roadrunner (their sixth full length to date) and are due to begin recording in late January with a release date scheduled for early June. The album, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) will feature the following tracks (as of December 2003):

01. Medusa And Hemlock
02. Nemesis
03. Prey
04. Gilded Cunt
05. Absinthe With Faust
06. Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette
07. Coffin Fodder
08. Filthy Little Secret
09. Gabrielle
10. Swansong For A Raven

Cradle Of Filth bassist David Pybus describes the new material as an "eclectic mix between the group's 'Damnation..' and 'Cruelty...' albums with a renewed vigour for melody, songmanship and plain fucking weirdness spat into the smelting bowl. Revolting human worms, you have been warned!"

Source: blabbermouth

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1. nikki writes:

It is totally f***ing great to hear that the cradle will do as good if not better than i had ever thought possible they have been a very faavorite of mine for as long as i can remember !!!!this is f***ing awesome!!!!!

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2. Ogredick writes:

This means one of two things...the Cradle's new material sounds so much like nu-metal that Roadrunner was impressed, or Roadrunner is finally getting their sh** together. The former sounds more likely...I'm afraid...

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3. gothslayer writes:

you fing rock yuo aer the fing best kick a$$ coume back down to floridia agein

# Dec 23, 2003 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Well I think it really means that CoF is getting more mainstream acceptance. I'm not into them enough to know if that means they have gone more mainstream with their music - it still sounds pretty non-accessible to the mainstream to me. But the fact that they were on Ozzfest kinda points in the same direction (more mainstream acceptance, relatively).

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5. lord abortion 6666 writes:

i hope that this don't mean the down fall to cradles career... because as far as i can recall no main stream bands are as good as there underground music (previous albums).

cradle is one of my favorite bands and i really hope this ain't the downfall

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6. Mr Doctor writes:

Cradle of Filth have stamped their authority in europe and have made themselves known in countries thought not to exist. Long time cradle fans should expect nothing less than exceptional work as they have always produced. Due to the signing with roadrunner and David's comment on music direction this could be the turn of the tide that cradle were hoping for.
All Hail!

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7. Jay writes:

Cool. What happened to the deal they had with Sony?

# Dec 30, 2003 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Vidar writes:

Obviously Roadrunner thinks that signing COF will give them back the credit they had in the early nineties when they were a GOOD label ( a METAL label that is). Roadrunner is the biggest joke ever when it comes to being a label.

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