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Formed: 1991
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.

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 Nymphetamine w/ Bonus

Cradle Of Filth are to release an expanded version of the 'Nymphetamine' album in March. This will feature a bonus disc with two new songs – 'Prey' and 'Soft White Thread' – three covers (including a cover of Cliff Richard's 'Devil Woman', with guest vocals from King Diamond), plus two re-mixes.

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Diver At CoF Concert Critically Injures Woman

Manny Gonzales of the Denver Post is reporting that Denver police are on the lookout for a man who dove into an audience during a Cradle Of Filth concert at the Ogden Theatre, critically injuring a 28-year-old New Mexico woman.

Valarie Markle, a waitress from Farmington, N.M., suffered a broken neck and was in intensive care Saturday at Denver Health Medical Center, her husband said.

Markle had undergone surgery recently, and there is concern she might be left partially paralyzed, her husband said.

"It didn't happen until the last few seconds of the last song," husband Tige Markle told the Denver Post Saturday. "We didn't even realize what was happening till the band walked off the stage."

The incident occurred late Monday (Nov. 22) during a performance by Cradle Of Filth, presented by MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball", at the venue at 935 E. Colfax Ave., police said.

A man described as heavy-set climbed atop a guard railing near the stage and jumped on top of the 5-foot-5, 150-pound woman, driving her head to the floor, police said.

The man then ran into the crowd and could not be found, police said.

Tige Markle said he was upset with concert security for not preventing the man from diving into the crowd. A representative of the theater could not be reached Saturday.

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Cradle Of Filth Confirms Vancouver In-Store

Cradle of Filth will be making an in-store appearance at Vancouver's Scrape Records on December 1, 2004 at 4 PM to meet and greet fans and sign autographs. The in-store signing session will be a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and meet the band. This marks Cradle of Filth's second appearance at Scrape Records.

Later that same night, Cradle of Filth will be performing live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, headlining the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour. Supporting acts will be Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through, and Himsa.

For more information on the in-store, go here.

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Cradle Of Filth Tour Report From Bassist

How are things going on the road for Cradle Of Filth? The band is currently touring the US in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine"...and bassist Dave Pybus writes in with the following:

Sun 31 October - Quebec, Le Capitol Theatre More...

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Cradle Of Filth To Do In-Stores

Amongst their current tour travels, Cradle of Filth will be hitting Rolling Stones Records for an in-store on December 9th. Details are as follows:

Rolling Stones Records
7300 W. Irving Park Rd
Norridge, IL
Ph: 708-456-0861
Thursday, December 9th at 4pm

...and for those of you in Denver, let this serve as a reminder for the in-store this coming Monday (11/22) at Independent Records. Details are as follows:

Independent Records
937 E. Colfax St.
Denver, CO O80218
November 22, 6-8:30 pm

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Headbangers Ball Tour Report & Pics: Worcester, MA

The queue was winding around the corner when I arrived at The Palladium. It was around 7 and the venue was already packed. I was amazed to find out that the crowd was predominantly made up of hardcore kids. I saw only a few painted faces here and there. I remember thinking during the day that it's a very brave decision on behalf of the organizers to mix black metal and hardcore fans and I was convinced ( judging from my overseas experience) that a bunch of fights would ensue. Fortunately, this didn't happen. The American fans seemed tolerant of other people's musical tastes. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Concert Stabbing Details

The two people that were allegedly stabbed by a security guard at the Cradle of Filth concert in Cincinnati Monday night (Nov. 8) have been identified as Chris Alsip, the frontman of the Ohio-based brutal straight-edge hardcore band Suffocate Faster, and James Shestina, 18, of Athens, according to The Enquirer.

Police say Donald Germany (photo), 21, a University of Cincinnati defensive end and special teams player on a scholarship, pulled out a knife and stabbed the two men. Neither of the victims was seriously hurt. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Photo Slideshow And Live Review

The MTV2 Headbangers Ball tour headlined by Cradle Of Filth is in full swing, and if it hasn't already, it should be coming to a town near you soon. What to expect? Check out a photo slideshow and review of the show's opening night here.

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Cradle Of Filth Live Photos Posted Online

Photos of Cradle of Filth's live show in Sayreville, NJ last Thursday have been posted here.

Also, if you didn't seem them this past weekend on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, check the episode out when it re-airs Tuesday morning (11/09) at 4:00 AM.

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Headbangers Ball DC Show At 9:30 Club Cancelled

The December 15th date for the HEADBANGERS BALL III tour, featuring CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, BLEEDING THROUGH, HIMSA, at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C has officially been cancelled. No official word or reason has been released, but the show is 100% off according to siN.

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Cradle Of Filth Add A New Toronto Date

CRADLE OF FILTH have announced a new date for their upcoming Toronto appearance on the Headbangers Ball Tour with ARCH ENEMY, BLEEDING THROUGH and HIMSA.

The new date for the Toronto show is Sunday, December 12th at Kool Haus. Tickets for the show are on sale now through Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This, Sonic Temple or by calling (416) 870-8000. Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or www.hob.ca. The general admission/all ages show will begin at 7:30 PM.

As previously reported, upcoming Headbangers Ball tour dates include: More...

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Lilitu Announce New Members

Atlanta's "artistic melodic dark metal" band LILITU have announced the addition of bassist Eric Smith to the group's ranks. "We are proud to have a super motivated person in the band!" the group write on their web site. Also joining the band is keyboardist Jonah Weingarten from the group PYRAMAZE.

In other news, LILITU have been added to the Atlanta date on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" featuring CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, HIMSA and BLEEDING THROUGH. The show will take place on November 13 at the Masquerade. "We go on promptly at 7PM, so everyone please get there early to catch our set!" the band write. "We will have new goodies and will be giving away a few copies of the new album. We hope to see everyone there, until then...rock on!"

LILITU's third CD, "The Delores Lesion", was released last month via The End Records.

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Cradle Of Filth Autograph Signing Details

Get on your best corpse paint, as Cradle of Filth are invading Denver, Colorado to promote their new record "Nymphetamine" which is in stores now. Here is all the info:

The event is taking place Monday November 22 (the same date as the HBB2 tour hits Denver!) at:

Independent Records
937 E. Colfax St.
Denver, C O80218
When: 6- 8:30 pm

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Cradle Of Filth Bassist Issues Tour Update

Starting Halloween night in Quebec City, Cradle Of Filth will be hitting the road in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine." The band will be playing a couple dates in Canada before starting the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour on 11/4 in Sayreville, NJ with special guests Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa.

CoF most recently finished up a South American tour, and though the band had a great time and hope to return soon, they're more worn for the wear. For those of you who've heard anything to the contrary, do know that the above tour of the US is to happen without a hitch, the band told us so!

Bassist Dave Pybus fills us in:

Our schedule is pretty grueling right now. We have a few injuries at the moment too. Fans in South America will have seen that our guitarist Paul Allender was not present. His stand in for the tour was our studio engineer, Dan Turner. Paul suffered a serious hand injury prior to the tour and we did not want to cancel as we had worked hard planning the trip for months. Paul is now fully recovered in time for this recording session and the U.S. tour which starts on Hallowe'en with Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. I also managed to injure my back during the show in Santiago, Chile but we only had one more gig to play before I could return home and rest. That seems to be recovering day by day.

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Watch Cradle Of Filth's 'Nymphetamine' Video

Cradle Of Filth is out with the video to their new single 'Nymphetamine'. You can watch it online in high, med, or low formats.

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Arch Enemy To Release New EP, Few More HBB Dates

Arch Enemy will be releasing a new EP, entitled "Dead Eyes See No Future," on November 15 in Europe and on November 30 in North America through Century Media Records. The EP is a mixture of live tracks and cover versions and was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago. Since then, an extra live track, "Heart Of Darkness," has been added, as well as the video for "We Will Rise."

Here is the track listing: More...

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Cradle Of Filth Explain Concert Cancellation

Cradle Of Filth have issued a more detailed explanation for the cancellation of their scheduled performance in Ecuador last Saturday (Sept. 25). The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"Cradle Of Filth wish to apologise to all their fans in Ecuador for not making the show in Quito on Saturday. This was entirely out of the band’s control.

"We regret if anybody was hurt and that full information was not passed on to the fans.

"The band, due to a change in airline schedules, had embarked on a long and demanding day to reach Quito — leaving Mexico at 05.00 Saturday and taking three separate flights to get to Quito.Unfortunately when they tried to land in Quito they were told the runway had been closed for maintenance and although it should have reopened, it would not do so until at least 8.30pm; so the plane was then diverted to Cali in Colombia.

"On arrival in Cali they were then told there was no confirmed departure time to Quito, but it would be at least a few hours.

"This meant by the time they flew to Quito, cleared customs, collected equipment, got to the venue and set up the equipment, it would have been some time in the early hours of the following day, before the show would be ready to happen. At this point a decision was made that it was not possible for the show to go ahead."

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Bleeding Through Performs w/ AFI, More HBB Dates

On the September 11th episode of Headbangers Ball, Jamey Jasta announced the line-up for the third MTV2 sponsored tour. Lo and behold, Bleeding Through will be direct support for headliners Cradle Of Filth along with Arch Enemy and with Himsa supporting. The tour will start this November after Bleeding Through's headlining national tour w/ Walls Of Jericho, Martyr AD and It Dies Today. Speaking to the group in the midst of their second week off since finishing Ozzfest, vocalist Brandan Schiepatti admitted he was bored with off-road life and couldn't wait for the upcoming shows. This is among the longest off time the group has had in a year since the release of their Trustkill Records album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" in that space touring with AFI, Atretyu, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, The Haunted, Sick Of It All, and Ozzfest.

Another workaholic, Marta, the statuesque keyboard player was invited by AFI to perform with them on the MTV Icon program honoring legendary mope-rockers, The Cure. Filming in London, Marta will join Davey Havok & Co to cover "Just Like Heaven" which will be broadcast on MTV in the near future appearing alongside artists such as The Deftones and being introduced to the stage by Marilyn Manson. Cementing their stature as a modern day titan of music, Bleeding Through have been named as one of eight bands ushering in the "Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine for their Sept issue. This weighty accolade follows the previous declarations that Bleeding Through is the "Next Big Thing" by Spin Magazine (Feb) and a "Band You Need To Know" - Alternative Press (Jan). The group have also been featured guests on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, FuseTV's Uranium and Inside Edition w/ Deborah Norville. More...

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Cradle Of Filth T-Shirt Gets Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features the image of a bare-breasted woman seemingly bleeding from between the legs and the band's logo on the front, with the words "You Gilded Cunt" on the reverse. Blue Grape have had huge demand for the T-shirt with worldwide orders flooding in. The company have no choice but to work on an alternative design.

The director of TOT Shirts Ltd. stated: "It is believed that the requested image and associated wording will cause offence to the general public and to our staff due to the controversial nature of the subject."

It wasn't long ago CRADLE OF FILTH found their fans the subject of a brush with the law for the now infamous "Jesus Is A Cunt" T-Shirt. Lord Provost of Glasgow demanded the shirts be removed by the police from Tower Records. The Catholic League of America, along with the Governor of Wisconsin, campaigned heartily for the shirt to be banned.

Further religious controversy is being fuelled by CRADLE OF FILTH's upcoming visit to Chile — where a Satanist teenager stabbed and murdered a priest. The promoters are having to bring in extra security for the backlash this has now created against the band and it seems CRADLE OF FILTH will not get the welcome to South America they had hoped for.

Over in the U.K., the "Gilded Cunt" track has been subject to the usual censorship only being allowed plays on radio post mid-night. Radio One's "Rock Show" have championed the track here, being careful to adhere to ITC rulings forbidding presenter Mike Davies from actually saying the "C" word whilst introducing the track… without a forewarning.

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