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Cradle of Filth

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Suffolk, United Kingdom (1991 – present)

Cradle of Filth is an band, formed in Suffolk, United Kingdom in 1991. The band consists of Dani Filth (vocals), Marek “Ashok” Šmerda (guitar), Rich Shaw (guitar), Martin “Marthus” Škaroupka (drums) and Lindsay Schoolcraft (vocals, keyboards).


In 1994, Cradle of Filth was signed to Cacophonous Records, on which they released their first album “The Principle of Evil Made Flesh”. Cacophonous also pressed the “Vempire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein” EP in 1996. After this the band were signed to Music For Nations, for whom they produced three of their most prominent full length CD’s to date: “Dusk and Her Embrace”, “Cruelty and the Beast”, and “Midian”. The “From The Cradle To Enslave” EP and a compilation dubbed “Bitter Suites To Succubi” also featured many original songs, as well as some covers and re-recordings of old songs. Then in 2003, they signed to Sony and released only one album on this record label, “Damnation and a Day”. At the beginning of 2004 however, they left Sony and signed to Roadrunner records, through which they released the albums “Nymphetamine” (2004) and their latest “Thornography” (2006). They also have their own label Abracadaver on which “Bitter Suites To Succubi” was released. They hope to sign bands to this label in the near future. On Sept 27th 2008 Roadrunner Records and Cradle of Filth made available an MP3 download for “Tragic Kingdom” the first sample of the upcoming album “Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder” due to be released in October (available here)

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  • perrydeath

    Thornography is recommended for starters like me about Cradle of Filth.

    Yesterday 12:15pm Reply
  • colderskin

    plenty of black metal going on instrumentally plus these dudes were major in bringing bm to a much larger audience. people don't like em in the discussion because of the gothic/romantic elements but are fine with talking about Gehenna. they're black metal just fine. first two albums slap and Danis vocals are killer

    21 Jan 12:23pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    OMG! I HAVE TO POST HOW IT ISN'T BLACK METAL! Who the fuck cares. On another note, I wonder how Paul Allenders absence will affect the songwriting and how the new album will turn out, last one (Manticore) was pretty good!

    18 Jan 1:07pm Reply
  • orangexlemon

    Only elitists care about black metal label

    17 Jan 3:03pm Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    is not balck metal [3] Even Paul & Dani says that corps-paint never make them black metalers, by the way KISS used similar make-up and that make them black metalers?

    16 Jan 2:23pm Reply
  • rusverm

    https://vk.com/kritikarokpesen?w=wall-51140227_6435 Cradle Of Filth – Guilded Cunt крайне высоко оценена в критике рок песен, одна из лучших песен жанра!

    13 Jan 9:20am Reply
  • putzharold

    como assim cemetery and sundown n ta entre as mais ouvidas

    3 Jan 9:01pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    is not balck metal [2]

    3 Jan 3:22pm Reply
  • Deroth-Rus-

    is not balck metal, ahaha

    3 Jan 12:10pm Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    It is pointless to argue about if CoF is black metal or not. In the beginning they were definitely influenced by the upcoming (Satanic) Death Metal and of the first wave of Black Metal. But the increasing symphonic proportions diluted their sound later heavily. But I personally see the first 3 albums still as very good dark / gothic / black / extreme metal albums.

    3 Jan 11:19am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Awesome female fronted band.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • haadeus

    a result of bad parenting.

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ape-2

    I would describe Dusk and Her Embrace as "blackish."

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MetalPoetry

    They were never black to begin with.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lsm1995

    The Only Band of Black Metal I would see live

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ape-2

    Only mildly ashamed to admit this is one of my "guilty pleasure" bands. Don't tell anyone.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    I love all of their releases up to "Damnation and a Day" .

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ivartist

    Love their old and new stuff. They're awesome!

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • irresistibIe

    Rouge-filmed lips procure the wish...For lust and her disgrace

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Schander

    I know... but Nuclear Blast has become somewhat notorious for ruining bands.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
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