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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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  • waarsnico

    Yeah well, ODC ;)

    29 Apr 10:17am Reply
  • spineshank155

    That wasn't even grammar. That was a misspelling that was worthy of reposting. Anyway nothing is stopping anyone from listening to trve black metal so it doesn't really make any sense to hate a band because they are not one of the trve black metal artists.

    29 Apr 3:34am Reply
  • waarsnico

    I absolutely LOVE their first three albums! I don't know why people automatically hate them. Obituary and Morbid Angel also ONLY made first three exceptional albums and people don't hate them and they will still buy their new garbag

    28 Apr 7:25am Reply
  • JCMVenom

    is not balck metal [5] Not here to argue about genres, just being evil and promoting obnoxious grammar

    27 Apr 11:21am Reply
  • Terrortarol

    Forget about black metal, this band is not that style. Just listen catchy dark melodies and be happy with it. Cradle of filth is very individual, I like their new stuffs /Nymphetamine and the others/ Dark horroristic pervert romantica. Album arts are epic too.

    11 Apr 10:33pm Reply
  • DubhSidhe

    Loving them, old or new (though agree that old albums were better). Still one of my favorite bands and my gateway to metal.

    9 Apr 9:00am Reply
  • Schander

    Regardless of whether or not I agree with it, if everyone who doesn't consider CoF to be black would just stop calling Venom black metal as well... that'd be great. #fuckyourdoublestandards

    6 Apr 11:07pm Reply
  • MONGOL9999999

    They were black metal in 1994 with The Principle of Evil Made Flesh. :_)

    4 Apr 12:58am Reply
  • tresfoufou

    Whenever I listen to Cradle of Filth it scares the shit out of me, but god damn do I love them <3

    1 Apr 2:41am Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Не блэк, конечно, но группа шикарная.

    29 Mar 2:44pm Reply
  • Baalslayer

    @ jonowev, not sure anything could be classified as "balck metal" XD Not that genre classifications matter regardless. Their 90's material is great stuff no matter what you call it^^

    22 Mar 1:48am Reply
  • Baalslayer

    They're currently filming a video for a new track called "'Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych", from their upcoming album "Hammer Of The Witches". Really an important album for them, their first since Paul Allender's quiet departure. Could really go either way IMO. Either it will be horrible & sound like just a Dani Filth side project (like Devilment?) or, if the new guitarists are actually descent, it could sound new & refreshing and be just what the doctor ordered, as their last few albums with Allender as the main songwriter have all been kind of hit or miss. :-)

    22 Mar 1:43am Reply
  • jonowev

    is not balck metal [4]

    16 Mar 6:52pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    It would have been super mondo gnarly if they kept going with the sound they had on their demos. Oh and the only song I like off their studio albums is Born in a Burial Gown I love that cheesy sounding synth orchestra. :P

    11 Mar 5:34pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    agree the demos are not bad.

    11 Mar 11:03am Reply
  • Laleyboy56

    este banda es black metal o es metal gotico? o solo tienen el look del black metal pero no suenan como una banda de black metal?

    4 Mar 3:17pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Their demos are incredible and I only like one song after their demos.

    28 Feb 4:40pm Reply
  • morebeerbitch

    Пёрся по ним жестко лет в 13, даже футболка где-то их есть

    27 Feb 9:22am Reply
  • ShinTensei

    lol i use to be such an elitist and shamed this band after a while. Im just now listening to their first few albums and im really liking it for what they are instead of just shaming them away talking shit. Ehhh i never want to a dick ass metal head again

    26 Feb 12:41am Reply
  • rusverm

    В критике рок-песен группу очень любит админ https://vk.com/kritikarokpesen

    24 Feb 6:59pm Reply
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