CRADLE OF FILTH BIOGRAPHY
Cradle of Filth is an English band formed in 1991.CRADLE OF FILTH GENRES
In 1994, Cradle of Filth was signed to the record label 'Cacophonus', on which they released their first album 'The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh'. Cacophanous also Pressed the Vempire EP in 1996. After this the band were signed to Music For Nations, Where they produced three of their most prominent full length CDs 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. 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, which has been their label to date. They have also been signed to two other record labels; Music For Nations and Abracadaver. Cradle Of Filth created the record label Abracadaver and released one album under this name. They hope to sign bands to this label in the near future.
Cradle of Filth have undergone numerous lineup changes in the past, the only person who has remained in the band from the start is Dani Filth himself.
Cradle of Filth are also known for doing covers such as: Hallowed Be Thy Name, Sodomy and Lust, Black Metal, For Those Who Died,No Time to Cry, Bestial Lust (Bitch), Sleepless, Devil Woman, Mr. Crowley, Temptation,Death Comes Ripping and Halloween 2.
One of the most famous Cradle of Filth songs to date is From the Cradle to Enslave, the uncut video of which was banned on MTV for extreme gore and nudity. Other famous songs being Dusk and Her Embrace, Her Ghost in the Fog, Born in a Burial Gown, Nymphetamine, Funeral in Carpathia, A Gothic Romance and the latest song Temptation.
Black/Gothic Metal (early), Extreme Gothic Metal (recent)
CRADLE OF FILTH LYRICAL THEMES
Vampires, Dark Erotica, Legends, Tales...
CRADLE OF FILTH ORIGIN
United Kingdom (Ipswich, Suffolk), formed in 1991
CRADLE OF FILTH CURRENT RECORD LABEL
CRADLE OF FILTH STATUS
CRADLE OF FILTH CURRENT LINE-UP
Dani Filth (Daniel Lloyd Davey) - Vocals (1991-) (guest for Obsidian (UK), PDA, Feast of Excrement, The Lemon Grove Kids)
Paul Allender - Guitar (1992-1994, 1999-) (The Blood Divine, Primary Slave)
Charles Hedger - Guitar, (Bass) (2005-)
Dave Pybus - Bass (2002-2005, 2005-) (Angtoria, Anathema (UK), Dreambreed, Darkened (UK))
Sarah Jezebel Deva aka Sarah Jane Ferridge - Backing Vocals (1994-) (Angtoria, Covenant (Nor), Mortiis, Therion (Swe), Tulus, The Gathering (Guest))
Rosie Smith - Live Keyboards (2005-)
Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka - Live Drums (2006-) (Mantas (UK), Entrails (Cze), Inner Fear (Cze), Galactic Industry, Monastery (Cze))
CRADLE OF FILTH PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Paul Ryan (1991-1994) (The Blood Divine)
Gian "Pyres" Piras (1996-2002) (Extreme Noise Terror, Solstice (UK), Dragonlord (Session), Screamin' Daemon, Gorerotted)
Stuart Anstis (1996-2000) (Bastardsun)
James McIlroy (2004-2005) (ex-Ashmolean, ex-Matron)
Jon Richard (1991-1992) (ex-Hecate Enthroned, Daemonum)
Robin "Graves" Eaglestone (1992-2002) (Criminal, December Moon, ex-Grimfist, Belphegor (Aut) (Session))
Darren White (1991-1992) (Anathema (UK), The Blood Divine, Dead Men Dream, Serotonal)
Nicholas Howard Barker (1992-1999) (Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, Lockup, Catalepsy (UK), Brujeria, Monolith (Uk), Benediction, Testament (Session), session for Winter’s Thrall)
William A. "Was" Sarginson (1999, Keyboards 1999-2000) (ex-Extreme Noise Terror, December Moon, The Blood Divine, ex-Deinonychus)
Dave Hirschheimer (1999) (Obsidian (UK), Infestation (UK), Gorerotted)
Adrian Erlandsson (1999-2006) (Tenet, Brujeria, At the Gates, Decameron, The Haunted, Code, Terror (Swe), H.E.A.L., Needleye (Session), Samsas Traum)
Benjamin Ryan (1991-1994) (The Blood Divine)
Damien Gregori (1994-1997)
Les "Lecter" Smith (1997-1999) (Anathema (UK))
Martin ''Foul'' Powell (2000-2005) (My Dying Bride, Anathema (UK), Cryptal Darkness)
Andrea Meyer (1994)
Danielle Cneajna Cottington (1996)