Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cradle of Filth Biography and Discography

- Death Metal (Demo era), Black/Gothic Metal (early), Extreme Gothic Metal (recent)
Lyrical theme(s)
- Vampires, Dark Erotica, Legends, Literature, Tales
- United Kingdom(Ipswich, Suffolk)
Formed in
- 1991
Current label
- Roadrunner
- Active
Current line-up
- Dani Filth (Daniel Lloyd Davey) - Vocals (1991- ) (PDA, Feast of Excrement,
The Lemon Grove Kids)

- Paul Allender - Guitar (1993-96, 2000- ) (The Blood Divine, Primary Slave)

- Dave Pybus - Bass (2002-05, 2005- ) (Angtoria, Anathema (UK),
Dreambreed,Darkened (UK))

- Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka - Drums (2006- ) (Mantas (UK), Entrails
(Cze), Inner Fear (Cze), Galactic Industry, Monastery (Cze))

Live / Session Performers:
Sarah Jezebel Deva aka Sarah Jane Ferridge - Female Vocals (1994-)
(Angtoria, Covenant (Nor), Mortiis, Therion (Swe), Tulus, The Gathering)

- Rosie Smith - Keyboards / Female Vocals (2005- ) (Rosa Damascena)

- Charles Hedger - Guitar (Live Bass in 2005) (2005- ) (Imperial Vengeance)

Former/past member(s)
- Paul Ryan (1991-94) (The Blood Divine)
- Gian "Pyres" Piras (1996-2002) (Extreme Noise Terror,
Solstice (UK),Dragonlord, Screamin' Daemon, Gorerotted/The Rotted, Bal-Sagoth, Christian Death)
- Stuart Anstis (1996-2000) (Bastardsun)
- James McIlroy (2004-05) (Chaosanct, Ashmolean, Matron)
- Jon Kennedy (1991-92) (Hecate Enthroned, Daemonum)
- Robin "Graves" Eaglestone (1992-2002) (Abgott, Criminal, December Moon,
Grimfist, Belphegor (Aut))
- Darren White (1991-92) (Anathema (UK), The Blood Divine,
Dead Men Dream,Serotonal)
- Nicholas Howard Barker (Atrocity (Ger), Leaves' Eyes, Lock Up,
Catalepsy (UK) Monolith (UK), Benediction, Driven By Suffering,
Testament, Dimmu Borgir,Old Man's Child, Brujeria, Anaal
Nathrakh, Gorgoroth, Winter's Thrall,
Nightrage, Noctis Imperium (Session))
- William A. "Was" Sarginson (1999, Keyboards 1999-2000) (Extreme
Noise Terror,December Moon, The Blood Divine, Deinonychus, Gorgoroth)
- Dave Hirschheimer (1999) (Obsidian (UK), Infestation (UK), Gorerotted)
- Adrian Erlandsson (1999-2006) (12 Ton Method, Tenet, Brujeria, At
The Gates,Decameron (Swe), The Haunted, Code, Terror (Swe),
H.E.A.L., Needleye, Samsas Traum)
- Benjamin Ryan (1991-94) (The Blood Divine)
- Damien Gregori (1994-97)
- Les "Lecter" Smith (1997-99) (Anathema (UK))
- Martin ''Foul'' Powell (also Guitar, Violin) (2000-05) (My Dying Bride, Anathema
(UK), Cryptal Darkness)
- Mark Newby-Robson (1999, 2006-2008)
Female vocals:
- Andrea Meyer (1994)
- Danielle Cneajna Cottington (1996)
Additional notes:
Cradle of Filth originally played death metal in their demo era. Their sound has
since changed into a more extreme form of gothic metal, with hints of symphonic
black metal.Cradle of Filth's first album was actually suppose to be "Goetia", but it was never released due to funding problems and the eventual shutdown of the label. The original studio tapes have been erased. Other than this, not much is known about it.

Dani Filth appeared in the movie Cradle of Fear and has appeared on the
MTV show "Viva La Bam" and Cradle of Filth performed in the show.

Sarah Jezebel Deva appears on the Dead Can Dance tribute album
"The Lotus Eaters" covering the song.

Throughout the '90s, Cradle of Filth - led by vocalist, lyricist and crypt-crawling master of ceremonies Dani Filth - beavered tirelessly away, producing a series of peerless extreme metal classics that drew from an endless, dizzying array of inspirations and influences while always maintaining that instantly recognisable heart of filthy darkness. The brutal and brief Vempire mini-album and the lustrous, lascivious Dusk & Her Embrace (both 1996) began to reveal the band's great sonic range. Later taking into account the slithering concept piece Cruelty & The Beast (1998) and the Clive Barker-inspired Midian (2000) - not to mention their excursions into the visual realm of film and promo - the Cradle Of Filth sound showed itself to be a many-headed creature. It was one that took delight in confounding both the purists and the critics who continually assailed the band's motives and creativity even as their fan base expanded and their status soared. With a line-up that seemed to be constantly changing - thanks, perhaps, to the cobweb-encrusted revolving door that rumours suggest marked the entrance to the band's rehearsal space during this period - the music was never allowed to stagnate fresh blood and its revitalising effects remained a permanent weapon in the boys' macabre arsenal...

And so to 2007, where Cradle Of Filth find themselves in the enviable position of being in a league and class of their own. Having long since outstripped the achievements of their one-time contemporaries, the band is now firmly entrenched in a rich vein of form. The current line-up of Dani Filth, guitarists Paul Allender and Charles Hedger, bassist Dave Pybus, Rosie Smith ..boards, female vocals Sarah Jezebel Deva and drummer Martin Skaroupka is the most solid and powerful in the band's career and Thornography is the resounding, conclusive proof. With songs as brutish, bombastic and diverse as "Libertina Grimm," "Tonight In Flames," "Cemetery & Sundown," "I Am The Thorn," "The Byronic Man" (featuring HIM's Ville Valo on guest vocals) and a deranged cover of Heaven 17's '80s pop gem "Temptation," the world's biggest and best extreme metal band have never sounded so exhilarating, so vital, so venomous.

Louder, harder, faster, heavier, darker, catchier - the unstoppable force that is Cradle Of Filth slithers menacingly forward, crushing the opposition and striking warped, blackened glee into the hearts of misanthropes and malevolents the world over.....

Birth dates:
Daniel Lloyd Davey (25th July 1973, Hertford, England)
Paul Allender (17th November 1970, Colchester, England)
Sarah Jane Ferridge (25th February 1977, London, England)
Dave Pybus (4th June 1970, Heckmondwike, England)
Charles Hedger (18th September 1980, England)
Martin Škaroupka (20th January 1981, Czech Republic)
Rosie Smith (1983, London, England)
Gianpiero Piras (20th October 1973, London, England)
James Mcilroy (7th December 1977, King's Lynn, England)
Adrian Erlandsson (27th October 1970, Malm�, Sweden)
Robin Mark Eaglestone (1976, England)
Martin Powell (19th July 1973, Sheffield, England)


A Pungent and Sexual Miasma Split, 1992
Orgiastic Pleasures Foul Demo, 1992

The Black Goddess Rises Demo, 1992

Invoking the Unclean Demo, 1992

Total Fucking Darkness Demo, 1993

The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Full-length, 1994

Vempire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein EP, 1996

Dusk... and Her Embrace Full-length, 1996

Cruelty and the Beast Full-length, 1998

Twisted Nails of Faith Single, 1998
PanDaemonAeon DVD, 1999

From the Cradle to Enslave EP, 1999

Midian Full-length, 2000

No Time to Cry Single, 2001
Bitter Suites to Succubi Full-length, 2001

Heavy Left-Handed and Candid DVD, 2001

Lovecraft & Witch Hearts Best of/Compilation, 2002

Live Bait for the Dead Live album, 2002

Babalon A.D. Single, 2003

Damnation and a Day Full-length, 2003

Mannequin Single, 2003
3-song sampler Single, 2004
Nymphetamine Full-length, 2004

Devil Woman Single, 2005

Peace Through Superior Firepower DVD, 2005

Thornographic EP, 2006
Thornography Full-length, 2006

Limited Edition 4 CD Slipcase Boxed set, 2006
Honey and Sulphur Single, 2008
Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder Full-length, 2008

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Full-length, 2010



Official Homepage
Cradle of Filth @ MySpace
Official Forum
Official Message Board
Cradle of Filth @ YouTube
Paul Allender @ PRS Guitars
Official Fan Club
Cradle of Filth@Bebo

Cradle of Filth @ Roadrunner Records
Cradle of Filth @ Metal Blade Records
Cradle of Filth @ Music for Nations

Official merchandise
Cradle of Filth Merchandise
Official Cradle of Filth shop
Abyss Records
Cradle of Filth @ Star 500
Forensick Music
Cradle of Filth T-Shirts & Merchandise @ ROCKWORLDEAST

Fan site
Dutch website
Polish fan site
Polish website
Arsi's Cradle of Filth dungeon
Cradle of Filth @ Metal-Videos
Fans CZ
Unofficial Polish website
Cruelty and the Beast
Cradle of Filth - Bootlegs
Turkish Fan Site
Russian's Fan Site
cradle of filth@vf
Cradle Of Filth Bootleg Exchange
LoveCraft and BlackHearts
Cradle of Filth @ Last.fm
German Community & Forum
Cradle of Filth @ MetalRockMuseum (ITA)

Ultimate Guitar
All Good Tabs
Bass Masta
Cradle of Filth @ Mxtabs.net
Tablatures TK - GP4
Cradle of Filth @ Guitabs.net
Cradle of Filth @ Tabsmetal.org

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