Cradle of Filth
Band Info
OriginIpswich, Suffolk, England
Genre(s)Extreme metal, gothic metal, symphonic black metal
Label(s)Cacophonous, Music for Nations, Fierce, Mayhem, Metal Blade, Abracadaver, Sony, Roadrunner, Peaceville, Nuclear Blast
Associated ActsAnathema, Hecate Enthroned, Angtoria, The Blood Divine, United Forces, Lock Up{{{9}}}

Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films.

The band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity (often to the chagrin of its early fanbase), giving the band a "commercial" image. This increased accessibility has brought coverage from the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, along with frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the mainstream Sziget Festival. They have sometimes been perceived as satanic by casual observers, even though their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between; their use of satanic imagery has arguably always been more for shock value rather than any seriously held beliefs.


Current members
  • Dani Filth - Vocals (1991-present)
  • Paul Allender - Guitars (1992-1995, 2000-present)
  • James McIlroy - Guitars (2003-2005, 2010-present)
  • Marthus - Drums (2006-present)
  • Daniel Firth - Bass (2012-present)
Former members
  • Jon Kennedy - Bass (1991-1992)
  • Darren J. Whit - Drums (1991-1992)
  • Paul Ryan - Guitars (1991-1994)
  • Benjamin Ryan - Keyboards (1991-1995)
  • Robin Graves - Bass (1992-2002)
  • Nicholas Barker - Drums (1992-1999)
  • Rishi Mehta - Guitars (1994)
  • Bryan Hipp - Guitars (1994-1995)
  • Damien Gregori - Keyboards (1994-1997)
  • Stuart Anstis - Guitars (1995-1999)
  • Gian Pyres - Guitars (1996-2002)
  • Sarah Jezebel Deva - Female Vocals (1996-2009)
  • Lecter - Keyboards (1997-1999)
  • Adrian Erlandsson - Drums (1999-2006)
  • William A. "Was" Sarginson - Drums, Keyboards (1999)
  • Martin Foul - Keyboards, Guitars (2000-2005)
  • Dave Pybus - Bass (2002-2012)
  • Charles Hedger - Bass (2005), Guitars (2005-2010)
  • Rosie Smith - Keyboards, Female Vocals (2005-2009)
  • Ashley "Ellyllon" Jurgemeyer - Keyboards, Female Vocals (2009-2011)
  • Caroline Campbell - Keyboards, Female Vocals (2011-2012)


Studio albums

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