Origin: England
Genres: Black Metal
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Cradle Of Filth  


One of the most popular black metal bands from England (or, for that matter, any country other than Norway), Cradle Of Filth has parlayed a keen eye for marketing and a consistently high quality of music to forge a stellar career that, with their recent signing to a major label, is still on the rise. Musically they are rooted in the more symphonic-based division of black metal, as pioneered by bands such as Emperor (though they have gradually strayed from the more traditional black metal style in recent years), highlighted by increasingly versatile, yet always distinctive, vocals of mainman Dani Davey. The band has survived numerous lineup changes over the years, with many members serving time in other prominent bands as shown below.

Current Members

Dani Davey

vocals

Paul Allender

guitars (The Blood Divine)

Martin Skaroupka

drums (Masterplan)

Former Members/Guests

Paul Ryan

guitars (The Blood Divine)

Stuart Antsis

guitars

Jared Demeter

guitars

Gian Piras

guitars (Dragonlord, Solstice)

James McIlroy

guitars

Charles Hedger

guitars

Robin Eaglestone

bass (December Moon)

Dave Pybus

bass (Anathema, Angtoria)

Danny Firth (guest)

bass

Benjamin Ryan

keyboards (The Blood Divine)

Damien Gregori

keyboards

Les Smith

keyboards (Anathema)

Martin Powell

keyboards (Anathema, My Dying Bride)

Ashley Ellyllon

keyboards

Nick Barker

drums (Brujeria, Dimmu Borgir, Lock Up, Old Man's Child, Testament)

William Sarginson

drums (The Blood Divine, December Moon, Deinonychus)

Adrian Erlandsson

drums (At The Gates, Code, The Haunted, Vallenfyre)


Discography



The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh 
1994 Cacophonous
  1. Darkness our bride (Jugular wedding)
  2. The principle of evil made flesh
  3. The forest whispers my name
  4. Iscariot
  5. The black goddess rises
  6. One final graven kiss
  7. A crescendo of passion bleeding
  8. To eve the art of witchcraft
  9. Of mist and midnight skies
  10. In secret love we drown
  11. A dream of wolves in the snow
  12. Summer dying fast
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Ryan
  • Paul Allender
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Benjamin Ryan
  • Nick Barker




Vempire/Dark Faerytales In Phallustein 
1996 Cacophonous
  1. Ebony dressed for sunset
  2. The forest whispers my name
  3. Queen of winter, throned
  4. Nocturnal supremacy
  5. She mourns a lengthening shadow
  6. The rape and ruin of angels (Hosannas in Extremis)
  • Dani Davey
  • Stuart Antsis
  • Jared Demeter
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Damien Gregori
  • Nick Barker




Dusk ... And Her Embrace 
1996 Music For Nations
  1. Humana inspired to nightmare
  2. Heaven torn asunder
  3. Funeral in Carpatia
  4. A gothic romance (Red roses for the devil's whore)
  5. Nocturnal supremecy '96
  6. Malice through the looking glass
  7. Dusk and her embrace
  8. The graveyard by moonlight
  9. Beauty slept in Sodom
  10. Haunted shores
  • Dani Davey
  • Stuart Antsis
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Damien Gregori
  • Nick Barker
1996 Internet Top Ten album




Cruelty And The Beast 
1998 Music For Nations
  1. Once upon atrocity
  2. Thirteen autumns and a widow
  3. Cruelty brought thee orchids
  4. Beneath the howling stars
  5. Venus in fear
  6. Desire in violent overture
  7. The twisted nails of faith
  8. Benighted like usher
  9. A murder of ravens in fugue
  10. Eyes that witnessed madness
  11. Portrait of a dead countess
  12. Lustmord and wargasm (the lick of carnivorous winds)
  • Dani Davey
  • Stuart Antsis
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Les Smith
  • Nick Barker
1998 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



(EP) From The Cradle To Enslave 
1999 Music For Nations
  1. From the Cradle To Enslave
  2. Of Dark Blood And Fucking
  3. Death Comes Ripping
  4. Sleepless
  5. Funeral In Carpahia (Be Quick Or Be Dead Version)
  6. Dawn Of Eternity
  • Dani Davey
  • Stuart Antsis
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Les Smith
  • Nick Barker
  • William Sarginson
  • Adrian Erlandsson




Midian 
2000 Music For Nations
  1. At The Gates Of Midian
  2. Cthulhu Dawn
  3. Saffron's Curse
  4. Death Magick For Adepts
  5. Lord Abortion
  6. Amore E Morte
  7. Creatures That Kissed In Cold Mirrors
  8. Her Ghost In The Fog
  9. Satanic Mantra
  10. Tearing The Veil From Grace
  11. Tortured Soul Asylum
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Martin Powell
  • Adrian Erlandsson
2000 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Bitter Suites To Succubi 
2001 Spitfire
  1. Sin Deep My Wicked Angel
  2. All Hope In Eclipse
  3. Born In A Burial Gown
  4. Summer Dying Fast
  5. No Time To Cry
  6. The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
  7. Suicide and Other Comforts
  8. Dinner at Deviant's Palace
  9. The Black Goddess Rises II
  10. Scorched Earth Erotica
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Martin Powell
  • Adrian Erlandsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Lovecraft & Witch Hearts  COMPILATION
2002 Spitfire
  1. Creatures That Kissed In Cold Mirrors
  2. Dusk and her Embrace
  3. Beneath The Howling Stars
  4. Her Ghost In The Fog
  5. Funeral In Carpathia(Be Quick Or Be Dead Mix)
  6. The Twisted Nails Of Faith
  7. From The Cradle To Enslave
  8. Saffron’s Curse
  9. Malice Through The Looking Glass
  10. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
  11. Lord Abortion
  12. Once Upon Atrocity
  13. Thirteen Autumns And A Widow - Red October mix
  14. For Those Who Died – Return To The Sabbat Mix
  15. Sodomy And Lust
  16. Twisting Further Nails (remix)
  17. Amor E Morte - Lycanthroy mix
  18. Carmilla’s Masque
  19. Lustmord And Wargasm-The Relicking Of Cadaverous Wounds
  20. Dawn Of Eternity
  21. Of Dark Blood And Fucking-Stripped To The Bone mix
  22. Dance Macabre (remix)
  23. Hell Awaits
  24. Hallowed Be Thy Name




Live Bait For The Dead 
2002 Abracadaver
  1. Intro - The Ceremony Opens
  2. Lord Abortion
  3. Ebony Dressed For Sunset
  4. The Forest Whispers My Name
  5. Cthulhu Dawn
  6. Dusk And Her Embrace
  7. The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
  8. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
  9. Her Ghost In The Fog
  10. Summer Dying Fast
  11. Interlude - Creatures That Kissed In Cold Mirrors
  12. From The Cradle To Enslave
  13. Queen Of Winter Throned
  14. Born In A Burian Gown - The Polished Coffin Mix
  15. No Time To Cry - Sisters Of No Mercy Mix
  16. Funeral In Carpathia - Soundcheck Recording
  17. Deleted Scenes Of A Snuff Princess
  18. Scorched Earth Erotica - Original Demo Version
  19. Nocturnal Supremacy - Soundcheck Recording
  20. From The Cradle To Enslave - Under Martian Rule Mix
  21. The Fire Still Burns
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Gian Piras
  • Robin Eaglestone
  • Martin Powell
  • Adrian Erlandsson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Damnation And A Day 
2003 Abracadaver
  1. A Bruise Upon The Silent Moon
  2. The Promise Of Fever
  3. Hurt And Virtue
  4. An Enemy Led The Tempest
  5. Damned In Any Language (A Plague On Words)
  6. Better To Reign In Hell
  7. Serpent Tongue
  8. Carrion
  9. The Mordant Liquor Of Tears
  10. Presents From The Poison-Hearted
  11. Doberman Pharaoh
  12. Babalon A.D. (So Glad For The Madness)
  13. A Scarlet Witch Lit The Season
  14. Mannequin
  15. Thank God For The Suffering
  16. The Smoke Of Her Burning
  17. End Of Daze
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Dave Pybus
  • Adrian Erlandsson
2003 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Nymphetamine 
2004 Roadrunner
  1. Satyriasis (Intro)
  2. Gilded Cunt
  3. Nemesis
  4. Gabrielle
  5. Absinthe with Faust
  6. Nymphetamine (Overdose)
  7. Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette
  8. Medusa and Hemlock
  9. Coffin Fodder
  10. English Fire
  11. Filthy Little Secret
  12. Swanson For A Raven
  13. Mother of Abominations
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • James McIlroy
  • Dave Pybus
  • Martin Powell
  • Adrian Erlandsson
2004 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Thornography 
2006 Roadrunner
  1. Under Pregnant Skies she Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan
  2. Dirge Inferno
  3. Tonight in Flames
  4. Libertina Grimm
  5. Byronic Man
  6. I am the Thorn
  7. Cemetery and Sundown
  8. Lovesick for Mina
  9. The Foetus of a New Day Kicking
  10. Rise of the Pentagram
  11. Under Huntress Moon
  12. Temptation (Heaven 17)
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Charles Hedger
  • Dave Pybus
  • Adrian Erlandsson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder 
2008 Roadrunner
  1. In Grandeur and Frankincense Devilment Stirs
  2. Shat Out of Hell
  3. The Death of Love
  4. The 13th Caesar
  5. Tiffauges
  6. Tragic Kingdom
  7. Sweetest Maleficia
  8. Honey And Sulphur
  9. Midnight Shadows Crawl to Darken Counsel With Life
  10. Darkness Incarnate
  11. Ten Leagues Beneath Contempt
  12. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
  13. Corpseflower
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Charles Hedger
  • Dave Pybus
  • Martin Skaroupka

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa 
2010 Abracadaver
  1. . The Cult of Venus Aversa
  2. One Foul Step From the Abyss
  3. The Nun with the Astral Habit
  4. Retreat of the Sacred Heart
  5. The Persecution Song
  6. Deceiving Eyes
  7. Lilith Immaculate
  8. The Spawn of Love and War
  9. Harlot on a Pedestal
  10. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)
  11. Beyond the Eleventh Hour
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • James McIlroy
  • Dave Pybus
  • Ashley Ellyllon
  • Martin Skaroupka

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Evermore Darkly ... 
2011 Peaceville
  1. Transmission From Hell?
  2. Thank Your Lucky Scars
  3. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) - Elder Version
  4. Lilith Immaculate (Extended Length)
  5. The Persecution Song - Elder Version
  6. Forgive Me Father (I'm In A Trance)
  7. The Spawn Of Love And War - Elder Version
  8. Summer Dying Fast ("Midnight In The Labyrinth" breadcrumb trail)
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • James McIlroy
  • Dave Pybus
  • Martin Skaroupka




Midnight In The Labyrinth 
2012 Peaceville
  1. A Gothic Romance (Red Roses for the Devil's Whore)
  2. The Forest Whispers My Name
  3. The Twisted Nails of Faith
  4. The Rape and Ruin of Angels (Hosannas in Extremis)
  5. Funeral in Carpathia
  6. Summer Dying Fast
  7. Thirteen Autumns and a Widow
  8. Dusk and Her Embrace
  9. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
  10. Goetia (Invoking the Unclean)
  11. The Rape and Ruin of Angels (Hosannas in Extremis)
  12. Dusk and Her Embrace
  13. Summer Dying Fast
  14. The Twisted Nails of Faith
  15. Funeral in Carpathia
  16. The Forest Whispers My Name
  17. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
  18. A Gothic Romance (Red Roses for the Devil's Whore)
  19. Thirteen Autumns and a Widow




The Manticore & Other Horrors 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Unveiling of O
  2. The Abhorrent
  3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
  4. Illicitus
  5. Manticore
  6. Frost on Her Pillow
  7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
  8. Pallid Reflection
  9. Siding with the Titans
  10. Succumb to This
  11. Sinfonia
  • Dani Davey
  • Paul Allender
  • Danny Firth
  • Martin Skaroupka


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