Cradle Of Filth

Cradle of Filth is an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved originally from black metal to a cleaner and more “produced” amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by Gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films. The band has gone through many lineup changes, with vocalist Dani Filth being the only constant member. His extreme vocals are often accompanied by female backing vocals, currently performed by keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft.

Current members

  • Dani Filth – vocals (1991-present)
  • Martin Škaroupka – drums (2006-present)
  • Daniel Firth – bass (2012-present)
  • Lindsay Schoolcraft – keys and female vocals (2013-present)
  • Richard Shaw – guitar (2014-present)
  • Marek “Ashok” Šmerda – guitar (2014-present)

Former members

  • Paul Ryan – guitars(1991–1995)
  • Paul Allender – guitars (1993-1995, 2000-2014)
  • Robin Graves – guitars (Robin Mark Eaglestone) (1992)
  • Rishi Mehta – guitars (1994, only live)
  • Stuart Anstis – guitars (1995–1999)
  • Gian Pyres (Gianpiero Piras) -guitars (1996–1999, 2000–2002)
  • James McIlroy – guitars (2003-2005, 2009-2014)
  • Charles Hedger – guitars (2005–2009)
  • Jon Kennedy (Jonathan Pritchard) – bass (1991–1992, 1994–1995)
  • Robin Graves (Robin Mark Eaglestone) – bass (1992–1994, 1995–2002)
  • Dave Pybus  – bass(2002–2005, 2005–2012)
  • Charles Hedger – bass (2005)
  • Benjamin Ryan – keyboards (1991–1994)
  • Damien Gregori – keyboards (Greg Moffitt) (1994–1997)
  • Lecter (Les Smith) – keyboards (1997–1999)
  • Mark Newby-Robson – keyboards (also orchestrations) (1999 live, 2006–2011 studio)
  • Martin Powell – keyboards (also violin & guitars) (2000–2005)
  • Rosie Smith – keyboards (Rosemary Ellen Smith) (also live backing vocals) (2005–2009, only live)
  • Ashley Ellyllon – keyboards (Ashley Jurgemeyer) (also live backing vocals) (2009–2011)
  • Caroline Campbell  – keyboards (also live backing vocals) (2010 and 2011–2012)
  • Darren Gardner (“Daz”) – drums (1991–1992)
  • Nicholas Barker – drums (1993–1999)
  • Was Sarginson – drums (William A. Sarginson) (1992, 1999)
  • Adrian Erlandsson – drums (1999–2006)
  • Andrea Meyer (Andrea Haugen, aka Nebelhexë) – backing vocals (1993–1994)
  • Danielle Cneajna Cottington – backing vocals (1994–1998, only studio)
  • Sarah Jezebel Deva (Sarah Jane Ferridge) – backing vocals (1996–2008, 2011)
  • Carolyn Gretton – backing vocals (2008, only studio)
  • Lucy Atkins – backing vocals (2010-2012, only studio)

Discography

Studio albums

  • The Principle of Evil Made Flesh (1994)
  • Dusk… and Her Embrace (1996)
  • Cruelty and the Beast (1998)
  • Midian (2000)
  • Damnation and a Day (2003)
  • Nymphetamine (2004)
  • Thornography (2006)
  • Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder (2008)
  • Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (2010)
  • The Manticore and Other Horrors (2012)
  • Hammer of the Witches (2015)
  • Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017)

Live albums

  • Live Bait for the Dead (2002)

Compilation albums

  • Lovecraft & Witch Hearts (2002)
  • Midnight in the Labyrinth (2012)

Extended plays

  • V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein (1996)
  • From the Cradle to Enslave (1999)
  • Bitter Suites to Succubi (2001)
  • Evenmore Darkly (2011)

Source: Wikipedia

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