Cradle of Filth discography

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Cradle of Filth discography

Cradle of Filth performing at Metalmania in 2005
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 4
Singles 14
Video albums 3
Music videos 17

Cradle of Filth was formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Dani Filth, guitarist Paul Ryan, keyboardist Ben Ryan (Paul's brother), bassist John Richard and drummer Darren White. With this line-up, Cradle of Filth recorded a demo in 1992, titled Invoking the Unclean. Soon after, they recorded their second demo, Orgiastic Pleasures Foul with new guitarist Robin Eaglestone (aka. Robin Graves). He left the band shortly afterwards, but following the departure of John Richard, Eaglestone returned to take his place as bassist. Guitarist Paul Allender joined the band at the same time. Following these changes, another demo was recorded, titled Total Fucking Darkness. White left the band soon after, paving the way for the entry of drummer Nicholas Barker.

Cradle of Filth signed with Cacophonous Records in 1994, releasing their debut, The Principle of Evil Made Flesh. A series of differences between band members arose, and there were also problems between the band and the label. Their second work, the EP V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein, issued in 1996, saw further changes in the line-up. The Ryan brothers left, and Stuart Anstis (guitarist) and Damien Gregori (keyboardist) joined, and Paul Allender was replaced by Jared Demeter. While writing material for a new album, the band negotiated their departure from Cacophonus Records, and in November 1996, signed with European label Music for Nations. Later that year, they released Dusk... and Her Embrace, an album that substantially expanded the group's growing cult following.

Their next album was Cruelty and the Beast, released in 1998 featured new guitarist Gian Pyres. Two years later the group returned with From the Cradle to Enslave, an EP that featured new drummer Adrian Erlandsson (formerly of Sweden's At the Gates and The Haunted), as Barker had departed to join Dimmu Borgir. The band's several lineup changes continued apace as Paul Allender rejoined the group and Martin Powell (ex-Anathema and My Dying Bride) replaced Smith on keyboards for the full-length album Midian, Cradle's last for Music For Nations, which was appropriately released on Hallowe'en 2000. Bitter Suites to Succubi was released on the band's own Abracadaver label in the UK and Spitfire Records in the US in 2001. The group signed to Sony for one album in 2003, adding a choir and orchestra for Damnation and a Day, and moved to Roadrunner Records for 2004's Nymphetamine, 2006's Thornography, and 2008's Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder. 2010's Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa was independently released by Abracadaver through Peaceville.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1][2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
BEL
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
NLD
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
1994 The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
1996 Dusk... and Her Embrace 107 24
1998 Cruelty and the Beast
  • Released: 27 April 1998
  • Label: Music for Nations
  • Format: CD, LP
48 24 13 34 47 37
2000 Midian
  • Released: 30 October 2000
  • Label: Music for Nations
  • Format: CD, LP
63 47 11 50 30 41 57
2003 Damnation and a Day
  • Released: 10 March 2003
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, LP
44 47 43 37 10 37 15 51 30 81 140
2004 Nymphetamine
  • Released: 27 September 2004
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
92 53[13] 56 59 32 44 25 29 23 64 89
2006 Thornography
  • Released: 17 October 2006
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
46 35 20 58 16 48 27 48 37 71 66
2008 Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
  • Released: 28 October 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
73 46 53 50 24 64 37 53 49 56 48
2010 Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
  • Released: 1 November 2010
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD, LP
95 89[14] 50 64 18 55 43 83 61 99
2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD, LP
63[15] 92 24[15] 94[15] 56 96
2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD, LP
63[15] 92 24[15] 94[15] 56 96
2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD, LP
63[15] 92 24[15] 94[15] 56 96
2014 Total Fucking Darkness
  • Released: 19 May 2014
  • Label: Mordgrimm
  • Format: CD, LP
- - - - - - - - - - -
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details UK
[2]
FRA
[7]
Notes
2002 Live Bait for the Dead[1]
  • Released: 19 August 2002
  • Label: Abracadaver
  • Format: CD
175 134
  • Disc one was recorded live at Rock City in Nottingham, England on 14 April 2001.[16] This disc (but not the second) was later re-released as Eleven Burial Masses.
  • Disc two consists of three remixes, two soundcheck recordings, a demo, an instrumental track ("Deleted Scenes of a Snuff Princess"), and a cover of Twisted Sister's "The Fire Still Burns" (originally on the tribute album Twisted Forever).[16]

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1][2]
GER
[8]
2002 Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
  • Released: 13 May 2002
  • Label: Music for Nations
  • Format: CD
96 95
2012 Midnight in the Labyrinth
  • Released: 21 April 2012
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
NLD
[9]
1996 V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein
  • Label: Cacophonous
  • Format: CD, LP
1999 From the Cradle to Enslave
  • Released: 2 November 1999
  • Label: Music for Nations
  • Format: CD, LP
84
2001 Bitter Suites to Succubi
  • Released: 18 June 2001
  • Label: Abracadaver
  • Format: CD, LP
63 36 17 89 45 73
2011 Evermore Darkly
  • Released: 17 October 2011
  • Label: Peaceville
  • Format: CD
177

Singles[edit]

Year Title UK
[2]
FRA
[7]
Album
1998 "Twisted Nails of Faith"[17] Cruelty and the Beast
2000 "Her Ghost in the Fog / Dance Macabre" Midian
2001 "No Time to Cry" Bitter Suites to Succubi
2003 "Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness)" 35 Damnation and a Day
"Mannequin"
2004 "Nymphetamine" Nymphetamine
2005 "Devil Woman"
2006 "Temptation / Dirge Inferno" Thornography
2007 "The Foetus of a New Day Kicking"
2008 "Tragic Kingdom" Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
"Honey and Sulphur" 98
2009 "The Death of Love"
2010 "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa
2011 "Lilith Immaculate"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
1999 PanDaemonAeon
  • Released: 5 October 1999
  • Label: Music for Nations
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2001 Heavy, Left-Handed & Candid
  • Released: 25 November 2001
  • Label: Abracadaver
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2005 Peace Through Superior Firepower
  • Released: 22 November 2005
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1999 "From the Cradle to Enslave" Alex Chandon[18]
2000 "Her Ghost in the Fog"
2001 "Born in a Burial Gown"
"No Time to Cry"
"Scorched Earth Erotica"
2003 "Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness)" W.I.Z.[19]
"Mannequin" Thomas Mignone[20]
"The Promise of Fever" Paul Allender[21]
2004 "Nymphetamine" Dani Jacobs[22]
2006 "Temptation" Adam Mason[23]
2007 "Tonight in Flames" Paul Allender[24]
"The Foetus of a New Day Kicking" Lee Lennox[25]
2008 "Honey and Sulphur" Michael Maxxis[26]
2009 "The Death of Love" Will Wright[27]
2010 "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" Dani Jacobs[28]
2011 "Lilith Immaculate" Ross Bolidai[29]
2012 "Frost On Her Pillow" Stuart Birchall[30]
2013 "For Your Vulgar Delecation" Ross Bolidai [31]

Covers[edit]

Cradle of Filth are well known for their extensive list of covers (usually included on the special editions).

Year Title Album Originally by
1996 "Hell Awaits" Dusk...and Her Embrace Slayer
1998 "Sodomy and Lust" Cruelty and the Beast Sodom
1998 "Black Metal" Cruelty and the Beast Venom
1998 "Hallowed Be Thy Name" Cruelty and the Beast Iron Maiden
1999 "Sleepless" From the Cradle to Enslave Anathema
1999 "Death Comes Ripping" From the Cradle to Enslave Misfits
1999 "Dawn of Eternity" From the Cradle to Enslave (US version) Massacre
2000 "For Those Who Died" Midian Sabbat
2001 "The Fire Still Burns" Twisted Forever Twisted Sister
2001 "No Time to Cry" Bitter Suites to Succubi The Sisters of Mercy
2004 "Devil Woman" Nymphetamine Cliff Richard
2004 "Mr. Crowley" Nymphetamine Ozzy Osbourne
2004 "Bestial Lust" Nymphetamine Bathory
2006 "Halloween 2"/"HW2" Thornography/Underworld: Evolution Samhain
2006 "Temptation" Thornography Heaven 17
2006 "Stay" Thornography Shakespears Sister
2008 "Into the Crypt of Rays" Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder Celtic Frost

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Re-released in 2007 by Peaceville Records, with the new title of Eleven Burial Masses. The CD & DVD package consists of the entire first disc of Live Bait for the Dead, plus the DVD Heavy, Left-Handed and Candid without its original bonus features.

References[edit]

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  11. ^ "Diskographie Cradle of Filth" (in German). Swiss charts. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  12. ^ "Artist Chart History - Cradle of Filth". Billboard charts. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  13. ^ "Pandora Archive". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 15th November 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. 15 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
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  17. ^ "Cradle Of Filth Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 31 October 2000. Archived from the original on 29 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Alex Chandon biography". Film Network. BBC. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  19. ^ "Cradle of Filth: New video posted online, former guitarist joins Christian Death". blabbermouth.net. 15 February 2003. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  20. ^ "Cradle of Filth to film video for "Mannequin"". blabbermouth.net. 3 June 2003. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  21. ^ Mannequin (DVD). Epic Records. 9 December 2003. 
  22. ^ "Cradle of Filth > Music Videos > Nymphetamine". MTV. MTV Networks. 13 September 2004. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  23. ^ "Cradle of Filth > Music Videos > Temptation". MTV. MTV Networks. 25 September 2006. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  24. ^ "Cradle of Filth: 'Tonight in Flames' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 26 June 2007. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  25. ^ "lee lennox (Lee Lennox - director of film and animation) op Myspace". Myspace.com. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
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  27. ^ "Blog Archive » Cradle Of Filth Video Exclusive". Metal Hammer. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  28. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=146839
  29. ^ Records, Peaceville. "Cradle of Filth - Lilith Immaculate (behind the scenes of the video shoot) on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  30. ^ CRADLE OF FILTH Frost on Her Pillow video | Metal Injection Archived 29 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ Credits

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