Sarah Jezebel Deva

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Sarah Jezebel Deva
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Background information
Birth name Sarah Jane Ferridge
Born (1977-02-25) 25 February 1977 (age 37)
Forest Gate, London, England
Genres Classical music, symphonic metal, symphonic black metal, gothic metal
Occupations Vocalist
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Sarah Jezebel Deva
Angtoria
Cradle of Filth
Mystic Circle
Therion
Mortiis
Silent Descent
Creation’s Tears
The Kovenant

Sarah Jane Ferridge (born 25 February 1977 in Forest Gate, East London, England), better known by her stage name Sarah Jezebel Deva, is an English vocalist. She was the female vocalist in Cradle of Filth for 14 years and also fronts her own band, Angtoria. In 2009, Deva started her self-titled solo project. The debut album A Sign of Sublime was released in February 2010. Her sophomore album, called The Corruption of Mercy, was released on June 27, 2011 under a new three album record deal with Listenable Records.[1]

Career[edit]

Deva was raised in East Ham, London and has two half sisters and three half brothers. She had a troubled and turbulent childhood, leaving home when she was nine years old. Her godmother influenced her life greatly, getting her on the path to music.

Deva's career started at the age of eleven at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, Essex. A cover of Sublime's "Summertime" was her first performance in a live band and totally unrehearsed, she performed one more time there at the age of thirteen. Deva went on to write her own lyrics and later recorded a demo on her friend's 8-track console. Her first band was called Mad Dog, a punk group in which she was co-vocalist. She only did one show with the band, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, supporting legendary punk band 999. Paul Allender and Dani Filth, founders of extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, would later meet Deva through mutual friends.

After leaving Cradle of Filth in 2009, Deva started her self-titled solo project with Ken Newman and signed a deal with a small British record company. A Sign of Sublime was released on February 15, 2010. A European and UK tour followed inclusive of a performance at Femme Metal Festival.

After various issues with the label, Deva left the record company and joined forces with Dan Abela, a musician and producer. Together, they co-wrote The Corruption of Mercy after signing a three-album record deal with Listenable Records in March 2011.

Discography[edit]

Solo career
Mad Dog
  • Howling at the Moon (1993)
With Cradle of Filth
With Creation's Tears
With The Kovenant
With Tulus
  • Mysterion (1997)
With Therion
With Graveworm
With Mortiis
With Mystic Circle
  • Infernal Satanic Verses (1999)
With The Gathering
With Mendeed
Angtoria
Trigger the Bloodshed

Purgation (2008)

Hecate Enthroned

Virulent Rapture (2013)

Various artists
  • Emerald / A Tribute to the Wild One (Thin Lizzy tribute) (2003) ("Southbound" with Therion)
  • The Lotus Eaters (Dead Can Dance tribute) (2004) ("The Wind That Shakes the Barley")

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