Live Bait for the Dead

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Live Bait for the Dead
Cradle of Filth - Live Bait for the Dead.jpg
Cover art by John Coulthart
Live album by Cradle of Filth
Released 19 August 2002
Recorded 14 April 2001 at Rock City in Nottingham, England (disc one)
Genre Extreme metal
Length 74:54
Label Abracadaver
Producer Cradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth chronology
Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
Live Bait for the Dead
Damnation and a Day
Alternative cover
Eleven Burial Masses release
Eleven Burial Masses release

Live Bait for the Dead is a live album by Cradle of Filth, recorded at Nottingham Rock City on 14 April 2001 and released on 19 August 2002. The album was released and (uniquely, so far) distributed on the band's own Abracadaver label. The same gig is included on the DVD Heavy, Left-Handed and Candid. Following the same format as Lovecraft & Witch Hearts, the main album is supplemented by a second disc of rare tracks and remixes. This would be bassist Robin Eaglestone's final recorded appearance.

Eleven Burial Masses[edit]

A 2007 release by Peaceville Records combines the first disc of Live Bait for the Dead with the Heavy, Left-Handed and Candid DVD (minus the bonus features). The "eleven" of the title does not take into account the instrumentals "The Ceremony Opens" and "Creatures That Kissed in Cold Mirrors".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

AllMusic wrote, "the performance and set list are impeccable, but it's ultimately redundant, and strictly for fans only."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Intro – The Ceremony Opens" 2:45
2. "Lord Abortion" 6:33
3. "Ebony Dressed for Sunset" 2:55
4. "The Forest Whispers My Name" 4:55
5. "Cthulhu Dawn" 4:31
6. "Dusk and Her Embrace" 6:24
7. "The Principle of Evil Made Flesh" 5:42
8. "Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids" 7:54
9. "Her Ghost in the Fog" 7:33
10. "Summer Dying Fast" 5:43
11. "Interlude – Creatures That Kissed in Cold Mirrors" 3:56
12. "From the Cradle to Enslave" 5:59
13. "Queen of Winter, Throned" 10:04
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Born in a Burial Gown (The Polished Coffin Mix)" 5:18
2. "No Time to Cry (Sisters of No Mercy Mix)" 4:20
3. "Funeral in Carpathia (Soundcheck Recording)" 8:22
4. "Deleted Scenes of a Snuff Princess" 5:37
5. "Scorched Earth Erotica (Original Demo(n) Version)" 4:57
6. "Nocturnal Supremacy (Soundcheck Recording)" 6:03
7. "From the Cradle to Enslave (Under Martian Rule Mix)" 6:05
8. "The Fire Still Burns" (Twisted Sister cover) 4:08
CD ROM Extras
  • Downloadable screensaver
  • "No Time to Cry" (promo video)


Cradle of Filth


Year Chart Position
2002 French Albums Chart 134[2]
UK Albums Chart 175[3]


  1. ^ a b Serba, John. "Live Bait for the Dead - Cradle of Filth: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cradle of Filth - Live Bait for the Dead (album)". (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK: Chris C. - CZR". Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 

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