Sarah Jezebel Deva

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Sarah Jezebel Deva
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Background information
Birth nameSarah Jane Ferridge
Born (1977-02-25) 25 February 1977 (age 42)
Forest Gate, London, England
GenresClassical music, symphonic metal, symphonic black metal, gothic metal
Associated actsSarah Jezebel Deva
Cradle of Filth
Mystic Circle
Silent Descent
Creation's Tears
The Kovenant

Sarah Jane Ferridge (born 25 February 1977), better known by her stage name Sarah Jezebel Deva, is an English vocalist. She was the female soprano 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 second album, called The Corruption of Mercy, was released on 27 June 2011 under a new three album record deal with Listenable Records.[1]


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 Ella Fitzgerald'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 15 February 2010. A European and UK tour followed inclusive of a performance at Femme Metal Festival.[2]

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.


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
Trigger the Bloodshed
Hecate Enthroned
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")


  1. ^ "Sarah Jezebel Deva: 'The World Won't Hold Your Hand' Video Released". 3 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA 'Learned A Lot' From Guesting On CRADLE OF FILTH's Orchestral Album". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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