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Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk 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. They have released 12 full-length studio albums to date. Vocalist Dani Filth is the only remaining founding member. Read more on

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The Month in Black Metal with Cheryl Carter – November 2014

November 27th, 2014

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Last week we kicked off our new series of genre-specific columns with Prog, and this week we’re turning our attention to things a little nastier. We’ve asked Cheryl Carter to give us her insight to the past month (well, month and a bit – we’re just getting into the swing of this whole “regular schedule” thing, after all) in Black Metal…

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Sunday Slaylist: Alt-Fest 2014 CANCELLED

July 27th, 2014

Alt-Fest 2014 Slaylist CANCELLED Thrash Hits

Another Sunday, another Slaylist dedicated to the line-up of one of the UK’s upcoming summer festivals. This week it is the turn of Alt-Fest – a brand new festival taking place over the weekend of 15-17 August, in the Boughton Estate near Kettering. It’s still got a fair whack of metal and rock in the line-up, but Alt-Fest separates itself form the crowd with a healthy dollop of goth and industrial music as well. Go stuff this week’s Slaylist down your ears and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Oh dear. Alt-Fest has been cancelled. Still, you can still enjoy our Spotify Playlist, right?

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Live: Behemoth @ London Kentish Town Forum – 10 February 2014

February 14th, 2014

Behemoth at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme (because we don't have a London gig shot, OBVS)

With their new album The Satanist only just released (and already getting plenty of plaudits), Behemoth came to London this week to headline a show on top of a stacked bill of bands to remind people why it’s already being touted as an early contender for one of the albums of the year. Okay, technically it was a co-headline with Cradle of Filth, but there was no argument over who was going on last. Cheryl Carter hit the Kentish Town Forum early doors to catch the whole show. Well, nearly the whole show.

6 things we learnt while watching Behemoth in London:

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Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult – we speak to Dayal Patterson about his forthcoming book

July 29th, 2013

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult Thrash Hits

The world needs yet another book about black metal as much as Varg Vikernes needs to buy another gunrack, right? Well, Dayal Patterson doesn’t agree (about the book part, at any rate). A regular writer and photographer to Metal Hammer (as well as an occasional contributor to Record Collector and The Quietus), Dayal has penned Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult, a mammoth 600+ page book on “the progress of the genre, from its infancy in the early eighties through to its resurrection in the nineties and onwards to the fascinating scene we see today” (cheers, for that, PR blurb). Blimey.

With all that in mind, we gave Dayal a buzz to ask him our usual mix of awkward, annoying, and ever-so-slightly insightful questions about his book, the musicians he interviewed in order to write it, and just why British black metal bands look so silly in corpse paint.

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Album: Cradle of Filth – The Manticore and Other Horrors

November 21st, 2012

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Cradle of Filth
The Manticore and Other Horrors
Peaceville Records
29 October 2012

by Hugh Platt

I’ve got a confession to make. I have a very, very simple yardstick by which I gauge how much I like an album by Cradle of Filth. It’s not scientific, it’s not fair, but it’s still 100% a better system than going through the rigmarole of reviewing The Manticore and Other Horrors like I would any other album.

It’s simple: the more songs on a Cradle of Filth album that sound like ‘The Twisted Nails of Faith’, the better the album is.

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EP/DVD: Cradle of Filth – Evermore Darkly

November 21st, 2011

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Cradle of Filth
Evermore Darkly
Peaceville Records
18 October 2011

by Jon Kerr

Famed for their ever-changing band members and labels (and one of the most offensive band t-shirts in history) Cradle of Filth are argubaly Suffolk’s finest extreme metal export. Having maintained an impressive run of recording and touring throughout their nearly twenty-year lifespan, is Evermore Darkly proof that they’re still the gift that keeps on giving…?

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WTF Friday: Dani Filth’s Top 5….Sandwiches?

February 18th, 2011

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It should come as little surprise to any of our regular readers that we here at Thrash Hits aren’t really fans of doing “traditional” interviews when we get bands in front of a video camera. So when the guys over at Bizarre Magazine asked Dani Filth, frontman of everyone’s favourite home county hellspawn, Cradle Of Filth, what his top five sandwiches were, we can do little but stand up and applaud their aplomb.

Check the video out after the jump.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2009: Cradle of Filth – Saturday, 15 August 2009

August 16th, 2009

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As we’re sure you’re well aware of by now, some idiot decided to ruin the Saturday night of Bloodstock Open Air 2009 when they started to throw large, one-pound gobstoppers at the stage during Cradle Of Filth’s headlining spot. Once one of these projectiles collided with guitarist Paul Allender’s spine, the band understandably decided they’d had enough, and cut their set short.
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