Complete List Of Cradle Of Filth Albums And Discography

Cradle Of Filth Albums

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Cradle of Filth was formed in Suffolk, England, in 1991. They are considered an extreme metal band. The band was founded by Dani Filth (vocals), Paul Ryan (guitar), John Richard (bass), and Darren Gardner (drums). Over the years, Cradle of Filth has released thirteen studio albums, including The Principle of Evil Made Flesh (1994), Dusk… and Her Embrace (1996), Cruelty and the Beast (1998), Midian (2000), Damnation and a Day (2003), Nymphetamine (2004), Thornography (2006), Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder (2008), Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (2010), The Manticore and Other Horrors (2012), Hammer of the Witches (2015), Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017), and Existence Is Futile (2021).

Cradle of Filth is known for their blend of gothic and extreme metal, characterized by symphonic elements, elaborate compositions, and dark, poetic lyrics. They have achieved significant chart success, with several albums reaching the Billboard 200. The band has undergone numerous lineup changes, with Dani Filth remaining the constant member. Cradle of Filth has also released multiple live albums, compilations, and EPs, and they continue to be a prominent force in the metal scene. The band’s elaborate live performances and distinctive style have earned them a loyal fanbase worldwide.

CRADLE OF FILTH STUDIO ALBUMS

The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

Released February 24, 1994

The Principle of Evil Made Flesh is Cradle of Filth’s debut studio album, released on February 24, 1994, through Cacophonous Records. The album established the band’s dark, gothic, and extreme metal style, characterized by its symphonic elements and poetic lyrics.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and Paul Ryan on guitars, Robin Graves on bass, Benjamin Ryan on keyboards, and Darren White on drums. It was produced by Cradle of Filth and recorded at Academy Music Studio in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, in 1993.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Darkness Our Bride (Jugular Wedding)” – 2:00
  2. “The Principle of Evil Made Flesh” – 4:34
  3. “The Forest Whispers My Name” – 5:06
  4. “Iscariot” – 2:33
  5. “The Black Goddess Rises” – 6:48
  6. “One Final Graven Kiss” – 2:15
  7. “A Crescendo of Passion Bleeding” – 5:30
  8. “To Eve the Art of Witchcraft” – 5:28
  9. “Of Mist and Midnight Skies” – 8:10
  10. “In Secret Love We Drown” – 1:29
  11. “A Dream of Wolves in the Snow” – 2:10
  12. “Summer Dying Fast” – 5:39

Dusk… and Her Embrace

Released August 28, 1996

Dusk… and Her Embrace is the second studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on August 28, 1996. The album is noted for its elaborate compositions and gothic atmosphere, helping to solidify the band’s place in the extreme metal scene.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Stuart Anstis and Gian Pyres on guitars, Robin Graves on bass, Damien Gregori on keyboards, and Nicholas Barker on drums. It was produced by Kit Woolven and recorded at DEP International Studios in Birmingham, England, in 1996.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Humana Inspired to Nightmare” – 1:22
  2. “Heaven Torn Asunder” – 7:04
  3. “Funeral in Carpathia” – 8:24
  4. “A Gothic Romance (Red Roses for the Devil’s Whore)” – 8:35
  5. “Malice Through the Looking Glass” – 5:30
  6. “Dusk and Her Embrace” – 6:09
  7. “The Graveyard by Moonlight” – 2:28
  8. “Beauty Slept in Sodom” – 6:32
  9. “Haunted Shores” – 7:04

Cruelty and the Beast

Released May 5, 1998

Cruelty and the Beast is the third studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on May 5, 1998. The album is a concept piece centered on the story of Elizabeth Báthory and is known for its intricate songwriting and gothic atmosphere. It peaked at number 44 on the UK Albums Chart.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Stuart Anstis and Gian Pyres on guitars, Robin Graves on bass, Les Smith on keyboards, and Nicholas Barker on drums. It was produced by Jan Peter Genkel and Hutter, and recorded at DEP International Studios in Birmingham, England, in 1997.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Once Upon Atrocity” – 1:42
  2. “Thirteen Autumns and a Widow” – 7:14
  3. “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids” – 7:18
  4. “Beneath the Howling Stars” – 7:42
  5. “Venus in Fear” – 2:20
  6. “Desire in Violent Overture” – 4:16
  7. “The Twisted Nails of Faith” – 6:50
  8. “Bathory Aria” – 11:02
  9. “Portrait of the Dead Countess” – 2:52
  10. “Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)” – 7:30

Midian

Released October 30, 2000

Midian is Cradle of Filth’s fourth studio album, released on October 30, 2000. The album takes its name from the fictional city in Clive Barker’s novel Cabal and is known for its dark, fantastical themes and complex compositions. It reached number 63 on the UK Albums Chart.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and Gian Pyres on guitars, Robin Graves on bass, Martin Powell on keyboards and violin, and Adrian Erlandsson on drums. It was produced by John Fryer and recorded at Parkgate Studios in Battle, East Sussex, England, in 2000.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “At the Gates of Midian” – 2:19
  2. “Cthulhu Dawn” – 4:17
  3. “Saffron’s Curse” – 6:32
  4. “Death Magick for Adepts” – 5:53
  5. “Lord Abortion” – 6:52
  6. “Amor e Morte” – 6:44
  7. “Creatures That Kissed in Cold Mirrors” – 3:00
  8. “Her Ghost in the Fog” – 6:24
  9. “Satanic Mantra” – 0:51
  10. “Tearing the Veil from Grace” – 8:13
  11. “Tortured Soul Asylum” – 7:46

Damnation and a Day

Released March 10, 2003

Damnation and a Day is the fifth studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on March 10, 2003. The album is known for its orchestral elements and extensive use of choirs, featuring the Budapest Film Orchestra and Choir. It debuted at number 18 on the UK Albums Chart.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and Martin Powell on guitars, Dave Pybus on bass, Martin Powell on keyboards, and Adrian Erlandsson on drums. It was produced by Doug Cook and recorded at Parkgate Studios in Battle, East Sussex, England, in 2002.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “A Bruise Upon the Silent Moon” – 2:03
  2. “The Promise of Fever” – 5:58
  3. “Hurt and Virtue” – 5:24
  4. “An Enemy Led the Tempest” – 6:11
  5. “Damned in Any Language (A Plague on Words)” – 1:58
  6. “Better to Reign in Hell” – 6:11
  7. “Serpent Tongue” – 5:10
  8. “Carrion” – 4:42
  9. “The Mordant Liquor of Tears” – 2:35
  10. “Presents from the Poison-Hearted” – 6:19
  11. “Doberman Pharaoh” – 6:02
  12. “Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness)” – 5:39
  13. “A Scarlet Witch Lit the Season” – 1:34
  14. “Mannequin” – 4:27
  15. “Thank God for the Suffering” – 6:13
  16. “The Smoke of Her Burning” – 5:00
  17. “End of Daze” – 1:24

Nymphetamine

Released September 28, 2004

Nymphetamine is Cradle of Filth’s sixth studio album, released on September 28, 2004. The album blends gothic metal with symphonic elements, featuring the popular title track “Nymphetamine Fix.” It peaked at number 89 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart position in the United States at that time.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and James McIlroy on guitars, Dave Pybus on bass, Martin Powell on keyboards, and Adrian Erlandsson on drums. It was produced by Rob Caggiano and recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England, in 2004.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Satyriasis” – 1:42
  2. “Gilded Cunt” – 4:08
  3. “Nemesis” – 7:18
  4. “Gabrielle” – 5:27
  5. “Absinthe with Faust” – 5:14
  6. “Nymphetamine (Overdose)” – 9:15
  7. “Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette” – 1:57
  8. “Medusa and Hemlock” – 4:44
  9. “Coffin Fodder” – 5:17
  10. “English Fire” – 4:45
  11. “Filthy Little Secret” – 6:16
  12. “Swansong for a Raven” – 7:09
  13. “Mother of Abominations” – 7:33
  14. “Nymphetamine Fix” – 5:02

Thornography

Released October 17, 2006

Thornography is Cradle of Filth’s seventh studio album, released on October 17, 2006. The album features a more melodic and accessible sound, incorporating elements of gothic and extreme metal. It debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and Charles Hedger on guitars, Dave Pybus on bass, Rosie Smith on keyboards, and Adrian Erlandsson on drums. It was produced by Rob Caggiano and recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England, in 2006.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan” – 1:40
  2. “Dirge Inferno” – 4:54
  3. “Tonight in Flames” – 5:55
  4. “Libertina Grimm” – 5:51
  5. “Byronic Man” – 5:03
  6. “I Am the Thorn” – 7:06
  7. “Cemetery and Sundown” – 5:37
  8. “Lovesick for Mina” – 7:00
  9. “The Foetus of a New Day Kicking” – 3:43
  10. “Rise of the Pentagram” – 7:02
  11. “Under Huntress Moon” – 6:58
  12. “Temptation” – 3:47

Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder

Released October 28, 2008

Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder is the eighth studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on October 28, 2008. The album is a concept piece centered around the story of Gilles de Rais, a medieval French nobleman and convicted serial killer. It debuted at number 48 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender and Charles Hedger on guitars, Dave Pybus on bass, Rosie Smith on keyboards, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Andy Sneap and recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England, in 2008.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “In Grandeur and Frankincense Devilment Stirs” – 2:27
  2. “Shat Out of Hell” – 5:03
  3. “The Death of Love” – 7:13
  4. “The 13th Caesar” – 5:35
  5. “Tiffauges” – 2:14
  6. “Tragic Kingdom” – 5:59
  7. “Sweetest Maleficia” – 5:59
  8. “Honey and Sulphur” – 5:37
  9. “Midnight Shadows Crawl to Darken Counsel with Life” – 8:58
  10. “Darkness Incarnate” – 8:55
  11. “Ten Leagues Beneath Contempt” – 4:58
  12. “Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder” – 5:37
  13. “Corpseflower” – 2:41

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Released November 1, 2010

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is the ninth studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on November 1, 2010. The album is a concept piece centered around the mythological figure Lilith and showcases the band’s gothic and extreme metal style. It debuted at number 99 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender on guitar, James McIlroy on guitar, Dave Pybus on bass, Ashley Ellyllon on keyboards, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Scott Atkins and recorded at Monkey Puzzle House Studios in Surrey, England, in 2010.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Cult of Venus Aversa” – 7:08
  2. “One Foul Step from the Abyss” – 4:53
  3. “The Nun with the Astral Habit” – 4:53
  4. “Retreat of the Sacred Heart” – 3:56
  5. “The Persecution Song” – 5:35
  6. “Deceiving Eyes” – 6:44
  7. “Lilith Immaculate” – 6:11
  8. “The Spawn of Love and War” – 6:19
  9. “Harlot on a Pedestal” – 5:09
  10. “Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)” – 4:33
  11. “Beyond Eleventh Hour” – 7:16

The Manticore and Other Horrors

Released October 29, 2012

The Manticore and Other Horrors is Cradle of Filth’s tenth studio album, released on October 29, 2012. The album explores various dark themes and showcases a blend of gothic and extreme metal. It peaked at number 96 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Paul Allender on guitar, Richard Shaw on guitar, Daniel Firth on bass, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Scott Atkins and recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, in 2012.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Unveiling of O” – 2:07
  2. “The Abhorrent” – 5:53
  3. “For Your Vulgar Delectation” – 4:47
  4. “Illicitus” – 5:25
  5. “Manticore” – 5:53
  6. “Frost on Her Pillow” – 4:12
  7. “Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair” – 4:23
  8. “Pallid Reflection” – 5:35
  9. “Siding with the Titans” – 5:17
  10. “Succumb to This” – 4:43
  11. “Nightmares of an Ether Drinker” – 4:25
  12. “Death, the Great Adventure” – 7:18
  13. “Sinfonia” – 3:20

Hammer of the Witches

Released July 10, 2015

Hammer of the Witches is Cradle of Filth’s eleventh studio album, released on July 10, 2015. The album features a more refined and melodic sound, and it received positive reviews from critics. It debuted at number 65 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Richard Shaw and Ashok on guitars, Daniel Firth on bass, Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Scott Atkins and recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, in 2015.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Walpurgis Eve” – 1:29
  2. “Yours Immortally…” – 6:01
  3. “Enshrined in Crematoria” – 5:46
  4. “Deflowering the Maidenhead, Displeasuring the Goddess” – 6:56
  5. “Blackest Magick in Practice” – 6:49
  6. “The Monstrous Sabbat (Summoning the Coven)” – 1:50
  7. “Hammer of the Witches” – 6:29
  8. “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych” – 5:55
  9. “The Vampyre at My Side” – 5:46
  10. “Onward Christian Soldiers” – 6:58
  11. “Blooding the Hounds of Hell” – 2:12

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay

Released September 22, 2017

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay is Cradle of Filth’s twelfth studio album, released on September 22, 2017. The album is inspired by Victorian Gothic horror and features elaborate compositions. It debuted at number 72 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Richard Shaw and Ashok on guitars, Daniel Firth on bass, Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Scott Atkins and recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, in 2017.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Exquisite Torments Await” – 2:14
  2. “Heartbreak and Seance” – 6:24
  3. “Achingly Beautiful” – 6:41
  4. “Wester Vespertine” – 7:28
  5. “The Seductiveness of Decay” – 7:39
  6. “Vengeful Spirit” – 5:11
  7. “You Will Know the Lion by His Claw” – 7:22
  8. “Death and the Maiden” – 8:48

Existence Is Futile

Released October 22, 2021

Existence Is Futile is the thirteenth studio album by Cradle of Filth, released on October 22, 2021. The album explores themes of existentialism and the apocalypse, blending gothic and extreme metal. It peaked at number 129 on the Billboard 200.

The album features Dani Filth on vocals, Richard Shaw and Ashok on guitars, Daniel Firth on bass, Anabelle Iratni on keyboards, and Martin Skaroupka on drums. It was produced by Scott Atkins and recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, in 2021.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Fate of the World on Our Shoulders” – 1:32
  2. “Existential Terror” – 6:01
  3. “Necromantic Fantasies” – 5:38
  4. “Crawling King Chaos” – 6:16
  5. “Here Comes a Candle… (Infernal Lullaby)” – 1:00
  6. “Black Smoke Curling from the Lips of War” – 5:21
  7. “Discourse Between a Man and His Soul” – 5:29
  8. “The Dying of the Embers” – 5:26
  9. “Ashen Mortality” – 3:27
  10. “How Many Tears to Nurture a Rose?” – 4:36
  11. “Suffer Our Dominion” – 6:29
  12. “Us, Dark, Invincible” – 6:22

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