LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth


Masters of baroque melodic extremity, it is befitting that Suffolk symphonaires Cradle of Filth has grabbed the goat by the horns with a suitably slick foray into the live stream arena. Atop a multi-layered theater stage set, ring leader Dani Filth sets the tone, holding aloft a flaming torch and emerging from a cowl straight out of one of the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania entrances, before announcing the commencement of the invocation of the unclean…Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Hellripper – The Affair of the Poisons


The reignited interest in distinctly eighties-sounding metal styles, and more specifically, the thrash revival of the 2000s, has brought with it a handful of blistering new acts, alongside a slew of respectable releases from its originators. However, as a general scene, it has also suffered from a lack of innovation and compositional creativity. Often bands of this scene are perfectly content to just emulate classic sounds long-established by Sodom, Kreator, Venom, Bathory, and Slayer. Oftentimes, I find it a dull guessing game of which thrash bands are being ripped off whenever I listen to these bands. But there are nevertheless a handful of acts that in addition to paying tribute to the old guard’s sound manage to capture that fury, excitement, and blasphemous spirit of heavy music during the proto-extreme metal era. James McBain, the singular creative force behind Hellripper, clearly loves the style of first wave black metal and Teutonic thrash but is also creative enough to blend them to create something that sounds completely fresh. The result here is The Affair of the Poisons (Peaceville Records), a sophomore effort to the more straightforward Coagulating Darkness, and a release of blackened thrash/speed metal fury that will leave you yearning even more for a destructive live experience in 2020.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 67 – Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth Discusses “Cruelty and The Beast – Remistressed”


Ghost Cult had the pleasure of spending our Halloween 2019 at HQ chatting with the legend himself, Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth by phone. Amidst a whirlwind few years of touring the world, writing, and recording a new album, Dani has brought forth the amazing complete Remix and Remaster of their 1998 landmark album Cruelty and The Beast. The resulting release – Cruelty and the Beast – Remistressed Edition, out now via Music For Nations (read the Ghost Cult full review here), is one of the finest remasters you will ever hear, totally going back to the source tapes and present the album as it was intended. Dani was happy to discuss the arduous process that took years, the reasons (mostly legal) the collection didn’t release as planned in 1998, the work he did with Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio, his thoughts on Cruelty upon its release compared with now, the infamous story of their 1998 arrest at The Vatican, and his plans for the next Cradle album, coming soon! Cheers, Dani! Purchase the album here: https://smarturl.it/CrueltyandtheBeast

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Bring Me The Horizon – amo


When That’s the Spirit was released in 2015, everyone who didn’t favor it immediately labeled Bring Me The Horizon soft. Those who did, called them brave—brave to leap out of their Deathcore upbringing and develop a fantastic radio-friendly but still hard record. Now with the release of amo (Sony Music / RCA) the Sheffield natives have courageously created their boldest, bravest record to date.Continue reading


Cradle Of Filth Books New North American Tour With Wednesday 13 And Raven Black


Cradle Of Filth will return to North America this winter for the second leg of their US tour supporting their last album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast). Direct support will come from Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Tickets go on-sale this Friday at the link below. Continue reading


Bring Me The Horizon Shares New Song And Video – “Wonderful Life”


Bring Me The Horizon has shared a brand new song and lyric video, via BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. The second single off of their highly anticipated 2019 album Amo (Sony) is ‘Wonderful Life’, and you can watch it now! The clip features Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth, who also guests on the track. Continue reading


Dani Filth Shares His Thirteen Essential Albums For Halloween


Halloween is a week away, and Cradle of Filth‘s legendary vocalist, Dani Filth, has shared his thirteen essential albums for the holiday online today. Continue reading


Cradle Of Filth Debut New Song – “Achingly Beautiful”


Cradle Of Filth will be releasing their twelfth studio album, entitled Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. So far the legends have shared the ‘Heartbreak And Seance’ and ‘You Will Know The Lion By His Claw’ singles with the masses, and now ‘Achingly Beautiful’ is streaming online.Continue reading


Cradle Of Filth Premiere New Video – “Heartbreak And Seance”


Cradle Of Filth announced last month that they will be releasing their twelfth studio album, entitled Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. Today the band has teamed up with Metal Hammer to premiere the official video for ‘Heartbreak And Seance’ online, and it’s a clip you must see.Continue reading


Cradle Of Filth Will Release ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’ In September


Cradle Of Filth fans rejoice! The legends just revealed that they will be releasing their twelfth studio album, entitled Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading