Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth

Sunday 23 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1997 / 1999 / 2001 / 2004 / 2006 / 2011 / 2015 / 2019
Genre

Black Metal

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

The Suffolk, UK based vampire coven Cradle of Filth rings a bell with every metalhead – unless you’ve spent the last two and a half decades on a desert island. Their dynamic mix of fast black metal and NWOBHM-inspired guitar work is infamous and instantly recognisable. The lyrical content on Cradle’s concept albums ranges from Vlad Tepes and countess Elizabeth Bathory to Gilles de Rais and she-devil Lilith. All the ingredients for the perfect horror metal cocktail are right there! Cradle of Filth is the kind of band you either love or hate: some of the early fans accused the band of currying favour with mainstream circles by abandoning the black metal of their early years. Still, in spite of numerous personnel changes that have left singer Dani Filth as the only remaining founding member, Cradle’s music is drenched in a gothic horror atmosphere characterised by classic heavy metal guitar leads, resulting in an inimitable signature. By the way, they have a special treat in store for their 8th appearance at GMM: they’ve announced they’ll be playing their classic ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ album in its entirety! (#GMM19)