An extremely controversial symphonic black metal Band from Britain, formed 91-92. Central themes of satanism, religion, vampirism, womanization, and just general evil.
They are controversial not only because of their satanic and often violent or anti-Christian lyrics, but more over because it is a huge argument whether or not they constitute "real" black metal. A lot of black metallers who like Norse black metal claim that Cradle of Filth is horrible, but fans of Cradle of Filth don't really care WHAT you call it, they just like what they hear.
Front man Dani Filth announced early 2004 that a new full-length album, Nymphetamine, will be released this June from Roadrunner Records. This is after their last album under their first major label, Sony Music.
Cradle of Filth has risen to be one of the most internationally popular black metal/metal bands in the world.
The real name of Dani Filth, the lead singer of Cradle of Filth, is Daniel Davey... what cruel parents.