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Dimmu Borgir - 100% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most overblown of the Norwegian black metal bands, Dimmu Borgir (‘black castle’ or ‘dark fortress’ in Icelandic) envelop their riffs and screams in layers of warm keyboards, adding classical instrumentation and ambient elements to create music that is a long way from the rawness of other contemporaries such as Immortal. The band has seen so many Read more

Behemoth - 45% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This enduring Polish heavy metal band has been led from the outset by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nergal (Adam Michal Darski, 10 June 1977, Gdynia, Poland), the only constant in a fluid line-up. The teenage Nergal founded the band in 1991 and recorded a number of demo tapes that demonstrated his indebtedness to classic black metal. Baal Ravenlock (b. Adam Muraszko, 7 Read more

Moonspell - 41% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Portugal’s best-known gothic black metal band started life in 1989 under the name Morbid God. The line-up of Langsuyar (Fernando Ribeiro, 26 August 1974, Lisbon, Portugal; vocals), Ricardo Amorim (guitar), Miguel Gaspar (b. 8 March 1976, Massachusetts, USA; drums), Joao Pedro (bass) and Mantus (guitar) recorded a single, ‘Serpent Angel’ for a compilation issue Read more

Immortal - 39% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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As Mayhem have changed their style unrecognisably, Emperor have disbanded and Burzum’s Varg Vikernes remains imprisoned, the most prominent acts on the Norwegian black metal scene are Dimmu Borgir and Immortal. While the former prefer to indulge in keyboard-laced theatrics, Immortal continue to stick to the raw, old-school style with a degree of tenacity matched only by Da Read more

Arch Enemy - 38% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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In common with many Swedish metal bands, the members of Arch Enemy brought strong pedigrees to the line-up. Vocalist and original bass player Johan Liiva (Johan Axelsson, 18 November 1970, Helsingborg, Sweden) had previously played in Carnage with guitarist Michael Amott (b. 28 July 1970, England), who had also enjoyed a spell with Carcass and played concurrently in the Spir Read more

Children Of Bodom - 34% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993, this black/thrash metal band was originally named Inearthed by founding members Alexi Laiho (Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho, 8 April 1979, Espoo, Finland; vocals/guitar) and Jaska Raatikainen (b. 18 July 1979, Espoo, Finland; drums), later adding Henkka Blacksmith (b. Henri Samuli Seppälä, 2 July 1980, Espoo, Finland; bass), Alexander Ku Read more

Therion - 32% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An experimental Swedish death metal band, Therion was formed in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson (vocals/guitar), Peter Hansson (guitar), Oskar Forss (drums) and Erik Gustafson (bass) and, after recording demos with a certain old-school edge signed a contract with Peaceville for one album. Of Darkness … and Beyond Sanctorum were competent enough, but the world’s metal fans Read more

Gorgoroth - 31% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A proficient Norwegian black metal band, Gorgoroth was formed in 1992 and took their name from J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Lord Of The Rings. Although personnel changes have been frequent, the core of the band has always been the guitarist Infernus, with expert assistance from various players on the ever-overlapping black metal scene. Samoth of Emperor played bass on the ban Read more

My Dying Bride - 31% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Bradford, Yorkshire, England, My Dying Bride proffer an intriguing blend of full-blooded doom metal, with more poise than most and a rare experimental streak. Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe’s (12 November 1968, Germany) lyrics also depart somewhat from the herd - although he often concerns himself with biblical and religious matters, his stance is neither that of Chris Read more

Limbonic Art - 30% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Marduk - 30% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Swedish black metal does not come much blacker than Marduk, formed in 1990 by Abruptum guitarist Morgan Håkansson in the town of Norrkoping with the stated aim of producing ‘the most blasphemous music possible’. The initial line-up was Håkansson plus Devo Andersson (guitar), Rickard Kalm (bass), Joakim Grave (drums/vocals) and Andreas Axelsson (vocals), wh Read more

Tristania - 30% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Cannibal Corpse - 27% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This controversial death metal act was formed in Buffalo, New York, USA, by Chris Barnes (29 December 1966, Buffalo, New York, USA; vocals), guitarists Bob Rusay and Jack Owen, Alex Webster (b. 25 October 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; bass) and Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums). The band adopted an almost cartoon-like approach to their material, which stood out even from the extreme Read more

Hypocrisy - 26% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of Sweden’s more extreme metal concerns, combining a musical intensity that borders on spite and unremittingly dark and violent lyrics. The band signed a recording contract with Nuclear Blast on the strength of a demo recorded by creative linchpin Peter Tägtgren (guitar/keyboards), who established Hyprocrisy in 1990. He recruited Masse Broberg (vocals), Jonas &Oum Read more

1349 - 25% match to Cradle Of Filth

Genres: Heavy Metal
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