Cradle of Filth (UK)

Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved originally from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by Gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films. They have released 12 full-length studio albums to date. Vocalist Dani Filth is the only remaining founding member. The lineup currently includes Marek "Ashok" Šmerda (guitar), Rich Shaw (guitar), Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka (drums) and Lindsay Schoolcraft (vocals, keyboards).

The band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity. This increased accessibil...

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Moonspell (PT)

Moonspell is a Portuguese gothic metal band with elements of black metal. The group, founded in 1989 originally as Morbid God, was renamed Moonspell in 1992. With the release of their first album Wolfheart in 1995, the band quickly gained status and became one of the most recognizable metal bands from Portugal.

The band started out as folk-tinged black metal. In 1992, still under the name Morbid God, they released the promo track "Serpent Angel". In 1993, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro, drummer Mike Gaspar and bassist João Pedro released the demo Anno Satanæ under the name Moonspell, which caught the attention of French label Adipocere. It was for Adipocere that Moonspell released in 1994 a mini-album titled Under the Moonspell. Th...

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