Cradle of Filth (UK)

Cradle of Filth is an extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, United Kingdom in 1991. The band consists of Dani Filth (vocals), Marek "Ashok" Šmerda (guitar), Rich Shaw (guitar), Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka (drums) and Lindsay Schoolcraft (vocals, keyboards). In 1994, Cradle of Filth was signed to Cacophonous Records, on which they released their first album "The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh". Cacophonous also pressed the "Vempire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein" EP in 1996.

After this the band were signed to Music For Nations, for whom they produced three of their most prominent full length CD's to date: "Dusk and Her Embrace", "Cruelty and the Beast", and "Midian". The "From the Cradle to Enslave" EP and a compilation dubbed...

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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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