Cradle of Filth

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    April 17, 2014

    Top 10 Butt-Rock Bands of All Time

    What is butt-rock, you ask? As usual, we've got all your answers, courtesy of Urban Dictionary: A derogatory term for any hard-rock music. The term comes from a nationwide advertising campaign on hard-rock radio stations in the 1990s that used the tagline "Rock. Nothing but Rock." Listeners quick ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The 5 Best Old-School NES Themes Acoustically Covered on YouTube

    Recently, the Nintendo Entertainment System turned 30 years old. I can hardly be alone in remembering the old grey box with incredible fondness. I poured more of my energy and dreams into that machine than the people plugged into the Matrix. It was responsible for more empty triumphs than a Grammar ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Upcoming: Loretta Lynn, Cradle of Filth, Eli Young Band, Matt Costa, Andre Williams, Etc.

    Adolescents: With Youth Brigade, The American Heist., Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Aly & Fila: With DJ Shogun., Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $20/$30. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. American Fangs: With Bury The Crown, Sanctus Bellum, Carry the Storm, Muham ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Gothic Council: Was Christian Death's Rozz Williams an Overhyped Douchenozzle?

    One of the functions of the Gothic Council is to rule on matters of Goth-point attribution. Think of us as professor McGonagall awarding or deducting points at Hogwarts... with that act mattering exactly as much to the real world as it did in the Harry Potter books. Recently, our own Batty posted ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    The Last VJ's Guide to Making a Good Music Video

    It appears -- and every record label, manager, and publicist that I ask agrees -- that I am petty much the only mainstream journalist who dedicates himself to covering music videos as a regular, in-depth beat. I try to focus on at least one a week, though it obviously depends on what kind of product ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Gothic Council Considers Proper Seduction of Metal Heads

    Pretend you're a drug dealer, or if it's more appropriate pretend you're still a drug dealer. If our memory of the D.A.R.E program serves us well then the key to successful drug dealing in the acquisition of new clientele through free distribution of choice merchandise. Once they're hooked, then the ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Gothic Council Considers the Proper Seduction of Metal Heads

    ​Pretend you're a drug dealer, or if it's more appropriate pretend you're still a drug dealer. If our memory of the D.A.R.E program serves us well then the key to successful drug dealing in the acquisition of new clientele through free distribution of choice merchandise. Once they're hooked, t ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    How NOT to Raise Money to Make a Music Video

    Friends and enemies, music videos are an enduring passion of ours, both filming them ourselves and reporting on the best that we come across year after year. We think the medium has only become better and better with technology being made easier and cheaper for the average independent artist to mast ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Interview: Dani Filth Talks Concept Albums and Playing Live at Castle Bathory

    Our apologies to Dani Filth for any inconsistency as the voice recorder app we downloaded specifically for this interview and spent an hour practicing with to make sure it worked perfectly buggered off. Thus we recreated our conversation from memory and learned a valuable lesson about over-reliance ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    WarBeast: Oh Fuck, They Have a Time Machine

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Beth Burton​We try real hard to avoid metal bands here in the old What's in a Name? column. We still haven't forgiven Owl Witch for the abs ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Our Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

    ​Our obsession with the medium of music videos remains as strong as its ever been, and we've done our best to bring as many of the best of the newest releases to you in the digital pages of Rocks Off over the course of the year. We're pleased to round up the cream of the crop as we did this ti ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Gothic Council Rules on Halloween Costumes

    ​There's a pretty sharp divide between goths over Halloween. While all of us can agree on the sanctity of the holiday, and many can trace our current interests back to an obsession with the 31st of October and all the hoopla that surrounds it, the actual mode of celebration is hotly debated. ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Gilles De Rais: A Historic Serial Killer's Playlist

    ​Today we celebrate the death of Gilles de Rais. Back in the 15th century, de Rais took up killing children like it was going out of style, though some claim that he was framed by the Church so it could seize his lands. Here's what went down in the history books, though. De Rais confessed to ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Cradle of Filth: Buckets Of Blood & Breasts (W/NSFW Video)

    ​Cradle of Filth is a band that we absolutely hated when we first heard them, but have become a dedicated fan of in recent years. Part of it is because when interviewed Dani Filth a while back we discovered that he is one of the nicest, most personable people we've ever met in the music indust ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Your Weekly Heat Wave Music Blog: Hotter Than Hell Edition

    Ed. Note: Remember that "songs about Hell" blog we mentioned a couple of days ago? It's still hot, and here it is. maximumwage.wordpress.comThe Southwest Freeway and Loop 610, 4 p.m.​There's an old saying in Botswana: "Shitfire is it hot!" Wait, maybe that was Bandera. Anyway, whatever hemisp ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Little Woodrow's

    Photo by Craig Hlavaty​The Place: Little Woodrow's 2019 Walker 713-222-2224 The Hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The Deals: $.25 off domestics, plus much deeper discounts on daily specials. The Scene: "I wonder what Cradle of Filth is doing in there right n ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    30 Seconds With Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth

    James Sharrock​Rocks Off sat down with Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth to see we could find out about the front man and founder of the British goth-metal band, which formed in 1991, in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dani Filth: The Scissor Sisters' "I Can't Decide." ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Tonight: Cradle of Filth at House of Blues

    Creepy symphonic extreme metal doesn't get much better than Cradle of Filth. Over the Suffolk, England-spawned band's nearly 20-year history, lead singer Dani Filth has become the standard by which all of metal's darker practitioners are measured. The band's lyrics and imagery are playfully satanic, ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    Cradle of Filth

    Cradle of Filth performs Friday, February 23, at the Meridian 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. The 69 Eyes and Three Inches of Blood also perform.

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    December 8, 2005

    Heady Metal

    In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas