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Cradle of Filth: The Astoria, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 23 April 2003

Can a "black metal" band be properly satanic if the bassist is called Dave? This is one of several contradictions posed by the genre's only British semi-household name. Scrape away the filth from the Filth, as their exclusively late-teenage fans call them, and you are left with five Ipswich boys-next-door whom you could trust to feed the cat while you are on holiday.

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