Cradle of Thorns
Cradle of Thorns (2000-present): a Industrial Metal band from Bakersfield, California, USA.
merican nu-metal and industrial metal band Cradle of Thorns hailed from Bakersfield, California in 1988 and would later change their name to Videodrome, a name they adopted from the horror film of the same name, to sign to Korn's 'Elementree' label to release one self-titled album in 1999 under the membership of David File (guitar), Kris Kohls (drums), Rohan Cowden (keyboards) and Ty Elam (vocals). The band originally featured founding members Ty Elam along with Tamera Slayton (vocals; 1988-1995), Jay Caruso (bass; 1988-1992) with Scat Elis (bass; 1992-1995), Purdy Spackle (bass; 1995-1997) and Mavis (bass; 1997-2000) joining in a later incarnation.
During their tenure as Cradle of Thorns the band boasted a mixed style. The first album offering calm music, but after that the influences change to grunge, punk and gothic rock. When nu-metal got popular, Cradle of Thorns started to add rapcore elements in their music. By their third album their music had fully morphed into popular industrial; a style that would continue on into the release of their self-titled album as Videodrome in 1999.
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In 2006 the band would split only to reform again later that same year under the membership of Ty Elam (vocals, drums), Steve Thiriot (guitar, synthesizers, screams) and Matt Wilkinson (bass) under the original Crown of Thorns name, but no recordings resulted and the band split in 2015.
Footnote: Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. Set in Toronto, Canada during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring violence and torture. The layers of deception and mind-control conspiracy unfold as he uncovers the signal's source, and loses touch with reality in a series of increasingly bizarre hallucinations.
Distributed by Universal Pictures, Videodrome was the first film by Cronenberg to gain backing from any major Hollywood studio. With the highest budget of any of his films to date, it was a box office bomb nonetheless. Now considered a cult classic, the film has been cited as one of Cronenberg's best, and a key example of the body horror and science fiction horror genres.
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