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Nicholas Barker

Years active




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25 April 1973 (age 51) (

Music groups
Dimmu Borgir (1999 – 2004)

Death metal, Thrash metal, Black metal, Grindcore

Dusk and Her Embrace, Cruelty and the Beast, The Principle of Evil Made, Pleasures Pave Sewers, Hate Breeds Suffering

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Shane Embury, Adrian Erlandsson, Robin Eaglestone, Anton Reisenegger, Silenoz

Birth name
Nicholas Howard Barker

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Nicholas Howard Barker is a British extreme metal drummer best known as the original drummer for British metal band Cradle of Filth.


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Barker joined Cradle of Filth as their original drummer, playing on the first four albums. After leaving in 1999, he joined Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. After being removed from the line-up, Barker went on to play with Brujeria, Old Man's Child, Lock Up, Gaahl and King ov Hell, Ancient, Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes. In 2007 he recorded with Winter's Thrall, on their EP In:Through:Out.

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On Dimmu Borgir's 2002 World Misanthropy video, Barker mentioned the following names as influences on his playing style: Neil Peart (Rush), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad), Clive Burr, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel).

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In 2011, Barker joined Los Angeles death metal rocker Sadistic Intent, replacing longtime drummer Emilio Marquez.

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As of 2012 Barker was drumming in United Forces, featuring two former members of Stormtroopers of Death, vocalist Billy Milano and bassist Dan Lilker, and guitarist Anton Reisenegger. Barker also joined Voices, featuring former members of Akercocke, as live drummer for their recent tour of the United Kingdom with Winterfylleth.


  • Brujerizmo (2000, Roadrunner Records)
  • Cradle of Filth

  • The Principle of Evil Made Flesh (1994, Cacophonous Records)
  • V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein (1996, Cacophonous Records)
  • Dusk... and Her Embrace (1996, Music for Nations)
  • Cruelty and the Beast (1998, Music for Nations)
  • From the Cradle to Enslave (1999, Music for Nations) (only on the Funeral in Carpathia re-recording)
  • Dimmu Borgir

  • Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (2001, Nuclear Blast)
  • Alive in Torment EP (2001, Nuclear Blast)
  • World Misanthropy EP (2002, Nuclear Blast)
  • World Misanthropy DVD (2002, Nuclear Blast)
  • Death Cult Armageddon (2003, Nuclear Blast)
  • Lock Up

  • Pleasures Pave Sewers (1999, Nuclear Blast)
  • Hate Breeds Suffering (2002, Nuclear Blast)
  • Play Fast Or Die (2004, Toy Factory)
  • Necropolis Transparent (2011)
  • Monolith

  • Sleep with the Dead 7" (1992, Cacophonous Records)
  • Tales of the Macabre (1993, Vinyl Solution)
  • Old Man's Child

  • In Defiance of Existence (2003, Century Media Records)
  • Winter's Thrall

  • In:Through:Out EP (2007, self-released)
  • Noctis Imperium

  • Glorification of Evil: The Age Of The Golden Dawn LP (2008, Ariah Records)
  • Liquid Graveyard

  • By Nature So Perverse LP & CD (2016, Sleaszy Rider Records/Season Of Mist)
  • Live / session

  • Borknagar – live drums 1999
  • Nightrage – live drums 2004
  • Anaal Nathrakh – live drums 2004
  • God Seed – live drums 2007 and 2008
  • Testament – live drums 2007
  • Symbolic Death Tribute Band – recording of the DVD – live drums on 12 December 2007
  • Divine Heresy – session drums 2008 'Bleed the Fifth'
  • Noctis Imperium – session drums 2008 'Glorification of Evil: The Age Of The Golden Dawn'
  • Exodus
  • The More I See
  • Anathema – Bloodstock Open Air UK Festival 2009
  • Ancient
  • Criminal – live drums in Santiago (2010)
  • Evile – Live drums in London (12/8/2009)
  • River Freshney – Live drums in London (22 July 2010)
  • Leaves' Eyes - Live Drums 2009
  • Nuclear Assault - Maryland Deathfest XIV (May 28, 2016)
  • References

    Nicholas Barker Wikipedia

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