Sarah Jezebel Deva
Sarah Jezebel Devas was the backing vocalist for Cradle of Filth for many years. She later founded her own band Angtoria.
In 1996, Vempire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein was the first Cradle of Filth EP to feature Deva, and since then she has appeared on every release by the band. Deva sang for the metal supergroup Covenant on their second album Nexus Polaris in 1998. Also in 1998 she sang alto and soprano on the Therion album Vovin - a year earlier she had already sung backing vocals for Therion on their joint tour with Crematory and Lake of Tears - and a year later she sang alto on Therion's CD Crowning of Atlantis. On the Mortiis albums Secrets of My Kingdom and The Smell of Rain from 2001, Sarah Jezebel Deva took over all the vocal parts, and on 2002's The Smell of Rain she also sang alto and soprano. Live In Midgård from the same year is the last Therion release on which she was involved. In 2004 she contributed a cover version of The Wind That Shakes the Barley for the Dead Can Dance tribute sampler The Lotus Eaters. The Stargate, the last Mortiis album to date, was released in 2006, again with Deva's participation. In 2002 she founded the symphonic metal band Angtoria, and in 2006 the debut album God Has a Plan for Us All was released.
Deva is also a guest musician with Tulus, Graveworm, The Gathering and Mystic Circle.
Her first solo album A Sign of Sublime was released on January 15, 2010. One year later, her second album The Corruption of Mercy was released on June 27 in Europe and on September 13 in the USA and Canada.A music video was also filmed for their first single release The World Won't Hold Your Hand.
She also plays songs by her currently inactive band Angtoria, who have never performed live themselves.