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Paradise Lost

Formed: 1987
From: Halifax, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Paradise Lost News

Below is our complete Paradise Lost news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Paradise Lost & Tristania Added To 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further two bands for the 2019 edition of the event. Joining the lineup will be British Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost, who are currently promoting their latest studio album, "Medusa," as well as fellow Gothic metal veterans Tristania, which will mark their first live performances since 2016. The floating festival will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Dark Funeral
Fleshgod Apocalypse
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Paradise Lost
Riot V
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis

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Danzig And Paradise Lost At Brixton Academy

Some pairings just fit perfectly. Bread and butter, salt and vinegar and in tonight's case, Danzig and Paradise Lost. The two veterans are both celebrating thirty years of their respective bands this year and joined forced for two nights only in the United Kingdom last week, the first taking place in Glasgow and the second in London. I went along to South London's Brixton Academy, one of several venues in the country under the sponsorship of mobile phone company, 02.

Taking to the stage with "No Hope In Sight," from the 2015 album, "The Plague Within," England's own, Paradise Lost offered no frills but plenty of darkness and Gothic visions with a lively set which featured no more than one song per album represented. This included only one song, "Blood and Chaos" from their latest opus, "Medusa," along with more recent material such as the title track from 2009's, "Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us" and "The Enemy" from "In Requiem."

There was also a number of older favourites on display such as the anthemic "Ember's Fire" and the "Shades Of God" standout track, "As I Die." The quintet also brought out a cover of the Bronski Beat hit, "Small Town Boy" before finishing up with "Say Just Words" from the 1997 album, "One Second." From start to finish, Paradise Lost carried themselves with the standing of the legends they are, whilst retaining an intimate feeling throughout, resulting in a solid performance and a setlist which delighted fans. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Paradise Lost Announce Fall North American Tour

Paradise Lost announce their 30th anniversary fall North American tour later this year. Sólstafir and The Atlas Moth will join them as support acts. That trek will hit the cities below:

10/02 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
10/05 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/06 Montreal, QC – Le Fairmont
10/07 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/11 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/12 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/17 Portland, OR – Bossanova
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Venue
10/20 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

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Paradise Lost To Re-Release, "Believe In Nothing"

Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost has announced that, following quickly on from the re-release of their 1999 album, "Host," Nuclear Blast will be re-releasing the 2001 album, "Believe In Nothing." The album will be remixed and remastered and include new artwork, which you can see below. The band has also posted a lyric video for the song, "Mouth," which received the music video treatment in the initial promotion for the album, which can also be seen below.

Vocalist Nick Holmes stated: "It's no secret that we were never entirely happy with the production on this record, despite really liking the songs. It's been a long time coming, but we finally found the right moment to go back into the studio with Gomez (Orgone Studios) and play around with it. We hope you all enjoy the remixed version so you can hear how the songs were meant to sound." More...

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Paradise Lost To Re-Release "Host"

British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost has announced that their 1999 album, "Host" will be remastered and re-released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 16th. The album will be available as digipack and in three different vinyl colours (black, clear and mint) for the first time ever.

Speaking about the album, vocalist Nick Holmes stated: "With the 'Host' album we wanted to take the 'One Second' concept further and make a very dark album with even more subtlety. It was a bold leap from all our previous albums, a leap too far some would say, but for me, the new remastered version really shows it's still one of the bands strongest albums in terms of song writing, atmosphere and sheer misery."

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Paradise Lost Won't Stop "Until The Grave"

U.K. death/doom pioneers Paradise Lost issued a lyric video for the new song "Until the Grave." The song appears on "Medusa," the new album that drops today (September 1st) via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for the album is:

1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods of Ancient
3. From the Gallows
4. The Longest Winter (lyric video available here)
5. Medusa
6. No Passage for the Dead
7. Blood & Chaos (see music video here)
8. Until the Grave
9. Frozen Illusion
10. Shrines
11. Symbolic Virtue

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Paradise Lost To Release Live Album On Vinyl

Century Media Records will bring U.K. gothic metal pioneers, Paradise Lost’s special 25th anniversary show “Live At The Roundhouse” to vinyl this September. Recorded in London on November 3, 2013 by Abbey Road Live, this will be an extremely limited one-time only pressing.

Previously, "Live At The Roundhouse" was released as 2x CDR and digital album under the title "Tragic Illusion Live At The Roundhouse, London" offering a career spanning set-list and authentic, honest live sound due to being recorded and mixed on-the-fly. The vinyl’s front cover was created by Valnoir and is based on a shirt design originally offered at this unforgettable show back in 2013.

"Live At The Roundhouse" has been mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel/Temple Of Disharmony (Iced Earth, Tiamat, Moonspell) and features 180 gram vinyl and gatefold sleeves.

See below for limitations and release dates:

Live at the Roundhouse // out September 15, 2017
Ltd. Gatefold black 2LP – limited to 1.300 copies
Ltd. Gatefold lilac 2LP – limited to 200 copies
Ltd. Gatefold transp. yellow 2LP – limited to 200 copies
Ltd. Gatefold golden 2LP – limited to 300 copies

(available at this location)

The limited coloured vinyls can be ordered via CMDistro.de at this location. More...

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Paradise Lost Premieres New Song & Music Video

Paradise Lost premieres a new song and music video entitled "Blood & Chaos", taken from the upcoming new album "Medusa", which will be released on September 01st.

Check out now "Blood & Chaos" below.

Explains video director Ash Pears: More...

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Paradise Lost Posts First "Medusa" Trailer Clip

The countdown to "Medusa" is on! The album from U.K. death/doom pioneer Paradise Lost drops on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. The band issued the first in a series of trailer clips leading up to the album's release.

In the first, the band showcases the recording process for "Medusa." The track listing for the album is:

1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods of Ancient
3. From the Gallows
4. The Longest Winter (lyric video available here)
5. Medusa
6. No Passage for the Dead
7. Blood & Chaos
8. Until the Grave
9. Frozen Illusion
10. Shrines
11. Symbolic Virtue

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Paradise Lost Fortells "The Longest Winter"

U.K.'s Paradise Lost issued a lyric video for the new song "The Longest Winter." The song is the first single from the upcoming new album "Medusa," which is set to drop on September 1st via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Medusa" is:

1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods of Ancient
3. From the Gallows
4. The Longest Winter
5. Medusa
6. No Passage for the Dead
7. Blood & Chaos
8. Until the Grave
9. Frozen Illusion
10. Shrines
11. Symbolic Virtue

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Vallenfyre Premieres New Music Video

Crusty death/doom metal outfit Vallenfyre premieres a new music video for "The Merciless Tide", taken from the band's brand new album "Fear Those Who Fear Him", out in stores now via Century Media. The video was directed by Ash Pears (Paradise Lost, Bloodbath).

Check out now "The Merciless Tide" below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Gregor Mackintosh (also Paradise Lost): More...

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Paradise Lost Unveils "Medusa" Artwork & Date

Today, U.K.'s Paradise Lost proclaimed: "We can now announce that our new album »Medusa« will be released on 1st September via Nuclear Blast!"

The album artwork (shown below) was created by Branca Studio and shows the infamous Gorgone, Medusa, from Greek mythology, carrying venomous snakes as hair and turning everyone into stone who would dare to look into her eyes.

Greg Mackintosh comments: "Whilst we were writing 'Medusa' and realising what the new songs were becoming, we had to find an artist to reflect this direction. After searching around for a while, I found Branca Studios. They have a keen eye for design and their modern take on retro artwork really fit the bill. What they have come up with is a blending of colourful yet retro styling, whilst maintaining the classic Paradise Lost feel."

Nick Holmes added: "I was intrigued about a greater meaning and thinking more along the lines of what Medusa represents metaphorically. Medusa as a title works in many ways. From a nihilist perspective, when I read the description of 'medusa' on the wikipedia page: 'Attempts to avoid looking into Medusa's eyes represents avoiding the ostensibly depressing reality that the universe is meaningless' - the title was pretty much in the bag!"

There will be a special release show on 1st September in Stuttgart at LKA Longhorn where the album will be performed in its entirety.

More details on the album will be issued soon. More...

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Vallenfyre Premieres New Song "An Apathetic Grave"

Crusty death / doom outfit Vallenfyre premieres a new song entitled "An Apathetic Grave", taken from the upcoming new album "Fear Those Who Fear Him", which will be out in stores June 02nd via Century Media.

Check out now "An Apathetic Grave" below.

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Paradise Lost Records New Album

Iconic U.K. metal crew Paradise Lost is now putting the final touches on an upcoming album recorded at Orgone Studios in the misty countryside of Woburn, England. Together with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, Paradise Lost has now forged the follow-up to 2015 release "The Plague Within" (reviewed here).

This time, Paradise Lost will haunt fans with a heavy, doom-ridden monster, as lead guitarist and songwriter Greg Mackintosh reveals: “The new album will be slower, sludgier and more doom filled than ever before. Eight riff laden monster tracks of sheer Northern misery.”

This 15th studio album from Paradise Lost will see the light of day at the end of summer via Nuclear Blast and is entitled "Medusa."Watch out for new details about the album being revealed soon. More...

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Paradise Lost Cancels Tour Due To Brexit

This week, British Prime Minister Teresa May triggered the Article 50 clause in the European Union membership rules, triggering the departure of Great Britain from the EU. While the long term economic and social effects may not be seen for some time, one section of people already struggling are lesser known musical acts from Britain, with gothic metal band Paradise Lost, indie rockers Elbow and rapper Stormzy already having to cancel scheduled shows in the continent due to travel restrictions.

Membership of the European Union grants the right of free movement to the citizens of the included countries and as such, the ability to work in other member states. The uncertainty created by the decision of the referendum held last year in the United Kingdom has led to promoters being unable to assure artists that planned shows will go ahead and in many cases, scrapping scheduled dates altogether.

One band hit hardest and said to be most outraged by the events is Scottish "pirate metal" group Alestorm. As Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union, the band feel that they are being punished for something their nation didn't do and thus are being unfairly deprived of paying gigs.

More on this story as it develops.

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Fall Of Summer Reveals Final Band Additions

The Fall Of Summer team is proud to announce the last seven bands of the third edition's line up. The festival's organizers comment:

"So we will start with two bands from the 70s. For the first one, formed in 1972 if you don't recall their name, you will certainly remember their music, as the Italian progressive rock band Claudio Simonetti's Goblin is known for their soundtrack work for films like 'Suspiria,' 'Dawn of the Dead,' 'Profondo Rosso' and we know already that their performance on the Blackwater stage with it's natural amphitheater, the video screening and the lake behind will be one of the highlights of the festival.

"Another band you would be a fool to miss and we are glad to announce is Riot V. If you search for heavy speed ,etal at its best don't search further and just enjoy a pure metal moment with a band that hasn't played in France for so long that we had to do something.

"Let's move to the 80's with two great and solid bands who have always been a reference in their countries, with Heavy Metal french representatives ADX and polish death metal masters Vader. Two bands that don't need introduction and who will as always provide a kick ass gig.

"If we now look at the 90's, we are thrilled to remind you the birth of funeral doom in Finland and announce that, one of its pioneers, Skepticism will join us, or another crucial band that we needed to bring to Fall Of Summer and to France for the first time. More...

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Get With The Metal: Graspop & Hellfest Live Stream

The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.

As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.

Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.

As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.

Among the many acts to check out:

Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):

18h35 Inquisition
19h30 Sacred Reich
20h30 Korpiklaani
21h35 Overkill
22h40 Aura Noir
23h45 Testament
00h45 Abbath More...

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Adrian Erlandsson Parts With Paradise Lost

Last year it was announced that Adrian Erlandsson would be missing upcoming tour dates with Paradise Lost, and now that temporary situation has become a permanent split. Adrian comments:

"For the ones that don't already know, I am no longer playing with Paradise Lost. When 'The Plague Within' was released last year I was in the middle of gigs with At The Gates and The Haunted.

"Since I couldn't make all the gigs for the new album, it made sense for PL to have someone that can be there the whole time, which I couldn't. I want to thank everyone in the band and management.

"It has been an amazing ride playing with one of my favourite bands and I feel very proud of the work we did together. This is the last video I did with the band." More...

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Paradise Lost Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Iconic UK metal act Paradise Lost has signed a worldwide deal with German-based metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast Records.

Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1988 and still boasting 4 of its 5 original members, the band are widely-credited with co-founding the gothic metal genre with the sophomore album, 'Gothic' (1991). Through the years, Paradise Lost changed styles effectively and reinvented the the sound again and again. The band elbowed its way from the original melodic death metal sound on 'Lost Paradise' (1990) to the classic 'Icon' (1993) and even more on the experimental 'One Second' (1997). Finally, the band went back to the roots with the current release, 'The Plague Within' (2015) achieving some of the best album reviews of its career.

Vocalist Nick Holmes commented: "Paradise Lost's career has run alongside Nuclear Blast Records since the label began in the late 80's. And as huge fans of original death metal, we still have the majority of the label's first releases from those very early days. It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years, both in Europe and America and now, nearly 30 years later, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger added: "As a fan from day one I've been following Paradise Lost ever since their death metal era, but have also enjoyed watching them grow into something even bigger and so unique. They defined and later on re-defined the gothic genre and always delivered the most dark and memorable songs. It's a great pleasure to finally welcome the band to the ever-growing Nuclear Blast family! Needless to say that we're very much looking forward to this partnership!"

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