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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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Blastfest Adds Six More Bands

It was already a lineup bursting at the seams with cream of the crop metal, but with some stage time still available Norway’s Blastfest has just gone and upped the ante once again with the announcement of six new bands.

The melodeath heroes from Dark Tranquility have joined the ranks alongside Gothenburg brothers At The Gates. Additional announcements include Paradise Lost, Satan, Dead To This World, The Sickening, and Byfrost.

Acts already announced for the 2015 Bergen festival include Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others, and with more yet to be announced. More...

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Bloodbath Reveals New Vocalist

Swedish supergroup Bloodbath is set to release its fourth album of supreme death metal, "Grand Morbid Funeral," on November 18th through Peaceville Records.

Following the departure of Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and months of speculation and rumor, Metal Hammer U.K. has broken the news that the new vocalist will be Paradise Lost's Nick Holmes.

Blakkheim (guitar) commented, "Little did I expect to be working with the voice behind the death metal classic Lost Paradise, or the genre defining Gothic, and yet here we are decades later fulfilling another death metal dream. With his sinister and ominous vocal delivery, it's an absolute pleasure to make Old Nick the bell-ringer in Bloodbath's Grand Morbid Funeral!"

Jonas Renkse (bass) commented, "Ever since I got into Lost Paradise back in '90, Nick Holmes has been one of my favorite growling vocalists out there. He was always audible and articulate but still deep and definitely morbid. It is a great pleasure to work with him some 25 years later after I was introduced to his thunderous roar!"

"Grand Morbid Funeral" was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm, and mixed by David Castillo. More...

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Paradise Lost Streaming "Loneliness Remains"

Today, Gothic doom metallers Paradise Lost and Metal Hammer Germany have teamed up to premiere the lyric video for the band's new track "Loneliness Remains." Check it out below.

The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)," due out on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America).

The album commemorates the band's 25th anniversary with a collection of previously released rarities plus, the new track "Loneliness Remains" and newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013." These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10" vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies).

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: "As well as re-recording two of our early tracks for our 25th anthology, we decided to write and record a completely new track. In doing this we hope that we can show fans where we began and where we are now. 'Loneliness Remains' is the new track. It's a fairly retro doom affair and we hope you enjoy it."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear of Destiny cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (Everything But The Girl cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
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Paradise Lost Streaming "Our Saviour 2013"

Paradise Lost is now streaming newly recorded track, "Our Saviour 2013," taken from the band's upcoming album, "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)." Check it out in the player below, thanks to Decibel Magazine.

Due out on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America), "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)" features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir. All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities - except the new track "Loneliness Remains," and newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013." These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10" vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
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Paradise Lost Streaming "Gothic 2013"

Today, gothic-doom metallers Paradise Lost teamed up with Terrorizer UK to premiere the band's newly recorded track, "Gothic 2013", taken from their upcoming album, "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)." The album is due out on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) via Century Media Records. The album features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as Orphaned Land, Morbid Angel and Watain.

All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities - except the new track "Loneliness Remains," and the newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013." These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10" vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies), which can be pre-ordered here.

"Gothic 2013" (the newly re-recorded version of the title track of the band's classic 1991 LP) can be heard over at this location, or in the player below.

Vocalist Nick Holmes commented on the track: "When the opportunity came up for us to re-record 'Gothic', we were really pleased because it meant that we could finally do the song justice (production wise) and Simon Efemey had the chance to give it his polish. 'Gothic' has often been considered a bench mark in our early career and it was good to revisit it."

The track listing for "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)" is:

1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear Of Destiny cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (Everything But The Girl cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*

*=tracks that appear on the limited 10"

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Paradise Lost Announces Rarities 10" Version

From the harrowing doom of the 1990 debut "Lost Paradise," to 1991's genre-defining "Gothic," to 1995's break-out "Draconian Times," to 1997's electronically-tinged "One Second," to 2007's return to a heavier form "In Requiem," and finally last year's opus "Tragic Idol," Paradise Lost has continued to evolve since the band's inception in 1988.

To celebrate Paradise Lost's influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary landmark.

Entitled "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)," this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir.

All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities - except the new track "Loneliness Remains," and newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013." These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10" (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.

To pre-order your copy of the 10" visit the CM Distro here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
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Pit Stories: The Room Clearing Prank

Every week metal bands from across the globe check in with Metalunderground.com to share their favorite stories from live shows. Today vocalist Nick Holmes of U.K. outfit Paradise Lost offers up this tale of an end-of-tour prank gone wrong:

On the last show of a tour, it’s “customary” for headline bands to play tricks on support acts, and the other way round—if you get along that is! Just small pranks, lowering small stonehenges from the ceiling, walking on stage dressed as a “zombie”—mostly unfunny stuff like that. But unaware of my absolute hatred for fish and seafood in general, our Swedish support band decided to play one of the worst pranks imaginable.

Back in the day, Paradise Lost used to use two industrial high velocity fans on either side of the stage to blow dry ice in the right direction to coordinate with the light show, etc., and this is where the “fun” started...Most people reading this won’t know about the northern Swedish delicacy “Surströmming.” It’s fermented herring, basically “tinned rotten fish,” and it’s hard to put into words just how bad this stuff smells!

For a “great” end of tour prank, the bass player from said Swedish support band decided it would be funny to pour the oil from a tin of “Surströmming” onto one of our industrial fans! All hell broke loose! Once the smell hit me, I began to projectile vomit, and couldn’t stop vomiting. My face turned as red as a strawberry, and my eyes nearly popped out. It was impossible to continue, and we had to cancel the concert and flee the stage after only four songs! Meanwhile, the whole room was in chaos. I have had the misfortune of being at a concert where tear gas was expelled, and the crowd reaction was pretty similar to this - combined with gagging!

Needless to say, the backstage atmosphere turned rather sour! Also, since the incident, I have it on good authority that the entire venue smelled like “Davey Jones’ Locker” for many months to follow.

In addition to last year's "Tragic Idol" full-length (reviewed here), Paradise Lost will be releasing a collection titled "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)" on October 21st in Europe (digitally on October 29th in North America). Full details can be found at this location.

Check back in again next Tuesday as we continue to share more band stories from live metal shows.

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Paradise Lost Releasing Rarities Collection

To celebrate the band's influence on the scene throughout the years since the 1990 debut "Lost Paradise," Paradise Lost will release a special compilation this fall.

Entitled "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)," this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on October 29th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as Orphaned Land, Watain, and more than 150 others.

All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities - except the new track "Loneliness Remains," and newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013." The track listing is as follows:

1. Loneliness Remains
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

Paradise Lost's Aaron Aedy (guitar) comments: "The years surrounding our formation in the 20th century would have earmarked this as a B-sides collection. These were the songs that were left over from an album recording session you couldn't fit on to the sound quality restrictive, optimal length of both sides of a vinyl LP. You then usually used these for the flip side of your single as a nice extra for fans and also perhaps, as an incentive for the collectors to purchase to help any important charting or sales which could facilitate radio airplay, the best and most important way for your band to heard at that time. Yes my friends, it's hard to imagine now, there was a time before the internet! More...

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Century Media Offering Compilation Download

Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:

In Flames
Devin Townsend
Stealing Axion
7 Horns 7 Eyes
Nachtmystium
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Fozzy
Jeff Loomis
Destiny Potato
Monuments
Vildhjarta
Borknagar
3 Inches of Blood
Iced Earth
Geoff Tate More...

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Grave, Bonded By Blood Confirmed For Barge To Hell

Departing in less than a month, two more bands have been announced for the Barge to Hell: Grave and Bonded By Blood. The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Lock Up, Nachtmystium Confirmed For Barge To Hell

With a month before boarding the Barge to Hell left, the organizers have announced two more bands: metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Nicholas Barker on drums (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Shane Embury on bass (Napalm Death), Anton Reisenegger on guitar (Criminal), and Tomas Lindberg on vocals (At The Gates, Disfear) and Nachtmystium.

Also announced was the cancellation of BELPHEGOR. Stated the organizers: "We tried our best to work something out, but regrettably must confirm that they won't be part of BARGE TO HELL. We will make sure that we have a suitable replacement."

The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

The lineup is shaping up as follows, with a dozen more bands yet to be announced: More...

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Bands Discuss How They Find New Music

Finding new music is easier than ever with a multitude of options available on and offline now. Metalinjection.net recently asked a variety of groups what their techniques are for finding new bands.

Check out the video below or through Metal Injection to find responses from Devin Townsend, Behold The Arctopus, Paradise Lost, Castavet, Krallice, Hivesmasher, Dysrythmia, Stolen Babies, The Browning, The Casulaties, Trioscapes, and Vattnet Viskar. More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part II

... Continued from Part I...

TUESDAY 8/7

9… something… am. Or maybe it’s 10, or maybe I’m in Hell. All I know is that the sun has risen, transforming my tent into a “Bridge On The River Kwai” sweatbox and my sleeping bag into a dehydration cocoon. I’m marinating.

Cooking aromas. Eggs frying, a Mediterranean whiff of olive oil, the universal scent of black coffee. Subdued, slow-motion, hung-over camp chatter. An unfamiliar voice: “Mind if I drop in for a meet-and-greet?” Male, low and steady-pitched, Eastern European. Might as well get my ass moving and be social. Also, I’m starving again.

I peel away my constraints, fumbling, slippery, dazed. I unzip the door and gasp for breath. The open air feels cucumber-cool by comparison and prickles my skin.

With nature doing all the work around here, who needs an alarm clock? More...

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Paradise Lost Releases New Music Video

Currently on the road in North America for a first U.S. tour in five years, gothic/doom metallers Paradise Lost are now premiering their new video for "Fear Of Impending Hell" on Loudwire.com.

Taken from their recently released 13th studio album, "Tragic Idol" (reviewed here), "Fear Of Impending Hell" was directed and produced by the band's own Steve Edmondson (bass) and features clips of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Watch the video at Loudwire or in the player below.

Paradise Lost is currently on the road with the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour." Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Soen Announces Shows With Paradise Lost

Soen, the band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (Ex-Opeth) and bassist Steve DiGiorgio, has issued the following update about heading out on tour with Paradise Lost:

"Friends! We are pleased to announce that we will join Paradise Lost for a European tour in October2012. This has been a long time coming and at last we are thrilled to finally have the chance to meet eye to eye and share our music with you. Hope you can make it to the shows!"

Wed 10/3: Paradise Garage - Lisbon, Portugal
Thu 10.4: Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
Fri 10/5: Penelope - Madrid, Spain
Sat 10/6: Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Mon 10/8: Alcatraz - Milano, Italy
Tue 10/9: Orion - Ciampino, Italy
Thu 10/11: PPC - Graz, Austria
Fri 10/12: Metal Invasion Festival - Straubing, Germany
Sat 10/13: Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun 10/14: Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mon 10/15: Boogaloo Club - Zagreb, Croatia
Wed 10/17: Collosseum Club - Kosice, Slovakia
Thu 10/18: Mega Club - Katowice, Poland
Fri 10/19: Proxima - Warsaw, Poland
Sat 10/20: Klub Fleda - Brno, Czech Republic More...

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Bloodstock Festival Live Feed Available

This weekend's Bloodstock Festival is streaming live over at this location and in the player below. At the time of this post, Behemoth's headlining performance is streaming live.

The festival is scheduled for two more days, featuring Chthonic, Testament, Machine Head, Sanctuary and Mayhem on Saturday and Nile, Evile, Black Dahlia Murder, Anvil, Paradise Lost, Dimmu Borgir and Alice Cooper on Sunday.

Check out the live stream here:


Bloodstock Festival 2012 by BloodstockFestival

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Bloodstock Open Air Trailer Posted Online

This year's edition of the U.K. Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 9th - 12th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of BOA 2012 have now posted a teaser trailer for the event, which can be viewed below.

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Dew-Scented Confirmed For Summer Breeze

This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:

"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!

"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."

The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands to appear at this year's festival:

"After last week’s headliner announcement - where we revealed the mighty Machine Head will be letting fans pick the songs at their first ever UK festival headline slot - Bloodstock and Machine Head are now ready to take requests.

"If you head to Facebook you can now submit your suggestions via a poll. Each fan can pick five songs from Machine Head’s incredible debut 'Burn My Eyes,' and the five most popular tracks will be performed at Catton Hall this summer.

"Bloodstock can also reveal a further three acts for the Sophie Stage and one for the Ronnie James Dio Stage. Headlining the Sophie Stage on Thursday night, raucous rockers Viking Skull bring their loud and proud metal to Bloodstock, alongside Belfast metalheads Sweet Savage. Hotly tipped newcomers Death Valley Knights show why in just a few short months their powerful metal has earned them a much coverted spot at Britain’s most metal festival, and finally Canada’s Kobra & The Lotus make their Bloodstock debut opening the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday." More...

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