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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 Cancels Six European Shows

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about canceling six upcoming European tour dates:

“As some of you maybe aware, we have had to use a stand in guitarist (Milly Evans) to replace Greg Mackintosh for a few dates due to a serious illness within Greg's family. We did this with the sole purpose to prevent having to cancel any shows and to avoid disappointing fans that had already bought tickets and were looking forward to the concerts.

"So it is with great regret that we have to unavoidably announce that some gigs must be postponed for now and rescheduled as soon as possible. This is due to prior commitments Milly Evans has with his own band. We are working round these to fly him back and forth wherever possible to minimize any disruption to the tour, but we ask you to bear with us in this difficult time. The list of gigs to be postponed are as follows:

3rd Dec - Romania
4th Dec - Bulgaria
5th Dec - Croatia
10th Dec - Switzerland
11th Dec - Germany
12th Dec - Switzerland

The updated list of Paradise Lost European tour dates is as follows: More...

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Paradise Lost Guitarist To Miss European Tour

Paradise Lost has issued the following statement about lead guitarist Greg Mackintosh sitting out the remainder of their upcoming European tour dates:

"Tragically, Lead Guitarist Greg Mackintosh will be unable to continue with Paradise Lost’s ‘Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us’ tour of Europe due to a terminal illness within his family.

"Greg’s father was taken critically ill some weeks ago, yet Greg decided to commence the tour anyway in the hope that future news from home would be positive. This unfortunately was not the case, therefore (as of 6th November 2009), Greg will remain in England to support his relatives during this difficult time. Everyone involved with the band would like to offer Greg our support and to let him know all our thoughts are with him.

"The tour will not end here though. Milly Evans, (Paradise Lost’s long-standing Guitar Technician, and keyboardist from Terrorvision), will fill in for Greg with immediate effect. Having worked with the band for many years, Milly knows Paradise Lost’s repertoire far more than most, and will endeavour to provide a seamless transition between guitarists. Milly is highly regarded among Paradise Lost’s fan-base and is the best person to fill Greg’s role in the band for the rest of the European tour. More...

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Ghost Brigade To Play Extra Show w/Paradise Lost

Ghost Brigade has announced that they will be playing an extra show with Paradise Lost. The details are as follows:

10/5 Paradise Lost + GB, Nosturi, Helsinki

Ghost Brigade's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/5 Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland w/ Paradise Lost
10/22 Henrys Pub, Helsinki, Finland w/ The Enemy Pilot, Polemarch
11/4 Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, Finland w/ God Is An Astronaut
11/5 Klubi, Tampere, Finland w/ God Is An Astronaut
11/6 Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland w/ God Is An Astronaut
11/8 Biebob, Vosselaar (BEL) w/ Paradise Lost
11/10 Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht (NL) w/ Paradise Lost
11/11 Roehre, Stuttgart (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/12 Conne Island, Leipzig (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/13 Columbia Club, Berlin (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/14 Alte Fauerwache, Mannheim (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/15 Backstage, Munich (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/16 Garage, Saarbrücken (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/18 Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/19 Capitol, Hannover (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/20 Glad-house, Cottbus (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/21 E-Werk, Erlangen (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/22 Markthalle, Hamburg (GER) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/24 The Rock, Copenhagen (DEN) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
11/25 Debaser, Stockholm (SWE) w/ Paradise Lost & Samael
1/2 2010 Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu, Finland w/ Seith

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Paradise Lost Announces Album Release Dates

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release its highly anticipated new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” via Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Beneflux / Italy: September 25, 2009
UK / France / Denmark / Norway / Rest of Europe: September 28, 2009
Spain / Portugal: September 29, 2009
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: September 30, 2009
USA: October 6, 2009

Now you can listen to the album on the band’s official MySpace page until Friday, September 25th, so head over to http://www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk and enjoy it.

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Paradise Lost Streaming Entire New Album Online

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost is currently streaming their entire new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” online at their official MySpace page. “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” will be released in Europe on September 28th and in the U.S. on October 6th through Century Media Records.

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Paradise Lost Posts Orchestra Mix Teaser Trailer

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release its new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” via Century Media Records on the following dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: September 25, 2009
UK / FRANCE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: September 28, 2009
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: September 29, 2009
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: September 30, 2009
USA: October 6, 2009

The limited formats of the album will include two orchestral versions of the tracks “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” and “Last Regret," which were recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2008. Paradise Lost has posted the following teaser trailer for the “Lost in Prague Orchestra Mixes:"

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Paradise Lost Posts New Music Video Online

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” through Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US.

The brand new video clip for the album’s title-track, which was created by Nathan T Heys / Link Productions, has been posted online. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Adagio To Support Paradise Lost In France

French metal band Adagio will be supporting Paradise Lost on their upcoming french shows, the dates are as follow:

Paradise Lost/Samael/Adagio
Dec 14th - LYON- Tranbordeur
Dec 18th - COGNAC - Les anciens abbatoirs
Dec 19th - PARIS - Elysée Montmartre

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Paradise Lost Streaming New Song Online

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” via Century Media Records on September 28 in Europe and October 6 in the US.

“The Rise Of Denial”, a brand new track from the album, has been posted at the band’s redesigned MySpace site. Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments:

“A classic PL song. This was the first song written for this album and the reason I decided to switch to 7 string guitars. It’s almost like melodic, well structured grindcore. Dropping to 'A' really took this song in a different direction. It gives the song a kind of crushing, seething anger.”

Vocalist Nick Holmes adds:

“This song has a more 'old School' PL feel, particularly in the arrangement, and is definitely one of the most aggressive and instant tracks on the album. I find that aggressive vocals only work if the music is equally as aggressive and this is a good example. It was nice to write a song that ventures off musically for a few minutes before tying in at the end. A style we haven‘t done for quite some time. Lyrically this song deals with pushing problems away, burying one’s head in the sand, something we all do at times I guess, but when people do it perpetually, it’s a problem.”

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Paradise Lost Announces Supporting Acts

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about supporting acts for their upcoming European tour dates:

"Support bands for our European Tour this winter are as follows:

"Ghost Brigade (opening act) - Nov 8th to Nov 25th, Samael (main support) - Nov 8th to Nov 25th, Katatonia (Main support for all UK dates) October 30th - Nov 5th."

Paradise Lost's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Paradise Lost Posts Promotional Teaser Trailer

Paradise Lost has posted online a promotional teaser video for their upcoming album "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us." The video can be viewed below.

“Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden and you can listen to the opening track “As Horizons End” as well as the title track here.

The album is set for release via Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US. More...

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Paradise Lost Posts Another New Song Online

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost has posted another brand new song online entitled, "Faith Divides Us - Hate Unites Us." You can check it out by clicking here. The song is the title track from the bands forthcoming new studio album which is set to be released on September 28th in Europe and on October 6th in North America.

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Paradise Lost Drummer To Miss Show In Spain

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about their drummer missing an upcoming show in Spain:

"Due to a long-standing commitment made prior to him joining Paradise Lost, Adrian will be unable to perform with the band at the Alternavigo Festival in Vigo, Spain on August 7th.

"So for one-night-only former member Jeff Singer will occupy the Paradise Lost drum stool. Jeff's return for this show, not only allows everyone to honour their prior commitments but give's Jeff a chance to say 'goodbye' to the loyal Paradise Lost fans in style.

"This will be the bands final summer show before they kick-off their European Tour on October 30th at King Tut's in Glasgow."

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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Sonisphere Festival

Paradise Lost has announced that they will be playing the Sonisphere Festival on August 2nd at Knebworth. The band will be playing the second stage (Saturn Stage) at 11:50am For further festival details go here.

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Paradise Lost Announces European Tour

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has announced a lengthy headlining tour of Europe beginning in October. This tour will be in support of the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" which will be released in Europe on September 28th and on the 29th of September in North America.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 30 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts
November 1 - Newcastle, England - Academy
November 2 - Manchester, England - Academy
November 3 - London, England - Academy
November 4 - Sheffield, England - Academy
November 5 - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Hall
November 7 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
November 8 - Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
November 10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - De Helling
November 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Roehre
November 12 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
November 13 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
November 14 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Feuerwache
November 15 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
November 16 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
November 18 - Bielefeld, Germany - Ringlokschuppen
November 19 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
November 20 - Cottbus, Germany - Glad-House
November 21 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
November 22 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
November 24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
November 25 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
November 26 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
November 28 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brew House
November 29 - Malmo, Sweden - KB Halle
December 1 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
December 2 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
December 4 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Hristo Botev Hall
December 5 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
December 6 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
December 8 - Milan, Italy - Musicdrome
December 9 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
December 10 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
December 11 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
December 12 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
December 14 - Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur
December 15 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
December 16 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken
December 17 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar
December 18 - Cognac, France - Les Abattoirs
December 19 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre

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Paradise Lost Streaming New Song Online

British gothic metal band Paradise Lost will release their new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” through Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US. The album’s opening track “As Horizons End” is currently streaming on the band's MySpace page.

Vocalist Nick Holmes commented on the song:

“This song is about someone who's on a downward spiral. Working too hard and trying to claw back some positive spirit by participating in all the so called joyous occasions in life, socialising and networking but to no avail, the long days have crushed the soul till only disappointment and cynicism remains. This song was inspired by the thousands of dishevelled looking middle aged businessmen I see in airports each year.

"This track has had a dozen face lifts since its inception and in true fashion, it was never intended to be the first track. Once it was mixed though it was hard to imagine any other song opening the album.” More...

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Paradise Lost Reveals New Album Title

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has announced that they will name their new studio album, "Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us." It will be released in September through Century Media Records.

Vocalist Nick Holmes states: "The thoughts behind the title Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us are very much self explanatory, there is so much division in the world caused by obstructing religious belief. We are all made of the same flesh and bone, what makes one religions better than the other, and would any true god allow his creation to destroy itself? The vast number of different so called faiths around the globe, just helps to strengthen my complete denial of any god, and force the belief that religion is nothing more than a man made cash induced fabrication to exploit a human beings natural fear of death."

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Full Lineup Announced For Uni Rock Festival

The organizers of Uni Rock Festival have announced its full line-up for its second edition, held at park KUCUKCIFTLIK, Istanbul- Turkey between July 17-19, 2009. International, regional and Turkish metal bands will dominate the stage for 3 days of ultimate metal experience.

The line-up for this year's Uni Rock Festival will feature:

ARCH ENEMY
KREATOR
AMON AMARTH
PARADISE LOST
ROTTING CHRIST
FIREWIND

Supported by:

CATAFALQUE (Turkey)
SOUL SACRIFICE (Turkey)
ONE BULLET LEFT (Germany)
BILOCATE (Jordan)

RAMPAGE (Turkey)
MAGILUM (Turkey)
SAINTS 'N' SINNERS (Turkey)
UNDERTAKERS (Turkey)
UCK GRIND (Turkey)
EPISODE 13 (Turkey)
PICKPOCKET (Turkey)
VE DAHA FAZLASI (Turkey)
B0LETLER (Turkey)

For more info about the event, the lineup, sponsors, and future events, visit unirockfest.com.

Tickets are now on sale here. Tickets for Combine and Front Stage Combine are valid throughout the festival, also special tickets provides the entrance to the front stage to all festival concerts and free entrance to the Testament concert on July 29, 2009.

No camping provided for this year festival, as park KUCUKCIFTLIK is walking distance from Taksim area.

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Ex-Cradle Of FIlth Drummer Joins Paradise Lost

Adrian Erlandsson, the former drummer for Cradle Of Filth, The Haunted and At The Gates, has been confirmed as the new permanent drummer for British goth metal group Paradise Lost. Erlandsson states:

"Paradise Lost has been one of my favourite bands since I first heard them in 1990. When my fellow BRUJERIA member Jeff Walker told me that PL were looking for a drummer I got in contact with Greg straight away. After a few chats and emails I was on my way to the audition. I had learnt 10 songs out of their last setlist, but after playing only 4 songs Nick said, 'the job is yours if you want it'. Great success!! I look forward to growing even older with the lads and rocking hard with them live!!!!" More...

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Arch Enemy to Headline Uni Rock Festival

Arch Enemy has announced their first ever show in Turkey. The band will headline the UNI ROCK FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey on July 17th, 2009. Tickets can be bought at www.biletix.com.

Other confirmed acts are: Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost, LA Guns and Rotting Christ.

Arch Enemy has confirmed the following live dates so far for 2009: More...

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