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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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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Alice Cooper To Headline Bloodstock 2012

The organizers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced that American shock rock king Alice Cooper will be headlining the main stage next year, in what will be his only British festival performance. Festival booker Vicky Gregory comments:

"As Bloodstock organizers but more importantly Huge fans of Alice Cooper, we are thrilled to have such an iconic artist close proceedings on the Sunday night! We have been after Alice for a number of years and are extremely excited to see him grace the Ronnie James Dio stage and guarantee this will be a performance not to be missed."

The event will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th - 12th and will feature the following bands:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
Anvil
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dimmu Borgir
Hatebreed
Paradise Lost
Watain

Sophie Lancaster Stage:
Anaal Nathrakh
Orange Goblin

More bands will be confirmed soon.

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Paradise Lost Posts New Video Clip

U.K. gothic death legends Paradise Lost posted a clip of the band performing "The Last Time" from the DVD portion the reissue of the 1995 classic "Draconian Times." The footage was recorded at The Forum in London this year. The package will feature a CD and double live DVD and was released this week on Century Media via CD/DVD, Gatefold Vinyl and digital download.

Check out the video here:

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced a further four confirmations for next year's edition of the event, which previously announced that Anvil, Paradise Lost, Orange Goblin and Watain will be performing in 2012. The new additions for the main stage are Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed and Corrosion Of Conformity, while Anaal Nathrakh will be performing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. The event is scheduled to take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

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Paradise Lost Posts Trailer For DVD

U.K. gothic death legends Paradise Lost posted a trailer for the upcoming reissue of the 1995 classic "Draconian Times." The package will feature a CD and double live DVD and is scheduled for release on November 7, 2011 via CD/DVD, Gatefold Vinyl and digital download.

The DVD track listing is as follows:

DVD1: Draconian Times MMXI – Live at The Forum, London 2011

1. Enchantment
2. Hallowed Land
3. The Last Time
4. Forever Failure
5. Once Solemn
6. Shadowkings
7. Elusive Cure
8. Yearn For Change
9. Shades Of God
10. Hands Of Reason
11. I See Your Face
12. Jaded
13. Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
14. True Belief
15. One Second
16. Say Just Words
17. Rise Of Denial
18. As I Die

DVD2: Draconian Times MCMXCV - MMXI On The Draconian Road

Interviews - 16:23
Fan Interviews - 4:33
Rise Of Denial - 4:52
Faith Divides Us - 4:46

Check out the trailer here:

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Paradise Lost To Enter The Studio

In a recent interview with Greece's Rock Overdose, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson (also known for his work with At The Gates and Cradle Of Filth among many others) confirmed that the band will soon begin recording the next studio album, the group's first since 2009's, "Faith Divdes Us - Death Unites Us." An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Rock Overdose: What’s the latest news about Paradise Lost?

Erlandsson: "Paradise lost are writing songs for a new album, we are due to be in the studio in the middle of November. It will be released early next year. Also the Draconian Times DVD is due for release on November 7th. It features the show from the Draconian Times tour earlier this year in London. It sounds incredible!!"

Rock Overdose: Which are your next plans as a band?

Erlandsson: "Record and release the new album and then go on tour.

Read the full article at RockOverdose.

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Sabaton To Headline MetalCamp 12

Sabaton announced that the band will headline the MetalCamp 12 Festival which is to be held on August 5-10, 2012 in Tomlin, Slovenia. Other confirmed acts are Paradise Lost, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani and Heathen.

Sabaton posted the following on the band's website: "We can now confirm that Sabaton will headline Metalcamp festival in Slovenia in beginning of August next year. We had a blast there two years ago and felt we needed to come back, and here we are!"

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Machine Head Confirmed For Wacken 2012

American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."

The Wacken lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Sick Of It All Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

American hardcore legends Sick Of It All have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. The band will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on November 1st, which will consist of twenty re-recorded songs.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Napalm Death Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - August 4th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Dark Funeral Added To Wacken Open Air

Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral has been confirmed as the latest act for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany. The event will take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany and features the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Germany's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Full Length Metal Documentaries Posted Online

A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.

Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...

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Jeff Singer To Perform With Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost has announced that Jeff Singer will be filling in for drummer Adrian Erlandsson on the following shows:

Sunday 1st May – Hexentanz – Germany
Friday 17th June – GSM Festival Portugal

Jeff Singer also had this to say:

"It's great to have the opportunity to be back in the saddle with Paradise Lost. Of course I have missed playing but mostly I have missed seeing the lads, so rehearsals have been great and I have slotted straight back in with the shite jokes and laptop envy.

"It has been a real pleasure to get my teeth into a few of the new songs and I am very excited about the shows as well as long hours spent in airports with nothing much to do. Thanks also to Adrian who has been really supportive. See you soon."

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Paradise Lost Reschedules Paris Show

Paradise Lost recently announced the cancellation of the band's upcoming Paris show. The group has now issued the following announcement about rescheduling the show:

"New Paris Gig Announced! The new date will be the 3rd April at the Bataclan in Paris, we apologize to anyone who finds this new date inconvenient but we had to do this or the show may have been canceled. We really hope everyone can join us at the revised date & venue for the last gig on this tour! If you have any issues with your tickets, please speak to the person you purchased them from. Thanks."

Vocalist Nick Holmes also commented:

"After the success of the Bochum show selling out we are pleased to be able to announce a last-minute extra date in Cologne at the Luxor on Wed 30th March. As many of you know this date was originally intended to be the Elysee Montmatre show in Paris. Unfortunately, as you are probably aware by now, there was a fire at the Elysee Montmatre which we are all deeply saddened by because we've had many good times there in the past and we're looking forward to playing there again at some point in the future. Despite this tragedy we have managed to arrange an alternative Parisian show at the Bataclan on the 3rd of April. For anyone who wasn't able to buy tickets for Bochum we hope you can join us on the 30th in Koln and celebrate these gigs with us!"

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Paradise Lost Cancels Paris Show

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming Paris show:

"We have unfortunately been unable to find a free venue in Paris on Wed 30th to replace the Elysee Montmatre show, we are currently working on a rescheduled date to be announced shortly.

"More information will be posted as soon as we have it for all ticket holders and people who have purchased VIP packages. On Wed 30th we will now be playing a club show at the Luxor in Koln. Ticket details to follow tomorrow."

Paradise Lost will also be filming the upcoming London show for a live DVD. A listing of upcoming Paradise Lost tour dates is available at this location.

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Paradise Lost To Film London Show For DVD

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost have announced that their forthcoming show in London, at which they will perform their album, "Draconian Times" in it's entirety, will be filmed for a future DVD release.

A message from the band reads as follows:

"We have some very exciting news today! The upcoming show in London for the Draconian Times tour is now going to be filmed for a brand new live DVD! If you haven't already got your tickets for this show, make sure you pick some up now and come join in for a once-in-a-lifetime show made even more unique!"

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Paradise Lost Announces Supporting Acts

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about supporting acts for the band's upcoming Greek shows:

"Support acts confirmed for our Draconian Times shows in Greece. Athens/ Friday, March 18th / Scar of the Sun. Athens / Saturday, March 19th / Sorrowful Angels. Thessaloniki / Sunday, March 20th / Against My Better Judgment."

You can also find the complete list of upcoming Paradise Lot tour dates at this location, or check out Metalunderground.com's look at Paradise Lost in the "Sunday Old School" column here.

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Lineup Announced For "Gothic Romance Vol. 4"

German Gothic metal act Denight has issued the following announcement about providing a track for the upcoming "Gothic Romance Vol. 4" sampler album:

"We are very proud to be featured on the Gothic Romance Vol. 4 Sampler with our song 'The Core.' The sampler is released by zyx music / Golden Core Records. Beneath us the sampler contains the Bands Paradise Lost, Mono Inc., Love Like Blood, Nightwish, Megaherz, Sirenia, Lacrimas Profundere, Theatre of Tragedy, Letzte Instanz, Schandmaul and many more."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Paradise Lost - Your Own Reality
2. Mono Inc. - In My Darkest Hour
3. Bury Me Deep - The Pain
4. Angelzoom - These Arms Of Mine
5. Leaves' Eyes - Norwegian Lovesongs
6. A Spell Inside - Waiting
7. Golden Apes - Windlands
8. Love Like Blood - Remember
9. Secret Discovery - Broken
10. Traumtaenzer - Die Wahrheit
11. Liv Kristine - Love In Grey
12. Nightwish - Walking In The Air
13. Megaherz - Mein Gral
14. Teufel - Alles Nur Ein Traum
15. The House Of Usher - To Whatever End

Disk 2

1. Sirenia - Save Me From Myself
2. Imperia - Broken Wings
3. Lacrimas Profundere - Dead Heart Serenade
4. Theatre Of Tragedy - Venus
5. Whispers In The Shadow - Blessed In Disguise
6. Exit To Eden - Remember
7. The Cold - Just For Tonight
8. Schöngeist - Nie Mehr Allein
9. Scream Silence - Euphoria
10. Denight - The Core
11. Destroid - Let Me Leave
12. Sinamore - Darkness Of Day
13. Letzte Instantz - Dein Licht
14. Schandmaul - Prinzessin
15. Edenbridge - Eternity

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Ghost To Support Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about bringing on occult rock act Ghost as the supporting act for the band's upcoming "Draconian Times" tour:

"We are pleased to announce the main support act for the 'Draconian Times' Tour 2011 (mainland Europe only) will be Ghost! We are extremely excited to have them onboard and fans ourselves of their music.

"You can listen to them and read more about them at this location. Unfortunately they can’t play Greece but we will be announcing the support bands for Greece soon so watch this space!"

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent Sunday Old School column on Paradise Lost here.

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