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Paradise Lost

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

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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 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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Paradise Lost Posts Video Updates Online

British goth metal legends Paradise Lost are currently recording their brand new studio album and have posted some video updates online which you can check out below. Vocalist Nick Holmes says: “The album as yet untitled will feature around 10 tracks, among the titles are 'First Light', 'As Horizons End', 'Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us', 'Frailty' and 'My Last Regret' - these are subject to change without notice!

"We are very happy with Rhys Fulbers work on the last album [In Requiem], but after working on 3 albums together we decided it was time to go for a different approach. After hearing the work he did with our Anatomy Of Melancholy Live DVD we decided that Jens Bogren was the man for the job." More...

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Anathema Announces European Headlining Tour Dates

Anathema has issued the following update:

"We are very happy to announce that this autumn we will be doing an extensive European tour!"

"'The Hindsight Tour' is a celebration of past and present. Featuring unheard classics from the past and unheard classics for the future..."

"We will be accompanied on the whole tour by the excellent new French band Demians. A band receiving rave reviews for their debut album 'Building an Empire.'"

"Full Details and tickets links are available on the TOUR DATES page. See you there!"

"More info on the tour and the new album will follow soon..."

Anathema tour dates are as follows: More...

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Paradise Lost Drummer Quits The Band

Paradise Lost drummer Jeff Singer has reportedly left the group, forcing the band to cancel their South American tour. The group have posted the following message online:

"It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our South American tour, sincere apologies to all the fans and promoters involved but this decision follows the announcement of the departure of our drummer Jeff Singer. We are committed to doing the 20th anniversary 'Unholy Trinity' dates in Europe with a stand in drummer but it will be impossible to find and appoint a new drummer in time for the shows in South America . We hope to reschedule a South American tour next year."

Jeff Singer himself has posted the following statement regarding his departure:

"Dear everyone,

"I guess no one would have seen this coming but as of the end of August I will no longer be drumming for Paradise Lost. I have decided to hang up my sticks altogether. It is an incredibly hard decision to have had to make as drumming has been my life for as long as I can remember and through good and bad has been my living for nearly 20 years. It is going to be very difficult I am sure and after four and a half years I will miss Nick, Aaron, Steve, Greg (and Milly) very much but in my heart I know that it is the correct thing for me to do.

"So why am I leaving, well, to be honest it is a difficult thing to explain in a few paragraphs, but here goes. More...

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Paradise Lost Plans 20th Anniversary Show

Paradise Lost is scheduled to play the Kentish Town Forum in London on September 19. They'll be supported by Anathema and My Dying Bride at this 20th anniversary show.

As previously reported, Paradise Lost recently posted four new tracks from the upcoming PARADISE LOST DVD, "The Anatomy Of Melancholy" on MySpacethier MySpace page. The tracks were recorded at the Koko club in London on April 12, 2007. The audio was mixed by producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with artists such as OPETH, SOILWORK and KATATONIA.

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Paradise Lost Post Four Tracks From New DVD Online

PARADISE LOST have posted this message on their official website:

"As from today, you can preview four new tracks (on MySpace) from the upcoming PARADISE LOST DVD, 'The Anatomy Of Melancholy' - which is due to be released next month.

The tracks were recorded at the Koko club in London on April 12, 2007. The audio was mixed by producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with artists such as OPETH, SOILWORK and KATATONIA."

The four tracks are:

01. Sweetness
02. Pity The Sadness
03. No Celebration
04. Say Just Words

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Paradise Lost Cancel Greek Show

UK gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have issued the following update:

"We are sorry to report that the show tonight in Thessaloniki, Greece has had to be cancelled, as Nick [Holmes, vocals] is seriously ill and unable to perform. Two doctors have examined him since his arrival in Greece yesterday, but have advised him that performing tonight would cause irreparable damage, and so the show had to be stopped. Nick and the band are all very annoyed at the situation and extremely sorry to all of you who have bought tickets to tonight's show. We will keep you updated, in the mean time we hope you will join us in wishing Nick a speedy recovery."

PARADISE LOST will support Finnish rockers HIM on their European tour in February/March 2008. The band will use this great opportunity, which coincides with the band's 20th anniversary in 2008, to further promote their acclaimed "In Requiem" album.

"Over The Madness – A Diran Noubar Film" — which offers the first-ever, extremely comprehensive and very personal documentary on PARADISE LOST and the gothic metal genre — was released via Century Media Records on November 26, 2007 as a double DVD set. The film's world premiere was held at the Cannes Film Festival's Market in May 2007 followed by a German premiere at the Wave Gotik Festival in Leipzig the same month. The documentary features first-hand accounts from all current and former band members and many other dramatically influential acts. Furthermore, Noubar accompanied the band from their native Halifax (UK) to tour stops in Mexico and Greece where PARADISE LOST are regarded rock "gods."

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Lacuna Coil Discuss Paradise Lost Documentary

LACUNA COIL singer Andrea Ferro has issued the following update:

"Century Media just released 'Over the Madness', a documentary about PARADISE LOST's 20th anniversary. This band has been really influential in the beginning of our career and we've been really glad to contribute to this movie. You will find me, Cristina [Scabbia, vocals] and Chris [guitarist Cristiano Migliore] talkin' about P.L. alongside with a lot of other people from metal bands and the bandmembers themselves. 'Over the Madness' is not only a due tribute to a piece of history of metal music, it is also a smart guide for young bands. Don't miss it!"

"Over The Madness – A Diran Noubar Film" — which offers the first-ever, extremely comprehensive and very personal documentary on PARADISE LOST and the gothic metal genre — was released via Century Media Records on November 26, 2007 as a double DVD set. The film's world premiere was held at the Cannes Film Festival's Market in May 2007 followed by a German premiere at the Wave Gotik Festival in Leipzig the same month.

The documentary features first-hand accounts from all current and former band members and many other dramatically influential acts. Furthermore, Noubar accompanied the band from their native Halifax (UK) to tour stops in Mexico and Greece where PARADISE LOST are regarded rock "gods." More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANATHEMA
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANGRA
AT THE GATES
BENIGHTED
BORN FROM PAIN
CARCASS
CULT OF LUNA
ELUVEITIE
FORBIDDEN
GHOST BRIGADE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MESHUGGAH
MINISTRY
MY DYING BRIDE
PARADISE LOST
SEPTIC FLESH
SHINING
SICK OF IT ALL
SONATA ARCTICA
TESTAMENT
THE OLD DEAD TREE

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