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Paradise Lost has issued the following update about canceling their show in Tunisia this coming Saturday, May 1st:
"Unfortunately we have had Saturdays show canceled at the very last minute, the promoter sent us the following email to explain why: 'Hi, We're extremely sorry to tell you that we're obliged to cancel the show of Tunisia with Paradise Lost, because of some financial troubles that we couldn't avoid. We do understand your disappointment, but we really have no choice. We count on your understanding for the situation and hope we can work together during the next shows in best conditions. Thank you so much for your trust and sorry again for this setback.' We are obviously incredibly upset and literally climbing the walls now wanting to play a gig! We hope that can be rectified and rescheduled soon."
The upcoming Paradise Lost tour dates are as follows:
6/4 2010 Base Festival Le Phare, Toulouse
6/5 2010 Denain Festival Lille
6/26 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
7/4 2010 With Full Force Festival Airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz nr Leipzig
7/9 2010 Metalcamp Festival Tolmin
7/17 2010 Zwarte Cross Festival Lichtenvoorde
7/18 2010 Pro Rock Festival Kiev
8/13 2010 Sziget Festival Budapest
Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about postponing their previously scheduled Malta tour date due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland:
"It is with huge regret that we have to postpone the gig in Malta this weekend until a later date which will be announced soon. Due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and subsequent ban on planes entering UK airspace we have no option but to wait until this is over and try again. Despite both the pope initially and now mother nature doing their best to prevent us playing we are determined to make this happen.
"Nick Holmes had this comment: To all PL fans in Malta, We regret to announce due to British Aerospace ban on flights our concert tomorrow will have to be postponed to a later date. We have had a string of bad luck with shows of late, this is the third cancellation through no fault of our own, but we hope this is only a temporary hiccup, we really want to make this happen! Please don’t burn effigies’ of us in the streets just yet, and keep an eye out for the re-scheduled date!"
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Australian metal band Lycanthia has issued the following update:
"Unfortunately we have bad news. The Paradise Lost and Sirenia Australian Tour has been cancelled."
"Lycanthia will be playing @ The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, 10 April 2010 (free entry) @ Club Carnage, Kings X, 2 July 2010..."
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Gothic metallers Paradise Lost are continuing their "Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us" tour which kicks off today in Sofia / Bulgaria. The band’s Lead Guitarist Greg Mackintosh will join the band again after he was forced to cancel the previous European tour last winter. The upcoming Paradise Lost tour dates are as follows:
2/12 Hristo Botev Hall - Sofia, Bulgaria
2/13 Boogaloo - Zagreb, Croatia
2/14 SKC - Belgrade, Serbia
2/15 Culture Hall - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2/18 Salzhaus - Wintertur, Switzerland
2/19 Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Switzerland
2/20 Kofmehl - Solothurn, Switzerland
2/21 Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
2/22 Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
4/24 Hi-Fi - Brisbane
4/26 Metro Theatre - Sydney
4/27 Billboard - Melbourne
7/9 Metalcamp Festival - Tolmin, Slovenia
7/18 Pro Rock Festival - Kiev, Ukraine
8/13 Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary
Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris are still in the studio working on their debut album, but to make the wait a little bit easier they’ve just uploaded a new recording video. Like their last one, it covers some of the bass guitar recording and gives you some hints as to what to expect on the album. You can view the latest video below.
The band has recently finished recording all of the guitars, with the vocals and violin still to come.
In other band news, Ne Obliviscaris scored the support slot for next years Paradise Lost tour and will be their first live show since July. You catch the band at the following shows:
5th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ Billboard, Melbourne
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets available from justsayrock.com.au.
8th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ The Hifi, Brisbane
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets from justsayrock.com.au.
U.K. gothic metallers Paradise Lost have announced a string of upcoming tour dates in Australia, with support coming from female fronted metal act Sirenia. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/05 - Melbourne, AUS - Billboard
2/06 - Sydney, AUS - Metro Theatre
2/08 - Brisbane, AUS - Hi-Fi
Loudfarmer recently conducted a video interview in Gothenbrug with vocalist Nick Holmes and bassist Steve Edmondson from Paradise Lost. The video clip can be viewed below.
British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Rise Of Denial." You can check it out below. The song is the second to be made into a video from their latest album, "Faith Divides Us... Death Unites Us," following the title track. More...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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:"
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...
French metal band Adagio will be supporting Paradise Lost on their upcoming french shows, the dates are as follow:
Dec 14th - LYON- Tranbordeur
Dec 18th - COGNAC - Les anciens abbatoirs
Dec 19th - PARIS - Elysée Montmartre
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.”