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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 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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Paradise Lost To Support H.I.M.

Legendary founding fathers of "gothic metal" PARADISE LOST have been confirmed to support of 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.

In other news, "Over The Madness – A Diran Noubar Film" — which offers the first-ever, extremely comprehensive and very personal documentary on PARADISE LOST and the genre gothic metal — will be 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." Watch the trailer for "Over The Madness – A Diran Noubar Film" below.

Upcoming PARADISE LOST shows:

Dec. 02 - Glasgow (UK) @ Garage
Dec. 03 - Manchester (UK) @ Hop and Grape
Dec. 04 - Wolverhampton (UK) @ Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 05 - London (UK) @ Islington Academy

PARADISE LOST supporting HIM:

Feb. 16 - Berlin (D) @ Tempodrom
Feb. 17 - Mannheim (D) @ Mozartsaal
Feb. 18 - München (D) @ Elserhalle
Feb. 20 - Leipzig (D) @ Haus Auensee
Feb. 23 - Dortmund (D) @ Westfalenhalle 2
Feb. 24 - Köln (D) @ Palladium
Feb. 26 - Hamburg (D) @ Docks
Feb. 27 - Hamburg (D) @ Docks
Feb. 28 - Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
Feb. 29 - Tilburg (NL) @ O13
Mar. 03 - Madrid (ES) @ La Riviera
Mar. 04 - Barcelona (ES) @ Espacio Movistar
Mar. 06 - Milan (I) @ Alcatrazz
Mar. 07 - Florence (I) @ Saschall
Mar. 08 - Modena (I) @ Vox
Mar. 10 - Zürich (CH) @ Xtra
Mar. 11 - Wien (AT) @ Gasometer
Mar. 12 - Prague (CZ) @ Lucerna

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Paradise Lost Added To Knock Out Festival

The 2008 edition of Germany's Knock Out Festival is scheduled for January 12th at the Europahalle in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The latest act confirmed for the festival is British metallers PARADISE LOST.

Also on the bill: PARADISE LOST, EPICA, WITHIN TEMPTATION, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY and AXXIS.

The second edition of the Knock Out Festival will be taking place in one of the two Karlsruhe’s biggest indoor-concert venues and will be established as a German indoor winter festival.

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Mutiny To Unveil Vocalist At Paradise Lost Show

New Jersey melodic death metallers Mutiny will reveal their new vocalist at an upcoming show with Paradise Lost. The band has been hard at work searching for a quality vocalist since this past spring. AJ, who handles bass duties for the band, handled the vocal duties along with bass until this point. New songs/recordings with the vocalist will be posted on Mutiny's myspace in the near future.

Mutiny will be opening the show for Paradise Lost on Monday, November 19th at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $22. Mutiny have posted a link on their myspace page through which you can support the band and buy tickets. Doors open at 6PM, and the show kicks off at 8PM.

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Paradise Lost To Film "Unreachable" Video

UK metallers PARADISE LOST have issued the following update:

"Yesterday, Paradise Lost filmed the newest promotional video for the In Requiem album, for the song 'Unreachable'. The video was filmed at Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Glendale and Malibu, and was shot in High Definition.

The 'Unreachable' video was directed by Diran Noubar of Karmantra / Kayane Productions, who directed the soon to be released Over The Madness documentary about Paradise Lost, as well as Baby for Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)."

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Paradise Lost Announce Support Acts For UK dates

PARADISE LOST have issued the following update:

"In addition to NOVEMBRE, Finnish metal band SWALLOW THE SUN have now been confirmed as additional support for the UK gigs this December.

Both of the support bands will have an equal length set of 35 minutes for these shows. You can check them out on their websites: Swallow The Sun, Novembre.

Paradise Lost's complete tour itinerary can be viewed at this location.

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Novembre To Support Paradise Lost In The U.K.

Italy's NOVEMBRE will support PARADISE LOST on four UK dates in December. The details are as follows:

Dec. 02 - Garage - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 03 - Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
Dec. 04 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
Dec. 05 - Islington Academy - London, UK

NOVEMBRE will release its new album, "The Blue", on November 5 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).

"The Blue" track listing:

01. Aenemia
02. Triesteitaliana
03. Cobalt of March
04. Bluecracy
05. Architheme
06. Nascence
07. Iridescence
08. Sound Odyssey
09. Cantus Christi
10. Zenith
11. Argentic
12. Deorbit

Check out audio samples at Amazon.com.

NOVEMBRE's latest album, "Materia", came out in 2006. It was the group's first release for the Peaceville label. The group's last CD for Century Media, "Dreams d'Azur", came out in 2002.

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Paradise Lost Issue European Tour Video Report

A four-minute European tour report from Nick Holmes and Greg MacIntosh of the UK-based doom/gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST can be viewed here.

PARADISE LOST recently released the video for the song "Praise Lamented Shade", taken from the band's latest CD, "In Requiem", which was issued via Century Media Records in May 2007. The clip was filmed during PARADISE LOST's April 2007 show at Koko in London (a concert which was filmed for an upcoming DVD) and was directed by Dash Productions (who worked with people such as STEVEN SEAGAL, GARY NUMAN, LEVEL 42, PAUL RODGERS, RICK ASTLEY, HEAVEN 17, THE DAMNED, MARC ALMOND, DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS and many more).

"In Requiem" is finally available on vinyl again. As the limited 4 x 7" box (2,000 copies) was sold out in the first week of release, Century Media Records and PARADISE LOST have decided to release the album as a vinyl LP, too. It contains the regular album tracks and comes in heavy cardboard gatefold cover, including a newly designed poster. More...

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