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Ex-Cradle Of FIlth Drummer Adrian Erlandsson Joins Paradise Lost

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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!!!!"

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh adds: "Adrian has been a friend and acquaintance for some time. After calling me to see if the drumming position was still vacant, we quickly arranged for an audition right before entering the studio to record our new album. We knew immediately that he was the man for the job. Playing the songs with him felt very natural. He is the same age as us and from a similar musical background. Unfortunately it was too short notice to play on the new album but everything we do from now on will have Adrian involved.

"We look forward to rehearsing with him when we leave the studio and to doing our first show with him in Norway on April 10th (Inferno Festival)."

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1. Cynic writes:

Adrian's one of my favourite drummers. They were both on Peaceville too, seems like a great fit.

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2. TonyD writes:

Never heard of this band but will say this, that filths current drummer is bad ass....he was goin off at the LA show...am a COF fan so i wish him luck with his new crew

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. americanpatriot1 writes:

I hope this album stays in the same vein as their last one. I haven't bought any of them since Host, but I really liked what songs I heard from the last one.

NP: Me still catching my breath from my morning run. I hate running into the wind.

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4. rk writes:

Dude he was a monster behind the kit at the Carcass show in Mokena.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. rk writes:

BTW Paradise Lost own hell i even like Draconian Times.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

How can someone not have heard of Paradise Lost? Good call AP1, In Requiem was badass.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. americanpatriot1 writes:

Thanks Cynic. My fave from them is One Second. Host was pretty bad, but they've finally come back to their roots.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

I haven't heard One Second or Host but I think Gothic and In Requiem are great.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. americanpatriot1 writes:

You gotta listen to One Second. It's when they started using keyboards and synth, but it's just so heavy, and the songs are really well written. It's really nothing like any of their earlier stuff, or post Paradise Lost, but still really good. If you don't like them, oh well I guess.

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10. Cynic writes:

Cool I will do!

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11. americanpatriot1 writes:

Let me know what you think.

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12. Blackheart*915 writes:

I'm shocked that Adrian Erlandsson is joining Paradise Lost, well i guess he had a good run with C.O.F., wish you the best of luck. also great show in L.A. in February the 11.

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