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Nuclear Blast Inks Deal With Paradise Lost

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Iconic UK metal act Paradise Lost has signed a worldwide deal with German-based metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast Records.

Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1988 and still boasting 4 of its 5 original members, the band are widely-credited with co-founding the gothic metal genre with the sophomore album, 'Gothic' (1991). Through the years, Paradise Lost changed styles effectively and reinvented the the sound again and again. The band elbowed its way from the original melodic death metal sound on 'Lost Paradise' (1990) to the classic 'Icon' (1993) and even more on the experimental 'One Second' (1997). Finally, the band went back to the roots with the current release, 'The Plague Within' (2015) achieving some of the best album reviews of its career.

Vocalist Nick Holmes commented: "Paradise Lost's career has run alongside Nuclear Blast Records since the label began in the late 80's. And as huge fans of original death metal, we still have the majority of the label's first releases from those very early days. It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years, both in Europe and America and now, nearly 30 years later, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger added: "As a fan from day one I've been following Paradise Lost ever since their death metal era, but have also enjoyed watching them grow into something even bigger and so unique. They defined and later on re-defined the gothic genre and always delivered the most dark and memorable songs. It's a great pleasure to finally welcome the band to the ever-growing Nuclear Blast family! Needless to say that we're very much looking forward to this partnership!"

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