|Also known as: Nick Holmes, Old Nick
Born on: 07.01.1971
Nick Holmes (born England, January 7, 1971) is a British singer and current vocalist of band Paradise Lost.
Holmes formed Paradise Lost in late 1988 when he and the other band members were barely out of secondary school. Like other contemporaries of the British Doom/death scene (Anathema and My Dying Bride) the band began purely as death metal, with Holmes utilizing a low, guttural "death grunt" on the Morbid Existence demo and Lost Paradise full length. On their definitive early albums, his vocals were more inclined to a raw but decipherable bellow, with a "goth rock croon" soon accompanying the band's more recent electronic musical direction.