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Paradise Lost - Unveil New Album Artwork

British gothic metallers Paradise Lost have unveiled the cover artwork for their new upcoming album Tragic Idol, set to be released on April 23rd, 2012, via Century Media Records. The album's artwork was designed by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has not only worked on this band's release, but also with artists such as Morbid Angel, Laibach, Ulver, Watain and more than 150 others. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 02.02.2012 by DarkSymphony500 | Comments (35)

Paradise Lost - Announce UK Tour With Insomnium

British gothic metallers Paradise Lost will be touring the UK this April performing tracks from their forthcoming album Tragic Idol as a build up to its official release on April 23rd via Century Media Records. Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium will be the main support. To celebrate the event, the band will have a very limited number of VIP tickets available (10 per show) which you can purchase online at their official website on February 1st.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost + Insomnium: Tragic Idol Tour
Posted: 29.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (6)

Paradise Lost - Unveil New Album Details

After taking a trip back in time with the Draconian Times MMXI DVD/live album (the London legacy show of their classic album from 1995) and also Gregor Mackintosh's return to his crusty doom/death metal roots with Vallenfyre (along his mates from My Dying Bride, Doom and At The Gates), it's time for Paradise Lost's 13th studio album.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 20.12.2011 by ravendeath | Comments (6)

Paradise Lost - DVD Trailer Online

British metallers Paradise Lost will release their Draconian Times MMXI DVD on November 7 via Century Media Records. Also, a trailer for the DVD can be seen at this location.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 27.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Paradise Lost - Guitarist Gregor Mackintosh Launches New Band

Paradise Lost guitarist and songwriter Gregor Mackintosh has formed a new band called Vallenfyre, along with members of My Dying Bride, At The Gates and Doom. The band's debut album A Fragile King will be released on October 31st, 2011, in Europe and on November 1st, 2011, in North America through Century Media Records. Vallenfyre is not a one-off project and will continue as a band that will also play live in 2012.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 25.09.2011 by ravendeath | Comments (14)

Paradise Lost - New Live DVD

Draconian Times MMXI, the brand-new upcoming live DVD featuring UK's gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost, is set to be released on November 11th through Century Media Records.

The two-disc DVD (Live CD incl.) features a live performance at The Forum in London, UK, which took place on April 1st, a full tour documentary, interviews with the band members and two promo videos.

Pre-sales are available until August 29th over at CMDistro.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 01.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Ghost - To Support Paradise Lost On Tour

Swedish Psychedelic metal band Ghost has been confirmed to take the support slot on Paradise Lost's Draconian Times Tour - a short tour in celebration of the reissue of the band's seminal 1995 album Draconian Times.

Comments Paradise Lost: "We are pleased to announce the main support act for the Draconian Times Tour 2011 (mainland Europe only) will be Ghost! We are extremely excited to have them onboard and fans ourselves of their music. You can listen to them and read more about them on MySpace.

Unfortunately they can't play Greece but we will be announcing the support bands for Greece soon."

Draconian Times Live Shows:

March 18th - Fuzz - Athens, Greece (no Ghost)
March 19th - Fuzz - Athens, Greece (no Ghost)
March 20th - Principal - Thessaloniki, Greece (no Ghost)
March 29th - Tivoli - Utrecht, Holland
March 30th - Bataclan - Paris, France
March 31st - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
April 1st - The Forum - London, UK


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost: Draconian Times Tour
Posted: 15.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (3)

Paradise Lost - Draconian Times Reissue, Tour Dates

British Doom/Goth Metal pioneers, Paradise Lost, are pleased to announce the re-release of their seminal 1995 album Draconian Times; 16 years since it first stormed the charts.

Sony Music are re-releasing the colossal Draconian Times through their Grammy-award winning Legacy series; which will feature the entire digitally re-mastered album including a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix in a brand-new collector's edition digi-pak box-set, so fans can hear the album like never before!

Along with this release the band will be performing their monumental album Draconian Times live at a series of 7 exclusive gigs in the following select cities around Europe: Utrecht, Bochum, London, Paris, Athens, and Thessaloniki.

Due to the unique and exciting nature of these events we will be issuing a small, limited number of VIP packages at all seven concerts. These will include:

VIP laminate and lanyard
The opportunity to meet and greet the band
Have your photo taken with Paradise Lost
Access to a closed sound-check before the gig
Early access to the concert
VIP goody bag (PL draw-string bag containing an exclusive T-Shirt and other exciting memorabilia)

VIP tickets will be exclusively available from the band's website website and go on general sale on Friday 19th November 2010. Please remember there are a very limited number of these highly sought after tickets available so we urge you to buy early to avoid disappointment. Fans will get special pre-sale access to tickets on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November via the official Paradise Lost website, so check back here then for this exclusive offer!

Frontman Nick Holmes had this to say: "It's going to be amazing to play the Draconian Times shows again, DT was a huge success for the band; it seemed to be exactly the right album to do at the right time and to a certain degree was definitely the end of a chapter for the band. We always considered the album to be a "better" version of its predecessor Icon and using Simon Effemy again for the third time, I think we were all on the same hymn sheet and knew exactly what we wanted and what the album should sound like.

We had done a pretty extensive touring schedule for the Icon album before it, and there was already a decent buzz around about the band, In the 1990s without the Internet you could only really gauge how things were going once you walked onto the stage and saw how the crowd responded to songs! But after the DT album was released the response was phenomenal. Knowing that DT is still considered by many as being among their favourite albums of all time fills me with great pride, and I'm very grateful to have been part of it all and now having the chance to be here again playing it in its entirety is phenomenal. We are all very excited and can't wait to do the shows live, I really hope we see you all there and you have as much fun as us!"


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost: Draconian Times Tour
Posted: 16.11.2010 by Array | Comments (16)

Paradise Lost - Australian Mini-Tour Cancelled

Sad news for Australian fans of Paradise Lost: the Australian leg of their "Faith Divides Us- Death United Us Tour" has been cancelled. Paradise Lost were set to tour Down Under with symphonic metallers Sirenia in April. The following message appears on the bands official website:

"Unfortunately due to promotional problems the dates in Australia are being cancelled, we are all very upset and were looking forward to the shows. Anyone who has a ticket can get a refund from the place of purchase."

The cancelled dates on the tour are as follows:

24.04.2010 - Hi Fi, Brisbane
26.04.2010 - Metro Theater, Sydney
27.04.2010 - Billboard, Melbourne


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost + Sirenia - Australian Tour 2010 [CANCELLED]
Posted: 17.03.2010 by JosipS | Comments (6)

Paradise Lost - New Video Online

Paradise Lost have just finished their UK tour in support of their current album Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us and now proudly present you their brand-new video clip for the song "The Rise Of Denial."


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 20.11.2009 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Paradise Lost - Guitarist To Sit Out Tour, Select Dates Cancelled

Already last week, lead guitarist Greg Mackintosh was 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.

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.

The band commented: "We apologise in advance to those of you who will be joining us for the European dates and will no doubt be disappointed by Greg's absence. However, I am sure you will appreciate this unfortunate situation was unavoidable and everyone is doing everything they can to ensure the shows run as smoothly as possible."

Now the band has announced the following: "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 minimise 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:

03rd Dec - Romania
04th Dec - Bulgaria
05th Dec - Croatia
10th Dec - Switzerland
11th Dec - Germany
12th Dec - Switzerland

If there are any further up-dates we will bring them to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for your understanding."

Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost: European Tour
Posted: 14.11.2009 by Fastolphbolger | Comments (1)

Paradise Lost - Entire New Album Streaming

The new Paradise Lost album Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us that is set to be released on September the 28th 2009 is currently streaming in its entirety on the band's myspace page.

The band's myspace page can be found at this location:

Or follow this link for the myspace player directly:


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 18.09.2009 by Baz Anderson | Comments (15)

Paradise Lost - Third New Song And Video Online

Original news, posted on 28.08.2009

British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their highly anticipated new album "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" on Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US.

Now, "The Rise Of Denial", a brand new track from this landmark gothic metal opus 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."

Also the title track of the album and another song called "As Horizons End" are available for streaming on the band's MySpace.

UPDATE (thanks to 13767)

"Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", the new video from UK metallers Paradise Lost, has been made available online. The brand new video clip was created by Nathan T Heys / Link Productions.

"Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" is the title track of the band's forthcoming album, which will be released on September 28 in Europe (October 6 in North America) via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 07.09.2009 by Gothickque | Comments (6)

Paradise Lost - New Album Title And Cover Art Revealed, Title Track Online

Original news, posted on 19.06.2009

British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost have named their upcoming new album "Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us". Vocalist Nick Holmes comments:

"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."

"Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us", the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem" will be released on Century Media Records in September 2009! Expect the band's darkest and heaviest effort to date!

In May 2009, Paradise Lost also released their demos "Paradise Lost" (1988) and "Frozen Illusion" (1989) accompanied by six live tracks from the "Plains Of Desolation" bootleg officially on CD for the very first time. Featuring extensive liner notes by vocalist Nick Holmes and a stunning vinyl replica packaging, the strictly limited "Drown In Darkness - The Early Demos" is a must-have for every Paradise Lost fan.

You can now watch a personal introduction into the earliest days of the band at the following link.

UPDATE (thanks to 15393)

A brand new Paradise Lost track, entitled "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", has officially been launched at the band's MySpace page.

"Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" is the title track from the band's forthcoming album, which will be released on September 28 in Europe (October 6 in the US) via Century Media Records.

The cover artwork, which is based upon a Danse Macabre woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at Medialogistics (Lacuna Coil, Poisonblack, etc.).

Nick Holmes (vocals) comments on the track as follows: "This song had a massive overhaul in the last few weeks before recording, and thankfully it worked out well. Unlike many bands, we try to know exactly what we are doing once we are in the studio. So re-writes near recording time are as scary as they can be can be rewarding. This song is swathed in melancholy and the closest thing on the album to a "ballad" perhaps. Lyrically the title says it all. I find faith an oddity in that some people may have such devout belief that the only common ground with another human is death itself."


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Posted: 30.07.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (17)

Paradise Lost - European Tour Dates

UK metallers Paradise Lost have scheduled the following European tour dates:

Oct. 30 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
Nov. 01 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Nov. 02 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Nov. 03 - London, UK - Academy
Nov. 04 - Sheffield, UK - Academy
Nov. 05 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Nov. 07 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Nov. 08 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Nov. 10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - De Helling
Nov. 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Roehre
Nov. 12 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Nov. 13 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Nov. 14 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Feuerwache
Nov. 15 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Nov. 16 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
Nov. 18 - Bielefeld, Germany - Ringlokschuppen
Nov. 19 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
Nov. 20 - Cottbus, Germany - Glad-House
Nov. 21 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
Nov. 22 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Nov. 24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
Nov. 25 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
Nov. 26 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Nov. 28 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brew House
Nov. 29 - Malmo, Sweden - KB Halle
Dec. 01 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Dec. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
Dec. 04 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Hristo Botev Hall
Dec. 05 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
Dec. 06 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 08 - Milan, Italy - Musicdrome
Dec. 09 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
Dec. 10 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
Dec. 11 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
Dec. 12 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Dec. 14 - Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur
Dec. 15 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 16 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken
Dec. 17 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar
Dec. 18 - Cognac, France - Les Abattoirs
Dec. 19 - Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre

Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost: European Tour
Posted: 20.07.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)