Paradise Lost, the godfathers of Gothic metal, have returned with a stunning new offering "In Requiem", which marks a return to the band's trademark heavy sound. To get a full impression of this brilliant dark opus, fans can now stream the entire album on the band's official MySpace page. Note that the album can be streamed only for one week (starting from Friday, May 11), so check it out now!
The album, produced by Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly) and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Slipknot), is set for a June 5th U.S. release.
Paradise Lost present their brand-new Ecard allowing further insights in the band's upcoming masterpiece "In Requiem", which will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, May 18, 2007.
UK / FRANCE / SPAIN / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, May 21, 2007.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
USA: Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
On the Ecard you can listen to three tracks taken off "In Requiem", namely 'Never For The Damned', 'Ash & Debris' as well as 'The Enemy', which has just been released as a single (in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy only).
Paradise Lost have posted two songs from their upcoming single, "The Enemy" (due on April 13, cover art here), at the band's MySpace Page.
You can listen to a medley consisting of the single's title track, 'The Enemy', as well as 'Beneath Black Skies'.
Apart from these two tracks, Paradise Lost's new single also contains the exclusive non-album track 'Godless' plus a trailer for the band's upcoming documentary "Over The Madness", which was directed by Diran Noubar and is about to be premiered at the film festival in Cannes in May 2007.
The new single "The Enemy" will only be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The following message was posted on the Paradise Lost website:
"In support of their forthcoming album release "In Requiem" on Century Media, the godfathers of Gothic Metal, Paradise Lost announce a special guest slot supporting Nightwish on their autumn tour. The tour will be only the band's third visit to the US, after previously supporting Morbid Angel and Opeth.
Paradise Lost's 11th album, "In Requiem", was produced by Rhys Fulber and mixed by Mike Frazer, and marks a return to their heavy trademark sound."
Nick Holmes comments: "We can't wait to get to the US on a great tour, and try and make an impact after years of focusing on Europe."
The British Goth metalers made the following announcement on their website:
"The UK release date for Paradise Lost's 11th studio album - 'In Requiem' has been confirmed and is set to be May 21st.
Release dates for other territories are expected in the near future, so stay tuned!"
As stated earlier this week, the artwork for the new album is to be done by "Seth Siro Anton", who was the artwork designer for the last album, "Paradise Lost". Producer of this album is Rhys Fulber and the mixing has been made by Mike Fraser - who is well known for his work with bands such as Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen etc...
Nick Holmes also stated the following about the release:
Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost and Century Media Records are proud to announce the band's worldwide signing to the record label. In a career that has spanned over 17 years, Paradise Lost have sold a staggering two million albums worldwide.
European Label Manager Antje Lange commented on the signing, "We feel very honored to welcome Paradise Lost to The Century Family. Paradise Lost are an extremely influential band with the creative potential for a very bright future. As their new record label, we look forward to working to expand their global fan base."
After reviewing several offers, Paradise Lost chose to sign to Century Media worldwide. Vocalist Nick Holmes states, "It's great to be on a label with so many metal bands and such a heritage. This worldwide deal will give us a chance to have a crack at the U.S."
From the band website:
"Recently we asked the fans to post their questions for Nick Holmes regarding the new album on our forums. We selected a lot of these questions to be answered, and here they are! We hope you enjoy the article!"
For reading the questions and their answers, follow this link:
PARADISE LOST announced today (Oct. 6) that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of their 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990. Artwork and tracklisting are still to be confirmed.
The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", "Paradise Lost" was recorded primarily at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England under the guidance of producer Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY) and is the group's first to feature drummer Jeff Singer (ex-BLAZE).
Singer joined the group in May as the replacement for Lee Morris, who left the band in March due to "personal and musical differences."
From the official page of the band:
The recording has finally come to an end, Nick flys home from LA this week after completing the vocals for the album and the final process of mixing and mastering can commence.
Some working titles for the songs are as follows:
Through the silence
Getting over the madness
Accept the pain
Close your eyes
The laws of cause