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.




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Posted: 02.02.2012 by DarkSymphony500



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Grimskallen - 02.02.2012 at 12:49  
That slick logo is back
Lokaeda - 02.02.2012 at 12:53  
Pretty ugly if you ask me.
Permafrost - 02.02.2012 at 13:46  
And tragic it is. Please let the music be killing.
Slayerus23 - 02.02.2012 at 14:09  
I think the artwork is too bright and shocking. A little darkness would fit.
WorpeX - 02.02.2012 at 14:28  
I like it. Its oldschool looking. It seems PL might be trying to return to their roots!
ImperialTroll - 02.02.2012 at 15:19  
I don't know why I remembered Blut Aus Nord's Album "777 Sects" When I saw this one.

http://ring.cdandlp.com/osmoseproductions/photo_grande/115109955.png
Bad English - 02.02.2012 at 16:42  
Going to stoner
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 16:47  
I have no idea if I like it or hate it.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 02.02.2012 at 19:52  
Fucking cool. Very glad I must note to also see their highlight logo return.
NeverAgain - 02.02.2012 at 20:37  
Love it! A very welcome change from the usual 'lonesome badass hero/EPIC fight scene/bleak landscape/gratuitous illegible black metal logo' album covers everyone seems to have been regurgitating in the last decade.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 20:39  
Written by NeverAgain on 02.02.2012 at 20:37

Love it! A very welcome change from the usual 'lonesome badass hero/EPIC fight scene/bleak landscape/gratuitous illegible black metal logo' album covers everyone seems to have been regurgitating in the last decade.


Heh... I don't see as many of the "cliche covers" you are describing.

Hmmm now I know why I don't like this cover. It looks like a cheap copy of the work by John Baizley.
Angelic Storm - 02.02.2012 at 21:11  
The artwork is fine, if not mindblowing... great to see the classic PL logo back though. Hopefully the music within reflects that!
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 21:42  
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.02.2012 at 21:11

The artwork is fine, if not mindblowing... great to see the classic PL logo back though. Hopefully the music within reflects that!


I know names and logos usually don't have to mean anything... But it is nice to see the old logo.
A part of me wants to dig the artwork but I can't.
Polaria - 02.02.2012 at 21:47  
I find this work quite reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style with those volutes.
@gent_-_orange - 02.02.2012 at 21:48  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 21:42

Written by Angelic Storm on 02.02.2012 at 21:11

The artwork is fine, if not mindblowing... great to see the classic PL logo back though. Hopefully the music within reflects that!


I know names and logos usually don't have to mean anything... But it is nice to see the old logo.
A part of me wants to dig the artwork but I can't.

It's nice artwork, but for the wrong band, for some reason I get a sort of Post Metal/Sludge vibe from it.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 21:52  
Written by @gent_-_orange on 02.02.2012 at 21:48
It's nice artwork, but for the wrong band, for some reason I get a sort of Post Metal/Sludge vibe from it.


That's because the artwork totally looks like a cheap copy of the work by John Baizley (who you would totally recognize just by a google click in case you don't know his name).
@gent_-_orange - 02.02.2012 at 21:58  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 21:52

Written by @gent_-_orange on 02.02.2012 at 21:48
It's nice artwork, but for the wrong band, for some reason I get a sort of Post Metal/Sludge vibe from it.


That's because the artwork totally looks like a cheap copy of the work by John Baizley (who you would totally recognize just by a google click in case you don't know his name).

I didn't know the name, but searching his name I knew the art style straight away.
Polaria - 02.02.2012 at 21:59  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 21:52

Written by @gent_-_orange on 02.02.2012 at 21:48
It's nice artwork, but for the wrong band, for some reason I get a sort of Post Metal/Sludge vibe from it.


That's because the artwork totally looks like a cheap copy of the work by John Baizley (who you would totally recognize just by a google click in case you don't know his name).


Spot on!
http://art-nouveau.livejournal.com/501977.html

Actually both artists are influenced by the Art Nouveau style from circa 1900.
Slayer666 - 02.02.2012 at 22:06  
Huh... This artwork definitely reminds me of BaN's latest, the style and colors used are quite a bit similar, methinks.

Amatsu Mikaboshi - 02.02.2012 at 22:32  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 21:42

Written by Angelic Storm on 02.02.2012 at 21:11

The artwork is fine, if not mindblowing... great to see the classic PL logo back though. Hopefully the music within reflects that!


I know names and logos usually don't have to mean anything... But it is nice to see the old logo.
A part of me wants to dig the artwork but I can't.


When I had properly had seen this I could instantly see the Art Noveau style direction but to make it seem more relevant. If you see the cover of their latest release, Draconian Times MMXI. It too had shown both the art style and logo - even if it were to rerepresent a previous album style. It's not like they didn't have the option to differ into something far away from it, like their last couple of album designs did.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 22:34  
Written by Slayer666 on 02.02.2012 at 22:06

Huh... This artwork definitely reminds me of BaN's latest, the style and colors used are quite a bit similar, methinks.


Can't tell if joking or just colorblind. Nothing remotely similar at all.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.02.2012 at 22:41  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 22:34

Written by Slayer666 on 02.02.2012 at 22:06

Huh... This artwork definitely reminds me of BaN's latest, the style and colors used are quite a bit similar, methinks.


Can't tell if joking or just colorblind. Nothing remotely similar at all.

Yah I see that both employ blue and yellow/gold (-ish in the case of Paradise Lost) but the similarity ends there. Different style, subject matter, tone etc.

Very nice cover though. Elegant and the muted tones are very classy.
Slayer666 - 02.02.2012 at 22:44  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 22:34

Can't tell if joking or just colorblind. Nothing remotely similar at all.


Joking. Paying a homage to that Lugburz - The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood thingy a while back.
I was hoping you'd catch up on that.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2012 at 22:48  
Written by Slayer666 on 02.02.2012 at 22:44

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2012 at 22:34

Can't tell if joking or just colorblind. Nothing remotely similar at all.


Joking. Paying a homage to that Lugburz - The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood thingy a while back.
I was hoping you'd catch up on that.


I'm improving considering that this time I WAS skeptical that other time I actually thought you were serious.
Then again, I fail too see why you need to joke with something... that isn't really funny
treptolemus - 02.02.2012 at 23:24  
That's definitely some good news! I really like this band, waiting for the songs. April? hm oooukay
strade - 03.02.2012 at 06:02  
I for one love it. I think it looks freaking amazing.
Cassian - 03.02.2012 at 08:26  
Not really fond of the artwork, but the album must be fucking awesome!!!
Black Conundrum - 03.02.2012 at 10:10  
It's definitely a different approach for Paradise Lost. And there's nothing wrong with that. The album artwork is well crafted.
Dark Blood - 03.02.2012 at 17:59  
I'm not a big fan of this kind of art, but I respect it and I know how hard it is to create something like this. Although I like the change of logo idea. Could this mean a change in their sound too? I like what they did in the last few years, but going back to their old sound would be nice too.
Bleeding angel - 12.02.2012 at 23:18  
Paradise Lost have changed a lot during these years.
I love the old logo returns,hopefully with pinch of old glorious doom wave!
Can't wait till 23th!
JohnDoe - 12.02.2012 at 23:20  
I like the cover art.

Looking forward to hearing this album.
PoolOfStool - 13.02.2012 at 21:35  
To me it looks like it belongs on the cover of a Black Tusk album
Bleeding angel - 14.02.2012 at 12:27  
Check this today : http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/pl_crucify/
Congratz to the winnerz
Marcel Hubregtse - 14.02.2012 at 12:41  
Written by Bleeding angel on 14.02.2012 at 12:27

Check this today : http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/pl_crucify/
Congratz to the winnerz


damn, what a boring song.
Array - 20.02.2012 at 23:54  
Stripes and stuff.. "wow". I will be surprised if the album cover manages to describe the album.
Oaken - 19.05.2012 at 22:13  
Written by Slayer666 on 02.02.2012 at 22:06

Huh... This artwork definitely reminds me of BaN's latest, the style and colors used are quite a bit similar, methinks.

At first look, they seem very similar. More scrutiny though reveals the difference.

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