Paradise Lost - Reveal Upcoming Album Artwork


Paradise Lost are about to release their new album, Medusa, this September and have just revealed the artwork that goes with the album. The artwork was created by Branca Studio and shows the infamous Gorgone Medusa from Greek mythology, carrying venomous snakes as hair and turning anyone into stone who would dare to look into her eyes.



Medusa


Greg Mackintosh said the following about the artwork: "Whilst we were writing Medusa and realising what the new songs were becoming, we had to find an artist to reflect this direction. After searching around for a while, I found Branca Studios. They have a keen eye for design and their modern take on retro artwork really fit the bill. What they have come up with is a blending of colourful yet retro styling, whilst maintaining the classic Paradise Lost feel."

Nick Holmes added: "I was intrigued about a greater meaning and thinking more along the lines of what Medusa represents metaphorically. Medusa as a title works in many ways. From a Nihilist perspective, when I read the description of 'Medusa' on the wikipedia page: 'Attempts to avoid looking into Medusa's eyes represents avoiding the ostensibly depressing reality that the universe is meaningless' The title was pretty much in the bag!"

Furthermore, the band has announced a very special release show that will take place in Stuttgart at the iconic LKA Longhorn. Only on this night of September 1st, Paradise Lost will perform their new album in its entire length - and be prepared for some more surprises during this exclusive event that will be revealed soon!

Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Paradise Lost
 
Posted: 06.06.2017 by The Underdog


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06.06.2017 - 21:22
RaduP
Noob
Geez it looks like if my dad scanned a 70s vinyl
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Headbutt yourself!
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06.06.2017 - 21:30
Oykan Övgü
This is an unusual depiction of Medusa and a good one. I like it.
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06.06.2017 - 21:49
Maco
Handbanana
Yeah this looks like one of those old artworks from old bands my father listens to. The Plague Within's cover was much better.
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I'm derp.
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06.06.2017 - 23:22
The Underdog
Not as impressive as the artwork for The Plague Within, but this one captures a classic look really good.
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07.06.2017 - 02:06
un/heart/ed
The Sufferer
I made this my wallpaper for my desktop and it really looks awesome!
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My only thrill alone in my own hell
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07.06.2017 - 04:52
Lanthros
A classic 70s look. What could be more fitting for doom?
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07.06.2017 - 05:20
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Nice retro look, I dig it.
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07.06.2017 - 09:50
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Looks pretty good.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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07.06.2017 - 22:44
nikarg
Old Nick
Love it. It is going to look great on vinyl.
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on and on south of heaven

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08.06.2017 - 11:00
Necrotion7
Not my style at all
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08.06.2017 - 17:38
Gunkaranlik
Never seen a bad artwork from this band.
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10.06.2017 - 03:55
Opethian
Fuck yes
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