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Paradise Lost @ The Scala, London
Sunday 29th April 2012
Review by Joffie Lovett
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Paradise Lost Interview
Rhythm guitarist Aaron Aedy
By Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
Article and pictures by Marko Syrjala and Arto Lehtinen
Interview with Greg Mackintosh: Singer of Vallenfyre and guitarist of Paradise Lost
Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen
Paradise Lost’s riff-master, Greg Mackintosh, still has the old school death/doom metal spirit left. Besides Paradise Lost, Mackintosh formed another band called Vallenfyre which is pure old school death/doom metal worship. Vallenfyre recently visited Finland by doing the debut gig in front of 300 enthusiastic metallers. The gig truly offered a real flashback to the heyday of the 80’s/90’s death metal. Metal-Rules.com had an utter privilege to talk to Mr Mackintosh before the show.
The album was recorded at The Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England. Vocals were recorded at the Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), who also produced, mixed, and mastered the album. Tragic Idol is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe and April 24th, 2012 in North America.
In regards to this new album, Gregor Mackintosh (guitar) mentioned in the new Terrorizer interview: “We’ve probably been influenced more by classic metal and classic doom metal on this record than anything else.”
Nick Holmes (vocals) about “Crucify”: “My father always used to say that typical life stresses were crucifying him, I always thought it was such a dramatic way of stating that. He was just uncomfortable with a situation that would soon be remedied. I also refer to an actual person as a literal crucifixion at the end, The words ‘…for eternity you’re my sentence’ is my favorite line on the whole album.”
The Tragic Idol touring cycle starts with a show at the Finnish Metal Expo this weekend, followed by their first Australian tour in 17 years, a UK/European tour starting April, and European festivals throughout the summer. See the dates below to see when PARADISE LOST is coming to a city near you.
PARADISE LOST Live 2012:
17.02.2012 Finnish Metal Expo, Helsinki, Finland
25.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
26.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Sydney, Australia
29.02.2012 Sidewaves, The Factory, Sydney, Australia* NEW
01.03.2012 Sidewaves, The Espy, Melbourne, Australia* NEW
02.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
03.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
05.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia
(*Sidewaves shows with CATHEDRAL and TURISAS)
16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK
Tragic Idol headline tour (*support by INSOMNIUM)
16.04.2012 Cardiff, Great Hall 2, UK*
17.04.2012 Southampton, The Brook, UK*
18.04.2012 Folkestone, Quarterhouse, UK*
19.04.2012 Colchester, Arts Centre, UK*
20.04.2012 Stoke, Sugarmill, UK*
22.04.2012 York, The Duchess, UK*
23.04.2012 Glasgow, King Tuts, UK*
24.04.2012 Sheffield, Corporation, UK*
25.04.2012 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms, UK*
26.04.2012 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK*
27.04.2012 Manchester, Club Academy, UK*
29.04.2012 London, Scala, UK*
30.04.2012 Norwich, Waterfront, UK*
22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
01.07.2012 Rockwave, Athens, Greece
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
18.08.2012 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany – NEW!
Gothic metallers PARADISE LOST have now revealed the cover artwork for their much anticipated new studio album, Tragic Idol, set to be released on April 23rd in Europe and April 24th in North America via Century Media Records. Named one of Decibel Magazine’s “Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012″, Tragic Idol features artwork designed by Parisian artist Valnoir (www.metastazis.com), 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.
Furthermore, the band will be touring the UK this April, performing tracks from their forthcoming album Tragic Idol. To celebrate the event, PARADISE LOST will have a very limited number of VIP tickets available (10 per show), which you can purchase online from the band’s official website! In regards to this tour, vocalist Nick Holmes comments: “This is a pretty extensive UK tour for us, I’m speechless and excited. It’s nice to know there’s a WH Smith in every town we play.”
Joining PARADISE LOST on this European run is Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. Check the dates below to see when they’ll be coming to a city near you!
PARADISE LOST tour dates feat. INSOMNIUM
16.04 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 (www.seetickets.com)
17.04 – Southampton – The Brook (www.wegottickets.com)
18.04 – Folkestone – Quarterhouse (www.seetickets.com)
19.04 – Colchester – Arts Centre (www.colchesterartscentre.com)
20.04 – Stoke – Sugarmill (www.seetickets.com)
22.04 – York – The Duchess (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
23.04 – Glasgow – King Tuts (www.gigsinscotland.com)
24.04 – Sheffield – Corporation (www.seetickets.com)
25.04 – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms (www.kililive.com)
26.04 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (www.seetickets.com)
27.04 – Manchester – Club Academy (www.kililive.com)
29.04 – London – Scala (www.kililive.com)
30.04 – Norwich – Waterfront (www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk)
More news about PARADISE LOST and Tragic Idol will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
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 (alongside his mates from MY DYING BRIDE, DOOM, and AT THE GATES), it’s now time for PARADISE LOST’s 13th studio album! Gregor Mackintosh (lead guitar) comments, “We are currently holed up in The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England recording our new album which is entitled ‘Tragic Idol’. The album will again be produced by Jens Bogren and is influenced by classic doom metal and classic metal. I would say it is more melodic than the last record whilst retaining the heaviness. There are lots of guitar solos and melodies. The album will contain such track titles as ‘Honesty in Death’, ‘Theories from Another World’, ‘In this We Dwell’ and the title track ‘Tragic Idol’.”
Tragic Idol is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe and April 24th, 2012 in North America. PARADISE LOST’s last studio album, Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (2009), entered the charts in over 10 European countries– most notably #22 in Germany and Finland, #29 in Sweden, and #45 in France.
Tour dates will be announced soon, but a few summer festivals have already been confirmed:
PARADISE LOST live:
3/16/12 — Hammerfest IV — Prestatyn, UK
6/22/12 — Graspop Metal Meeting — Dessel, Belgium
8/2/12 — Wacken Open Air — Wacken, Germany
8/4/12 — Metal Camp — Tolmin, Slovenia
8/10/12 — Brutal Assault — Josefov, Czech Republic
8/12/12 — Bloodstock Open Air — Catton Hall, UK
In the meantime, you can still enjoy the band’s new Draconian Times MMXI double DVD at home (available exclusively in North America at CM Distro ) until PARADISE LOST’s upcoming milestone of melancholic heaviness is released this spring. More details about Tragic Idol will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
The 5th of October 2009
Nick Holmes and Greg MacIntosh
Interview by Marko Syrjala
The British doom metal band Paradise Lost is one the most succesfull and best known bands from its genre. The band was originally formed in 1988 in Halifax and their debut album "Lost Paradise" was released in early 1990. During the following years they released such classic metal albums as "Icon", "Draconian Times" and "One Second". After a a couple of more "experimental" albums, like "Host" in 1999, the band returned back to their metal roots with "Symbol of Life" which continued from where they left off with "One Second" in 1997. Years have gone by and now we are living in 2007. Paradise Lost are just about to release their brand new album "In Requiem" in May and the first single release "The Enemy" is already out in most European countries. Readers who are willing to find details about the new album would be disappointed because this interview was done some months ago while the band was still in the midst of their recording process for that upcoming album. The band visited Finland last year and here are the results of my lenghty conversation with Nick and Greg backstage at Club Tavastia in Helsinki. CHEERS !!
Transcription by Andy Osborn
Pictures by Marko Syrjï¿½lï¿½ and www.paradiselost.co.uk
Interview of Steve Edmondson
British doomsters Paradise Lost has just recently released their tenth studio album called "Paradise Lost". Prior album release band did a "mini tour" in last December which also reached Finland this time and i was able to discuss about new album and various other things with their bass player Steve Edmondson. Read on !
Interview by MARKO SYRJALA
Pictures by MARKO SYRJALA and www.paradiselost.co.uk