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Paradise Lost + Lacuna Coil + Katatonia @ The Roundhouse, Camden

November 14th, 2013

Paradise Lost + Lacuna Coil + Katatonia

@ The Roundhouse, Camden

November 3rd 2013

Review by Ellen Norvang

Photography by Nikki Ryan

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Paradise Lost does not need an introduction to fans of gothic metal. It has been 25 years of existence for the Yorkshire boys. It has been 25 years with consistent bands members if you do not count the numerous changes on the drum kit. That is a long time for a band to exist and a long time for a band to maintain their own image, develop their own genre and influence several bands. It deserves a celebration and the setting is the Roundhouse in Camden,  Sunday the 3rd of November 2013. What better season to celebrate and what better city to wrap up a UK tour that has been embracing the band’s quarter of a century journey.

Not only does Paradise Lost have a back catalogue and a fan base big enough to host an evening on their own, but the band have invited the finest support acts to join them on the anniversary tour.

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PARADISE LOST announces limited 10″ for new compilation, ‘Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)’

September 26th, 2013

From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut Lost Paradise, to 1991′s genre-defining Gothic, to 1995′s break-out masterpiece Draconian Times, to 1997′s electronically-tinged One Second, to 2007′s return to a heavier form In Requiem, to last year’s opus Tragic Idol, PARADISE LOST has continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary landmark.

Entitled Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities– except the new track “Loneliness Remains,” and newly recorded “Gothic 2013″ and “Our Saviour 2013.” These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10″ (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.

To pre-order your copy of this limited PARADISE LOST 10″, please visit CM Distro.

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2012

September 9th, 2012

Bloodstock Festival 2012

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

9th – 12th August

Review by Joffie Lovett

Photography by Jamie Hunter


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PARADISE LOST @ The Scala, London

May 18th, 2012

Paradise Lost @ The Scala, London

Sunday 29th April 2012

Review by Joffie Lovett

Photography by Michelle Murphy

It’s a sunny April afternoon in Kings Cross, London but that doesn’t stop the hoards of Gothic Metal fans descending upon The Scala to witness the masters of the genre they created, Paradise Lost. I arrived at the venue fairly early at 6pm although the doors were not due to open until 7:30 but already there were people beginning to queue at the entrance as well as a few audience members who I could see had taken advantage of the VIP ticket option whereby you get a meet and greet with the band earlier in the day and exclusive merchandise, etc.


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PARADISE LOST – Aaron Aedy [Guitarist] Interview

April 27th, 2012

Paradise Lost Interview

 Rhythm guitarist Aaron Aedy

www.paradiselost.co.uk

By Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

 

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Finnish Metal Expo 2012

March 31st, 2012
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The Finnish Metal Expo has become more an indoor metal festival in the heart of the Finnish nuclear winter. The line-up of the FME 2012 offered a great and wide deal of metal from the extreme to the more AOR based approach. Even though the whole idea of the metal expedition has dried out within these years, instead bands seem to draw more interest. Nearly 4000 metal worshippers have crawled thru the wintery Helsinki to attend the Finnish Metal Expo. Here is the brief article with a lot of great pictures from The Finnish Metal Expo.

Article and pictures by Marko Syrjala and Arto Lehtinen


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Greg Mackintosh – Singer of Vallenfyre and guitarist of Paradise Lost

March 5th, 2012

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Interview with Greg Mackintosh: Singer of Vallenfyre and guitarist of Paradise Lost

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen

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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. 

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PARADISE LOST offers new single as a free download Valentine’s gift

February 13th, 2012
Paradise Lost on FacebookAfter 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 Gregor Mackintosh’s return to his crusty, doom-death metal roots with VALLENFYRE (along with his mates from MY DYING BRIDE, DOOM, and AT THE GATES), it’s now time for PARADISE LOST’s 13th studio album, Tragic Idol! As a special Valentine’s gift, you can download the band’s new song, “Crucify”, on February 14th here: www.centurymedia.com/specials/pl_crucify/

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!

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

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PARADISE LOST reveals new album cover artwork and UK tour dates

February 1st, 2012

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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!

 

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

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PARADISE LOST begins recording new album, “Tragic Idol”

November 29th, 2011

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!

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

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Paradise Lost : Nosturi Helsinki Finland

October 20th, 2009

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Nosturi Club

Helsinki, Finland

The 5th of October 2009

 

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PARADISE LOST Nick Holmes & Greg MacIntosh

April 16th, 2007

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 Syrj�l� and www.paradiselost.co.uk

   

 

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Paradise Lost

May 11th, 2005

 

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

 

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