Andrew Haug of Australia’s Soundwave Pirate Radio show recently conducted an interview with singer Nick Holmes of British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
“Crucify”, a brand new song from PARADISE LOST, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Tragic Idol”, which will be released on April 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in part at The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England and features cover art by by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has previously worked with MORBID ANGEL, LAIBACH, ULVER and WATAIN, among others.
Stated Nick Holmes 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.”
PARADISE LOST‘s last full-length effort, “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, came out in October 2009.