On September 7, Metalluminati conducted an interview with guitarist Greg Mackintosh of British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST prior to the band’s concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California as part of the “Epic Kings Idols Tour” with DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA. You can now watch the chat below.
PARADISE LOST‘s new album, “Tragic Idol”, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on April 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records, “Tragic Idol” 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.
PARADISE LOST‘s new video, “Honesty In Death”, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in the United Kingdom with director Matt Green, who previously helmed the “Cathedrals Of Dread” video for Mackintosh‘s death metal side project VALLENFYRE.
“Honesty In Death” video: