PARADISE LOST: Making Of ‘Tragic Idol’

The first of two short conceptual studio report clips that will give you some additional insight into the making of “Tragic Idol”, the forthcoming album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The band was holed up in The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England, recording the CD and in the first part of the studio report, Adrian Erlandsson, PARADISE LOST‘s drummer, sheds light on the drum recording session by explaining the equipment and recording procedure.

“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” 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.

A track from “Tragic Idol” entitled “Crucify” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Stated vocalist 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.

Studio report #1:


“Crucify” audio stream: