British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have entered The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England to begin recording their new album, “Tragic Idol”, for an April 24, 2012 release via Century Media Records.
Commented Gregor Mackintosh: “The [new CD] 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’.”
PARADISE LOST‘s last full-length effort, “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, came out in October 2009. The CD landed at position No. 148 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. The follow-up to 2007’s “In Requiem” was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. The album’s artwork, which is based upon a “Danse Macabre” woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at Medialogistics (LACUNA COIL, POISONBLACK).
PARADISE LOST recently released the “Draconian Times MMXI” DVD via Century Media.
Sony Music reissued PARADISE LOST‘s seminal 1995 album “Draconian Times” through the “Legacy” series; featuring the entire digitally remastered album, including a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix in a brand-new collector’s edition digipak box set, so fans could hear the album like never before. Along with this release, the band performed “Draconian Times” live at a series of seven exclusive gigs this past spring in Utrecht, Bochum, London, Paris, Athens, and Thessaloniki.
“Draconian Times MMXI” features the London show at The Forum on April 1, a documentary from the whole tour filmed by the band’s bass player Steve Edmondson, interviews about the history of “Draconian Times” with producer Simon Efemey, Nick Holmes (vocals), Greg Mackintosh (guitar), Aaron Aedy (guitar), Steve Edmondson (bass) and Andy Farrow (manager since 1990) and the two promo videos from PARADISE LOST‘s latest album, “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”.