British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release the “Draconian Times MMXI” DVD on November 7 via Century Media Records.
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”.
Commented Holmes: “It was great fun doing the ‘Draconian Times’ live shows and the response outshined our expectations by far. All the shows were great, but the London show was a real highlight and thankfully captured on film. Jens Bogren has mixed the songs brilliantly, the extras are fun, and the whole thing has come together tremendously well. We are lucky to have such devoted fans, prepared to travel all over the world to see our shows. This DVD is dedicated to them, and I hope they thoroughly enjoy it!”
Fans have a chance to leave their memories of the legendary “Draconian Times” album on the new DVD. Pre-order the limited-edition double DVD plus live CD at CM Distro Europe until August 29, leave your memories (no more than 30 words), and your words and name will appear in the final credits of the DVD. Please understand that Century Media will not use any comments that are of a sexual or offensive nature.
The main show was directed and produced by Paul Green of Cybertech Productions. Jens Bogren, who produced the last PARADISE LOST album (as well as releases by OPETH and AMON AMARTH, among others) mixed and mastered the audio sound at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork for “Draconian Times MMXI” was created by Justin Kamerer.
“Draconian Times MMXI” track listing:
02. Hallowed Land
03. The Last Time
04. Forever Failure
05. Once Solemn
07. Elusive Cure
08. Yearn For Change
09. Shades Of God
10. Hands Of Reason
11. I See Your Face
13. Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
14. True Belief
15. One Second
16. Say Just Words
17. Rise Of Denial
18. As I Die