Host (Paradise Lost) To Release Debut Album “IX” In February

Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh and Nick Holmes have launched a new gothic dance-pop project called Host. The band’s debut album, “IX,” will be released on February 24 and a video for its first single, “Tomorrow’s Sky,“ can be found below:

“IX” Track Listing:

01. “Wretched Soul”
02. “Tomorrow’s Sky”
03 – “Divine Emotion”
04. “Hiding From Tomorrow”
05. “A Troubled Mind”
06. “My Only Escape”
07. “Years Of Suspicion”
08. “Inquistion”
09. “Instinct”

Digipak Bonus Tracks:

10. “I Ran” (A Flock Of Seagulls cover)
11. “Hiding From Tomorrow” (Lustmord remix)
12. “Tomorrow’s Sky” (GosT remix)

Mackintosh commented:

“Host is something that I had in mind for a few years but never had the time to do it justice until now. It’s taking the concept of what we attempted to do on the Paradise Lost album ‘Host‘ but approaching it in a modern context. It’s part 80s goth, part electro , part rock but none of them specifically. The emphasis is on hooks and atmosphere. It’s quite a challenge to make miserable music catchy and hopefully we’ve achieved that to some degree.”

He also added:

“We always stood by ‘Host‘ as an album. This project is not totally connected to that album, but some of the ideas are extrapolated. We’re taking the basic premise and trying it out now. And, really, it was something fun and interesting for us to do. We’ve been doing Paradise Lot for a long time and got an itch to try something different from where PL is now. I could take PL down this route again. Who knows? It may happen if we live long enough, but I thought, ‘Why not now?’ I had the time to do it.”

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