Paradise Lost To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Draconian Times”

Paradise Lost have announced that they will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of “Draconian Times“ on December 4. The set will include the remastered 2011 “legacy edition” of the album and a bonus disc featuring demos, a BBC live session, and a cover of Sisters Of Mercy’s “Walk Away.” Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Draconian Times” 25th Anniversary Edition Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Enchantment”
02. “Hallowed Land”
03. “The Last Time”
04. “Forever Failure”
05. “Once Solemn”
06. “Shadowkings”
07. “Elusive Cure”
08. “Yearn For Change”
09. “Shades Of God”
10. “Hands Of Reason”
11. “I See Your Face”
12. “Jaded”

Disc 2:

01. “Shadowkings” (BBC live session)
02. “Sweetness” (BBC live session)
03. “Once Solemn” (BBC live session)
04. “Yearn For Change” (BBC live session)
05. “The Last Time” (demo)
06. “Forever Failure” (demo)
07. “Shadow Kings” (demo)
08. “I See Your Face” (demo)
09. “Hallowed Land” (demo)
10. “Hand Of Reason” (demo)
11. “Last Desire” (demo)
12. “Masters Of Misrule” (demo)
13. “Walk Away” (Sisters Of Mercy cover)

Paradise Lost Premiere “Darker Thoughts” Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a new video for their new song “Darker Thoughts.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Obsidian,” which was released today (May 15). Frontman Nick Holmes commented:

“Musically, this is a song of 2 halves and was originally written as an intro towards the end of the ‘Obsidian‘ writing process. As a result, it’s one of the more spontaneous songs on the album. Lyrically, it’s a song about choosing the wrong path – failing to look before you leap, and dealing with the consequence of dubious decisions.”

Paradise Lost Premiere “Ghosts” Lyric Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Ghosts.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Obsidian,” which will be released on May 15. Frontman Nick Holmes commented:

“This song tips a cap to the goth rock music that was ubiquitous when we were teenagers. Even as young Death metal fans, a lot of that old 80’s music is still very much the soundtrack of our early lives. Lyrically it’s about being haunted by the past and a shallow belief in something you hope will destroy the demons.”

Paradise Lost Premiere “Fall From Grace” Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a new video for their new song “Fall From Grace.” This track is from the band’s new album “Obsidian,“ which will be released on May 15.

Frontman Nick Holmes commented:

“This is a song about struggling through difficult times, and a point blank refusal to accept that the end is within range.”

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh added:

“The first song written for ‘Obsidian‘ so probably one of the closest in style to the previous album ‘Medusa‘. It has quite a few different elements to it but is essentially a classic PL song. Doom laden, but hopefully heartfelt and subtle in places.”

Paradise Lost Tease New Song

Paradise Lost have posted a teaser for their new song “Fall From Grace.“ The full track will debut on Friday (March 20) and it will also appear on the band’s new album “Obsidian“ (out May 15).

Paradise Lost To Release New Album “Obsidian” In May

Paradise Lost will be releasing their new album “Obsidian” on May 15. You can find a teaser for the effort, along with the cover art and track listing below. Nick Holmes commented:

“One of the most eclectic albums we have done in some time, we have miserable songs, sad songs, slow songs and faster songs. Did I mention miserable?”

“Obsidian” Track Listing:

01. “Darker Thoughts”
02. “Fall From Grace”
03. “Ghosts”
04. “The Devil Embraced”
05. “Forsaken”
06. “Serenity”
07. “Ending Days”
08. “Hope Dies Young”
09. “Ravenghast”

Paradise Lost To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Paradise Lost are planning to start the recording process for their new album later this month. The band confirmed the news on Twitter:

Official Paradise Lost Biography “No Celebration” To Be Released In November

Decibel Books have announced that they will be publishing an official Paradise Lost biography titled “No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost.” Limited edition hardcover copies of the book are available to pre-order HERE and they are expected to ship in late November.

Here’s a description of the book:

“‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’ chronicles the British doom metal progenitors’ groundbreaking three decades-plus career with in-depth interviews, first-hand accounts and never-before-seen photos. Author David E. Gehlke takes readers into the depths of one of metal’s most enduring bands. Including a foreword from Bolt Thrower/Memoriam frontman Karl Willetts.”

Nick Holmes commented:

“[This is] a very in-depth, informative and — from my point of view — nostalgic look at the last 30 years of the band. Many of the stories feel like they were yesterday, and although it serves as a reminder that life is short, I also wouldn’t change a thing. Well, not much anyhow.”

Paradise Lost Announce 30th Anniversary North American Tour With Sólstafir & The Atlas Moth

Paradise Lost will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a headlining North American tour. Sólstafir and The Atlas Moth will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/02 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
10/05 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/06 Montreal, QC – Le Fairmont
10/07 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/11 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/12 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/17 Portland, OR – Bossanova
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Venue
10/20 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

Paradise Lost To Release Remixed & Remastered Version Of “Believe In Nothing”

Paradise Lost will be releasing a remixed and remastered version of their 2001 album “Believe In Nothing” on June 29. You can find a lyric video for the new version of “Mouth” below. Frontman Nick Holmes commented:

“It’s no secret that we were never entirely happy with the production on this record, despite really liking the songs. It’s been a long time coming, but we finally found the right moment to go back into the studio with Gomez (Orgone Studios) and play around with it. We hope you all enjoy the remixed version so you can hear how the songs were meant to sound.”