Paradise Lost Premiere “Blood & Chaos” Music Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a new video for their new song “Blood & Chaos.” This track is from the band’s new album “Medusa,” which will be released on September 1. The track is also available as a limited edition 7″ in Europe, with a North American release planned for August 11. That 7″ also comes with “Symbolic Virtue,” which can be downloaded for free as well, when you sign up for the band’s mailing list.

Director Ash Pears said the following about “Blood & Chaos”:

“The track talks about elements of savagery and basic instinct. It felt right to set the video in a dark and dystopian post electrical-blackout world, where those who remain are essentially scavengers, and barely survivors. Things they once took for granted like batteries, matches and lighters are now the most sought after.

This confusing new world has quickly turned upside down what’s important to our character; and also makes him question what he would kill for. Our fantastic lead actor Nick Lester fully threw himself at this role – he really brought it to life alongside his collaborations with our other very talented actors Adele, Cris and Matt.

The band and their team have been very supportive. I’ve shot with them before on a performance for ‘Beneath Broken Earth‘, but this narrative-based video is an entirely different animal.

They are the kind of band who know what they like but equally give great freedom in how to bring the track to life. It was Nick and Greg who offered advice on the idea of savagery and basic instinct, so I took those ideas and developed them into a story.”

Paradise Lost Premiere “The Longest Winter” Lyric Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a lyric video for their new song “The Longest Winter.” This track is from the band’s new album “Medusa,” which will be released on September 1.

Nick Holmes said the following about the song:

“I read a story about how wildlife was once beginning to flourish in the 30-mile exclusion zone after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 — particularly the wolf population. It was nice to think that that no matter how much mankind tried to fuck the planet up directly or indirectly, life carries on in some shape or form. But humans are humans and I recently heard that there is already now ‘timed’ hunting trips organised into the exclusion zone.”

In other news, the band will be playing “Medusa” in full on September 1 at the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany. Fans can vote for which additional tracks they want to hear at that show HERE

Paradise Lost Tease New Song “The Longest Winter”, Reveal “Medusa” Track Listing

Paradise Lost have posted a teaser for their new song “The Longest Winter.” The full track is expected to be released on Friday. The band’s new album “Medusa” will be released on September 1.

“Medusa” Track Listing:

01. “Fearless Sky”
02. “Gods Of Ancient”
03. “From The Gallows”
04. “The Longest Winter”
05. “Medusa”
06. “No Passage For The Dead”
07. “Blood & Chaos”
08. “Until The Grave”

Bonus Tracks:

09. “Frozen Illusion”
10. “Shrines”
11. “Symbolic Virtue”

Paradise Lost To Release 20th Anniversary Reissue Of “One Second” In July

Paradise Lost have announced that their 20th anniversary reissue of “One Second” will be released on July 14. The re-release, which has been remastered by Jaime Gomez, will also come with a live CD featuring a concert from that effort’s touring cycle, and new liner notes from Kerrang!‘s Nick Ruskell.

Nick Holmes commented:

“The album really was a vast departure from ‘Draconian Times‘ and for better or worse the beginning of a very experimental stage for the band. Either way ‘One Second‘ will always remain a vital cog in the band’s close to 30 year history. We are happy to be working with Music For Nations again on this release.”

Available Formats:

• CD (20 page hardback book)
includes 2nd disc of band’s 1998 show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire
• Double 180 gram classic black gatefold LP
• Digital download

Paradise Lost To Release New Album “Medusa” In September, Reveal Cover Art

Paradise Lost have confirmed that their new album “Medusa” will be released on September 1. You can see the cover art for that below:

Nick Holmes commented:

“I was intrigued about a greater meaning and thinking more along the lines of what Medusa represents metaphorically. Medusa as a title works in many ways. From a nihilist perspective, when I read the description of ‘medusa’ on the wikipedia page: ‘Attempts to avoid looking into Medusa’s eyes represents avoiding the ostensibly depressing reality that the universe is meaningless’ – the title was pretty much in the bag!”

Gregor Mackintosh added:

“Whilst we were writing ‘Medusa‘ and realising what the new songs were becoming, we had to find an artist to reflect this direction. After searching around for a while, I found Branca Studios. They have a keen eye for design and their modern take on retro artwork really fit the bill. What they have come up with is a blending of colourful yet retro styling, whilst maintaining the classic PARADISE LOST feel.”

The band will perform the album in full at the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany on September 1.