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.

Paradise Lost Announce 2017 European/UK Tour With Pallbearer & Sinistro

Paradise Lost have announced a European/UK tour with Pallbearer and Sinistro. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album “Medusa.”

Tour Dates:

09/27 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
09/28 Herford, GER – Club X
09/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/01 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/03 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
10/07 Aarhaus, DEN – Voxhall
10/10 Brno, CZE – Fleda
10/11 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
10/13 Belgrade, SER – Dom Omladine
10/14 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
10/15 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/18 Nuremburg, GER – Hirsch
10/19 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
10/20 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
10/21 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
10/28 Gontaneto D’Agogna, ITA – Phenomenon
10/29 Munich, GER – Theaterfabrik
10/30 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
11/03 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
11/04 Leeds, Uk – Damnation Festival
11/06 Utrecht, NET – Pandora
11/07 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/08 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/09 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
11/10 Weissenhauser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise

Paradise Lost Sign With Nuclear Blast/Part Ways With Adrian Erlandsson

Paradise Lost have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also revealed that they have parted ways with Adrian Erlandsson, and that Waltteri Väyrynen will handle the drumming duties for now.

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Nick Holmes said the following about signing with Nuclear Blast:

“Paradise Lost‘s career has run alongside Nuclear Blast Records since the label began in the late 80’s. And as huge fans of original death metal, we still have the majority of the label’s first releases from those very early days. It’s pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years, both in Europe and America and now, nearly 30 years later, in a new chapter for the band, it’s exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast in 2017!”

Erlandsson said the following about his departure:

“For the ones that don’t already know, I am no longer playing with Paradise Lost.
When “The Plague within” was released last year I was in the middle of gigs with At The Gates and The Haunted
Since I couldn’t make all the gigs for the new album,
it made sense for PL to have someone that can be there the whole time, which I couldn’t.
I want to thank everyone in the band and management.
It has been an amazing ride playing with one of my favourite bands and I feel very proud of the work we did together.”

On another note, the group’s 1992 album, “Shades Of God,“ is also set to be reissued as a 12” picture disc on July 22. Preorders are available HERE.