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.
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.