Paradise Lost Part Ways With Drummer Waltteri Väyrynen

Paradise Lost have officially parted ways with drummer Waltteri Väyrynen. The band have since recruited Guido Montanarini (Strigoi) as a fill-in.

Väyrynen commented:

“Dear Fans and friends,

I’m sad to announce that I’m leaving my position as the drummer of Paradise Lost. It’s been an incredible journey and I’m insanely proud to have been a part of this legendary band’s history, playing hundreds of shows across the globe and recording the last two studio albums.

It needs to be emphasized that my decision involves absolutely no bad blood or drama whatsoever and I will forever consider the guys in the band my friends and I’m gonna miss them all dearly.

I’d like to express my gratitude to Nick, Greg, Steve, Aaron, the management and the crew for everything and making me feel like home for the past 7 and a half years. Last but not least; thanks to all the fans around the world for your support over the years, it means everything to me!

I wish the band all the best in their future endeavours and I’m looking forward to hearing which direction they are heading next.

As for myself, I guess you’ll hear from me soon so this is not a goodbye.

Cheers Everyone!”

Paradise Lost To Reissue “Live Death” In September

Paradise Lost will be reissuing their 1990 live release, “Live Death,” on September 2. The effort will be available on vinyl and CD/DVD and it can be pre-ordered HERE. The following was said about the set:

“‘Live Death‘ features a band still in their formative years, with an early showcase of their raw potential from Bradford Queens Hall, 1989, in their home county of West Yorkshire, England. From an era of what was still an evolving and blossoming extreme metal scene, Paradise Lost already displayed an advanced maturity to their compositions and a developing style of their own, as the quintet perform a set containing tracks featured on their debut album, the masterpiece of death metal that is ‘Lost Paradise’.”

Paradise Lost Announce Fall European Tour

Paradise Lost have announced a headlining European tour. The trek will take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

10/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
10/06 Hamburg, GER – Knust
10/07 Berlin, GER – Lido
10/08 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/09 Katowice, POL – P23
10/11 Pilsen, CZE – Serikovka
10/12 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
10/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
10/14 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
10/15 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
10/17 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
10/18 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Apolo
10/19 Murcia, SPA – Garaje Beat Club
10/20 Madrid, SPA – Sala La Riviera
10/22 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
10/23 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
10/24 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
10/25 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
10/26 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
10/28 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
10/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/30 Malmo, SWE – KB
11/04 Valand, SWE – Gothenburg
11/05 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen
11/07 Jyvaskyla, FIN – Lutakko
11/08 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
11/09 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
11/10 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
11/11 Riga, LAT – Palladium
11/12 Vilnius, LIT – Kablys Kultura

Paradise Lost To Release “The Lost And The Painless” Box Set In November

Paradise Lost will be releasing a new box set titled “The Lost And The Painless“ on November 26. The effort, which will focus on the band’s early years, can be pre-ordered as a 6-CD/1-DVD set HERE. Notably, the set will also include a 92-page book, which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Gothic.“ That record will also be available on limited edition gold vinyl and cassette on November 26 as well.

“The Lost And The Painless” Track Listing:

CD 1 (The Demos):

“Paradise Lost” (1988):

01. “Drown In Darkness”
02. “Internal Torment”
03. “Morbid Existence”

“Frozen Illusion” (1989):

04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “Internal Torment”
06. “Frozen Illusion”

CD 2 (“Lost Paradise“):

01. “Intro”
02. “Deadly Inner Sense”
03. “Paradise Lost”
04. “Our Saviour”
05. “Rotting Misery”
06. “Frozen Illusion”
07. “Breeding Fear”
08. “Lost Paradise”
09. “Internal Torment II”

CD 3 (“Gothic“):

01. “Gothic”
02. “Dead Emotion”
03. “Shattered”
04. “Rapture”
05. “Eternal”
06. “Falling Forever”
07. “Angel Tears”
08. “Silent”
09. “The Painless”
10. “Desolate”

CD 4 (“Gothic” EP):

01. “Gothic” (Mix)
02. “Rotting Misery” (Doom Dub)
03. “Breeding Fear” (Demolition Dub)
04. “The Painless” (Mix)

CD 5:

‘Live Death’, Live In Bradford UK, 1989:

01. “Deadly Inner Sense”
02. “Frozen Illusion”
03. “Breeding Fear”
04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “Our Saviour”
06. “Rotting Misery”
07. “Internal Torment”

Live In Liverpool, 1989:

08. “Internal Torment”
09. “Our Saviour”
10. “Plains Of Desolation”
11. “Drown In Darkness”
12. “Paradise Lost”
13. “Nuclear Abomination”

CD 6 (“Live In Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1991“):

01. “Intro”
02. “Dead Emotion”
03. “Gothic”
04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “Breeding Fear”
06. “Eternal”
07. “Shattered”
08. “Frozen Illusion”
09. “Angel Tears”
10. “The Painless”
11. “Our Saviour”
12. “Deadly Inner Sense”

DVD:

“‘Live Death’, Live In Bradford UK, 1989“:

01. “Deadly Inner Sense”
02. “Frozen Illusion”
03. “Breeding Fear”
04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “Our Saviour”
06. “Rotting Misery”
07. “Internal Torment”

“On Tour With Autopsy, 1990“:

01. “Deadly Inner Sense”
02. “Frozen Illusion”
03. “Breeding Fear”
04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “The Painless”

“The Lost Tapes, 1991“:

01. “Intro”
02. “Dead Emotion”
03. “Gothic”
04. “Paradise Lost”
05. “Breeding Fear”
06. “Eternal”
07. “Shattered”
08. “Frozen Illusion”
09. “Angel Tears”
10. “Silent”
11. “The Painless”

“Live In Berlin, 1991“:

01. “Dead Emotion”
02. “Gothic”
03. “Breeding Fear”
04. “Eternal”
05. “The Painless”
06. “Deadly Inner Sense”
07. “Our Saviour”

Nick Holmes commented:

“Looking at the artwork for ‘The Lost And The Painless‘ and remembering those early albums and live shows, It’s amazing to think that ‘Gothic‘ was released 30 years ago.

It serves as a very important chapter in the life of the band and conjures a lot of nostalgia from the early 90’s. We lived off crisps, slept in squats, on people’s floors and under vehicles. Cigarettes were £1.50 a packet, Stella Artois beer was still 5.2% proof, and travelling in a Ford Transit van with all the equipment and 10 people sitting on an old mattress was considered normal.

Distant memories aside, it was also a great time for Death Metal music in general, and ‘The Lost And The Painless‘ serves as a timely reminder.”

Paradise Lost’s Self-Titled Album To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time In October

Paradise Lost will be releasing their 2005 self-titled album on vinyl for the first time on October 8. The effort will be available in two colors including standard black and black/white swirl with orange splatter. Pre-orders made through Omerch from now through October 1 will include an entry into a contest for a test pressing signed by the band. For now, a new lyric video for “Redshift” can be found below:

Paradise Lost Premiere “As I Die” Live Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a new live video for their song “As I Die.” The footage is taken from the band’s new Blu-ray/live album “At The Mill,” which was released today (July 16). That effort features the group’s November 5, 2020 livestream show at The Mill in Bradford, England. Greg Mackintosh commented:

“This song is almost 30 years old and its popularity amongst our fans, old and new, still amazes us. It marked a turning point in our career and if you missed it, here it is played live at The Mill.”

Paradise Lost Premiere “One Second” Live Video

Paradise Lost have premiered a new live video for their song “One Second.” The footage is taken from the band’s new Blu-ray/live album “At The Mill.” That effort will be released on July 16 and it will feature the group’s November 5, 2020 livestream show at The Mill in Bradford, England.

Paradise Lost To Release New Blu-ray/Live Album “At The Mill”

Paradise Lost will be releasing a new Blu-ray/live album titled “At The Mill” on July 16. The effort was recorded during the band’s November 5, 2020 livestream show at The Mill in Bradford, England. A live video for “Darker Thoughts” from that set can be found below:

“At The Mill” Track Listing:

01. “Widow”
02. “Fall From Grace”
03. “Blood And Chaos”
04. “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”
05. “Gothic”
06. “Shadowkings”
07. “One Second”
08. “Ghosts”
09. “The Enemy”
10. “As I Die”
11. “Requiem”
12. “No Hope In Sight”
13. “Embers Fire”
14. “Beneath Broken Earth”
15. “So Much Is Lost”
16. “Darker Thoughts”

The band commented:

“Remember, remember, the Fifth Of November?

Due to the ban on live music, we, like many other bands, have had to adapt and do something we never thought we’d have to do. No, not stacking shelves in Aldi like Metallica, but playing a show at a disused mill in Yorkshire with no one else there.

We decided against trying to pretend there was an audience in the room with us, opting instead for a rather moribund version of a live lounge show. Whilst never being pleased with anything, we were however slightly less miserable at the result.

It was also almost fun playing some of our new album Obsidian within the set for the first time too. We can now announce that we will be releasing this show as an official CD/Blu-Ray and vinyl on 16th July 2021, imaginatively entitled ‘At The Mill‘.”

Paradise Lost Announce 2022 UK Tour With Moonspell

Paradise Lost have announced a 2022 UK tour with Moonspell. Here’s the dates:

02/05 Leeds, UK – The Warehouse (no Moonspell)
02/06 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre (no Moonspell)
02/07 Norwich, UK – Waterfront (no Moonspell)
02/08 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (no Moonspell)
02/09 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill (no Moonspell)
02/11 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
02/12 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
02/13 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
02/14 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/16 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/17 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/18 London, UK – Electric Ballroom

Paradise Lost To Release “Gothic Live At Roadburn 2016”

Paradise Lost have announced that they will be releasing a new live album titled “Gothic Live At Roadburn 2016” tomorrow (March 5) via Bandcamp. Downloads of Costin Chioreanu’s video animations from the set will also be included. For now, you can check out an animated video for “Shattered” below:

Aaron Aedy commented:

“I remember the Roadburn Gothic show as a very special evening – from the amazing crowd of ever-willing growlers to Costin’s beautiful imagery that elevated the show to a whole new level!

Each of his visualisations were made to move and change with the albums songs as the set progressed. It truly made for a unique concert experience that shall live long in my memory.

Walter and the Roadburn team are absolute legends and it was our pleasure and privilege to play the album in its entirety for the first time ever at their wonderful festival.

– Aaron”