Jun 01

Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost discussed The Plague Within



Paradise Lost is releasing their 14th studio album titled The Plague WIthin, and after 27 years of great music this English gentlemen still on top of their game, the album is a bomb of doomy, melancholic, and gothic goodness from beginning to end. The album itself reflects the band’s maturity, and at the same time it resemblance the new musical horizons that their members had reached.

It’s important to point out that the doom/death metal vibe in some parts of the album might or might not be caused because of Greg Mackintosh‘s work with Vallenfyre, or Nick Holmes‘s vocal work on Bloodbath. But, one thing if certain, and that is; how those musical projects had spilled into the sound of Paradise Lost on The Plague Within, It’s impossible to ignored the doom riffs that are presented on songs like; Beneath Broken Earth, Flesh From Bone, or Punishment Through Time.
Or how the growling vocals on No Hope In Sight, Terminal, then again how this growling vocals showed up on Beneath Broken Earth & Flesh From Bone.

The Plague Within presents itself as a very dynamic album with a lot of new element that enhance the Paradise Lost experience, and give a dense texture to their music, and make of it one of the best albums released so far this year.

The Age Of Metal had the chance to talk with Nick Holmes vocalist of Paradise Lost about the musical style of The Plague Within, how the external elements affected the album’s outcome, his comments on the record, touring plans, and more.


Paradise Lost European tour 2015 

Jul 18      Castle Party 2015    Bolkow, Poland
Aug 15    Summer Breeze       Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
Aug 17    Forum  *The Plague Within album show*   Bielefeld, Germany
Sep 06    Overload Music Fest   Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep 07    Opinião w/ Anathema  Porto Alegre, Brazil
Sep 08    Circo Volador w/ Anathema.   Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 27    Academy    Dublin, Ireland
Sep 28    Limelight     Belfast, United Kingdom
Sep 30    Academy 2  Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 01    Garage        Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 03    Wulfrun Hall  Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Oct 04    KOKO            London, United Kingdom
Oct 05    Live Music Hall    Cologne, Germany
Oct 06    Trix                      Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 07    Tivolivredenburg  Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 09    Huxleys Neue Welt   Berlin, Germany
Oct 10    KB       Malmö, Sweden
Oct 11    Sticky Fingers      Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 13    THE CIRCUS       Helsinki, Finland
Oct 15    Debaser Hornstulls Strand    Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 16    John Dee        Oslo, Norway
Oct 17    Pumpehuset   Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 18    Gruenspan     Hamburg, Germany
Oct 20    Meet factory   Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 21    Alibi                Wroclaw, Poland
Oct 22    B90                Gdansk, Poland
Oct 24    Barrak            Ostrava, Czech Republic
Oct 25    Randal Club   Bratislava, Slovakia   O
Oct 26    Barba Negra  Budapest, Hungary
Oct 27    Vintage Industrial Bar      Zagreb, Croatia
Oct 29    Mostovna Nova               Gorica, Slovenia
Oct 30    Theater fabrik                  Munich, Germany
Oct 31    Arena                              Vienna,Austria
Nov 02   Live Club                         Milan, Italy
Nov 03   Kofmehl                          Solothurn, Switzerland
Nov 05   Salamandra                    Barcelona, Spain
Nov 06   Sala Arena                     Alcorcón, Spain
Nov 07   Sala Stage Live              Bilbao, Spain
Nov 08   Le Rocher De Palmer    Bordeaux, France
Nov 09   Le Trabendo                  Paris, France
Nov 10   La Laiterie                     Strasbourg, France
Nov 12  O2 Academy 2               Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 13  Rock City                       Nottingham, United Kingdom

Interview with Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost by Theageofmetal on Mixcloud

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