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Jun 08

PARADISE LOST reveal artwork and release date of ‘Medusa’; exclusive release show

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PARADISE LOST‘s studio album Medusa will be released on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery.

The artwork was created by Branca Studio and shows the infamous Gorgone Medusa from Greek mythology, carrying venomous snakes as hair and turning anyone into stone who would dare to look into her eyes.

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh contemplates about the artwork:
“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.”

About the choice to make her the figurehead of this new album singer Nick Holmes adds:
“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!”

Furthermore, the band has announced a very special release show that will take place in Stuttgart at the iconic LKA Longhorn. Only on this night of September 1st, PARADISE LOST will perform their entire new album in its entire length – and be prepared for some more surprises during this exclusive event that will be revealed soon! Make sure to save one of the stricly limited tickets here in our shop:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/262568

Shortly later, PARADISE LOST will embark for an extensive European journey and bring their label mates and US doomsters PALLBEARER, as well as SINISTRO from Portugal. To drown in beautiful sorrow, visit the tour on one of the following dates:

01.09.  D         Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *exclusive release show*

PARADISE LOST
w/ PALLBEARER & SINISTRO 
27.09.  LUX      Esch-SurAlzette – Kulturfabrik
28.09.  D         Herford – X
29.09.  DK       Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
01.10.  N         Oslo – John Dee
03.10.  FIN      Helsinki – Nosturi
07.10.  DK       Aarhus – Voxhall
10.10.  CZ        Brno – Fleda
11.10.  SK        Bratislava – Randal
13.10.  SRB      Belgrade – Dom Omladine
14.10.  HR       Zagreb – Boogaloo
15.10.  H         Budapest – Dürer Kert
18.10.  D         Nuremberg – Hirsch
19.10.  D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp
20.10.  D         Saarbrücken – Garage
21.10.  CH       Geneva – L‘Usine
28.10.  I           Fontaneto D’Agogna – Phenomenon
29.10.  D         Munich – Theaterfabrik
30.10.  CH       Pratteln – Z7
03.11.  UK       London – Electric Ballroom
04.11.  UK       Leeds – Damnation Festival
06.11.  NL        Utrecht – Pandora
07.11.  NL        Tilburg – 013
08.11.  D         Cologne – Live Music Hall
09.11.  D         Berlin – Columbia Theater
10.11.  D         Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise (PARADISE LOST only)

Or see the band this summer on the following festivals: 
02.07.             GR       Athens – Rockwave Festival
14./15.07.       S         Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
21.07.             PL        Katowice – Metal Hammer Festival
22.07.             D         Esslingen – River-Side Festival
30.06.             E         Barcelona – Rock Fest
03. – 05.08.     D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08.             A         Graz – Metal on the Hill
13.08.             B         Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
18. – 20.08.     F         Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
25./26.08.       D        Wörrstadt – Neuborn Open Air
08.09.            UAE      Dubai – The Music Room (Majestic Hotel)

PARADISE LOST are:
Nick Holmes | vocals
Greg Mackintosh | lead guitars
Aaron Aedy | rhythm guitars
Steve Edmondson | bass
Waltteri Väyrynen | drums

Visit PARADISE LOST online:
www.paradiselost.co.uk
www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
www.nuclearblast.de/paradiselost

 

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