As previously announced, PARADISE LOST will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a very special show at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards that will be held on June 17 at London’s esteemed Indigo2 venue (headlined by the other British legends Motorhead).
PARADISE LOST invited their friends Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) who will sing “Say Just Words” in a duet with Nick Holmes and Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) who will join PARADISE LOST to pay tribute to the godfathers of metal, Black Sabbath, for an “Into the Void” cover version. You will find fan footage on YouTube a few hours later, but you know it won’t be the same – so hurry up and grab a ticket. Or cross your fingers and hope that Cristina will join Nick again on their upcoming tour later this year when LACUNA COIL are supporting PARADISE LOST on their Tragic Illusion 25 tour (see dates below).
Nick Holmes about Cristina Scabbia: “Really looking forward to singing with Cristina I think it will be a lot of fun. She has an amazing voice, and I’m looking forward to being completely overshadowed!”
Greg Mackintosh about Gus G: “It is the dream job of any guitarist to play for Ozzy and Gus achieved that. I watched him at Graspop festival and he slayed the crowd. It will be awesome playing my favourite Sabbath song with Gus.”
Gus G comments: “Paradise Lost are one of the most kick ass bands to ever come out of the UK and pioneers in their own genre. Looking forward to jamming with them on stage and what better place to do so, at the coolest award show that Heavy Metal could ever have – The Golden Gods Awards!”
Thirteen albums into PARADISE LOST‘s 25 year career, namedropping is pointless. The only band they can and should be held up against for comparison and consideration is PARADISE LOST.
With a career dating back to 1988, and their official recording debut in 1990 (Lost Paradise), the band has been riding a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Over their following career, PARADISE LOST have not only created and defined genres and styles, but almost immediately transcended them. From the crawling, harrowing doom of their 1990 debut ‘Lost Paradise’, to the electronic flourishes prevalent in 1997’s ‘One Second’, 1999’s ‘Host’ and 2007’s comeback to the heavier side of metal “In Requiem” and the latest opus “Tragic Idol” in 2012, their sound has continued to evolve vastly, but haunting melody and dark rock power has remained at the very core of their identity.
In 1991 the band released ‘Gothic’, not so much an album title as the definition for an entire genre, while the influential 1995’s huge-selling masterpiece ‘Draconian Times’ – the missing link between Metallica and the Sisters of Mercy – echoes loudly in today’s scene, with the likes of Cradle of Filth, Nightwish and HIM owing a huge debt to their knack for injecting heavy rock with their trademark dark sheen.
PARADISE LOST Tragic Illusion 25 Tour with LACUNA COIL and one more special guest (tbc)
Oct 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct 31st – Glasgow – ABC (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov 1st – Manchester – Ritz (www.kililive.com)
Nov 3rd – London – Roundhouse (www.kililive.com)
More dates to be announced soon.
PARADISE LOST online:
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