The book has been closed but the story is not over: PARADISE LOST sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, glooming history of death doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legend from Halifax is the drug that numbs the pain , the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that craves to be told. “Obsidian”, the new album from PARADISE LOST, will be released on May,15th.
You can order “Obsidian” now in various formats here: https://nblast.de/ParadiseLostObsidian
To get your hands on one of the exclusive bundles, Crashrecords sells with tickets for PARADISE LOSTs release show at The Warehouse in Leeds on September, 17th, check out the Crashrecords online shop:
Nick Holmes states: “As a global crisis, it goes without saying Covid 19 has affected everyone and everything, including every aspect of the music industry. As a result, our record label Nuclear Blast offered us the chance to postpone the launch of our latest album ‘Obsidian’ to a less volatile time later in the year. Taking this into consideration, and the fact the live music circuit is currently in lockdown, we think it’s unnecessary to postpone the release as we think our fans wouldn’t want to wait. Music can be enjoyed in practically any environment, so therefore we are going ahead with the same release date 15.5.20, and we sincerely hope our new album helps to lift your spirits, and is a beacon of light in the dark during these uncertain times! Thanks for your continuous support through the years and see you on the road!”
Today, the band releases their first single “Fall From Grace” that comes with a breath-taking, catching music video. Watch the video here:
Nick Holmes states: “This is a song about struggling through difficult times, and a point blank refusal to accept that the end is within range.”
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh adds: “The first song written for ‘Obsidian’ so probably one of the closest in style to the previous album ‘Medusa’. It has quite a few different elements to it but is essentially a classic PL song. Doom laden, but hopefully heartfelt and subtle in places.”
Purchase/stream the song here: https://nblast.de/PL-FallFromGrace
More on “Obsidian”:
‘Darker Thoughts’ (TEASER): https://youtu.be/-IydwhaibhU
The sixteenth PARADISE LOST studio album, „Obsidian“ eschews its immediate predecessors’ gruesome, myopic approach in favour of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener ‚Darker Thoughts‘ through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer ‚Ravenghast‘, „Obsidian“ reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas. Most noticeably, the record boasts several songs that draw heavily from the much-loved, Kohl-encrusted days of ‘80s gothic rock: in particular, newly-minted PARADISE LOST anthems‚Ghosts‘ is a guaranteed dancefloor-filler at any discerning goth nightclub.
1. Darker Thoughts
2. Fall From Grace
4. The Devil Embraced
7. Ending Days
8. Hope Dies Young