PARADISE LOST Unveil Cover Artwork For Forthcoming Album

PARADISE LOST reveals cover artwork for new album, ‘The Plague Within

Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within (set to be released June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America), PARADISE LOST has once again refined the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia. Theirs is a pain born of the human condition itself as our fragile minds struggle to cope in a world overrun by demons…

Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL) at London’s Orgone Studios, the frostbitten riffs thunder beneath the bittersweet euphoria of Nick’s vocals, drifting between rich melodic soars and icy snarls. It’s an organic body of work that confronts the trials and tribulations of struggling alone in darkness, but also one that treads incredibly exciting and genuinely “new” sonic ground in the process.
The cover artwork was created by the polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of WATAIN, GHOST and ENTOMBED A.D. albums. Zbigniew comments:

“Since their late 80’s inception, through somber abrasiveness of their debut and harrowing tristesse of groundbreaking ‘Gothic’, the unparalleled icons of gloom, PARADISE LOST grew deep into all things murky and dreadful in modern music. Let alone Duncan Fergado’s artwork for their ‘Lost Paradise’ debut remains one of my fave covers, so having heard that with ‘The Plague Within’ the band harks back to days of old, was – to say the least – a thrilling incentive to pick up the commission.
It was also a rare joy to see how preliminarily calm and reflective Arcimboldian artwork, kept becoming ever darker and more sinister past each of  Nick’s and Greg’s scrutinies, to finally become what one can see on the actual cover. A portrait of hopeless decrepitude of mental illness  – which is what ‘The Plague Within’ deals with thematically – where the tormented Sisyphus struggles to push his burden back up the slippery walls of a long frozen illusion.”

For more information about Zbigniew M. Bielak, please visit:
www.behance.net/zbigniewbielak
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zbigniew-M-Bielak/408709045912281

PARADISE LOST Live:
May 29, 2015 – Rockavaria – Munich – Germany
May 30, 2015 – Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock – Nurburg – Germany
July 18, 2015 – Castle Party Festival – Bolkow – Poland
August 15, 2015 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl – Germany

More dates to be announced soon!

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

PARADISE LOST Premieres New Track

Gothic-doom metallers PARADISE LOST and Terrorizer UK have teamed-up to premiere the band’s newly recorded track, “Gothic 2013”, taken from their upcoming album, Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities). Due out on October 21 in Europe (digitally on November 5 in North America), Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (http://www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains,” and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013.” These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10″ vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies), which can be pre-ordered here.

For a preview of Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), head over to Terrorizer UK to stream Gothic 2013:

http://www.terrorizer.com/news/news-news/paradise-lost-announce-b-sides-rarities-compilation/

PARADISE LOST’s Nick Holmes (vocals) comments:

“When the opportunity came up for us to re-record ‘Gothic’, we were really pleased because it meant that we could finally do the song justice (production wise) and Simon Efemey had the chance to give it his polish. ‘Gothic’ has often been considered a bench mark in our early career and it was good to revisit it.”

 

Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) track-listing:

1. Loneliness Remains*

2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)

3. Ending Through Changes

4. The Last Fallen Saviour

 

5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

7. Cardinal Zero

8. Back On Disaster

9. Sons Of Perdition

10. Godless

11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)

12. Silent Heart

13. Gothic 2013*

14. Our Saviour 2013*

*=tracks that appear on the limited 10″

PARADISE LOST is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire Viva Emptiness album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.

 

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” UK Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk)

Oct. 31st – Glasgow – ABC (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Nov. 1st – Manchester – Ritz (www.kililive.com)

Nov. 3rd – London – Roundhouse (http://www.kililive.com)

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” EU Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik

Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X

 

Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal

Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot

Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht

Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena

Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

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STOLEN BABIES Announce North American Tour with TURISAS and FIREWIND

Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES are pleased to announce several North American tour dates planned for February 2013. The tour dates will also feature headliners Turisas and direct support from FirewindSTOLEN BABIES will appear on the tour from February 2nd in Jacksonville, FL and through February 21st in Oakland, CA. A month prior to the tour on December 29th, the band will perform a solo show at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CASTOLEN BABIES also plans on scheduling select headlining dates before the 2013 tour kick off. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

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STOLEN BABIES only:

12/29 – Hollywood, CA @ Bar Sinister

STOLEN BABIES with TURISAS and FIREWIND:

2/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar

2/3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Downstairs

2/5 – Richmond, VA @ Empire

2/6 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

2/7 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs @ The Palladium

2/8 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques

2/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

2/10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

2/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder

2/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

2/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

2/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

2/18 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

2/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

2/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx

2/21 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

STOLEN BABIES recently finished a successful North American tour with Devin Townsend ProjectKatatonia and Paradise Lost, and released a new album in October, entitled Naught. The album is available through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Davey Oberlin – Guitar (touring member)

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies