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

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GRAVE Release New EP in North America

Death metal legends GRAVE have released a new 5-track EP, Morbid Ascent, today in North America! To purchase Morbid Ascent, please visit CM Distro for the EP on black and mustard yellow vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 200 copies) or iTunes for a digital copy. 
Tracklisting

Side 1:

1. Venial Sin

2. Morbid Ascent

Side 2:

1. Possessed (originally by SATYRICON)

2. Epos (Risen From The Tomb – Remix)

3. Reality Of Life

For a preview of Morbid Ascent, be sure to check out the album track “Venial Sin” (featuring some shrieking guest solos by AUTOPSY’s Eric Cutler).

Morbid Ascent‘s cover artwork, interior artwork, and layout were done once again by Costin Chioreanu (http://www.twilight13media.com), who previously worked on GRAVE’s past three albums, as well as artwork for numerous other artists (DARKTHRONE, DESTROYER 666, ULVER, etc.). This EP marks the follow-up to 2012’s Endless Procession Of Souls, which was named one of the best metal albums of the year by Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, among countless others.

GRAVE live:

10.5 — Oostenede (BE) — Zombie Fest II

GRAVE online:

http://www.grave.se

http://www.facebook.com/GraveOfficial

http://www.myspace.com/gravespace

http://www.reverbnation.com/grave

http://www.twitter.com/GraveOfficial

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NIDINGR Conjure Up New Single

Norwegian black metal conjurers NIDINGR unveilled the second single, Vim Patior from their imminent new full-length, Greatest Of Deceivers.

Notes guitarist, Teloch of the new tune:

“Vim Patior contains all the elements you all love about NIDINGR: blastbeats, shredding guitars, sweet ass bass lines, guttural vocals, catchy riffing without turning your ears to cheese. But at the same time we introduce some of the new elements we are doing all over the new album: riffs that will make you puke blood and cry.”

Vim Patior is currently available for your unholy listening pleasures HERE.

NIDINGR’s Greatest Of Deceivers is scheduled to detonate in North America on November 20, 2012. The recent Indie Recordings signees feature within their illustrious ranks past and present members of Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349 and God Seed, among others, and have become notorious for their efficiently complex songwriting, dissonant, yet infinitely catchy riff onslaughts and maniacal tempos.

G.O.D. was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo, home to a host of prominent Norwegian acts including cult experimentalists Ulver, produced by Teloch, mixed by Anders Møller (Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Euroboys, 120 Days, Turbonegro, etc.) and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios. Their third full-length continues the theme from Sorrow Infinite And Darkness, based on Enochian texts. As on the previous album, ten Enochian Æthyrs are evoked through the course of the album.

Decibel Magazine recently hosted a premiere of the title track. If you missed it, it’s still available at THIS LOCATION.

Pre-order Greatest Of Deceivers HERE.

NIDINGR:
Teloch – Guitars and bass
Blargh – Guitars and bass
El.Cpt.Estrella Grasa – Vocals
Øyvind Myrvoll – Drums

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