British Gothic metal band Paradise Lost have announced that they are re-releasing their album, “Draconian Times.” This time however, the album will be released with their current label, Century Media records. Originally released in 1995 by Music For Nations, “Draconian Times” is considered by most as the band’s best album. Nick Holmes, the bands frontman commented on the new release and the upcoming tour to accompany the release.
“It’s going to be amazing to play the Draconian Times shows again, DT was a huge success for the band; it seemed to be exactly the right album to do at the right time and to a certain degree was definitely the end of a chapter for the band.
We always considered the album to be a ‘better’ version of its predecessor “Icon” and using Simon Effemy again for the third time, I think we were all on the same hymn sheet and knew exactly what we wanted and what the album should sound like. We had done a pretty extensive touring schedule for the Icon album before it, and there was already a decent buzz around about the band, In the 1990s without the Internet you could only really gauge how things were going once you walked onto the stage and saw how the crowd responded to songs! But after the DT album was released the response was phenomenal.
Knowing that DT is still considered by many as being among their favourite albums of all time fills me with great pride, and I’m very grateful to have been part of it all and now having the chance to be here again playing it in its entirety is phenomenal. We are all very excited and can’t wait to do the shows live, I really hope we see you all there and you have as much fun as us!”
The band has also scheduled a European tour to accompany the release of the album.
To see the tour dates, click here.
18th – FUZZ – ATHENS, GREECE
19th – FUZZ – ATHENS, GREECE
20th – PRINCIPAL – THESSALONIKI, GREECE
29TH – TIVOLI – UTRECHT, HOLLAND
30TH – BATACLAN – PARIS, FRANCE
31ST – ZECHE – BOCHUM, GERMANY
1ST – THE FORUM – LONDON, UK