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Hey scuzz buckets. I titled this blog entry as ‘Metal VS Punk’ but hopefully y’all know that is some BS for clicks and that here at MR we strongly encourage you to support both. I can’t imagine how much more my life would have sucked without both genres and all the colors in-between.

Today we have one metal and one punk video for you to kickstart Memorial Day Weekend.

Veteran act Paradise Lost always cast a shadowy spell and honor their legacy while refusing to stagnate. So many good releases over the years and Obsidian is going to only add to that (as well as be on many year end lists). “Darker Thoughts” is a gorgeous and epic, brooding video partially shot both before and after Covid-19 hit. Since the 15th of this month it has already gotten over 247,000 views (not too shabby for a band with true extreme roots who never compromise). The record is also charting very well!

Ash Pears from AshTV managed to film bits of the video with Nick before the lockdown but had to piece together the rest of the video using random footage to make things work.

Nick Holmes states: “Musically, this is a song of 2 halves and was originally written as an intro towards the end of the Obsidian writing process. As a result, it’s one of the more spontaneous songs on the album. Lyrically, it’s a song about choosing the wrong path – failing to look before you leap, and dealing with the consequence of dubious decisions.”

Green Day have covered the Blondie classic “Dreaming” as a gift to all their fans during tough times. The video is fun, the cover is great and faithful to both bands and I am stoked a band that huge is reminding people of the classics. EVERYONE should go read Debbie Harry’s iconic new book Face It about her life. Honestly one of my top five rock books ever up there with Slash and White Line Fever.

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Solstafir announce US tour with Paradise Lost

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:34 PM (PST)

Icelandic metallers Solstafir have announced they will be embarking on a US tour in support of Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost and Solstafir will also be joined on the tour by Atlas Moth.

Solstafir are touring in support of their new album, Berdreyminn. The album, produced by Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Ros, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver).

Solstafir will also be embarking on a European tour starting on November 20.

You can head over to Solstafir’s bandcamp to stream Berdreyminn.

Check out the full list of tour dates and the video for the song “Hula” here.

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  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is proud to announce that NEUROSIS will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary as headliners at the 2016 edition of the festival.
  • Pioneering Yorkshire doom legends, PARADISE LOST, will headline Roadburn Festival on Thursday 14 April 2016, playing their highly influential second album, Gothic, in its entirety.
  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is incredibly proud to announce that our 2016 curator will be musician, label owner and sonic pioneer, LEE DORRIAN.

More info and dope artwork BELOW.

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I think when you bring an album out, our job’s done. You’ve recorded it.
It’s that moment in time. When the record is released people need sound bytes
and a reason to buy a record. We’ve seen that. It’s always something. This
time around it’s “return to the roots”. That wasn’t what we were thinking when
we were writing it. – Greg Mackintosh

Paradise Lost are one of the most important metal bands of all time. Their
influence is hardly measurable, the sign of a next level tier of influence
occupied by bands with revered names like Candlemass, In Flames, Emperor,
Christian Death, Moonspell, Type O Negative or Celtic Frost. Bands who all
were or are so unique yet deeply affected the sound of the era they are mostly
associated with. Often imitated but never duplicated,so to speak (Did I
mention Draconian Times just turned 20?!)

It was an honor to speak, very early in the morning my Upstate, NY time, with
UK metal hero Greg Mackintosh about The Plague Within. This high charting and
no fucks given record is a later career milestone for the band, proof that
their morose glory still melts “Flesh From Bone”, to mention a newer song.

Read our discussion BELOW and be sure to purchase the new, brilliantly dark 14th album!

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In one of the better lyric videos I’ve seen, Paradise Lost and Century Media have revealed a song sure to thrill fans of the long running metal institution. It’s on the slower Type O and PL doom side of things, a powerful number with a bridge to fight for. I’m still reeling from seeing Vallenfyre crush live so this PL song is very welcome. I’m also allegedly related to Milton who wrote Paradise Lost, so I’m always into this band’s stuff. It makes little red demons in my skull dance in a cartoon field of flames. I’ve followed them sporadically since Draconian Times and they always have a good visual element to their design as well.

You can feel the song build in your veins watching the lyric video HERE.

PARADISE LOST comments: “Check out the first track from our new album “The Plague Within”. “No Hope In Sight” was one of the first tracks we wrote and it reflects a blend of styles. From death metal to gothic to classic rock. It’s like all eras of PL wrapped up into one track.  We hope you all like it!”

“No Hope In Sight“ is already available on all digital outlets and you can pre-order the digital album here:

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Paradise Lost premiere “Loneliness Remains” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM (PST)

Ester Segarra

The British goths in Paradise Lost have premiered a lyric video for their song “Loneliness Remains”.

“Loneliness Remains” is from Paradise Lost’s forthcoming album Tragic Illusions 25 (The Rarities) which will drop on October 21 in Europe and digitally in North America on November 5.

Check out the “Loneliness Remains” video, a comment from guitarist Greg Mackintosh and Paradise Lost tour dates here.

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MR Staff Picks: Top Albums of April 2012 (MetalRiotJD)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM (PST)

Hello, my fellow heathens an cretins, it’s that time of the month again where I get blood all over myself as I struggle to pick my top albums of the month. April had a multitude of albums that stuck with me throughout the month and continue to find themselves on my playlist rotation. Let me remind you again, I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month or any previous month.

Head on over here to see what I declare to be this month’s top metal albums. Let the harassing criticism begin!

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Full Album Stream: Paradise Lost – “Tragic Idol”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:10 AM (PST)

England’s gothic metallers Paradise Lost are celebrating today’s release of their 13th studio album Tragic Idol by streaming the album in it’s entirety for you to preview.  The album is out on Century Media and you can hear it out for yourself right here.

Paradise Lost were recently called “metal’s most underrated band” by Decibel Magazine and will gracing its June 2012 cover.

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Cover Art Battle: Flora and Fauna, Earth and Sea

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

What is this now, three weeks in a row where we’re on schedule. And this week is one of the longest lists ever. It’s too damn good of a release week to narrow it down any further. So, we present to you our Top 20 Cover Art nominees for April 24th.

Now take your cretin hedonistic ass over here and get to voting!

***WINNER*** Stonehaven – Concerning Old-Strife And Man Banes

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Paradise Lost release cover art for “Tragic Idol” and U.K. tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM (PST)

English gothic metallers, Paradise Lost, have released the cover art for their upcoming album, “Tragic Idol.” The cover was created by Parisian artist Valnoir. The band has also announced a United Kingdom tour that will last from April 16th through April 30th. The band will also recive support from Insomnium.

To check out the cover art and tour dates click here.

“Tragic Idol” will be released April 23rd in Europe and April 24th in North America via Century Media.

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Paradise Lost begin recording new album “Tragic Idol”

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM (PST)

English gothic metallers, Paradise Lost, have begun working on a new album entitled “Tragic Idol.” This will be the band’s thirteenth studio album. Lead guitarist Gregor Mackintosh has stated:

We are currently holed up in The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England recording our new album which is entitled ‘Tragic Idol’. The album will again be produced by Jens Bogren and is influenced by classic doom metal and classic metal. I would say it is more melodic than the last record whilst retaining the heaviness. There are lots of guitar solos and melodies. The album will contain such track titles as ‘Honesty in Death’, ‘Theories from Another World’, ‘In this We Dwell’ and the title track ‘Tragic Idol’.

The new album will be released April 24th 2012 in North America and April 23rd in Europe through Century Media.

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Paradise Lost confirmed for “Close-Up BĂ„ten” cruise in Sweden

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM (PST)

British Gothic metal band Paradise Lost have officially been added to the Swedish “Close-Up BĂ„ten” cruise. The one-day cruise is set to feature performance from Adept, Black City, Bullet, Engel, Napalm Death, and Raised Fist, and will depart from Stockholm, Sweden port on February 10 for Åbo, Finland.

The band will be re-releasing their album, “Draconian Times.” This time however, the album will be released with their current label, Century Media records.

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Paradise Lost to re-release “Draconian Times” and tour Europe

Posted by flyngmonbob on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM (PST)

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.

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