After taking a trip back in time with the 'Draconian Times MMXI' DVD/Live Album (the London legacy show of their classic album from 1995) and also Gregor Mackintosh's return to his crusty Doom/Death Metal roots with Vallenfyre (along with his mates from My Dying Bride, Doom and At The Gates), it's time for Paradise Lost's 13th studio album.
Gregor commented; "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'."
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The last studio album 'Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us' (2009) entered the charts in over 10 European countries – most notable #22 in Germany and Finland, #29 in Sweden and #45 in France.
'Tragic Idol' is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe and April 24th, 2012 in North America. Tourdates will be announced soon, but you can already bookmark the first few summer festivals that are confirmed. In the meantime you can still enjoy the 'Draconian Times MMXI' double DVD on your sofa (trailer below).
Wait until the sun comes out in spring and Paradise Lost will darken the sky with another milestone of melancholic heaviness.
PARADISE LOST Live 2012:
16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK
22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
More to be announced soon.