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7th October 2013

paradise lost

Paradise Lost are premiering their newly recorded track 'Gothic 2013', cut from their upcoming album 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)', out on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America). Check it out at the bottom of this page.

All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track 'Loneliness Remains', newly recorded 'Gothic 2013' and 'Our Saviour 2013'. These three tracks will also appear on a 10' Vinyl (CM Distro Europe exclusive white Vinyl; limited to 100 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.

Nick Holmes comments on 'Gothic 2013': "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."

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'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' track-listing:
1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear Of Destiny cover version) – Bonus Track 'Tragic Idol' Ltd. Edition
3. Ending Through Changes – Bonus Track 'Tragic Idol' Japan Edition
4. The Last Fallen Saviour - Decibel Exclusive 'Tragic Idol'
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track 'Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us' Ltd. Edition
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track 'Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us' Ltd. Edition
7. Cardinal Zero - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track 'Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us' Japan Edition
8. Back On Disaster - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track 'Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us', Japan Edition
9. Sons Of Perdition – Bonus Track 'In Requiem'
10. Godless – Bonus Track 'In Requiem' Ltd. 7" Vinyl Box
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Cover Version) – Bonus Track 'In Requiem' Ltd. Edition
12. Silent In Heart – Bonus Track 'In Requiem' Ltd. Edition
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
*=tracks that also appear on the limited 10'

Paradise Lost are 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).

Paradise Lost 'Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary' UK Tour w/ Lacuna Coil and Katatonia
Oct. 30th - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 31st - Glasgow - ABC
Nov. 1st - Manchester - Ritz
Nov. 3rd - London - Roundhouse
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



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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