Official press release:

Paradise Lost from West Yorkshire, UK, formed in 1988 when vocalist Nick Holmes and guitarist Gregor Mackintosh came together with the idea of taking metal beyond the conventional styles of the time. They were influenced by acts such as Candlemass, Celtic Frost and Morbid Angel, and concocted a unique atmosphere of their own as a result. This was already apparent when their debut album "Lost Paradise" appeared on Peaceville Records in 1990, and blended death metal with doom and some melodic elements, but it wasn't until their follow-up album that the metal world witnessed the birth of a new style of music.

"Gothic" was THE album responsible for a whole sub genre of metal, Gothic Doom Metal, upon its release in 1991. Creating a more melancholy & atmospheric form of doom metal, with the introduction of the distinctive & unmistakable Paradise Lost lead guitar melodies, the band was quickly propelled to the forefront of pioneering extreme metal bands of the early nineties.

The "Gothic" album was recorded in late 1990/early 1991 at the renowned Academy Studios in Yorkshire; a studio responsible for classic recordings from bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema, Cradle Of Filth and Bal-Sagoth among many others.

Along with the album, this special edition contains a very rare video performance from a 1991 Paradise Lost show (that evening supported by My Dying Bride & Pitch Shifter) and features classic tracks from their first 2 albums.

This release also coincides with the 20 year celebration of the band, in which Paradise Lost teamed up for a handful of very special shows in September with the other leaders of the early nineties doom metal revolution, namely My Dying Bride and Anathema.


Source: paradiselost.co.uk
Band profile: Paradise Lost
 
Posted: 20.10.2008 by Abattoir



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Paradox0 - 20.10.2008 at 20:19  
This was such an awesome album and is a bonified classic. Too bad I'm really not that much into DVD live releases.
Bad English - 20.10.2008 at 21:07  
Awesome realy best rematsered album what I know, even I have it I try buy this too, if it wont cost extremle expencve
Realy I like it

Im falling forever,
In Githic Repture
Death Emotions
Desolate Angel Tears
The Painless Shatered
Silant
Mr. Doctor - 20.10.2008 at 22:42  
I gonna get this one... I don't have a copy of Gothic so it's great that I get the special edition with a lot of things. And the dvd seems also something realyy good because I love their 2 first albums.
Black Conundrum - 21.10.2008 at 02:54  
Ahh, I would like to buy this. The article should also say something about Mark Heron, the guy who was recently hired as drummer for live performances.
Syk - 21.10.2008 at 07:03  
Oh, YES! Now I'm really glad I didn't buy it yet. One of my absolute top albums

This year I was really pissed off to find big, brand new reissues of Exodus & Death albums after having bought them just a few months prior
Deadmeat - 21.10.2008 at 08:27  
Very good news? But does anybody know if the songs are remastered?
iaberis - 22.10.2008 at 03:40  
Not bad at all
jupitreas - 22.10.2008 at 04:07  
This is such an overrated album.
Velvet Thorns - 27.10.2008 at 13:49  
I am very curious if any of you guys saw a gig with MDB and Anathema?
Thryce - 27.10.2008 at 17:46  
Written by Velvet Thorns on 27.10.2008 at 13:49

I am very curious if any of you guys saw a gig with MDB and Anathema?

Let me know if reading an official concert review of one of those gigs is good enough for you. Metal Storm has it all
Velvet Thorns - 26.11.2008 at 15:52  
Written by Thryce on 27.10.2008 at 17:46

Written by Velvet Thorns on 27.10.2008 at 13:49

I am very curious if any of you guys saw a gig with MDB and Anathema?

Let me know if reading an official concert review of one of those gigs is good enough for you. Metal Storm has it all



it was, thnx :}}
and now after 15 years of loving them to death i am going to see Anathema live 8}

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