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Nicholas John Arthur Holmes


1988- Paradise Lost - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  
2014- Bloodbath - vocals (as Old Nick)  

Guest musician

1998 Liv Kristine - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  
2006 Jeff Walker Und Die Fluffers - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  
2015-2016 Trees Of Eternity - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  
2016 Rotting Christ - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  
2021 1914 - vocals (as Nick Holmes)  

Personal information

Also known as: Nick Holmes, Old Nick
Born on: 07.01.1971

Nick Holmes (born England, January 7, 1971) is a British singer and current vocalist of band Paradise Lost.

Holmes formed Paradise Lost in late 1988 when he and the other band members were barely out of secondary school. Like other contemporaries of the British Doom/death scene (Anathema and My Dying Bride) the band began purely as death metal, with Holmes utilizing a low, guttural "death grunt" on the Morbid Existence demo and Lost Paradise full length. On their definitive early albums, his vocals were more inclined to a raw but decipherable bellow, with a "goth rock croon" soon accompanying the band's more recent electronic musical direction.