PARADISE LOST – New Album Art “Medusa” Revealed, Tour Dates Announced

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From Nuclear BlastPARADISE LOST‘s studio album Medusa will be released on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery.

The artwork was created by Branca Studio and shows the infamous Gorgon “Medusa” from Greek mythology, carrying venomous snakes as hair and turning anyone into stone who would dare to look into her eyes.

 

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh contemplates about the artwork: “Whilst we were writing Medusa and realizing what the new songs were becoming, we had to find an artist to reflect this direction. After searching around for a while, I found Branca Studios. They have a keen eye for design and their modern take on retro artwork really fit the bill.

What they have come up with is a blending of colourful yet retro styling, whilst maintaining the classic PARADISE LOST feel.”

About the choice to make her the figurehead of this new album singer Nick Holmes adds: “I was intrigued about a greater meaning and thinking more along the lines of what Medusa represents metaphorically.

Medusa as a title works in many ways. From a Nihilist perspective, when I read the description of ‘Medusa’ on the Wikipedia page: ‘Attempts to avoid looking into Medusa’s eyes represents avoiding the ostensibly depressing reality that the universe is meaningless’ The title was pretty much in the bag!”

Furthermore, the band has announced a very special release show that will take place in Stuttgart at the iconic LKA Longhorn.

Only on this night of September 1st, PARADISE LOST will perform their entire new album in its entire length – and be prepared for some more surprises during this exclusive event that will be revealed soon!

Shortly later, PARADISE LOST will embark for an extensive European journey and bring their label mates and US doomsters PALLBEARER, as well as SINISTRO from Portugal. To drown in beautiful sorrow, visit the tour on one of the following dates:

September 1st:  Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *exclusive release show*

Date Venue Location Tickets
Jun 10 Download Festival France Paris, France TICKETS
Jun 30 Rock Fest Barcelona Barcelona, Spain TICKETS
Jul 02 Rockwave Festival Athens, Greece TICKETS
Jul 14 Gefle Metal Fest Gavle, Sweden TICKETS
Jul 21 Metal Hammer Festival Katowice, Poland TICKETS
Jul 22 River-side Festival Esslingen, Germany TICKETS
Aug 04 Waken Open Air Wacken, Germany TICKETS
Aug 11 Metal on the Hill Graz, Austria TICKETS
Aug 13 ALCATRAZ Kortrijk, Belgium TICKETS
Aug 18 Motocultor Festival Theix, France TICKETS
Aug 26 Neuborn Open Air Festival Wörrstadt, Germany TICKETS
Sep 01 LKA Stuttgart, Germany TICKETS
Sep 08 The Music Room Dubai, United Arab Emirates TICKETS
Sep 27 Kulturfabrik

Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg TICKETS
Sep 28 X

Herford, Germany TICKETS
Sep 29 Pumpehuset

Copenhagen West, Denmark TICKETS
Oct 01 John Dee

Oslo, Norway TICKETS
Oct 03 Nosturi

Helsinki, Finland TICKETS
Oct 07 Voxhall

Aarhus, Denmark TICKETS
Oct 10 Felda

Brno, Czech Republic TICKETS
Oct 11 Randal

Bratislava, Slovakia TICKETS
Oct 13 Dom Omladine

Belgrade, Serbia TICKETS
Oct 14 Boogaloo

Zagreb, Croatia TICKETS
Oct 15 Durer Kert

Budapest, Hungary TICKETS
Oct 18 Hirsch

Nuremberg, Germany TICKETS
Oct 19 Batschkapp

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany TICKETS
Oct 20 GARAGE

Saarbrucken, Germany TICKETS
Oct 21 L’Usine

Geneva, Switzerland TICKETS
Oct 28 PHENOMENON

Fontaneto D’agogna, Italy TICKETS
Oct 29 Theaterfabrik

Munich, Germany TICKETS
Oct 30 Z7

Pratteln, Switzerland TICKETS
Nov 03 Electric Ballroom

London, United Kingdom TICKETS
Nov 04 Damnation Festival Leeds, United Kingdom TICKETS
Nov 06 Pandora

Utrecht, Netherlands TICKETS
Nov 07 013

Tilburg, Netherlands TICKETS
Nov 08 Live Music Hall

Cologne, Germany TICKETS
Nov 09 Colombia Theater

Berlin, Germany TICKETS
Nov 10 Metal Hammer Paradise Wangels, Germany TICKETS
Dec 14 The Triffid Brisbane, Australia TICKETS
Dec 15 The Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia TICKETS
Dec 16 Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia TICKETS
Dec 17 The Gov Adelaide, Australia TICKETS
Dec 18 Capitol Perth, Australia TICKETS

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