PODCAST: Episode 90: Nick Holmes from Paradise Lost Discusses “Obsidian”


Ghost Cult had the honor of chatting with Nick Holmes (Bloodbath) of Paradise Lost about their new album, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast Records), due out on May 15th, 2020. Nick shares his thoughts on releasing an album during the pandemic, the creative process of the band, the more sweeping vision behind Obsidian, how the band approached the follow-up to Medusa 2017, how he and Gregor Mackintosh work together on new material, the orchestration on the albums, Nick’s vocal harmonies, the changes in his lyrics over the years, a look back on the 20th anniversary of their debut album Lost Paradise (Peaceville), and much more. Order Obsidian here and check out the podcast: Continue reading


Paradise Lost – Pallbearer: Live at Electric Ballroom, London


How to best celebrate that Friday feeling? With a night of slow and Gothic Doom of course. The Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, is full to the brim, and it seems the crowd is somehow wearing even more black than usual to celebrate the morbid tones of the UK’s very own Paradise Lost.Continue reading


Paradise Lost Release “Until The Grave” Lyric Video


Paradise Lost‘s new album, Medusa, is out today, and as Dan said in his 8.5/10 review, it’s “one of the best records of 2017.” Before its release, the band shared ‘The Longest Winter’ and ‘Blood And Chaos’ singles, and now they’ve unveiled a new lyric video for my favorite song off the new album. Continue reading


Paradise Lost – Medusa


It’s not uncommon for bands that have been around for a long time to ‘go back to their roots’ and rehash styles they’ve long since got bored of and moved on from. But despite nearly 30 years in the business, UK veterans Paradise Lost are yet to become a nostalgia act.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE: Paradise Lost On Maintaining A Long Lasting And Solid Lineup


Paradise Lost will be releasing their fifteenth studio album, Medusa, on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. For any band of any genre of music, fifteen albums is extremely rare, but what’s more rare is that, other than drummers, they’ve managed to keep the same lineup. In the exclusive clip below, Nick Holmes and Stephen Edmondson discuss their secret to maintaining the long lasting lineup throughout the years.Continue reading


Paradise Lost Debut New Song – “The Longest Winter”


Paradise Lost recently confirmed that they will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, Medusa, on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. What can we expect? The band simply said, “eight riff laden monster tracks of sheer Northern misery.Continue reading


Avatarium – Hurricanes and Halos


Two fingers to convention, I’m jumping straight to the reveal: Avatarium are a superior breed of band that you’d be mad to overlook and Hurricanes and Halos picks things up where the sultry excellence of The Girl With The Raven Mask (both Nuclear Blast) left off. Fashioned from the music of yesteryear, don’t be fooled into thinking this is “just another” Retro outfit, or an “Occult Rock” band; this is the mastery of the music of a fifty years ago, not to be cool, or hip, but as a means of producing powerful, diverse and strong songs.Continue reading