ALBUM REVIEW: Paradise Lost – Obsidian

Many consider the British band, Paradise Lost to be the fathers of the Gothic Metal genre. Formed in 1988, four out of the five members have been there since the beginning. This tight-knit group of guys is a prime example of a hard-working band who knows how to stay creative and original. The exploration and determination of this act has led them down some unique roads over the years. After experimenting on albums like One Second (Music for Nations) and Believe In Nothing (EMI), Paradise Lost got back to their roots in 2015. They embraced their Death Metal background with the release of The Plague Within (Century Media Records)and 2017’s Medusa (Nuclear Blast). Now with the release of their sixteenth record, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast), their heaviness is being fleshed out with even more distinct devastation. Continue reading

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 Shares New Album Trailer, “Obsidian” is Due Next Month

Paradise Lost will release their new album, Obsidian, on May 15th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released an album trailer which you can see in which Nick and Greg dive deeper into ‘Fall From Grace’, the first single released from the album. Check out the album trailer in which discuss the song’s background here:Continue reading

Paradise Lost Shares New Video for “Fall From Grace”, Pre-Orders Go Live

Paradise Lost will release their new album Obsidian, via Nuclear Blast/Crash Records on May 15th, 2020. The band has shared the epic new single and video ‘Fall From Grace’, which you can see below. The band has also launched pre-orders and booked a record release show next fall at The Warehouse in Leeds on 17th September. Watch the new video now! Continue reading