The day has finally arrived: PARADISE LOST present their new album 'Obsidian' to the world today. Given the current circumstances of Covid-19, the release has become a soundtrack of sorts for these difficult and uncertain times.
The book has been closed but the story continues: PARADISE LOST sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, gloomy history of death, doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legends from Halifax, Yorkshire are the drug that numbs the pain, the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that craves to be told.
To mark the occasion today, the band has released a video for 'Darker Thoughts'. The unique style of the video is also due to the restrictions of Covid-19. Ash Pears from AshTV managed to film bits of the video with Nick before the lockdown but had to piece together the rest of the video using random footage to make things work.
Nick Holmes states: "Musically, this is a song of 2 halves and was originally written as an intro towards the end of the Obsidian writing process. As a result, it's one of the more spontaneous songs on the album. Lyrically, it's a song about choosing the wrong path - failing to look before you leap, and dealing with the consequence of dubious decisions."
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'Darker Thoughts' (TEASER):
The sixteenth PARADISE LOST studio album, 'Obsidian', produced by Jaime Gomez (Orgone Studios) eschews its immediate predecessors’ gruesome, myopic approach in favour of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener 'Darker Thoughts' through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer 'Ravenghast', 'Obsidian' reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas. Most noticeably, the record boasts several songs that draw heavily from the much-loved, Kohl-encrusted days of ‘80s gothic rock: in particular, newly-minted PARADISE LOST anthems 'Ghosts' is a guaranteed dancefloor-filler at any discerning goth nightclub.
PARADISE LOST - "Obsidian"
1. Darker Thoughts
2. Fall From Grace
4. The Devil Embraced
7. Ending Days
8. Hope Dies Young
Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1988, PARADISE LOST were unlikely candidates for metal glory when they slithered from the shadows and infiltrated the UK underground. But not content with spawning an entire subgenre with early death/doom masterpiece „Gothic“ nor with conquering the metal mainstream with the balls-out power of 1995’s 'Draconian Times', they have subsequently traversed multiple genre boundaries with skill and grace, evolving through the pitch-black alt-rock mastery of ‘90s classics 'One Second' and 'Host' to the muscular but ornate grandeur of 2009’s 'Faith Divides Us' – Death Unites Us“ and Tragic Idol“ (2012), with the nonchalant finesse of grand masters. The band’s last two albums – 'The Plague Within' (2015) and 'Medusa' (2017) – saw a much celebrated return to brutal, old school thinking, via two crushing monoliths to slow-motion death and spiritual defeat. Consistently hailed as one of metal’s most charismatic live bands, PARADISE LOST arrive in this new decade as veterans, legends and revered figureheads for several generations of gloomy metalheads. In keeping with their unerring refusal to deliver the expected, 2020 brings one of the band’s most diverse and devastating creations to date.
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