Paradise Lost, the gothic-metal band hailing from Halifax, England, has returned with their latest studio album. “Medusa, the Gorgon from Greek mythology; she is the infamous beast with venomous snakes for hair who will turn anyone that dares to look into her eyes to stone. It is this hideous creature who PARADISE LOST have chosen to be the figureheard for their 15th studio album, as, from a philosophical perspective, she is more than simply a monster.”
“I’ve always liked the expression ‘the richest man in the graveyard’, as it sums up so much about life, our purpose for existence, and what all material possessions actually mean once we have gone. Yet, particularly in the West, adult life seems to be about accumulating meaningless things, or admiring other people that have accumulated more meaningless things than you have. In a famous film, someone’s mum once said: ‘there’s only so much fortune a man really needs… and the rest is just for showing off.’ I also like that expression”, states singer Nick Holmes on the influences behind Medusa.
With a track listing of:
- Fearless Sky – 8:30
- Gods Of Ancient – 5:50
- From The Gallows – 3:42
- The Longest Winter – 4:31
- Medusa – 6:20
- No Passage For The Dead – 4:16
- Blood And Chaos – 3:51
- Until The Grave – 5:41
- Frozen Illusion (bonus track) – 5:45
- Shrines (bonus track) – 3:59
- Symbolic Virtue (bonus track) – 4:38
and clocking in at a hair over 57 minutes, Medusa promises to hearken back to the roots of Paradise Lost, the gothic-metal band who is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of not only gothic-metal, but of death-doom as well. Medusa snakes her way into release of 1 September.
Paradise Lost is comprised of:
Nick Holmes | Vocals
Greg Mackintosh | Lead guitar
Aaron Aedy | Rhythm guitar
Steve Edmondson | Bass guitar
Waltteri Väyrynen | Drums
Watch the latest trailer here:
Catch the video for The Longest Winter
The video for Blood and Chaos is
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