PARADISE LOST Release Artwork And Date Of ‘Medusa’ – Exclusive Release Show

Paradise Lost

PARADISE 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 Gorgone 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 realising 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!”

To drown in beautiful sorrow, visit the tour on one of the following dates:
01.09. D Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *exclusive release show*


27.09. LUX Esch-SurAlzette – Kulturfabrik
28.09. D Herford – X
29.09. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
01.10. N Oslo – John Dee
03.10. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
07.10. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
10.10. CZ Brno – Fleda
11.10. SK Bratislava – Randal
13.10. SRB Belgrade – Dom Omladine
14.10. HR Zagreb – Boogaloo
15.10. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
18.10. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
19.10. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
20.10. D Saarbrücken – Garage
21.10. CH Geneva – L‘Usine
28.10. I Fontaneto D’Agogna – Phenomenon
29.10. D Munich – Theaterfabrik
30.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
03.11. UK London – Electric Ballroom
04.11. UK Leeds – Damnation Festival
06.11. NL Utrecht – Pandora
07.11. NL Tilburg – 013
08.11. D Cologne – Live Music Hall
09.11. D Berlin – Columbia Theater
10.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise (PARADISE LOST only)

Or see the band this summer on the following festivals:
02.07. GR Athens – Rockwave Festival
14./15.07. S Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival
21.07. PL Katowice – Metal Hammer Festival
22.07. D Esslingen – River-Side Festival
30.06. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
03. – 05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08. A Graz – Metal on the Hill
13.08. B Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
18. – 20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
25./26.08. D Wörrstadt – Neuborn Open Air
08.09. UAE Dubai – The Music Room (Majestic Hotel)