Gothic Doom Metal pioneers Paradise Lost to play first headline Australian shows in six years.
Rare is it for a band to have had such a long lasting effect on the musical landscape they exist within. Since their formation in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Paradise Lost have thrived in perpetual darkness: a place where rays of light seldom threaten to break the black clouds, where nightmares last an eternity.
While the course of their sonic evolution has spawned countless others sworn to the dark, all pale in comparison to the original Gothic metal pioneers. Whilst their fifth album ‘Draconian Times’ provided the band’s international breakthrough, it would be fair to say without Paradise Lost, many of today’s doom-gloom bands would never have existed – 2nd album ‘Gothic’ still being considered ground zero for gothic metal.
Now celebrating their 25th year since the release of their debut album, Paradise Lost finally return to Australia for 5 shows only including their first shows in Adelaide and Perth ever!
The band will be performing songs from their groundbreaking catalogue and highlighting material from their astounding new album ‘The Plague Within’ on which Paradise Lost are once again refining the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. Described as a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia, Paradise Lost deliver a pain born of the human condition itself as our fragile minds struggle to cope in a world overrun by demons.
“The band are simply flawless, with Holmes himself standing out as the most impressive with his vocals throughout.” The Metal Forge
“Paradise Lost were and still are a brilliant band to see live, clearly still full of energy and passion.” Brum Live
THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER – BRISBANE, TRIFFID
FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER – SYDNEY, METRO
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER – MELBOURNE, CORNER HOTEL
SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER – ADELAIDE, THE GOV
MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER – PERTH, CAPITOL
Full info & tix – http://bit.ly/ParadiseLostAUS