Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom
Date of establishing :
Gothic, Gothic Metal, Gothic Rock
Band members:Nick Holmes vocals
Greg Mackintosh lead guitar
Aaron Aedy rhythm guitar
Steve Edmondson bass
Jeff Singer drums
Biography:Over their two decade long career, Paradise Lost have not only created and defined genres and styles, but almost immediately transcended them.
From the crawling, harrowing doom of their debut “Lost Paradise” (1990) to the electronic sounds of “One Second” (1997) over to the dark rocking punch of “Paradise Lost” (2005), the band’s entire career has been accompanied by the desire to evolve and stay ahead of musical trends and fashions.
Since their conception in 1988, Paradise Lost have not only founded the genre gothic metal with 1991’s “Gothic”, but also diligently defined and daringly transcended it.
After celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2008 with the release of their much praised live DVD/2CD “The Anatomy Of Melancholy”, as well as exclusive live shows surrounding this event with Anathema and My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost returned with the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007’s “In Requiem”: the brand new studio album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”.
“Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” easily and proudly continues this successful tradition and clearly points out that Paradise Lost are one of the few outstanding acts working hard and earning their legendary status by the power of the song.