To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their fourth album, “Icon”, the pioneers of British gothic metal are re-recording the LP for a new special release. There will also be a “one extra special vinyl” version of the album.
Earlier today, LOST PARADISE wrote on social media:‘Icon’, our fourth album was released in 1993 and for its 30th anniversary we are re-recording it and making an additional special vinyl release. That’s all we can share at this time, but watch this space for more information and some special announcements very soon!”
“Icon” marked a departure from the sound of the death of LOST PARADISEthe early work of and was the last album to feature Matthew Archer to the battery.
In February 2018, “Icon” was inducted into Decibel “Hall Of Fame”, the magazine calling him influential in the development of the gothic metal subgenre.
Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1988, LOST PARADISE were unlikely contenders for metal glory when they emerged from obscurity and infiltrated the British underground. But not content with spawning an entire subgenre with an early death/doomsday masterpiece “Gothic” nor to conquer the mainstream of metal with the overflowing power of the 1995s “The Draconian Times”they subsequently crossed multiple genre boundaries with skill and grace, evolving through mastery of dark alternative rock like 1990s classics “A second” And “Host” to the muscular but ornate grandeur of 2009 “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” And “Tragic Idol” (2012), with the nonchalant finesse of the great masters. That of the group “The Plague Within” (2015) and “Jellyfish” (2017) saw a much-celebrated return to brutal old-school thinking, via two crushing monoliths to slow-motion death and spiritual defeat.
Two months ago, LOST PARADISE welcomed Guido Zima Montanarini as the new official drummer.
Last September, the Finnish drummer Walter Vayrynen LEFT LOST PARADISE join OPETH. At the time, he released a statement saying his decision involved “absolutely no bad blood or drama.”
LOST PARADISEthe last album of, “Obsidian”was released in May 2020 via Nuclear explosion.
Photo credit: Anne C. Hirondelle For Nuclear Explosion Records
Icon, our fourth album came out in 1993 and for its 30th anniversary we are re-recording it and doing an extra…
Posted by Paradise Lost on Monday, May 22, 2023