British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have been confirmed for next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The band, which released its self-titled debut in 1990 — the same year Wacken was lanched — will perform a best-of set at the event.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
CRADLE OF FILTH
HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word)
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PARADISE LOST will release the “Draconian Times MMXI” DVD on November 7 via Century Media Records.
Sony Music reissued PARADISE LOST’s seminal 1995 album “Draconian Times” through the “Legacy” series; featuring the entire digitally remastered album, including a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix in a brand-new collector’s edition digipak box set, so fans could hear the album like never before. Along with this release, the band performed “Draconian Times” live at a series of seven exclusive gigs this past spring in Utrecht, Bochum, London, Paris, Athens, and Thessaloniki.
“Draconian Times MMXI” features the London show at The Forum on April 1, a documentary from the whole tour filmed by the band’s bass player Steve Edmondson, interviews about the history of “Draconian Times” with producer Simon Efemey, Nick Holmes (vocals), Greg Mackintosh (guitar), Aaron Aedy (guitar), Steve Edmondson (bass) and Andy Farrow (manager since 1990) and the two promo videos from PARADISE LOST’s latest album, “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”.