British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will have their November 3 concert at Camden Roundhouse in London recorded by Abbey Road. The recording will be available as an MP3 and also in CD format which will feature exclusive live photos from the gig. Plus, if you pre-order before December 1, you can even get your name in the booklet. Pre-order your copy from<a “href=”http://abbeyroadlive.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DisplayArtist.html?CatID=5580&ViewTourID” =5581″=”” target=”_blank”>AbbeyRoadLive.uk. Also to attend the show and for your chance to be in the live photos that will feature in the CD.
PARADISE LOST recently confirmed that its 25th-anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour in November has been extended to now include a number of European dates. As with the U.K. shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire “Viva Emptiness” album at the shows).
From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut, “Lost Paradise”, to 1991’s genre-defining“Gothic”, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece “Draconian Times”, to 1997’s electronically tinged“One Second”, to 2007’s return to a heavier form “In Requiem”, to last year’s opus “Tragic Idol”, PARADISE LOST have continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th-anniversary landmark.
Entitled “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” , this album was released on October 21 in Europe (digitally on October 29 in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains”, and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013”.