Paradise Lost will join their label mates In Flames, Turisas, In This Moment, Heaven Shall Burn and Devin Townsend on the massive Australian Soundwave 2012 festival tour with several other bands. This is the first time Paradise Lost played in Australia since 1995 when they presented their album “Draconian Times” that has been celebrated with last year’s legacy shows and the “Draconian Times MMXI” DVD/Live album.
This time fans can be sure to be one of the first worldwide to hear some new tracks from the upcoming album “Tragic Idol” that will be released late April 2012 worldwide through Century Media Records. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Borknagar, etc.) who already mixed and mastered the last album “Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us”, just finished the “Tragic Idol” production. Gregor Mackintosh (guitar) mentioned in the new Terrorizer interview:“We’ve probably been influenced more by classic metal and classic doom metal on this record than anything else.”
Nick Holmes (vocals) adds: “I wrote a lot about truth and honesty. We’ve got a song called ‘Honesty In Death’. It’s pretty much about when people are dying, they’re nice. When they are healthy, they’re devious, but when they’re on their death bed they say nice things.”
So don’t expect Paradise Lost to be nice and enjoy some British grimness in the old colony.
PARADISE LOST in Australia 2012:
25.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
26.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Sydney
02.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne
03.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide
05.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Perth
PARADISE LOST live dates:
17.02.2012 Finnish Metal Expo, Helsinki, Finland
16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK
22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
01.07.2012 Rockwave, Athens, Greece
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
Full European headliner tour and more festivals to be announced soon.