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13 February 2012
Paradise Lost: FROM PARADISE WITH LOVE: Paradise Lost offer free download Valentine's gift
Paradise Lost:  FROM PARADISE WITH LOVE: Paradise Lost offer free download Valentine's gift
After taking a trip back in time with the "Draconian Times MMXI" DVD/Live Album (the London legacy show of their classic album from 1995) and Gregor Mackintosh's return to his crusty Doom / Death Metal roots with Vallenfyre (along his mates from My Dying Bride, Doom and At The Gates), it's time for PARADISE LOST's 13th studio album "Tragic Idol". As a special Valentine's gift you can download the new song "Crucify" on February 14th HERE!

The album was recorded at The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England. Vocals were recorded at the Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Borknagar) who, again, also produced, mixed and mastered the album. "Tragic Idol" is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe and April 24th, 2012 in North America.

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) about "Crucify": "My father always used to say that typical life stresses were crucifying him, I always thought it was such a dramatic way of stating that. He was just uncomfortable with a situation that would soon be remedied. I also refer to an actual person as a literal crucifixion at the end, The words " for eternity you're my sentence" is my favorite line on the whole album."

The "Tragic Idol" touring cycle starts with a show at the Finnish Metal Expo this weekend, followed by their first Australian tour in 17 years, a whole UK/European tour starting April and European festival throughout the summer. See dates below:

17.02.2012 Finnish Metal Expo, Helsinki, Finland
25.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
26.02.2012 Soundwave Festival, Sydney, Australia
29.02.2012 Sidewaves, The Factory, Sydney, Australia* NEW
01.03.2012 Sidewaves, The Espy, Melbourne, Australia* NEW
02.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
03.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
05.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia
16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK
(* Sidewaves shows with Cathedral and Turisas)

Tragic Idol Headline tour (* support by Insomnium)
16.04.2012 Cardiff, Great Hall 2, UK*
17.04.2012 Southampton, The Brook, UK*
18.04.2012 Folkestone, Quarterhouse, UK*
19.04.2012 Colchester, Arts Centre, UK*
20.04.2012 Stoke, Sugarmill, UK*
22.04.2012 York, The Duchess, UK*
23.04.2012 Glasgow, King Tuts, UK*
24.04.2012 Sheffield, Corporation, UK*
25.04.2012 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms, UK*
26.04.2012 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK*
27.04.2012 Manchester, Club Academy, UK*
29.04.2012 London, Scala, UK*
30.04.2012 Norwich, Waterfront, 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
18.08.2012 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany - NEW!