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Thursday, May 03, 2012
Paradise Lost: enters the charts with "Tragic Idol"; earns career BEST first week sales in North America!
Paradise Lost:  enters the charts with "Tragic Idol"; earns career BEST first week sales in North America!
PARADISE LOST enters the charts with "Tragic Idol"; earns career BEST first week sales in North America!

Century Media Records is proud to announce that gothic/doom metallers PARADISE LOST have entered the worldwide charts with their new album, Tragic Idol! Nick Holmes (vocals) comments, "Thanks to all our fans for buying our new album. It means a lot that you are still paying for music and not just stealing it - our wives and kids also appreciate it."

Following are worldwide chart entries for Tragic Idol:

North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts # 32 (last album # 148)
German Album Charts # 6 (last album # 22)
France # 30 (last album # 45)
UK Album Charts # 73 (last album # 122)
UK Rock Charts # 2 (Highest New Entry!)
Austrian Album Charts # 15 (last album # 54)
Swiss Album Charts # 23 (last album # 52)
Dutch Album Charts # 85 (last album # 84)
Belgium Flemish Charts # 77 (last album # 66)
Belgium Wallonian Charts # 78 (last album # 63)
Danish album charts # 33 (last album # 79)
Czech Republic # 27

Tragic Idol also earned PARADISE LOST their best first week sales in North America to-date! Outselling the first week of even the now classic Draconian Times, Tragic Idol has brought in 1004 total sales, and continues to stay on the minds of media and fans alike. Read on to find out what press worldwide have to say about PARADISE LOST's critically-acclaimed new album:

"'Worth Fighting For', 'To the Darkness', 'The Glorious End' and the stunning title track are halcyon days tunes, when the only things that mattered were Big Gulps, a Sony CD Walkman (with car adapter) and the music of change...'Tragic Idol' won't sway the 40,000+ morons who bought METALLICA's 'Beyond Magnetic' EP into believing in PARADISE LOST, but for the 40+ Painless--four of which hold residency at Decibel--still kicking around the States, it's a firm symbol that there's ample life left." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US)

"Nearly 25 years into their career, PARADISE LOST demonstrate with 'Tragic Idol' that 13 (as in albums) can be a particularly exquisite number...the music only gets better as you dig deeper." -- EXCLAIM! (CA)

"Another excellent PARADISE LOST record." -- METAL SUCKS.net (US)

"'PARADISE LOST fans have plenty to look forward to from this album, and it's got cross-genre appeal due to the range of influences readily heard in the music." -- METAL UNDERGROUND.com (US)

"'Tragic Idol'is easily the best that PARADISE LOST have sounded since the early-to-mid-nineties...PARADISE LOST's triumphant return to yesteryear is finally upon us. And oh what a glorious return it is." -- THE NEW REVIEW.net (US)

"PARADISE LOST are incapable of making anything mediocre." -- SPUTNIK MUSIC.com (US)

"...throbs with the vehement class we've come to expect." -- KERRANG (UK)

"...it's great to have these waylaid pioneers back doing what they do best." -- METAL HAMMER (UK)

"The band never ever presented their excellence better than today." -- ROCK HARD (GER)

"This record has some of the most impressive songs they ever wrote." -- REVOLVER (SPAIN)

"This album reaches their most ambitious goal." -- METAL HAMMER (ITALY)

"PARADISE LOST fans couldn't wish for a better album than 'Tragic Idol'." -- AARDSCHOK (NL)

"PARADISE LOST is returning to their roots with an album that defines their original sound while sounding fresh and very inspired!" -- HARD ROCK MAG (FRANCE)