As exclusively reported here on February 18th, PARADISE LOST have finally confirmed via an official press release that they have in fact parted ways with EMI Records after a two-album collaboration with the label (1999's Host and the 2001's Believe In Nothing). Here is the group's statement in its entirety:Further to rumors on the Internet that PARADISE LOST have left EMI Records, we can confirm that it's true. However, a new record deal has already been negotiated, and the bands forthcoming album is still scheduled for a September release. Details of the label will be announced on completion of the deal. There is also a hive of activity concerning PARADISE LOST's back catalogue going on. In the US, Koch [Records] are planning to re-release Draconian Times with 2 extra tracksthe SMITHS cover 'How soon is now' and 'Fear', as well as re-releasing the best of album Reflection. This will be swiftly followed by the US release of the 2 EMI albums: Host and B.I.N. Also, in Europe, Music For Nations [Records] and the band are currently going through material for a scheduled DVD release. This is likely to be called Evolve and will feature live footage, promo videos and behind the scenes footage. More details to follow.
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