PARADISE LOST: First Support Bands Announced For European Tour

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have announced the first support bands for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows:

* GHOST BRIGADE (opening act): Nov. 8 - Nov. 25
* SAMAEL (main support) - Nov. 8 to Nov. 25
* KATATONIA (main support for all U.K. dates): Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

For a list of dates, go to this location.

A new audio interview with PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh conducted by Vassil Varbanov of Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock is available for download at this location (MP3, 5 MB). It can also be streamed using the audio player below.

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"Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", the new album from PARADISE LOST, will be released on September 28 in Europe and October 6 in the U.S. via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. As Horizons End
02. I Remain
03. First Light
04. Frailty
05. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
06. The Rise Of Denial
07. Living With Scars
08. Last Regret
09. Universal Dream
10. In Truth

The track "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

Commented vocalist Nick Holmes: "This song had a massive overhaul in the last few weeks before recording, and thankfully it worked out well. Unlike many bands, we try to know exactly what we are doing once we are in the studio. So re-writes near recording time are as scary as they can be can be rewarding. This song is swathed in melancholy and the closest thing on the album to a 'ballad' perhaps. Lyrically the title says it all. I find faith an oddity in that some people may have such devout belief that the only common ground with another human is death itself."

The album's artwork (see below), which is based upon a "Danse Macabre" woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at Medialogistics (LACUNA COIL, POISONBLACK).

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