On September 19, guitarist Greg Mackintosh of U.K. gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST was interviewed by Denise Falzon for the latest episode of Exclaim! TV's "Aggressive Tendencies" series at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He discussed the band's 13th studio album, "Tragic Idol", and how it's more stripped down and minimalist than their previous releases, which makes it more melodic. Mackintosh also reminisced about when PARADISE LOST first started out in 1988 and how their sound has evolved over the years, as well as their mentality for living in the moment. You can now watch the chat below.
PARADISE LOST recently completed the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" of North America with DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA.
"Fear Of Impending Hell", the new video from PARADISE LOST, was directed and produced by the band's own Steve Edmondson (bass) and features live-performance and behind-the-scenes footage. The song comes off PARADISE LOST's new album, "Tragic Idol", which sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on April 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records, "Tragic Idol" was recorded in part at The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England and features cover art by by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has previously worked with MORBID ANGEL, LAIBACH, ULVER and WATAIN, among others.