UK gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, who recently parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer, have announced that they will play their previously announced South American shows in November:Nov. 01 - [to be announced] - Bogota, Columbia
Nov. 04 - Discoteca Saquara - Lima, Peru
Nov. 05 - Teatro Capolulican - Santiago, Chile (w/ CARCASS)
Nov. 06 - ND Ateneo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov. 08 - Inferno Club 20/00 - Sao Paulo, Brazil A video statement from PARADISE LOST reaffirming their intention to play the South American dates can be viewed below. Paul Travers of Suite 101 recently conducted an interview with PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes. An excerpt from the chat follows. Suite 101: Last year's "In Requiem" was probably the heaviest album you've done in years. Was that the end of a process that started with "Symbol Of Life"? Nick: "Possibly, but a lot of the time it's not down to the songwriting, it's more down to production. The last few albums up to 'In Requiem', it's been very vocally orientated. The vocals have been high in the mix and we've kind of kept the drums and guitars down lower. With the last one we wanted to make a point of bringing the guitars and the drums up again, which is kinda what metal productions are — really loud drums and guitars. We really made a point of doing that this time and as a result it instantly sounds heavier. We'll probably do even moreso on the next one because we're still in that mindset. Each album you try and better your last one and that's what everybody does. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but we want to take it even more extreme and probably make the most extreme album we've ever done." Suite 101: More extreme as in heavier? Nick: "Well, we've always been about writing songs. We'll hopefully be writing good and melodic songs but hopefully yeah, with a bit more heaviness in there too." Suite 101: So how far are you with the 12th album? Nick: "We're actually working on it right now. We're working on the material and we're looking at going into the studio round about January." Read more at Suite 101. PARADISE LOST's recently released DVD, "The Anatomy Of Melancholy", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 42 (German chart rules allow music DVDs to enter album charts). An e-card for "The Anatomy Of Melancholy" can be accessed at this location.