The British Doom Death legend PARADISE LOST enter worldwide album charts with their new album “Obsidian”!
With their new album, the band reached some of the hightest chart entries in their career in Germany (#2), Switzerland (#4) and Finland (#2).
“Obsidian” Worldwide Chart Entries:
USA [Billboard Charts] #78
Top New Artist Albums #3
Current Hard Music Albums #4
Current Rock Albums #12
Records Label Independent Current Albums #16
The band states, ‘We have had an overwhelming response to Obsidian and the global chart positions are also fantastic, so thanks to everyone who bought it and supported us!
Rest assured we will be out playing and touring as much as we can, as soon as we are allowed!’
Under the circumstances of the last months, “Obsidian” became something like a sign of hope for music fans all over the worlds, the previously released singles a soundtrack for these difficult, uncertain times.
These days, the legend from Halifax is the drug that numbs the pain , the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that craves to be told. But of course, everyone spins his or her own story in the turbulences of life. But the most important: A new chapter has begun. And that’s what gives us hope in difficult times like this.
You can order “Obsidian” now in various formats here:
More on “Obsidian”:
‘Darker Thoughts’ (TEASER): https://youtu.be/-IydwhaibhU
‘Fall From Grace’ (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO): https://youtu.be/QWqNcw-oIbU
‘Nick and Greg discuss ‘Fall From Grace (OFFICIAL TRAILER)’: https://youtu.be/VkuIRhkr0Ns
‘Nick and Greg discuss the scene when the band has started (OFFICIAL TRAILER)’:https://youtu.be/-pPeO9R1YJo
‘Ghosts (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)’:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urugx_wSBy8
‘Nick and Greg discuss the band’s first rehearsal’ (OFFICIAL TRAILER): https://youtu.be/sJ8z55kq2Ug
‘Nick and Greg on the band’s first gig’ (OFFICIAL TRAILER):https://youtu.be/emaNGRz5B6o
‘Darker Thoughts’ (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO):https://youtu.be/URJH3ZJzxB0
The sixteenth PARADISE LOST studio album, „Obsidian“, produced by Jaime Gomez (Orgone Studios) eschews its immediate predecessors’ gruesome, myopic approach in favour of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener ‚Darker Thoughts‘ through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer ‚Ravenghast‘, „Obsidian“ reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas. Most noticeably, the record boasts several songs that draw heavily from the much-loved, Kohl-encrusted days of ‘80s gothic rock: in particular, newly-minted PARADISE LOST anthems ‚Ghosts‘ is a guaranteed dancefloor-filler at any discerning goth nightclub.
PARADISE LOST – “Obsidian”
1. Darker Thoughts
2. Fall From Grace
4. The Devil Embraced
7. Ending Days
8. Hope Dies Young
Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1988, PARADISE LOST were unlikely candidates for metal glory when they slithered from the shadows and infiltrated the UK underground. But not content with spawning an entire subgenre with early death/doom masterpiece „Gothic“ nor with conquering the metal mainstream with the balls-out power of 1995’s „Draconian Times“, they have subsequently traversed multiple genre boundaries with skill and grace, evolving through the pitch-black alt-rock mastery of ‘90s classics „One Second“ and „Host“ to the muscular but ornate grandeur of 2009’s „Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us“ and „Tragic Idol“ (2012), with the nonchalant finesse of grand masters. The band’s last two albums – „The Plague Within“ (2015) and „Medusa“ (2017) – saw a much celebrated return to brutal, old school thinking, via two crushing monoliths to slow-motion death and spiritual defeat. Consistently hailed as one of metal’s most charismatic live bands, PARADISE LOST arrive in this new decade as veterans, legends and revered figureheads for several generations of gloomy metalheads. In keeping with their unerring refusal to deliver the expected, 2020 brings one of the band’s most diverse and devastating creations to date.
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