UK gothic metallers PARADISE LOST have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast.
Formed in West Yorkshire in 1988, PARADISE LOST have played a pivotal part in gothic metal history, as demonstrated with their sophomore album Gothic, which came out in 1991.
PARADISE LOST vocalist Nick Holmes commented on the signing:
“PARADISE LOST‘s career has run alongside Nuclear Blast Records since the label began in the late 80’s. And as huge fans of original death metal, we still have the majority of the label’s first releases from those very early days. It’s pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years, both in Europe and America and now, nearly 30 years later, in a new chapter for the band, it’s exciting for PARADISE LOST to be a part of Nuclear Blast!”
Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds:
“As a fan from day one I’ve been following PARADISE LOST ever since their death metal era, but have also enjoyed watching them grow into something even bigger and so unique. They defined and later on re-defined the gothic genre and always delivered the most dark and memorable songs. It’s a great pleasure to finally welcome the band to the ever-growing Nuclear Blast family! Needless to say that we’re very much looking forward to this partnership!”
Paradise Lost will be playing at Bloodstock Festival, on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon and Fear Factory. Tickets are available here.
For more information, visit PARADISE LOST‘s Facebook page.