PARADISE LOST Release Lyric Video For New Song “The Longest Winter”; Special Setlist Voting Underway

July 7, 2017, 6 years ago

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PARADISE LOST Release Lyric Video For New Song “The Longest Winter”; Special Setlist Voting Underway

Winter comes early this year, and today, cult metallers Paradise Lost unveil the lyric video for their first single, “The Longest Winter”, off their upcoming studio album Medusa. Watch the haunting new clip below.

"I read a story about how wildlife was once beginning to flourish in the 30 mile exclusion zone after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 - particularly the wolf population," Nick Holmes explains the background of the song. "It was nice to think that that no matter how much mankind tried to fuck the planet up directly or indirectly, life carries on in some shape or form. But humans are humans and I recently heard that there is already now 'timed' hunting trips organised into the exclusion zone..."

This crushing doom track will be one of the eight songs to be included on the band's 15th album, out on September 1st. The pre-order for Medusa starts today and you can now purchase the full-length release in several formats:

- Standard jewelcase CD
- Digibook including 2 bonus tracks
- Various coloured 180g LP (black / clear / copper / grey+red bi-coloured / gold / NB anniversary green)
- Collector’s box including the digibook, gatefold picture disc, an exclusive 7'', a candle, poster, band photo card and poster flag.
- Mailorder edition Collector’s box including the digibook, gatefold picture disc, a 7'' featuring the tracks 'Shrines' and 'Symbolic Virtue', a candle, poster, band photo card, poster flag and exclusive cover artwork

Pre-order the physical editions of the new album, including special merchandise here, or get the digital versions here and receive 'The Longest Winter' as instant grat, or in the band shop, here.


“Fearless Sky”
“Gods Of Ancient”
“From The Gallows”
“The Longest Winter”
“No Passage For The Dead”
“Blood & Chaos”
“Until The Grave”

Bonus tracks:
“Frozen Illusion”
“Symbolic Virtue”

In addition to the pre-order announcement, the band has revealed that they will perform an exclusive release show on September 1st at the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart. For one night only, Paradise Lost will perform their new album in its entirety as well as playing a very special setlist created by the fans. Click here to select your eight favourite songs that you want to hear in that set and discover one out of 10 song snippets from the new album once you cast your vote.

For those who just can’t wait, a special 7'' vinyl single will be released on August 8th for the song “Blood & Chaos”, available in four different colours listed below:

- 7” black
- 7” clear+red splatter (mailorder only)
- 7” white+red bi-coloured (mailorder only)
- 7” clear (mailorder only)

Shortly after the release, Paradise Lost will embark on an extensive European tour and with label mates and US doomsters Pallbearer, as well as Sinistro from Portugal. To drown in beautiful sorrow, visit the tour on one of the following dates:
1 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (Album release show)
8 - Dubai, UAE - The Music Room (Majestic Hotel)

September (with Pallbearer, Sinistro)
27 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
28 - Herford, Germany - X
29 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset

October (with Pallbearer, Sinistro)
1 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
3 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
7 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
10 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
13 - Belgrade, Serbia - Dom Omladine
14 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
15 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
18 - Nuremberg, Germany - Hirsch
19 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
20 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
21 - Geneva, Switzerland - L‘Usine
28 - Fontaneto D'Agogna, Italy - Phenomenon
29 - Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik
30 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

November (with Pallbearer, Sinistro)
3 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
4 - Leeds, UK - Damnation Festival
6 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Pandora
7 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
8 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
9 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theater
10 - Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee, Germany - Metal Hammer Paradise (Paradise Lost only)

14 - Brisbane, Australia - The Triffid
15 - Sydney, Australia - The Metro Theatre
16 - Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
17 - Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
18 - Perth, Australia - Capitol

Summer Festival dates:

2 - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival
14-15 - Gävle, Sweden - Gefle Metal Festival
21 - Katowice, Poland - Metal Hammer Festival
22 - Esslingen, Germany - River-Side Festival

3-5 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
11 - Graz, Austria - Metal on the Hill
13 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival
18-20 - Saint-Nolff, France - Motocultor Festival
25-26 - Wörrstadt, Germany - Neuborn Open Air

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