Paradise Lost (PL) are conceivably the most gifted and least renowned heavy / doom metal band of all time. They are also very dynamic, churning a new material out every other year. In a time when all hard rock and heavy metal sounds virtually the same, it is exciting to see a band go out on a limb and produce a truly outstanding music. PL have all the edge that you could ever want. However, they blend it with melody and artistic song arrangements. While most bands today only concern about how sharp and thick they can make their guitars, PL try to produce unforgettable songs. The meshing of guitars with keyboard playing generates a sound that is very rare in the metal genre.
Their previous album Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us seems like a tighter, more focused record than its predecessors. PL seem far more concerned about writing high-quality metal songs than just creating dance beats. Once again, they proved why no one can touch them when it comes to harmonizing a dark ambiance and subject matter with totally tempting melodies.
After three years since their last studio album Faith Divides Us… Paradise Lost returns with their thirteenth studio album Tragic Idol, which is scheduled for release on April 23, 2012 though Century Media. The standard edition of the album will have ten tracks while the limited edition CD will contain additional two bonus tracks.
PL Tragic Idol Tracklist:
1. "Solitary One" (track length 4:08)
2. "Crucify" (4:08)
3. "Fear of Impending Hell" (5:25)
4. "Honesty in Death" (4:08)
5. "Theories from Another World" (5:02)
6. "In This We Dwell" (3:55)
7. "To the Darkness" (5:09)
8. "Tragic Idol" (4:45)
9. "Worth Fighting For" (4:12)
10. "The Glorious End" (5:23)
Limited edition bonus tracks
11. "Ending Through Changes" 4:09
12. "Never Take Me Alive" (Spear of Destiny cover) 4:48
In support of their new album, PL will be touring across the UK with Insomnium, and the setlist will comprise songs from PL’s new album “Tragic Idol”.
PL UK Tour Dates -2012
April 16, 2012, The Great Hall 2, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
April 17, 2012, The Brook, Southampton, Hants
April 18, 2012, The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, Kent
April 19, 2012, Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, Essex
April 20, 2012, The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent
April 22, 2012, The Duchess, York, York
April 23, 2012, King Tuts Glasgow,
April 24, 2012, Corporation, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
April 25, 2012, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
April 26, 2012, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, Notts
April 27, 2012, Club Academy, Manchester, Manchester
April 29, 2012, Scala, London
April 30, 2012, The Waterfront, Norwich