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Paradise Lost (GB)


(lastfm) Paradise Lost (formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK) began as one of the premier bands of the death doom metal genre (along with their former Peaceville labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride) and pioneered the sound of early gothic metal. In the late 1990s they evolved to a more mainstream synth rock style, only to come full-circle back to their doom metal and gothic metal roots on recent releases.

Ironically, the band is almost unknown in their home country, whereas in mainland Europe they have been extremely popular for many years, especially in Greece, Germany and Bulgaria, where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars. Although they are best known for pioneering gothic metal, throughout their career the band have also confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation.

(de.wikipedia.org) Paradise Lost [?pæ??da?s'l?st] ist eine englische Band aus Halifax, West Yorkshire. Ursprünglich aus dem Death Metal stammend, übte sie in den frühen 1990er Jahren entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Entwicklung des Death Doom und des Gothic Metal aus. Die Band benannte sich nach dem epischen Gedicht Paradise Lost des englischen Dichters John Milton.

Derzeit besteht die Gruppe aus dem Sänger Nick Holmes, den Gitarristen Gregor Mackintosh und Aaron Aedy, dem Schlagzeuger Adrian Erlandsson sowie dem Bassisten Steven Edmondson.