Medusa

The new album 'Medusa' now on Exclusive-To-PledgeMusic red vinyl, alongside standard vinyl and CD formats.

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Medusa will be PARADISE LOST’s heaviest full-length release of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick’s harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery.  Recorded at Orgone Studios, in the misty countryside of Woburn, with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL), a truly brutal beast of an album has been born. It not only expands PARADISE LOST’s musical boundaries, but also unveils the band’s darkest thoughts. The meaninglessness of our own existence is expressed through bitter yet laconic lyrics, typified by their eighth-minute opening track ‘Fearless Sky’:

“I’ve always liked the expression ’the richest man in the graveyard’, as it sums up so much about life, our purpose for existence, and what all material possessions actually mean once we have gone” states singer Nick Holmes.
 
Believing in a higher power, or a deeper meaning of our human existence, is a concept that the band has always denied. ‘Gods of Ancient’ deals with the more plausible concept of ancient paganism, and how worshipping the sun, moon and stars is more understandable than any man-made deity. In a similar way, ‘No Passage for the Dead’ also settles old scores with blind faith and the fact that many world religions solely aim for a glorious life after death, instead of cherishing the short time we have on earth:  
 
There are some sparks of hope that shine through on the song ‘Blood and Chaos’, but in the end it all comes down to a final disillusioning conclusion: that humanity is only seldom worth living on this planet. This is a perception that Nick considers in the eighth, and concluding, track of the album, ‘Until the Grave’:“Preying on a considered weakness for superiority comes in many shapes and forms, from bullying in the playground, to the extinction of entire populations. Ideas around this song are based on: innocents lost for no reason, slaughter founded on unfounded hatred, fear, and gradual dehumanization based on lies and propaganda.”
 
So abandon hope, all ye who listen here, and celebrate the beauty of ephemerality and nihilism – as long as you still wander on earthly soil.

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Exclusive Limited Edition Gatefold Red Vinyl

Exclusive Limited Edition Gatefold Red Vinyl
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Side A
1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods Of Ancient
3. From The Gallows
4. The Longest Winter
Side B
1. Medusa
2. No Passage For The Dead
3. Blood And Chaos
4. Until The Grave

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1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods Of Ancient
3. From The Gallows
4. The Longest Winter
5. Medusa
6. No Passage For The Dead
7. Blood And Chaos
8. Until The Grave

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Limited Edition Digibook CD

Limited Edition Digibook CD
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1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods Of Ancient
3. From The Gallows
4. The Longest Winter
5. Medusa
6. No Passage For The Dead
7. Blood And Chaos
8. Until The Grave
Bonus Tracks
9.Shrines
10.Symbolic Virtue

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Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
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Side A
1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods Of Ancient
3. From The Gallows
4. The Longest Winter
Side B
1. Medusa
2. No Passage For The Dead
3. Blood And Chaos
4. Until The Grave

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