Paradise Lost announce 30th anniversary reissue of ‘Icon’ & Euro dates

Paradise Lost have revealed plans to mark the 30th anniversary of their gothic metal classic album Icon. The goth metal legends have announced details of their Embers of Europe Tour for December and also revealed details of a very special vinyl reissue of Icon.

Special guests for the UK dates in London and Bradford are fellow West Yorkshire doom pioneers My Dying Bride. (Full tour dates below). After forming in Bradford in 1990, this will mark the first time they have played the city in many years, whilst Paradise Lost who originally started out in Halifax last performed in Bradford in 2005.

The album has been totally re-recorded and will also feature brand new artwork. Once again working with long time collaborator and producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, the band re-recorded the vocals and drums for Icon at his new studio Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal.

The rest of the album was completed at Greg Mackintosh’s Black Planet Studios.

Icon is released on 1 December and can be pre-ordered now, including with exclusive vinyl, ticket and t-shirt bundles, here.

Nick Holmes says: “Our specific record deal around the time we signed for the Icon album meant we would never actually own the rights to our music or artwork, so going forward, to reissue the album ourselves for the 30th anniversary, it was necessary to re-record and completely re-do the album cover.

“Re-recording ICON has not only enabled us to release it as a series of collectors editions on vinyl but it was also great to revisit some songs from a lifetime ago. Nothing can replace those original recordings or ever will, they are a nostalgic part of all our lives but it has been a lot of fun revisiting those early MFN days once again, and I hope the end result displays that!”

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