British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will embark on a tour of Australia in February. Support on the trek will come from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted symphonic metal band SIRENIA.
The dates are as follows:
Feb. 05 - Melbourne, AUS - Billboard
Feb. 06 - Sydney, AUS - Metro Theatre
Feb. 08 - Brisbane, AUS - Hi-Fi
Tickets are available at JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek.
"The Rise Of Denial", the latest video from PARADISE LOST, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", which registered the following first-week chart positions:
U.K.: #16 (Rock Albums)
The limited formats of this landmark gothic metal opus include two orchestral versions of the album tracks "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" and "Last Regret", which were recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2008.
The limited-edition deluxe two-CD includes special packaging (DVD-sized Mediabook with O-Card in a special leather look) and a bonus track, "Cardinal Zero", on Disc 1 plus a separate bonus CD featuring the "Lost In Prague" tracks. All vinyl lovers will be delighted to hear that the album is available as a limited-edition gatefold LP, including the bonus track "Cardinal Zero", the orchestra mixes on a separate bonus 7" EP, the entire album on CD (in a blank sleeve), and an exclusive poster.
The highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem", "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.
The album's artwork, which is based upon a "Danse Macabre" woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at Medialogistics (LACUNA COIL, POISONBLACK).
PARADISE LOST was forced to postone six shows on its current European tour due to a serious illness within guitarist Greg Mackintosh's family.