New music releases, 1st June 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 1st June 2015:

Paradise Lost - The Plague Within cover
The Plague Within, Paradise Lost

Last Of Our Kind, The Darkness
In Colour, Jamie XX
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Universal Themes, Sun Kil Moon
My God-Given Right, Helloween
All Your Favourite Bands, Dawes
Revolucion, The Dead Daisies
Baby Metal, Baby Metal
Black Age Blues, Goatsnake
The Thief and The Fallen, Jedi Mind Tricks
The Way It Feels, Heather Nova
Grievances, Rolo Tomassi
Betty’s Blends Vol. Two, Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Luna Park Ride, Tarja
Kuts, Matt Skiba and The Sekrets
Starfire, Jaga Jazzist
Year Of The Flood, Runrig
In Cold Blood (Deluxe Edition), Johnny Thunders

All of the above and many more are available now from the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Paradise Lost confirm UK tour and share new video

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Paradise Lost have announced a UK tour for the autumn.

The shows are in support of the band’s new album, The Plague Within, due for release on the 1st of June via Century Media.

Tickets for the UK tour dates go on sale on Friday 15th May at 9am and are available via Kililive and SeeTickets.

Paradise Lost have also shared a video for new track “Beneath Broken Earth” which you can watch below.

You can pre-order your copy of The Plague Within now.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Sep 30th: Manchester, Academy 2
Oct 01st: Glasgow, Garage
Oct 03rd: Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Oct 04th: London, Koko

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Paradise Lost release video for new track No Hope In Sight

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Paradise Lost have shared a video for their new track “No Hope In Sight.”

The song is the lead track from the band’s new album The Plague Within, due for release this June.

Speaking to Metal Hammer, Paradise Lost man Nick Holmes says of “No Hope In Sight”:

“With an inner peace or a youthful fight, the end is approaching. Many things can soften the blow, our family and our friends. We can choose to welcome it or fight it, but in the end the deadly King will have his way.”

The Plague Within will be the West Yorkshire band’s 14th LP and was recorded with Jaimie Gomez Arellano, who has worked with the likes of Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral and Angel Witch.

Check out the video for “No Hope In Sight” below.

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New Paradise Lost album is a ‘marmite’ LP says guitarist

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Greg Mackintosh, guitarist with iconic Yorkshire metal band Paradise Lost, says that their new LP The Plague Within is a “marmite album.”

The new collection of songs is due for release on the 1st of June via Century Media and will be the follow up to the band’s 2012 album Tragic Idol.

Says Mackintosh speaking to Total Guitar: “Sometimes it’s nice to do albums that are expected, in a way. But for a career like ours it’s important to do certain records and songs where you try something else.”

“As it came together the death metal elements became more prevalent – but it’s got a good ebb and flow to it.”

Mackintosh concludes: “We want it to sound like no one else in metal. Whether we’ve achieved that, I have no idea until everyone hears it.”

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Paradise Lost announce details of new album

Paradise Lost 2015

Paradise Lost have revealed details of their forthcoming new album.

The Plague Within will be the West Yorkshire band’s 14th LP and was recorded with Jaimie Gomez Arellano, who has worked with the likes of Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral and Angel Witch.

Says Nick Holmes of the new material: “We wanted to approach the new album differently this time by embracing the band’s very early days. We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death metal edge, which is something we haven’t done for a long long time in Paradise Lost.”

Keyboard player Adrian Erlandsson suggested last year that the new album may return to the band’s growling vocal delivery heard on their earliest releases.

Meanwhile Paradise Lost have confirmed that they are to play at Blastfest, Norway on February 20th and will perform sets at the Castle Party and Summer Breeze festivals in Poland and Germany later in the year.

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