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