Origin: Halifax, England  
Genres: Doomdeath, Gothic Metal
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost is generally regarded as one of the founders of the the genre of metal known as doomdeath, mixing the raw vocal style of death metal and slowing the riffs down to doom metal speed. Gothic, the band's second album, is widely considered a classic in the genre. As with many doomdeath bands, however, the succeeding albums have moved steadily away from that style, gradually losing the death vocals and instead opting for a more melancholy, slighty goth-influenced mainstream sound, losing almost all metallic ties on albums such as Host and Believe In Nothing. Since then, they've reverted slightly, with Symbol Of Life and the recent Paradise Lost containing a few nods to their mid-period days.

Current Members

Nick Holmes

vocals (Bloodbath)

Gregory Mackintosh

guitars

Aaron Aedy

guitars

Stephen Edmondson

bass

Adrian Erlandsson

drums (At The Gates, ex-Brujeria, guest for Code, ex-Cradle Of Filth, The Haunted, ex-Vallenfyre)

Former Members/Guests

Matthew Archer

drums

Lee Morris

drums (ex-Marshall Law)

Jeff Singer

drums (ex-Blaze, Kill II This, My Dying Bride)

Peter Damin (guest)

drums



Discography



Lost Paradise  
1990 Peaceville
  1. Intro
  2. Deadly Inner Sense
  3. Our Saviour
  4. Paradise Lost
  5. Rotting Misery
  6. Frozen Illusion
  7. Breeding Fear
  8. Lost Paradise
  9. International Torment II
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Matthew Archer
1990 Readers' Album #32




Gothic  
1991 Peaceville
  1. Gothic
  2. Dead emotion
  3. Shattered
  4. Rapture
  5. Eternal
  6. Falling forever
  7. Angel tears
  8. Silent
  9. The painless
  10. Desolate
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Matthew Archer
1991 Readers' Album #7





Shades Of God  
1992 Music For Nations
  1. Mortals Watch The Day
  2. Crying For Eternity
  3. Embraced
  4. Daylight Torn
  5. Pity The Sadness
  6. No Forgiveness
  7. Your Hand In Mine
  8. The Word Made Flesh
  9. As I Die
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Matthew Archer
1992 Readers' Album #12




Icon  
1993 Music For Nations
  1. Embers Fire
  2. Remembrance
  3. Forging Sympathy
  4. Joys Of The Emptiness
  5. Dying Freedom
  6. Widow
  7. Colossal Rains
  8. Weeping Words
  9. Poison
  10. True Belief
  11. Shallow Seasons
  12. Christendom
  13. Deus Misereatur
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Matthew Archer
1993 Readers' Album #4




Draconian Times  
1995 Music For Nations
  1. Enchantment
  2. Hallowed land
  3. The last time
  4. Forever failure
  5. Once solemn
  6. Shadowkings
  7. Elusive cure
  8. Yearn for change
  9. Shades of god
  10. Hands of reason
  11. I see your face
  12. Jaded
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Lee Morris
1995 Readers' Album #8




One Second  
1997 Music For Nations
  1. One second
  2. Say just words
  3. Lydia
  4. Mercy
  5. Soul courageous
  6. Another day
  7. The sufferer
  8. This cold life
  9. Blood of another
  10. Disappear
  11. Sane
  12. Take me down
  13. I despair
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Lee Morris
1997 Readers' Album #21




The Singles Collection  COMPILATION
1997 Music For Nations
  1. As I Die
  2. Rape of Virtue
  3. Death Walks Behind You
  4. Eternal (live)
  5. Embers Fire
  6. Sweetness
  7. True Belief
  8. Your Hand in Mine (live)
  9. The Last Time
  10. Walk Away
  11. Laid to Waste
  12. Master of Misrule
  13. Forever Failure
  14. Another Desire
  15. Fear
  16. Say Just Words (edit)
  17. Cruel One
  18. Soul Courageous
  19. Say Just Words (album version)



Reflection  COMPILATION
1998 Music For Nations
  1. Say just words
  2. Hallowed lands
  3. True belief
  4. Pity the sadness
  5. Eternal
  6. Forever failure (remix)
  7. Gothic
  8. One second
  9. Rotting misery (in dub)
  10. The last time
  11. Mercy
  12. Widow
  13. Embers fire
  14. As I die
  15. Soul courageous (live)
  16. Blood of another (live)
  17. As I die (live)



Host  
1999 EMI
  1. So Much Is Lost
  2. Nothing Sacred
  3. In All Honesty
  4. Harbour
  5. Ordinary Days
  6. It's Too Late
  7. Permanent Solution
  8. Behind The Grey
  9. Wreck
  10. Made The Same
  11. Deep
  12. Year Of Summer
  13. Host
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Lee Morris
1999 Readers' Album #86




Believe In Nothing  
2001 EMI
  1. I Am Nothing
  2. Mouth
  3. Fader
  4. Look At Me Now
  5. Illumination
  6. Something Real
  7. Divided
  8. Sell It To The World
  9. Never Again
  10. Control
  11. No Reason
  12. World Pretending
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Lee Morris



Symbol Of Life  
2002 GUN
  1. Isolate
  2. Erased
  3. Two Worlds
  4. Pray Nightfall
  5. Primal
  6. Mystify
  7. Perfect Mask
  8. No Celebration
  9. Self Obsessed
  10. Symbol Of Life
  11. Channel For The Pain
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Lee Morris
2002 Readers' Album #62




Evolve  VIDEO
2002 Music For Nations



Paradise Lost  
2005 GUN
  1. Don't Belong
  2. Close Your Eyes
  3. Grey
  4. Redshift
  5. Forever After
  6. Sun Fading
  7. Laws Of Cause
  8. All You Leave Behind
  9. Accept The Pain
  10. Shine
  11. Spirit
  12. Over The Madness
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Jeff Singer
2005 Readers' Album #52




In Requiem  
2007 Century Media
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Jeff Singer
2007 Readers' Album #38




Over The Madness  VIDEO
2007 Century Media



The Anatomy Of Melancholy  VIDEO
2008



Drown In Darkness - The Early Demos  COMPILATION
2009 Century Media
  1. Drown In Darkness ()
  2. Internal Torment ()
  3. Morbid Existence ()
  4. Paradise Lost ()
  5. Internal Torment ()
  6. Frozen Illusion ()
  7. Internal Torment (live) ()
  8. Our Saviour (live) ()
  9. Plains Of Desolation (live) ()
  10. Drown In Darkness (live) ()
  11. Paradise Lost (live) ()
  12. Nuclear Abomination (live) ()



Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us  
2009 Century Media
  1. As Horizons End
  2. I Remain
  3. First Light
  4. Frailty
  5. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
  6. The Rise of Denial
  7. Living With Scars
  8. Last Regret
  9. Universal Dream
  10. In Truth
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Peter Damin
2009 Readers' Album #19




Draconian Times MMXI  VIDEO
2011 Century Media



Tragic Idol  
2012 Century Media
  1. Solitary One ()
  2. Crucify ()
  3. Fear Of Impending Hell ()
  4. Honesty In Death ()
  5. Theories From Another World ()
  6. In This We Dwell ()
  7. To The Darkness ()
  8. Tragic Idol ()
  9. Worth Fighting For ()
  10. The Glorious End ()
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Adrian Erlandsson
2012 Readers' Album #13




Lost In Time  COMPILATION
2012 Century Media
  1. Our Saviour
  2. Eternal
  3. As I Die
  4. True Belief
  5. Hallowed Land
  6. Say Just Words
  7. Nothing Sacred
  8. Mouth
  9. Erased
  10. Forever After
  11. The Enemy
  12. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
  13. Honesty in Death



Tragic Illusion  COMPILATION
2013 Century Media
  1. Loneliness Remains
  2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear of Destiny cover)
  3. Ending Through Changes
  4. The Last Fallen Saviour
  5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
  6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
  7. Cardinal Zero
  8. Back on Disaster
  9. Sons of Perdition
  10. Godless
  11. Missing (Everything but the Girl cover)
  12. Silent in Heart
  13. Gothic 2013
  14. Our Saviour 2013



The Plague Within  
2015 Century Media
  1. No Hope in Sight
  2. Terminal
  3. An Eternity of Lies
  4. Punishment Through Time
  5. Beneath Broken Earth
  6. Sacrifice the Flame
  7. Victim of the Past
  8. Flesh from Bone
  9. Cry Out
  10. Return to the Sun
  • Nick Holmes
  • Gregory Mackintosh
  • Aaron Aedy
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Adrian Erlandsson
2015 Readers' Album #9




Symphony Of The Lost  LIVE
2015 Century Media
  1. Tragic Idol
  2. Last Regret
  3. Your Own Reality
  4. Over The Madness
  5. Joys Of Emptiness
  6. Victim Of The Past
  7. Soul Courageous
  8. Gothic
  9. The Enemy
  10. Erased
  11. Isolate
  12. Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
  13. As I Die
  14. One Second
  15. True Belief
  16. Say Just Words
  17. The Last Time
2015 Readers' Album #49




Medusa  
2017 Nuclear Blast
  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 & Chaos
  8. Until The Grave
  9. Frozen Illusion
  10. Shrines
  11. Symbolic Virtue




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