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Paradise Lost to release re-recorded version of their 1993 classic album »Icon«; visualizer for »Widow« streaming now!

UK gothic/doom metal veterans Paradise Lost will release re-recorded version of their 1993 classic album »Icon«, entitled »Icon 30«, on December 1st, 2023 via Nuclear Blast.

Watch a visualizer for the first single »Widow«!

01. Embers Fire
02. Remembrance
03. Forging Sympathy
04. Joys Of The Emptiness
05. Dying Freedom
06. Widow
07. Colossal Rains
08. Weeping Words
09. Poison
10. True Belief
11. Shallow Seasons
12. Christendom
13. Deus Misereatur

Paradise Lost are excited to be finally sharing a taster of how this new version of »Icon« sounds with first single »Widow« as well as revealing that »Icon 30« will now be available on CD.

A new green marble vinyl variant is also now available after the original splatter variant sold out.

Nick Holmes comments: “Thanks to everybody that has pre-ordered »Icon 30« so far. We are now pleased to share with you this new version of »Widow« from the album.

Looking back 30 years ago we seemed to perpetually be making music videos around the time we originally recorded »Icon«, one of the most memorable was the »Widow« video.

As health and safety didn’t seem to exist, and while it was definitely no fun for him, just watching Aaron hanging by his feet, suspended by rope whilst blasted with a high powered water canon was highly amusing at the time, and it’s funnier to think the prospect of making such a video nowadays would more than likely result in at least one of us ending up in A&E.”

Photo by Anne C. Swallow

Released on the 1st December on double vinyl, CD and digitally, the now titled »Icon 30« has been totally re-recorded, once again working with long-time collaborator and producer Jaime Gomez Arellano.

Paradise Lost re-recorded the vocals and drums for »Icon 30« at his new studio Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal. The rest of the album was completed at Greg Mackintosh’s Black Planet Studios.

»Icon 30« also features brand new artwork created by Scott Robinson and new liner notes from Kerrang!’s Nick Ruskell.

Nick Holmes previously explained why the album was re-recorded and features new artwork: “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.”

Listen to »Widow« now:

Pre-save the album »Icon 30« here:

Pre-order limited edition vinyl and CD formats here:

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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