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Paradise Lost’s ‘Icon’ Is Inducted Into the Decibel Hall of Fame

February 14, 2018

British doom legends Paradise Lost return to the Decibel Hall of Fame for the first time in 13 years.

Paradise Lost

February 12, 2018

Icon is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Introducing Decibel Deluxe Edition Flexi Box Genre Bundles

November 27, 2017

Recently, Decibel brought flexi (boxes) back! And now we offer limited edition “Genre Bundles,” which include free copies of out of print death, black, doom, grindcore and hardcore flexi discs!

Rank and Defile: Greg Mackintosh Orders Paradise Lost’s Records

September 1, 2017

To celebrate the release of the doom legends’ 15th album, Medusa, Paradise Lost’s founder ranks their first 14 LPs.

Paradise Lost

August 28, 2017

Gothic doom trailblazers Paradise Lost are this week’s Best New Noise.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Paradise Lost’s “One Second”

July 14, 2017

Legendary Brits Paradise Lost took their first tentative steps away from metal with this unsung classic, which was released 20 ago today.

Track Premiere: Vallenfyre – ‘An Apathetic Grave’

May 18, 2017

Check out the lyric video for “An Apathetic Grave” from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third record, Fear Those Who Fear Him.

Top 10 Music For Nations Releases Of All Time

July 4, 2016

After 21 years of housing some of the finest metal acts known to mankind, British label Music For Nations closed shop in 2004. The label was folded in Sony Entertainment’s Zomba Record Group and mothballed until last year when Sony rekindled the legendary label’s fire.  So, we’re celebrating with an essential Top 10. 

My Favorite Flexi: Evoken “Rotting Misery” (dB026)

November 11, 2015

To commemorate five years of Decibel Flexis we’ve asked Decibel writers to write a review-length tribute to their favorite disc. Today’s installment features Evoken’s cover of “Rotting Misery,” originally by Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost

June 1, 2015

The Plague Within
A dark and darkening journey
dB Rating: 9/10

VIDEO PREMIERE: Paradise Lost “Beneath Broken Earth”

May 5, 2015

“I fucking hate metal band performance videos,” says Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh (also of Vallenfyre), “so when I got told that we needed to do one I was obviously annoyed but then came the idea to do a performance video of utter misery. The slowest song we have ever recorded.

STREAMING: Paradise Lost “Our Saviour 2013”

October 10, 2013

Paradise Lost have done a retrospective compilations before—The Singles Collection, Reflection, and more recently 2012’s Lost in Time—but none of them are as special as Tragic Illusion 25, a collection of old and re-worked tunes celebrating the Brits’ 25th year as a functioning, productive outfit. And by re-worked, we’re not talking something stupid like an…

Episode DB004 – The Best Covers of the Decibel Flexi Series

September 27, 2013

Your intrepid hosts sit down with perpetual good sport/extreme music tastemaker Gordon Conrad (Season of Mist) and divulge the stories behind the best covers in the Decibel Flexi Series. Featuring:Revocation “Pull the Plug” (Death) Anaal Nathrakh “Man at C & A” (The Specials)Evoken “Rotting Misery” (Paradise Lost)Watain “Fuck Off, We Murder” (GG Allin)In Solitude “Mother of…

Decibel’s Top 5 Doom Metal Logos

May 8, 2013

5. Saint Vitus. Crosses galore on the second Vitus logo. Three of them. For the Trinity perhaps. The original SVS logo only had one. Three’s a crowd, we say. But this logo is boss. Looks a bit cheap and overdone at first blush, but the barbed letters? Could be heavy metal cliché. Nope. Crown of…

CONTEST: Win Devin Townsend & Katatonia Concert Ticket + CDs

August 30, 2012

The little birdies over at Century Media want us to present a sweet contest where One (1) winner can get tickets to see Decibel cover darlings Paradise Lost [issue #92, HERE], Devin Townsend, and Katatonia in the righteous flesh when the bad-ass tour of late summer kicks off September 4th in Seattle, Washington. But guess…

The Myth of the Peaceville Three

July 23, 2012

This piece is a long lost companion section to Decibel #92 cover story Paradise Lost. It explores and debunks the myth of the Peaceville Three—Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema—connecting and riffing off one another in the early to mid-’90s. Think of it as an updated version of fellow Decibel contributor Greg Moffitt’s UK…

Decibrity Playlist: Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Part 2

April 26, 2012

To celebrate Tuesday’s release of Tragic Idol, we asked Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh to a pick a non-PL record that related in some way to each of his band’s thirteen full-length records that he’s played on over nearly a quarter century (i.e. all of them). Last week, Greg’s entries took us from 1990′s Lost…

STREAMING: Paradise Lost “Tragic Idol”

April 23, 2012

OK, we’ve just unveiled our first ever Paradise Lost cover story [Decibel #92] and exclusive Paradise Lost B-side flexi disc—which we’re super-chuffed about—but to say that we’ve been sleeping on one of the UK’s most important heavy acts of all time is all kinds of hyperbole. See, at Camp Decibel, Paradise Lost is given “special…

Decibrity Playlist: Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost)

April 19, 2012

British legends Paradise Lost will release their thirteenth album on Tuesday, the latest entry in a discography that is quickly approaching a quarter-century worth of releases. To celebrate this achievement, we asked guitarist Greg Mackintosh to a pick a non-PL record that related in some way to each of the thirteen full-length PL records that…

Paradise Lost haunts the chapel, Parts I & II

February 28, 2012

Without spilling too much digital ink, we’d like say we’re pretty chuffed — as Mick Harris would say circa ’91 — to be premiering not one but two studio reports for beloved doom metal outfit Paradise Lost. The Yorkies — not the dog, natch — are preparing for the release of new album, Tragic Idol,…

Requiem Metal Podcast: Pinged, Weakened & Chuffed by Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special

January 24, 2012

There are game changers and then there are game changers. I wouldn’t say Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special Issue was a game changer in the same way Entombed, Paradise Lost, Napalm Deafth (phonetic spelling, natch), Bolt Thrower, Tiamat, and many others were in the dimmest part of the early ’90s, but it, unlike any Xeroxed…

PREMIERE: Vallenfyre “Cathedrals of Dread” Video

October 29, 2011

Earlier this month, we had the desolate delight in premiering Vallenfyre’s–featuring Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh on vocals/guitar, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson, My Dying Bride’s Hamish Glencross on guitar, and Doom bassist Scoot–new song “Desecrated“. To say it raised a few eyebrows would be an understatement. Who knew six string moper Mackintosh had the balls…

STREAMING: Vallenfyre “Desecration”

October 4, 2011

Upstart British death metallers Vallenfyre will be new to most, but the group’s membership is as seasoned as they come. Featuring Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh on vocals/guitar, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson, My Dying Bride’s Hamish Glencross on guitar, and Doom bassist Scoot, Vallenfyre have only issued the Desecration / Iconoclast 7-inch to date. Limited…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Paradise Lost’s “Host”

February 2, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…