Deathstars is a Swedish heavy metal band from Strömstad. Formed in 2000, the group are noted for their dark horror-themed lyrics and misanthropic social commentary, distinctive trademark face paint, dark stage uniforms and physical appearances that correspond to gothic fashion, they have released four full-length studio albums. Deathstars have supported live acts by bands such as Korn and Cradle of Filth, the latter of which were part of the inspiration for Deathstars. Deathstars supported Rammstein on their Made In Germany 1995-2011 tour; the current lineup of the band consists of members from Swordmaster, a black metal project that has former members of Dissection, Ophthalamia. The band consists of Whiplasher Bernadotte, Nightmare Industries, Skinny Disco; the band uses standard C tuning, in which instruments are transposed two whole tones lower than standard tuning. The members of the band have known each other from childhood after growing up in Strömstad; the members have considered Deathstars to be a metamorphosed version of 1993 founded black metal act, featuring former Dissection drummer Ole Öhman and guitarist Emil Nödtveidt.
Nightmare Industries was the brother of Dissection's late Jon Nödtveidt. Deathstars saw Erik Halvorsen on guitar; the band took on both a radical image and change in musical direction for the album Synthetic Generation. According to Nightmare Industries in an interview, the name "Deathstars" itself was never intended to be a reference to the Death Star in Star Wars, but was in fact supposed to be an amalgamation of "Death Metal" and "Stars." They cite bands such as Kiss as an early inspiration, have been compared to Rammstein, The Kovenant and Marilyn Manson. Synthetic Generation first surfaced in Sweden during March 2002 on LED Recordings, but would be picked up for European release by the German Nuclear Blast label the following year. Only a live bass player for Deathstars, Jonas Kangur became an official member on 1 October 2003. Before Synthetic Generation was released, several demos were recorded, two of which are available on the internet. Plans to commence recording of a second album in June 2004 were delayed as, returning home from an appearance at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Deathstars had over $15,000 worth of gear stolen from their tour bus.
The band landed the support to the resurrected Dissection at their Stockholm Lilla Arenan gig in late October. Deathstars undertook album recordings in early 2005 at the band's own Black Syndicate Studios for the Termination Bliss album. In outside activity, both Emil Nodtveidt and bassist Skinny scored production credits on the Dissection album Reinkaos. Deathstars remixed the track "Vyperpunk" on Dope Stars Inc.'s Neuromance album. The band parted ways with guitarist Erik Halvorsen in August, citing "lack of enthusiasm". Termination Bliss saw release in January 2006. Limited edition variants added a "Driven On" remix of the track "Blitzkrieg" by Mortiis; the band supported Cradle of Filth on their 2006 tour through Europe. In September 2006 Deathstars' website announced that Eric Bäckman was now a full-time guitarist for Deathstars. In September 2007 Deathstars' website announced that they would open shows for Korn on their European tour throughout January and February 2008. Deathstars headlined a few shows on their own between the dates they performed with Korn.
It was announced that Bone W. Machine would not partake in the upcoming European tour with Korn due to personal reasons. Bernadotte attributed this to the fact that the drummer "had to take care of his family back home." Fellow Swede Adrian Erlandsson, who has played the drums for Cradle of Filth, filled in on the drumming duties for the tour. For the next upcoming studio album, Deathstars producer and guitarist, Nightmare Industries, wrote the song "Via The End" when he heard of the suicide of his brother, Jon Nödtveidt. Of the album, lead Deathstars vocalist Whiplasher said: "I am pleased with how the songs illustrates our lives, because that’s what it’s all about - our everynight situations and the timeless sounds of the depraved city. I just wanted to combine serious personal issues, destructive city nighttime, naked bodies and the dark presence of Russia, it is the absolute Fort Knox of modern dark rock". On 29 October 2007, Deathstars entered Metrosonic Recording Studios in New York City to begin the recording of their third studio album.
The mixing was set for January 2008 with the album scheduled for release during Spring 2008. In a January 2008 interview, Bergh revealed that Deathstars' third studio album would be titled Deathglam. However, after Metallica releasing Death Magnetic, they soon changed the new album's name to Night Electric Night and jokingly stated that Deathstars themselves inspired the signature font and the track name'Cyanide' on the Metallica album. On, Whiplasher revealed that the new album will now be titled Master of Muppets
Cradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres, their lyrical themes and imagery are influenced by Gothic literature, poetry and horror films. The band has gone through many lineup changes, with vocalist Dani Filth being the only constant member; the band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity. This increased accessibility has brought coverage from the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, along with frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest and the mainstream Sziget Festival. They have sometimes been perceived as Satanic by casual observers though their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between. Cradle of Filth's first three years saw three demos recorded amidst the sort of rapid line-up fluctuations that have continued since, with the band having more than twenty musicians in its history.
An album entitled Goetia was recorded prior to the third demo and set for release on Tombstone Records, but all tracks were wiped when Tombstone went out of business and the band could not afford to buy the recordings from the studio. The band signed to Cacophonous Records, their debut album, The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, was Cacophonous's first release in 1994. A step-up in terms of production from the rehearsal quality of most of their demos, the album was still a sparse and embryonic version of what was to come, with lead singer Dani Filth's vocals in particular bearing little similarity to the style he was to develop; the album was well-received however, as as June 2006 found its way into Metal Hammer's list of the top ten black metal albums of the last twenty years. Cradle's relationship with Cacophonous soon soured, the band accusing the label of contractual and financial mismanagement. Acrimonious legal proceedings took up most of 1995, the original version of the band's second album, Dusk... and Her Embrace was recorded by the Principle... lineup for Cacophonous but scrapped.
Subsequently re-worked with new band members for Music For Nations, the embryonic Cacophonous version was released as Dusk... and Her Embrace: The Original Sin in July 2016. The band signed to Music for Nations in 1996 after only one more contractually obligated Cacophonous recording: the EP V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein, which, it has since been conceded, was hastily written as a Cacophonous escape-plan. Despite the circumstances of its release however, its handful of tracks are staples of the band's live sets to this day, "Queen of Winter, Throned" was listed among twenty-five "essential extreme metal anthems" in a 2006 issue of Kerrang! magazine. The EP marked Sarah Jezebel Deva's debut with the band, replacing Andrea Meyer, Cradle's first female vocalist and self-styled "satanic advisor". Deva appeared on every subsequent Cradle release and tour until 2010's Darkly, Venus Aversa, but was never considered a full band member, since she performed with The Kovenant and Mortiis, fronted her own Angtoria project along with Cradle's former bass guitar player, Dave Pybus.
The re-worked and re-recorded Dusk... and Her Embrace followed the same year: a critically acclaimed breakthrough album that expanded the band's fan-base throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Cradle's inaugural album for Music for Nations set the tone for; the album's production values matched the band's ambition for the first time, whilst Dani's vocal gymnastics were at their most extreme. The theatrical stage shows of the 1997 European tour helped keep Cradle in the public eye, as did a burgeoning line of controversial merchandise, not least the notorious T-shirt depicting a masturbating nun on the front and the slogan "Jesus is a cunt" in large letters on the back; the T-shirt is banned in New Zealand, a handful of fans have faced court appearances and fines for wearing the shirt in public, some band members themselves attracted a certain amount of hostile attention when they wore similar "I Love Satan" shirts to the Vatican. Alex Mosson, the Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1999 to 2003, called the shirts "sick and offensive".
The band approved, using the quote on the back cover of the 2005 DVD Peace Through Superior Firepower. In 1998, Dani began his long-running "Dani's Inferno" column for Metal Hammer, the band appeared in the BBC documentary series Living with the Enemy and released its third studio album and the Beast. A realised concept album based on the legend of the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory, the album boasted the casting coup of Ingrid Pitt providing guest narration as the Countess; the album led to Cradle's US debut, Dani claimed it in 2003 as the Cradle album of which he was most proud, although he conceded dissatisfaction with its sound quality. The following year the band continued to tour, but did release the EP From the Cradle to Enslave, accompanied by the band's first music video, which formed the centrepiece of the DVD PanDaemonAeon. Replete with graphic nudity and gore, the video was directed by Alex Chandon, who would go on to produce further Cradle promo clips and DVD documentaries, as well as the full-length feature film Cradle of Fear.
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The Haunted (Swedish band)
The Haunted is a Swedish extreme metal band from Gothenburg formed in 1996. The original members were Anders and Jonas Björler, Peter Dolving, Adrian Erlandsson and Patrik Jensen. Both of the Björler brothers and Erlandsson were members of the seminal melodic death metal band At the Gates, a pioneering force in the Swedish death metal scene; the majority of members and present, are from Gothenburg, Sweden. On 27 July 1996, Patrik Jensen co-created the band with Adrian Erlandsson, who had just become an ex-member of his former band, At the Gates, due to the bands' split up the day before, they had made their demo, called Demo'97, in 1997. The band released their first album, while signed to Earache Records, the self-titled debut The Haunted, in 1998; the album resulted in The Haunted being praised as Newcomer of the Year by several magazines, the album being called Album of the Year by Terrorizer Magazine. The Haunted made a respectable live reputation staging the Swedish metal scene, as well the international scene, touring the U.
K. with Napalm Death. After the release of this album, Peter Dolving and Adrian Erlandsson both left the band in 1999, the former focusing on a solo career and the latter joining Cradle of Filth, their replacements were Per Möller Jensen. The band began to record their second album right after, their second album, Made Me Do It, released in 2000, was more melodic and resembled the Gothenburg style more than old-school thrash metal, used on The Haunted. It is called Made Me Do It, but it is meant for the band name to be included in the title. "The Haunted Made Me Do It" topped CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart in four weeks, won a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album. The album was followed by European tours with Entombed and Nile, The Crown in U. K. and In Flames in Japan. The Haunted played on festivals such as 2000 Decibel, Hultsfred and Wacken Open Air; the band subsequently released their first live album - Live Rounds in Tokyo. In August 2001, guitarist/songwriter Anders Björler left the band and he was temporarily replaced by Marcus Sunesson of The Crown for The Haunted's headlining tour.
This meant. The next album was titled One Kill Wonder; the Haunted broke their own record being listed at number one on CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart in five weeks. Alternative Press hailed The Haunted as one of metal's 25 most important bands; the song D. O. A. from this album, became available for download in March 2008 for the video game Rock Band, on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace, the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network. Another song from the same album, Shadow World, was announced as a future download. One Kill Wonder resulted in the band dominating album charts all over the world, their first tours to Australia and South Africa, another tour to Japan, a second Grammy. After another tour to Scandinavia, North America, United Kingdom and Europe in the fall of 2003, the sudden departure of Marco Aro came as a shock. Though, this opened a new chance of building up a reunion with former vocalist Peter Dolving, their first album with Peter Dolving back at the helm, was entitled Revolver. The new album was released in October 2004 and named as it was to convey the evolution of the band and the music it plays as a whole.
Revolver was met with a fair amount of fan support and critical acclaim, the band toured the world extensively in support of it, including a second stage spot at Ozzfest 2005. On February 2 of 2005, Marco Aro played his last show in Stockholm, Sweden but as a guest singer. In 2006, the band performed on the Extreme The Dojo vol.15 tour in Japan with Exodus and Nile, while Edge of Spirit opened for them. The Haunted's fifth studio album, The Dead Eye, was released on 30 October 2006 in Europe and so far has been a huge success, showing a more sinister side to Dolving's vocals and a more technical, haunting musical display, it was released in the USA on October 31, 2006. They toured Europe and toured with Dark Tranquillity, Into Eternity, Scar Symmetry for the North America Metal For The Masses tour, they toured Europe for the Cursed Earth tour with bands like Wolf, Municipal Waste, Lyzanxia and took a break to return to play in tours and some shows in Russia. Their sixth studio album, was released on 17 September 2008 in Sweden, 19–24 September in the rest of Europe, October 14 in the USA.
In 2009 the band released a compilation album Warning Shots. In April 2010, the band released a live CD called Road Kill, they supported heavy metal legends Slayer on their August 2010 tour; the band was confirmed as being part of the soundtrack for Namco Bandai Games' 2010 remake of Splatterhouse. In April, 2010, Dolving revealed that they had started writing new material, the recording of a seventh album started in the same fall. On December 30, the band announced that the upcoming album was to be called Unseen and released in March 2011; the first sneak preview of the album was on 22 January 2011, when the band performed the song "No Ghost" at the P3 Guld Gala, broadcast live on TV and radio throughout Sweden. On 29 February 2012, Peter Dolving quit the band again. On 1 March 2012, The Haunted announced vocalist auditions via Facebook page: On 16 October 2012, two more members of the band, guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen quit, leaving the band's future uncertain. Jonas announced on The Band's Facebook that
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw recording, unconventional song structures, an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms. During the 1980s, several thrash metal and death metal bands formed a prototype for black metal; this so-called first wave included bands such as Venom, Mercyful Fate and Celtic Frost. A second wave arose in the early 1990s, spearheaded by Norwegian bands such as Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor and Gorgoroth; the early Norwegian black metal scene developed the style of their forebears into a distinct genre. Norwegian-inspired black metal scenes emerged throughout Europe and North America, although some other scenes developed their own styles independently; some prominent Swedish bands spawned during this second wave, such as Marduk and Dark Funeral. A synonym for "Satanic metal", black metal has sparked controversy, due to the actions and ideologies associated with the genre.
Many artists express extreme anti-Christian and misanthropic views, advocating various forms of Satanism or ethnic paganism. In the 1990s, members of the scene were responsible for a spate of church murders. There is a small neo-Nazi movement within black metal, although it has been shunned by many prominent artists. Black metal strives to remain underground, inaccessible to the mainstream and those who are not committed. Although contemporary black metal refers to the Norwegian style with shrieking vocals and raw production, the term has been applied to bands with differing sounds. Norwegian-inspired black metal guitarists favor high-pitched or trebly guitar tones and heavy distortion; the guitar is played with fast, un-muted tremolo picking. Guitarists use dissonance—along with specific scales and chord progressions—to create a sense of dread; the tritone, or flat-fifth, is used. Guitar solos and low guitar tunings are rare in black metal; the bass guitar is used to play stand-alone melodies. It is not uncommon for the bass to be muted against the guitar, or for it to homophonically follow the low-pitched riffs of the guitar.
While electronic keyboards were "not heard in type of music", Dimmu Borgir say they started using keyboards "in the background" and started using them as a "proper instrument" for creating "atmosphere". Some newer black metal bands began raising their production quality and introducing additional instruments such as synthesizers and orchestras; the drumming is fast and relies on double-bass and blast beats to maintain tempos that can sometimes approach 300 beats per minute. These fast tempos require great skill and physical stamina, typified by black metal drummers Frost and Hellhammer. Still, authenticity is still prioritized over technique. "This professionalism has to go," insists well-respected drummer and metal historian Fenriz of Darkthrone. "I want to de-learn playing drums, I want to play primitive and simple, I don't want to play like a drum solo all the time and make these complicated riffs". Black metal songs stray from conventional song structure and lack clear verse-chorus sections.
Instead, many black metal songs contain repetitive instrumental sections. The Greek style—established by Rotting Christ and Varathron—has more traditional heavy metal and death metal traits than Norwegian black metal. Traditional black metal bands tend to favor raspy, high-pitched vocals which include techniques such as shrieking and snarling, a vocal style influenced by Quorthon of Bathory. Death growls, common in the death metal genre, are sometimes used, but less than the characteristic black metal shriek. Black metal lyrics attack Christianity and the other institutional religions using apocalyptic language. Satanic lyrics are common, many see them as essential to black metal. For Satanist black metal artists, "Black metal songs are meant to be like Calvinist sermons. Misanthropy, global catastrophe, death and rebirth are common themes. Another topic found in black metal lyrics is that of the wild and extreme aspects and phenomena of the natural world the wilderness, mountains, winter and blizzards.
Black metal has a fascination with the distant past. Many bands write about the mythology and folklore of their homelands and promote a revival of pre-Christian, pagan traditions. A significant number of bands write lyrics only in their native language and a few have lyrics in archaic languages; some doom metal-influenced artists' lyrics focus on depression, introspection, self-harm and suicide. Many bands choose not to play live. Many of those who do play live maintain that their performances "are not for entertainment or spectacle. Sincerity and extremity are valued above all else"; some bands consider their concerts to be rituals and make use of stage props and theatrics. Bands such as Mayhem and Gorgoroth are noted for their controversial shows, which have featured impaled animal heads, mock crucifixions, medieval weaponry and band members doused in animal blood. A few vocalists, such as Dead and Kvarforth, are known for cutting themselves while singing onstage. Black metal artists appear dressed in black with combat boots, bullet belts, spiked wristbands and inverted crosses and inverted pentagrams to reinforce their anti-Christian or anti-religious stance.
Charged GBH known as GBH, are an English punk rock band, formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin "Jock" Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy and Drummer Andy "Wilf" Williams. GBH were early pioneers of English street punk nicknamed "UK82," along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited, The Varukers. GBH have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians, as well as metal, including the early Bathory albums; the name GBH was inspired by then-bassist Sean McCarthy's trial for grievous bodily harm. Though the core line up of Colin and Jock has stayed the same throughout their history, the drum stool has been occupied by a number of incumbents following Wilf's departure after the Midnight Madness and Beyond album and Oh No It's GBH Again 12" EP. 1986 saw the arrival of German drummer Kai Reder who played on three albums, as well as the Wot a Bargain 12". Kai was replaced by American Joe "Fish" Montanero for one album; the drum stool was occupied from around 1994 by former Bomb Disneyland/Bomb Everything drummer Scott Preece, who has remained to this day and played on all releases since.
Charged GBH embarked on several English and mainland US tours during the early 1980s, including several gigs at the 100 Club. 1982 saw the release of GBH's first LP, City Baby Attacked by Rats, which reached number 17 in the UK charts, as well as Number 2 in the respected UK Indie charts. The band’s singles had reached the UK Indie charts, leading to a memorable appearance on legendary UK TV programme The Tube, where they performed "Give Me Fire". Lyrically, the album dealt with criticism of British and European culture, morbidity, atheism and humour. Musically, the album was fast, with few songs exceeding three minutes; the success of the first album was repeated with their second LP, City Babys Revenge, in 1983 and saw more extensive touring in America and Europe and higher profile UK shows, including the Carlisle Punk festival. With the Carlisle Punk festival the band co-headlined with fellow UK82 stalwarts The Exploited, shared the bill with the likes of Toy Dolls and The Destructors. In 1984, the band dropped the "Charged" from their name and became just GBH.
Throughout their recording history, the band has included a cover version on many of their albums. Boston Babies - Slaughter and The Dogs, I Feel Alright - The Damned / The Stooges and Alleyways - Tony Christie, Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes, Destroy - The Vibrators, I Need Energy - Zero Boys, they and many of their UK82 peers such as The Exploited, Picture Frame Seduction and The Varukers have all enjoyed resounding success among street punks in the USA. Although many of their contemporaries have evolved towards other styles over the years, GBH have remained faithful to their original UK82 sound in subsequent releases. However, the band have experimented to some degree with a more speed metal-inflected sound, notably with their 1992 release Church of the Truly Warped, although they have since returned to a more purist punk sound; the band is still active and touring and maintain a strong following both in England and the rest of Europe, as well as in the United States and Japan. The band released their twelfth studio album, "Momentum", on Hellcat Records in 2017.
Current members Colin Abrahall – vocals Colin "Jock" Blyth – guitar Ross Lomas – bass Scott Preece – drums Former band members Sean McCarthy – bass Andrew "Wilf" Williams – drums Kai Reder – drums Joseph "Fish" Montanaro – drums Timeline Church of the Truly Warped is the 7th studio album by Charged GBH. Recorded 1st - 25th June 1992 at The Stables, Bideford Upon Avon, Warwickshire. UK, it was released in 1992 on Rough Justice, it was re-released by leading punk reissue label Captain Oi! in 2006 with three bonus tracks. Recorded at The Stables/Rhythm Studios in Bidford on Avon and produced by the band and Paul Johnston, It was the only album to feature Joseph "Fish" Montanaro on drums, the last album produced by the Rough Justice label. "Pure Greed" "Not Enough Hate" "Leather Coffin" "Candy Man" "Lords Of Discipline" "Where The Wild Things Are" "Church Of The Truly Warped" "Back" "I Need Energy" "Evil Evar" "All For the Cause" "Pure Greed" - "Candy Man" - "Not Enough Hate" - Studio albumsMini albumSplit mini albums12 inch EPs / singles7 inch EPs / singlesLive albumsCompilation albumsDemosCompilation appearances Official website Live video and interview with GBH
Paradise Lost (band)
Paradise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death-doom genre and of the gothic metal genre. Paradise Lost has proven to be an influential band, with Jonas Renkse of Katatonia saying that his band started off "as Paradise Lost fanboys", their line-up has remained stable for such a long-standing heavy metal band, consisting of singer Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, bassist Steve Edmondson. Holmes and Mackintosh are the principal composers, with all of the band's songs credited to them. During the years, the band has only changed drummers. After their formation in 1988, Paradise Lost released three cassette demos, Paradise Lost, Frozen Illusion, Plains of Desolation, before being signed to Peaceville Records in 1989, they recorded Lost Paradise, at Academy Music Studio in December of that year. The album was released in February 1990. In November 1990, Paradise Lost returned to Academy Music Studio to record their second album, released in March 1991.
The band began to move away from the death/doom sound of their previous releases by adding keyboards and female vocal accompaniments. Paradise Lost left Peaceville and were signed to the Music for Nations label and released Shades of God in July 1992; the band's musical approach continued to evolve with this album as evidenced by the addition of quieter passages in the song's compositions, the softening of vocalist Nick Holmes's death grunt, Gregor Mackintosh's incorporation of acoustic guitar to his sound. The album contained the song "As I Die" released as a single/EP. In summer 1993, the band recorded their fourth album, released in September of the same year; the band continued to develop their sound away from their doom roots and more towards the dynamics and sound of "As I Die" from their previous album. On Icon, Nick Holmes abandoned his death grunt and starting using a "James Hetfield-style bark." It was after this album, in December 1994, that original member Matthew Archer quit and was replaced by drummer Lee Morris.
The band entered the studio in January 1995 to record their fifth and most successful album, Draconian Times, released in June 1995. Mackintosh says about Draconian Times, "that it's the album by which everything else we do gets judged. Rightly so, as it’s the backbone of our career and sound." The album charted in the Top 20 album chart in a number of countries including the Germany. Following the success of Draconian Times, after four years of continuous touring, the band began to get bored with their signature sound and started to experiment with Depeche Mode-esque synth-pop and electronica; this new direction shaped their next album One Second, released in 1997, was most epitomised by the lead single, Say Just Words. The album was one of the band's most successful releases in Northern Europe, cracking the German and Finnish top ten charts; the band moved to EMI Electrola in Germany for its next album, released in 1999, on which they continued to experiment with new sounds, appearing to shed their metal roots.
While this album continued to alienate their traditional fanbase in places like the UK, it was their highest charting album in Germany, entering at number 4 on the Album Chart. On the next album, 2001's Believe in Nothing, Paradise Lost continued this synth direction, but adding rock elements to the music, forcibly by EMI at the time. Due to the loss of creativity control, Mackintosh said that the album "doesn't exist for him." In May 2002, the band signed to GUN Records, on the album that followed, Symbol of Life, the metallic roots of the band began to resurface. The album included guest musicians Devin Townsend, Jamie Muhoberac, Lee Dorrian. In March 2004, Lee Morris was replaced by Jeff Singer. Paradise Lost released their tenth, eponymous album in 2005 on GUN Records; the eleventh album, In Requiem, was released in the spring of 2007 on Century Media. The full-length was preceded by a single, "The Enemy" and on the single, Singer was listed as a permanent band member. In a recent video interview and Holmes revealed that Singer had auditioned for the band when Archer left, but they chose Morris instead because Singer "had a pink drumkit."In November 2007, Century Media released the DVD Over The Madness, which documents the impact Paradise Lost has had on gothic metal and provides insight into the mindset and workings of Paradise Lost.
Disc 2 includes rehearsal footage, plus backstage and memorabilia sections. On 13 August 2008, drummer Jeff Singer announced his departure from the band on the Paradise Lost official website, he wanted to be with his family, had an upcoming job, the then-upcoming South American tour would interfere with that. As a result, Paradise Lost had to cancel the South American tour dates. Soon after, on 28 August 2008, the Paradise Lost official website announced that the cancelled South American tour has been reconfirmed and that Mark Heron from Oceansize would take over on drums. At the beginning of 2009, Paradise Lost recorded an album with producer Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. At the time there was no full-time replacement for Jeff Singer and drums were played by Swedish drummer Peter Damin. On 16 March 2009, when recording for the album was finished, the band recruited Adrian Erlandsson as a full-time drummer for the band. On 18 June 2009, Paradise Lost ann
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