PARADISE LOST (ENGLAND)


PARADISE LOST started life as a Death Metal act and, since their inception in 1988, the group have gained a huge reputation in Europe, where all of their albums have sold strongly. The band's opening gig was secured by their debut demo, the 1988 single track rehearsal recording 'Morbid Existence' (no cover), given to Bradford's Frog and Toad pub. Proceeds from their second demo were used to finance their first two European gigs in Holland. Further demo cassettes ensued, in 1989’s 'Frozen Illusion' and 'Pain Of Desolation'. Securing a contract with the newly established local imprint Peaceville Records, PARADISE LOST laid down their opening album tracks throughout the winter of 1989 at Academy Studios in Bradford, label boss Hammy manning the control desk to score a production credit. Kay Field contributed female vocals to the track ‘Breeding Fear’. 'Lost Paradise'’s eminence in a sea of international Death Metal was hung on the unusually brooding, near doom nature of the band’s approach and the conviction of Holmes’ narrative, especially his unorthodox lyrical delivery. This latter trait would come to serve the band well, often being the focal point of fans obsession.


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PARADISE LOST 1988 DEMO

Regular Xerox covers. Contains lyrics. Cover folds out. Tapes vary
 

TRACK LISTING:
- Drown in Darkness
- Internal Torment
- Morbid Existence

 

FROZEN ILLUSION 1989 DEMO

Regular Xerox covers. Contains lyrics. Cover folds out. Back has band picture.
 

TRACK LISTING:
- Paradise Lost
- Internal Torment
- Frozen Illusion

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