One-off Orchestral show in Bulgaria - 14th Mar 2014
On Saturday 20th September gothic metallers PARADISE LOST will be performing at an exclusive show in the magnificent Roman theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. For the one off event the band will be joined by the renowned Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra founded nearly 70 years ago and made up of over 100 highly qualified musicians. The orchestra has its roots in the hundred year old orchestral tradition in Plovdiv and over the years has launched the careers of many world-famous conductors.
The prestigious evening will be promoted by the Bulgarian independent radio station Tangra Mega Rock and orchestrated by conductor Levon Manukyan who wrote the first metal ballet and is the founder of the Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum orchestra. During his career Levon has previously given the classical treatment to rock and metal works by Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, AC/DC, Evanescence, Guns’n’Roses, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and Judas Priest, and worked with world-famous soloists including ex-Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen.
"We have recorded elements of orchestration many times in the studio over the last two decades, as many of our songs lend themselves well to classical arrangement. However, we have never before had the chance to play with a real orchestra in a live situation, so it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to play with Plovdiv Philharmonic and in such a prestigious location as the Roman theatre"
This event will mark a key milestone in PARADISE LOST’s, already esteemed, career as they make their first ever performance accompanied by a full live orchestra.
Paradise Lost confirmed for Alt-Fest 2014 - 26th Feb 2014
Paradise Lost are pleased to announce today that they have been confirmed as the headline act for the metal stage at Alt-Fest this year, held at Boughton Estate, Kettering, UK. The festival takes place between August 15th - 17th.
Tickets and more information about the festival are available on the Alt-Fest website.
Alt-Fest has already caught the attention of both the UK alternative scene and the media through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. The event, a five-day, multiple stage festival covering Alternative, Industrial, Metal, Goth and Steampunk music, lifestyle and culture not only reached its target of £30,000 but went on to double the target, receiving over £61,000 from fans via the Kickstarter UK platform. Over 150 acts across the Metal, Goth, Industrial and Steampunk genres are now booked. Most importantly Alt-Fest, which is operating a strict policy of ‘run by the fans, for the fans’, is engaging their audience in every aspect of the planning process making Alt-Fest not just crowd-funded but also crowd-led.
Tragic Illusion in South America - 4th Feb 2014
Paradise Lost are pleased to announce they will head to South America for their first headline shows of 2014. This is a continuation of the "Tragic Illusion" tour which began last year with an album release of the same name, including B-sides & rarities, celebrating the band's 25th Anniversary.
8th April – Mexico City, Circo Volador
10th April – Santiago, Blondie
11th April – Curitiba, Music Hall
12th April – São Paulo, Clash Club
13th April – Buenos Aires, Roxy Live
More info: www.darkdimensions.com.br