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Paradise Lost (band)

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Paradise Lost is a heavy metal/goth metal band from the English county of Yorkshire, founded in 1989 (see 1989 in music).

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Paradise Lost are part of the big three bands that popularised doom death metal. The other two bands are Anathema and My Dying Bride. Ironically, Paradise Lost are almost unknown in their home country, but in mainland Europe they have been extremely popular for many years, especially in Greece and Germany where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars.

Though often credited with pioneering goth metal, throughout their career the band have also confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation. Despite criticism from traditionalists, this bold approach has also garnered them many new fans along the way, and cemented the loyalty of progressive "old-timers."

Paradise Lost's line-up has remained remarkably consistent for a long-standing heavy metal band, consisting of singer Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, and bassist Steve Edmonson. Holmes and Mackintosh are the principal composers, with almost all of the band's songs credited solely to them.

Only the band's drumming position has changed, with original sticks man Matthew Archer leaving in 1994 to be replaced by ex-Marshall Law drummer Lee Morris. In March 2004, Morris also left the band. Drummer Jeff Singer is now working with the band, but as of this writing, he is not a permanent replacement.


Members

Current members

Former Members

  • Lee Morris - Drums
  • Matthew Archer - Drums


Discography

Albums

Compilations

  • The Singles Collection - 1997


External links

pl:Paradise Lost sv:Paradise Lost

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