Yesterday (now that it is past midnight here), Paradise Lost unveiled the official video for their first single “Fall From Grace” from the Obsidian album, which is coming out on May 15th, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Vocalist Nick Holmes states:
“As a global crisis, it goes without saying Covid 19 has affected everyone and everything, including every aspect of the music industry. As a result, our record label Nuclear Blast offered us the chance to postpone the launch of our latest album Obsidian to a less volatile time later in the year.
“Taking this into consideration, and the fact the live music circuit is currently in lockdown, we think it’s unnecessary to postpone the release as we think our fans wouldn’t want to wait. Music can be enjoyed in practically any environment, so therefore we are going ahead with the same release date 15.5.20, and we sincerely hope our new album helps to lift your spirits, and is a beacon of light in the dark during these uncertain times! Thanks for your continuous support through the years and see you on the road!
“This is a song about struggling through difficult times, and a point blank refusal to accept that the end is within range.”
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh adds:
“The first song written for so probably one of the closest in style to the previous album Medusa. It has quite a few different elements to it but is essentially a classic PL song. Doom laden, but hopefully heartfelt and subtle in places.”