Halifax doom/death/goth metal legends Paradise Lost have re-recorded their classic fourth album ‘Icon’ for its 30th anniversary, and you can hear the first taste of it with their epic new video for ‘Embers Fire’, one of the original album’s standout tracks.

Vocalist Nick Holmes said this about the re-recording of the album where the band fully embraced their gothic metal sound:

“Embers Fire was good fun to record again, it’s been a staple in the live set since it was released. The intro was even used to advertise Clarion luxury car HiFi in German cinemas. We each received a car stereo which at that point was probably worth more than our actual cars. Costin has done a really good job on the video, we hope you enjoy it! Our specific record deal around the time we signed for the Icon album meant we would never actually own the rights to our music or artwork, so going forward, to reissue the album ourselves for the 30th anniversary, it was necessary to re-record and completely re-do the album cover.”

Released on the 1st December on double vinyl, CD and digitally, the now titled ‘Icon 30’ has been totally re-recorded by the band with them once again working with long-time collaborator and producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. The band re-recorded the vocals and drums for ‘Icon 30’ at his new studio Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal. The rest of the album was completed at Greg Mackintosh’s Black Planet Studios. ‘Icon 30’ also features brand new artwork created by Scott Robinson ( and new liner notes from Kerrang’s Nick Ruskell.

You can pre-order the album, on exclusive double green marble vinyl, and CD, with ticket and t-shirt bundles also available, right here:

We caught up with Paradise Lost to discuss the album in an in-depth interview for Issue 13, which is available to pre-order now, and will be on the shelves Nov 6th.

You can also catch Paradise Lost on tour this December on the following dates:

01/12 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK* – SOLD OUT

05/12 IF Performance Hall, Istanbul, Turkey 

07/12 Joy Station, Sofia, Bulgaria 

09/12 Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece

10/12 Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece 

14/12 St George’s Hall, Bradford, UK

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