This Halifax, Yorkshire, England-based death metal quintet was formed in 1988, deriving their name from John Miltons epic poem. The band originally comprised Nick Holmes (7 January 1970, Halifax, Yorkshire, England), Gregor Mackintosh (b. 20 June 1970, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; guitar), Aaron Aedy (b. 19 December 1969, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; guitar), Stephen Edmondson (b. 30 December 1969, Bradford, Yorkshire, England; bass) and Matthew Archer (b. 14 July 1970, Leicester, Yorkshire, England; drums), and were signed to the independent Peaceville label on the strength of two impressive demos. They debuted in 1990 with Lost Paradise, which was heavily influenced by Napalm Death, Obituary and Death. It featured indecipherable grunting from Holmes, over a barrage of metallic white noise. Gothic saw a major innovation in the grindcore genre, with female vocals, keyboards and guitar lines that, for once, were not lost in the mix....