Paradise Lost

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This Halifax, Yorkshire, England-based death metal quintet was formed in 1988, deriving their name from John Milton’s 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....

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Paradise Lost

Email alerts for products
by Paradise Lost
Email Icon
Powered by AudioScrobbler
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)