In the age of COVID-19, livestreamed performances have become the norm, with everyone from Metallica to Obituary broadcasting shows from their private studios and rehearsal hubs. But until now, these at-home concert experiences have been a little too, well, positive, couched in a lot of stiff-upper-lip all-in-this-together language and not relishing in the gloom and anguish of the world. Thankfully, UK goth metallers Paradise Lost are here to cast a funeral pall over your week, as the band have announced a livestream show for tomorrow night.
The performance is titled ‘Paradise Lost: Live At The Mill,’ referencing the band’s rehearsal space, and will be streamed at 8pm GMT, meaning 3pm New York time and noon LA time. According to the show flyer, there will also be a ‘replay’ of the performance for U.S. audiences at 6pm Eastern.
“Greetings, I hope everyone is well!” says frontman Nick Holmes in a statement. “Just a quick few words to thank everyone for the ongoing great response to our latest album, Obsidian, and to announce that as there are still no stages for us to play on, we have decided to perform live from our rehearsal studio at ‘The Mill’ In Bradford, West Yorkshire. The stream is due to be aired on 5th November at 20:00 GMT via Stageit.com. We sincerely hope you can all join us in a brief respite from these dark days! Thank you, Nick”
This one time live event will feature a regular set from the band alongside a VIP option, which includes three extra songs plus a pre-recorded interview with the band. The regular set will include the world premiere of 2 new songs from Obsidian, and the VIP set will feature 3.
Tickets are on sale now via StageIT on October 20th via Stageit.com. If you’re looking for that overcast goth injection, this will definitely bring a bloody tear to your eye.
Words by Chris Krovatin