PARADISE LOST Welcome Guido Zima As New Drummer

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Today, UK gothic metal legends PARADISE LOST are excited to welcome Guido Zima joining their ranks on the drums – completing the band’s line-up again.

Greg Mackintosh comments: “We welcome Guido as PARADISE LOST‘s new drummer. He cut his teeth with us on our European tour at the end of 2022. Guido did such a good job that we have decided to make him our new drummer and he will be playing on all upcoming PL shows and working on new material with us for our next album due out next year.”

The band will play several festival shows this summer before returning to the studio to work on their next studio album.

Find all dates here:

  • 29.04. UK Uprising Festival 
  • 13.05. BE Durbuy Rock Festival 
  • 27.05. NL Graveland 
  • 18.06. FR Hellfest 
  • 24.06. CZ Basinfire 
  • 06.07. DE Rockharz 
  • 08.07. FR Plane’R Fest 
  • 21.07. DE Baden In Blut 
  • 22.07. DE Rock Unter den Eichen 
  • 29.07. GR Chania Rock Fest 
  • 02.08. SL Metal Days 
  • 26.08. DK Naestved Metalfest 
  • 03.09. MX Candelabrum Metal Fest 

Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1988, PARADISE LOST were unlikely candidates for metal glory when they slithered from the shadows and infiltrated the UK underground. But not content with spawning an entire sub-genre with early death/doom masterpiece Gothic” nor with conquering the metal mainstream with the balls-out power of 1995’s Draconian Times”, they have subsequently traversed multiple genre boundaries with skill and grace, evolving through the pitch-black alt-rock mastery of ‘90s classics One “Second” and Host” to the muscular but ornate grandeur of 2009’s Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” and Tragic Idol” (2012), with the nonchalant finesse of grand masters.

The band’s last two albums – The Plague Within” (2015) and Medusa” (2017) – saw a much celebrated return to brutal, old school thinking, via two crushing monoliths to slow-motion death and spiritual defeat. Consistently hailed as one of metal’s most charismatic live bands, PARADISE LOST arrive in this new decade as veterans, legends and revered figureheads for several generations of gloomy metalheads. In keeping with their unerring refusal to deliver the expected, 2020 brings one of the band’s most diverse and devastating creations to date. Their last album Obsidian” was released in spring 2020, hitting international charts with great success.


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