To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, gothic metal legends Paradise Lost recently announced the release of a vinyl re-recording of their 1993 masterpiece ‘Icon’.
Released on the 1st December on double vinyl, 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.
Today the band have shared the brand new artwork for ‘Icon 30’ which was created by Scott Robinson (braceforimpact.co.uk) who comments,
“It was important for the band to continue the theme from the original Icon and when they found this image of a monument to Jesus Christ from Lychakiv Cemetery, Lviv, it was clear it was the one for the cover. The statue takes on an extra resonance knowing that it was from Ukraine. I wanted to reference original Icon colours and decided that this gold and blood red were a powerful combination to make a bold cover with impact.”
‘Icon 30’ also includes new liner notes from Kerrang’s Nick Ruskell.
Nick Holmes previously explained why the album was re-recorded and features new artwork, “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.”
Last month Paradise Lost also announced their Embers of Europe Tour for December this year. Special guests for the UK dates in London and Bradford are fellow West Yorkshire doom pioneers My Dying Bride.
‘Icon 30’ can be pre-ordered now. Exclusive double vinyl, ticket and t-shirt bundles are also available – https://www.omerch.com/shop/paradiselost
Paradise Lost – Embers of Europe Tour
01/12 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK*
03/12 Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
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*16/12 Sala Tego, Lisbon, Portugal
*Featuring special guests My Dying Bride
Tickets are on sale now: https://www.paradiselost.co.uk/tour