Metal Blade has managed to find the holy grail of Heavy Metal, the album that hasn’t been available officially for decades, by one of the best Heavy Metal bands of all time – Paradise Lost by mighty CIRITH UNGOL! Initially released in 1991 by Restless Records, Metal Blade has finally been successful in licensing the rights to this masterpiece!
On the 7th of October Paradise Lost will be released for the first time ever as an official LP! Besides 180g black vinyl, different colored and strictly limited versions will be made available: white/black marbled (ltd. 500), brown/black marbled (ltd. 300) and red/white splatter (ltd. 200 – exclusively available through our eBay shop). Additionally, Paradise Lost will be available as a Digi-CD for the first time ever, including five previously unreleased bonus tracks! The album is now available for pre-order at www.metalblade.com/cirithungol– where the classic track “Join the Legion” is also streaming.
The LP will be released featuring a special vinyl master, using the original (!) master tapes as a source, re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel at the Temple Of Disharmony studios, best sound guaranteed! The vinyls feature 400g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet, and an A1 sized poster. The Digi-CD has been newly mastered from the original master tapes as well, done by Bart Gabriel. The CD features five bonus tracks (all alternative mixes from album tracks). Both, CD and vinyl, feature previously unreleased photos in the booklet as well as liner notes and song descriptions by band members. (adapted from press release)