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27 Apr

Adrian Erlandsson Joins Paradise Lost

British gothic metal act PARADISE LOST have confirmed that Adrian Erlandsson (Cradle Of Filth, The Haunted, At The Gates) will be their new full-time drummer!

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments:
"Adrian has been a friend and acquaintance for some time. After calling me to see if the drumming position was still vacant, we quickly arranged for an audition right before entering the studio to record our new album. We knew immediately that he was the man for the job. Playing the songs with him felt very natural. He is the same age as us and from a similar musical background. Unfortunately it was too short notice to play on the new album but everything we do from now on will have Adrian involved. We look forward to rehearsing with him when we leave the studio and to doing our first show with him in Norway on April 10th (Inferno Festival)."

Adrian Erlandsson adds:
"PARADISE LOST has been one of my favourite bands since I first heard them in 1990. When my fellow Brujeria member Jeff Walker told me that PL were looking for a drummer I got in contact with Greg straight away. After a few chats and emails I was on my way to the audition. I had learnt 10 songs out of their last setlist, but after playing only 4 songs Nick said 'The job is yours if you want it'. Great success!! I look forward to growing even older with the lads and rocking hard with them live!!!!"

PARADISE LOST are currently recording the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem' in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Amon Amarth). After the band celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2008 and released the stunning "The Anatomy Of Melancholy" live DVD/live album you can now look forward to the darkest and heaviest metal album of 2009 coming to you in September via Century Media Records!

See PARADISE LOST live at the following dates:

April 10, 2009 Oslo (Nor) - Inferno Festival
April 24, 2009 Prestatyn (UK) - Hammerfest
April 25, 2009 Belfast (UK) - Mandela Hall / Queens Uni
June 13, 2009 Ponta Delgada (POR) - Live Summer Fest
June 21, 2009 Zaragoza (ES) - Metalway Festival
July 11, 2009 Wegorzewo (PL) - Eko Union Of Rock
July 18, 2009 Istanbul (TUR) - Unirock Festival
July 24, 2009 Mala Skala (CZ) - Benatska Noc Festival

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