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24 October 2013

Today, gothic-doom metallers Paradise Lost and Metal Hammer have teamed-up to premiere the lyric video of the band's new track 'Loneliness Remains', taken from their upcoming album 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)'.

The album will be released on October 21st in Europe and digitally on November 5th in North America. All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities, except the new track 'Loneliness Remains' and newly recorded 'Gothic 2013' and 'Our Saviour 2013'.

These three tracks will also appear on a 10" vinyl (CM Distro Europe exclusive white Vinyl; limited to 100 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.

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Watch the video for 'Loneliness Remains' here:

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: "As well as re-recording two of our early tracks for our 25th anthology, we decided to write and record a completely new track. In doing this we hope that we can show fans where we began and where we are now. "Loneliness Remains" is the new track. It's a fairly retro doom affair and we hope you enjoy it."

Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) track-listing:
1. Loneliness Remains* - new unreleased, 2013
2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear of Destiny cover) - Tragic Idol Ltd Edition bonus track, 2012
3. Ending Through Changes, Tragic Idol - Japan bonus track, 2012
4. The Last Fallen Saviour - Tragic Idol recording session, only appeared on a Decibel 7" flexi, 2012
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us ltd edition bonus track, 2009
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us Ltd Edition bonus track, 2009
7. Cardinal Zero - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us Ltd Edition bonus track, 2009
8. Back On Disaster - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us Japan bonus track (2009) - song recorded during the "In Requiem" album sessions, 2007
9. Sons Of Perdition - In Requiem Japan bonus track, 2007
10. Godless - The Enemy Single B-Side, 2007
11. Missing (Everything But the Girl Cover) - In Requiem Ltd Edition bonus track, 2007
12. Silent In Heart - In Requiem Ltd Edition bonus track, 2007
13. Gothic 2013* - new version, track originally appeared on Gothic, 1991
14. Our Saviour 2013* - new version, track originally appeared on Lost Paradise, 1990

*=tracks that also appear on the limited 10"



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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