To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ‘Draconian Times’, Paradise Lost are to reissue the album which defined them as one of the top UK Heavy Metal acts. The album will be released 4 December, via Music For Nations.
Guitarist Aaron Aedy told MetalTalk: “‘The Draconian Times’ era was the two amazing years of ’95 and ’96 which saw us touring South America and Japan for the first time and getting to play with Ozzy, The Sex Pistols and more.
“It then culminated in a tour finishing concert that every young metal fan of the 80’s and 90’s wanted to go to, let alone play – the last ever legendary Donington Monsters of Rock.
“Dreams came true for us all during the whole Draconian Times period.
“25 years later, we are still very proud and humbled by the whole experience, so we are very pleased to see it reissued on vinyl again, as it hasn’t been available in that format for a long time – I’m also excited to get one myself!”
Paradise Lost recorded this seminal album at Surrey studio Ridge Farm andBedfordshire’s suitably gothic mansion Great Linfield Manor. The album was produced by Simon Efemy (Napalm Death The Wildhearts, Obituary).
The double LP is pressed onto heavyweight audiophile vinyl, housed in a premium gatefold sleeve, and presented on exclusive transparent blue vinyl.
The Deluxe LP comes with a three colour splatter design that compliments the front cover artwork.