Paradise Lost “Draconian Times” special set at MDF 2025

Paradise Lost, originating from Halifax, England, emerged as pioneers of gothic metal in the late 1980s. Their album “Draconian Times”, released in 1995, stands as a definitive masterpiece in the genre. With its melancholic melodies, haunting atmospheres, and introspective lyrics, “Draconian Times” encapsulates the essence of gothic metal, blending elements of doom and rock into a uniquely atmospheric experience. This album not only propelled Paradise Lost to international acclaim but also helped define the sound and aesthetic of gothic metal, influencing a generation of bands exploring the darker realms of music.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Paradise Lost will perform the album “Draconian Times” in its entirety at Maryland Deathfest XX, May 22—25, 2025 in Baltimore.

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Stream “Draconian Times”