News: Paradise Lost Share New Version Of ‘Widow’ From ‘Icon 30’

To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, gothic metal legends Paradise Lost recently announced the release of a vinyl re-recording of their 1993 masterpiece ‘Icon’. Today the band are now sharing a taster of how this new version of the album sounds with first single ‘Widow’ as well as revealing that ‘Icon 30’ will now be available on CD. A new green marble vinyl variant is also now available after the original splatter variant sold out. Nick Holmes comments:

“Thanks to everybody that has pre-ordered ICON 30 so far. We are now pleased to share with you this new version of Widow from the album. Looking back 30 years ago we seemed to perpetually be making music videos around the time we originally recorded ICON, one of the most memorable was the Widow video. As Health and safety didn’t seem to exist, and while it was definitely no fun for him, just watching Aaron hanging by his feet, suspended by rope whist blasted with a high powered water canon was highly amusing at the time, and it’s funnier to think the prospect of making such a video nowadays would more than likely result in at least one of us ending up in A&E.”

Listen to ‘Widow’ now:

Released on the 1st December on double vinyl, CD and digitally, the now titled ‘Icon 30’ has been totally re-recorded by the band with them once again working with long-time collaborator and producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. The band re-recorded the vocals and drums for ‘Icon 30’ at his new studio Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal. The rest of the album was completed at Greg Mackintosh’s Black Planet Studios. ‘Icon 30’ also features brand new artwork created by Scott Robinson ( and new liner notes from Kerrang’s Nick Ruskell. 

Nick Holmes previously explained why the album was re-recorded and features new artwork:

“Our specific record deal around the time we signed for the Icon album meant we would never actually own the rights to our music or artwork, so going forward, to reissue the album ourselves for the 30th anniversary, it was necessary to re-record and completely re-do the album cover.

‘Icon 30’ can be pre-ordered now. Exclusive double vinyl, CD, ticket and t-shirt bundles are also available –

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Paradise Lost will also embark on their Embers of Europe Tour in December this year. Special guests for the UK dates in London and Bradford are fellow West Yorkshire doom pioneers My Dying Bride. 

Paradise Lost – Embers of Europe Tour

  • 01/12 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK*
  • 03/12 Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 05/12 IF Performance Hall, Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 07/12 Joy Station, Sofia, Bulgaria 
  • 09/12 Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 10/12 Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece 
  • 14/12 St George’s Hall, Bradford, UK*
  • 16/12 Sala Tejo, Lisbon, Portugal 

*Featuring special guests My Dying Bride

Tickets are on sale now:

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