The official lyric video for "Ghosts", the new single from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Obsidian", which will be released on May 15 via Nuclear Blast. The group's sixteenth studio LP, which was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews its immediate predecessors' gruesome, myopic approach in favor of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener "Darker Thoughts" through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer "Ravenghast", "Obsidian" reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas. Most noticeably, the record boasts several songs that draw heavily from the much-loved, Kohl-encrusted days of '80s gothic rock: in particular, newly minted PARADISE LOST anthem "Ghosts" is a guaranteed dancefloor filler at any discerning goth nightclub.
Singer Nick Holmes comments on "Ghosts": "This song tips a cap to the goth rock music that was ubiquitous when we were teenagers. Even as young Death metal fans, a lot of that old 80's music is still very much the soundtrack of our early lives. Lyrically it's about being haunted by the past and a shallow belief in something you hope will destroy the demons."
Last December, guitarist Greg Mackintosh told That Drummer Guy about PARADISE LOST's new studio album: "There's a couple of songs in the new stuff that kind of pick up where 'Medusa' left off, but, for the most part, it's a lot more varied. It's hard to pigeonhole, but a couple of songs, I would say, are almost '80s goth music. There's a lot of stuff in between and a lot of quite eclectic stuff on there. It's going to be quite a varied album, I think."
"Obsidian" track listing
01. Darker Thoughts 02. Fall From Grace 03. Ghosts 04. The Devil Embraced 05. Forsaken 06. Serenity 07. Ending Days 08. Hope Dies Young 09. Ravenghast