Paradise Lost finish re-recording of “Icon” album

Author Flavia Andrade - 21.8.2023

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their fourth album, “Icon”, British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost have re-recorded it. “An extra special vinyl” version of the album will also be available.

On August 17, the band posted photos of the vocal recording sessions at Arda Recorders in Portugal, where they appear with co-producer Jaime Gomez Arellano.

Frontman Nick Holmes had spoken about the band’s decision to re-record “Icon”:

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. Re-recording ‘Icon’ has not only enabled us to release it as a series of collectors editions on vinyl, but it was also great to revisit some songs from a lifetime ago. Nothing can replace those original recordings or ever will, they are a nostalgic part of all our lives but it has been a lot of fun revisiting those early days once again, and I hope the end result displays that!

You can check out their original Instagram post below: