Paradise Lost introduces Guido Zima as new drummer

Author Hernan Osuna - 24.3.2023

UK gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost have welcomed Guido Zima Montanarini as their official new drummer — completing the band’s lineup again.

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: “We welcome Guido as Paradise Lost’s new drummer. He cut his teeth with us on our European tour at the end of 2022. Guido did such a good job that we have decided to make him our new drummer and he will be playing on all upcoming PL shows and working on new material with us for our next album due out next year.”

Last September, Finnish drummer Waltteri Väyrynen left the band to join Opeth. At the time, he issued a statement saying that his decision involved “absolutely no bad blood or drama whatsoever.”

Paradise Lost will play several festival shows this summer before returning to the studio to work on their next album.

Guido Zima, Paradise Lost’s new drummer

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29.04. UK Uprising Festival 
13.05. BE Durbuy Rock Festival 
27.05. NL Graveland 
18.06. FR Hellfest 
24.06. CZ Basinfire 
06.07. DE Rockharz 
08.07. FR Plane’R Fest 
21.07. DE Baden In Blut 
22.07. DE Rock Unter den Eichen 
29.07. GR Chania Rock Fest 
02.08. SL Metal Days 
26.08. DK Naestved Metalfest 
03.09. MX Candelabrum Metal Fest