Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost Share Re-Recorded Version Of “Widow”


Paradise Lost‘s 30th anniversary re-recording of their fourth studio album, 1993’s “Icon“, will be out on December 01st. Pre-orders for the revisited effort, now titled “Icon 30“, are available across several different formats through

Vocalist Nick Holmes commented:

“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 whilst 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.”

The album was re-recorded under producer Jaime Gomez Arellano at a pair of studios studios. In addition to overhauled artwork, the revisited album also features new liner notes penned by Nick Ruskell from Kerrang!.

Speaking of revisiting the album, Holmes added:

“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.”

For now you can take in the re-recorded version of the song “Widow” below. The band will take to the road late this year for a run in celebration of the anniversary, playing the following venues:

12/01 London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
12/03 Tel Aviv, ISR – Barby Club
12/05 Istanbul, TUR – IF Performance Hall
12/07 Sofia, BUL – Joy Station
12/09 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater
12/10 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club
12/14 Bradford, UK – St. George’s
12/16 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tego

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