PARADISE LOST reveals ‘Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)’ cover artwork, track-listing


From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut Lost Paradise, to 1991’s genre-defining Gothic, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece Draconian Times, to 1997’s electronically-tinged One Second, to 2007’s return to a heavier form In Requiem, to last year’s opus Tragic Idol, PARADISE LOST has continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary landmark.

Entitled Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on October 29th in North America). All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities – except the new track “Loneliness Remains,” and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013.”

Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) track-listing
1. Loneliness Remains
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

PARADISE LOST is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire Viva Emptiness album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.

PARADISE LOST tour dates
Sept. 3rd – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 4th – Kulturbolaget – Malmö, Sweden w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 5th – Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 6th – John Dee – Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 7th – Nalen – Stockholm, Sweden w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 9th – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 10th – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 11th – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland w/ OUTSHINE
Sept. 13th – Volta Club – Moscow, Russian Federation
Sept. 14th – KZ Aurora – Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Sept. 15th – Premio Center – Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation
Sept. 17th – Re:public – Minsk, Belarus

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” UK Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA
Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (
Oct. 31st – Glasgow – ABC (
Nov. 1st – Manchester – Ritz (
Nov. 3rd – London – Roundhouse (

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” EU Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA
Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X
Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

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