(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.
The new offering will be remastered, as well as contain new packaging and expanded liner notes. The CD format of this special edition collectible will include a second disc of the band’s 1998 show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.
The 20th anniversary edition of ‘One Second’ will be available from Music For Nations on July 14th. A limited edition picture disc vinyl pressing of the band’s album ‘Gothic‘ will also arrive in stores on the same day.
Both offerings will precede the new studio album from Paradise Lost, ‘Medusa‘, due September 1st from Nuclear Blast.
1997’s ‘One Second’ featured Paradise Lost at one of their most progressive, experimental stages ever. Much of the traditional doom vibes and content of earlier albums was not as prevalent on the effort. Instead, the band fully explored more melodic songwriting and electronic-based elements. The result was one of the long-running unit’s most divisive albums for many fans. Ultimately, a hugely forward-advancing record that remains a milestone even now.
Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes comments:
“The album really was a vast departure from ‘Draconian Times‘ and for better or worse the beginning of a very experimental stage for the band. Either way ‘One Second‘ will always remain a vital cog in the band’s close to 30 year history. We are happy to be working with Music For Nations again on this release.”
Just check out the band’s original Official Video for the ‘One Second‘ title track below and you can hear the progressive side of the song itself.