Tragic Idol

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Tragic Idol
Paradise lost tragic idol.jpg
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released 18 April 2012 (JPN)
20 April 2012 (DEU)
23 April 2012 (NA)
24 April 2012 (EU)
Recorded 16 November 2011 - ?[1]
Studio The Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire
Fascination Street Studios, Örebro[2]
Length 46:05
Label Century Media
Producer Jens Bogren
Paradise Lost chronology
Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
(2009)Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us2009
Tragic Idol
Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)
(2013)Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim! (favorable)[5]
Jukebox:Metal 3.5/5 stars[6]
Metal Forces (8/10)[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]

Tragic Idol is the 13th studio album by the British gothic metal band Paradise Lost. The album was released on 23 April 2012 in Europe and 24 April 2012 in North America via Century Media Records.[9]

In support of the album, Paradise Lost went on a UK concert tour with Insomnium.[10]

Formats the album was released through are: Standard CD; Limited Edition 2-CD Box; a fan box, which includes a poster, album slipmat, gold marbled colored 7" & 12" Vinyl, A1 poster 135g, army cap and boxes selected at random will include handwritten lyrics by the band.[citation needed] This band has a box set titled Original Album Classics and they have a release similar titled Original Album Collection which has this album along with this band's other albums, In Requiem & Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us. There are EMP Edition (200 copies) - gold vinyl, Amazon Edition (400 copies Germany / 200 copies France) - white vinyl, Nuclear Blast Edition (400 copies) - dark blue vinyl and Band Edition (250 copies, signed) - dark sand marbled vinyl

Commented guitarist Gregor Mackintosh: "The [new CD was] again produced by Jens Bogren and is influenced by classic doom metal and classic metal. I would say it is more melodic than the last record whilst retaining the heaviness. There are lots of guitar solos and melodies."[3]

Also this is the first Paradise Lost studio album featuring Adrian Erlandsson on drums, who joined the band in 2009.

There is a track called "The Last Fallen Saviour" which written for this album but it was initially made only available as a free flexi disc with Decibel magazine, but has since been included on Tragic Illusion 25, a rarities compilation released in 2013 to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Solitary One" 4:08
2. "Crucify" 4:08
3. "Fear of Impending Hell" 5:25
4. "Honesty in Death" 4:08
5. "Theories from Another World" 5:02
6. "In This We Dwell" 3:55
7. "To the Darkness" 5:09
8. "Tragic Idol" 4:35
9. "Worth Fighting For" 4:12
10. "The Glorious End" 5:23
Limited edition bonus CD
No. Title Length
11. "Ending Through Changes" 4:09
12. "Never Take Me Alive" (Spear of Destiny cover) 4:48
Limited edition Japanese edition CD
No. Title Length
13. "True Belief (Live)" 4:52
14. "One Second (Live)" 3:38
15. "Say Just Words (Live)" 4:51



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  2. ^ a b Paradise Lost Begins Recording New Album Tragic Idol 28 November 2011. Retrieved on 6 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Paradise Lost: 'Tragic Idol' Cover Artwork Unveiled 1 February 2012. Retrieved on 21 March 2012]
  4. ^ Jervis, Marcus. [1] 2012-04-25. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  5. ^ Wiebe, Laura. [2] 2012-04-25. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  6. ^ Andy Lye (2012). "Jukebox:Metal review". 
  7. ^ Spencer, Trey. Tragic Idol review 2012-04-25. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  8. ^ Not, Neil. "Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol". Metal Forces Metal Forces. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  9. ^ Paradise Lost Album Art for "Tragic Idol" 1 February 2012. Retrieved on 6 February 2012.
  10. ^ Paradise Lost: "Tragic Idol" Artwork and Release Date Announced! 1 February 2012. Retrieved on 6 February 2012.
  11. ^ Kam, Chee. Paradise Lost Unveil 'Tragic Idol' Cover Art; Announce UK Tour Dates 1 February 2012. Retrieved on 6 February 2012.