We are just under two months away from Paradise Lost’s new album, Medusa, which will arrive on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. It has been two years since 2015’s The Plague Within, and now, we get to hear the first single, “The Longest Winter,” taken from the upcoming album.
Vocalist Nick Holmes describes the environmental message behind the song:
“I read a story about how wildlife was once beginning to flourish in the 30-mile exclusion zone after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 – particularly the wolf population. It was nice to think that no matter how much mankind tried to fuck the planet up directly or indirectly, life carries on in some shape or form. But humans are humans and I recently heard that there is already now ‘timed’ hunting trips organised into the exclusion zone.”
Listen to “The Longest Winter” below and pre-order Medusa here.