Paradise Lost announced the official addition of a new drummer yesterday, Guido Zima. Their former drummer Waltteri Väyrynen announced he was leaving the band in 2022.
Guitarist and keyboardist Greg Mackintosh says about the new addition:
“We welcome Guido as Paradise Lost’s new drummer. He cut his teeth with us on our European tour at the end of 2022. Guido did such a good job that we have decided to make him our new drummer, and he will be playing on all upcoming PL shows and working on new material with us for our next album due out next year.”
The band will play several festival shows this summer before returning to the studio to work on their next studio album.
29.04. UK Uprising Festival
13.05. BE Durbuy Rock Festival
27.05. NL Graveland
18.06. FR Hellfest
24.06. CZ Basinfire
06.07. DE Rockharz
08.07. FR Plane’R Fest
21.07. DE Baden In Blut
22.07. DE Rock Unter den Eichen
29.07. GR Chania Rock Fest
02.08. SL Metal Days
26.08. DK Naestved Metalfest
03.09. MX Candelabrum Metal Fest
The U.K.-based band came onto the scene in 1988 and since then have released a lot of prolific U.K. doom masterpieces and risen in popularity. Expect more music and touring from the band now that they have a full lineup back in rotation.