Host is the new project of Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh. The band is now streaming their debut single "Tomorrow's Sky" from their coming album IX due out on February 24. It's certainly a far cry from the usual doom and gloom of Paradise Lost, though there's a certain melancholy to it that won't be lost on Paradise Lost fans.
"Host is something that I had in mind for a few years but never had the time to do it justice until now," said Mackintosh.
"It’s taking the concept of what we attempted to do on the Paradise Lost album Host but approaching it in a modern context. It’s part 80s goth, part electro , part rock but none of them specifically. The emphasis is on hooks and atmosphere. It’s quite a challenge to make miserable music catchy and hopefully we’ve achieved that to some degree."