Paradise Lost Recruit Ghost and Entombed AD Cover Artist

. (TeamRock Radio) Paradise Lost have unveiled the cover for their 14th album, The Plague Within, due for release on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America.

The new album's artwork was created by Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M Bielak, who has previously worked with Watain, Ghost and Entombed AD.

Bielak reveals he was inspired to become involved in the project after being a longtime fan. He says: "Since their late 80s inception, through sombre abrasiveness of their debut and harrowing sadness of groundbreaking Gothic, the unparalleled icons of gloom, Paradise Lost grew deep into all things murky and dreadful in modern music.

"Duncan Fergado's artwork for their debut remains one of my favourite covers, so having heard that with The Plague Within the band harks back to days of old, was - to say the least - a thrilling incentive to pick up the commission."

Late last year, keyboardist Adrian Erlandsson hinted a return to their vintage sound had already revealed itself through demos for the project before the band hit the studio in November. Read more and see the artwork here.

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