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Pain

Formed: 1996
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pain News

Below is our complete Pain news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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ProgPower USA Finalizes Days 1 & 2 Lineups

Nathan Block (Swordlord Productions) and Milton Mendonca (Infinity Concerts) - co-promoters for Days 1 & 2 of ProgPower USA - finalized the lineups for the 2017 installment of the annual U.S. Festival. Tickets for Days 1 & 2 will be available on November 1, 2016. For information and ticket links, head on over to this location. Days 3 & 4 have already sold out.

The running order and day placement for Days 1 & 2 is coming soon, but the bands are as follows:

Haken (UK) (Performing "Visions" in full) (Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Headliner)
Metal Church (USA) (Thursday, September 7, 2017 Headliner)
Between The Buried And Me (USA)
Orphaned Land (Israel)
Vanden Plas (Germany)
Serenity (Austria)
Twilight Force (Sweden)
Power Quest (UK)

The eight acts join previously announced acts for (and subsequently sold out) Days 3 & 4 of the festival (brought to you by festival founder Glenn Harveston (HoS Productions), which are as follows: More...

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Pain Is "Designed To Piss You Off"

The Swedish metal force Pain, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, will return to the road for the "Coming Home" tour 2016 this week. The band will join forces with The Vision Bleak, Dynazty, and Billion Dollar Babies.

Today, the band also released the brand new lyric video for the song "Designed To Piss You Off" via YouTube. Check it out below.

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Pain Releases Tour Trailer

After releasing "A Wannabe" music video, Swedish metal force Pain is gearing up to hit the road for the "Coming Home" 2016 tour next week.

Pain will join forces with The Vision Bleak, Dynazty, and Billion Dollar Babies for this trek. An official tour trailer just came online and can be seen below. Experience some live Pain on these dates:

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Pain Posts "A Wannabe" Music Video

"Coming Home" is the new studio album from Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann).

The record was officially unveiled last Friday via Nuclear Blast. In conjunction with its release, the band is pleased to reveal an official new visual accompaniment to "A Wannabe." The clip was directed, filmed, and edited by Owe Lingvall and produced by Per Bussmann of Dreamday Media with visual effects by Konstantin Smirnov.

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Pain Posts Track-By-Track Video

Swedish industrial metal unit Pain, featuring multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann), just officially unleashed latest full-length offering "Coming Home" via Nuclear Blast.

In commemoration of its release, the band has issued a second track-by-track video trailer, available below. In support of the release of Coming Home, Pain will embark upon a massive European headlining tour this fall with German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, as well as Dynazty and Billion Dollar Babies. See confirmed dates below.

10/13/2016 Astra - Berlin, DE
10/14/2016 Wuerzburg - Posthalle - Wuerzburg, DE
10/15/2016 Leipzig - Hellraiser , DE
10/17/2016 Vienna - Szene, Vienna, AT
10/19/2016 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsbur, DE
10/20/2016 Backstage - Munich, DE
10/21/2016 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
10/22/2016 Vaudeville - Lindau, DE
10/23/2016 Turock - Essen, DE
10/24/2016 Underworld (New) - London, UK
10/25/2016 Salde Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
10/26/2016 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/27/2016 Petit Bain - Paris, FR
10/28/2016 Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, ES
10/29/2016 Changó - Madrid, ES
10/30/2016 RCA Club - Lisbon, PT
11/01/2016 Stage Live - Bilbao, ES
11/02/2016 Jas Rod - Marseille, FR
11/03/2016 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
11/04/2016 Nancy On Rock Festival - Nancy, FR *
11/05/2016 Music Hall - Markneukirchen, DE
11/07/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
11/08/2016 Trix - Antwerp, BE
11/09/2016 Klubsen - Hamburg, DE
11/10/2016 Aalborg Metal Fest - Aalborg, DE
11/11/2016 Brewhouse - Gothenburg, SE
11/12/2016 Debaser - Stockholm, SE
11/17/2016 Henry's - Kuopio, FI*
11/18/2016 Hevimesta - Oulu, FI*
11/19/2016 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI *
11/24/2016 Klubi - Tampere, FI*
11/25/2016 Lutakko - Jyväskylä , FI*
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ProgPower Announces 2017 Lineup

Glenn Harveston (HoS Productions), promoter of the annual ProgPower USA Festival held at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, announced the lineup for Days 3 and 4 of the event's 18th year just after Scar Symmetry's set on Friday, September 9, 2016.

The dates for next year's festival will be held from September 6-9, 2017. Also, the event will keep to its Day 1-4 format introduced this year, but lineups for Days 1-2 will be announced by co-promoters Milton Mendonca (Infinity Concerts) and Nathan Block (Swordlord Productions) through the festival website and social media pages in the coming weeks. Tickets for Days 3-4 will go on sale on October 1, 2016 through Ticketmaster.

The lineup was revealed to be:

Day 3 - Friday (September 8, 2017)

Sunburst
Distorted Harmony
Lords Of Black
Angel Dust
Myrath
Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress (Headliner)

Day 4 - Saturday (September 9, 2017)

Teramaze
Dynazty
Snowy Shaw
Pain
Amaranthe
Katatonia (Headliner)

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Pain Releases Track-By-Track Trailer

Pain is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" full-length. Titled "Coming Home," the band's latest industrial metal statement will see release this Friday, September 9th via Nuclear Blast.

In celebration of its release, the band has released a track-by-track video trailer. Check it out below. In support of the release of "Coming Home," Pain will embark on a massive European headlining tour this Fall with German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, as well as Dynazty and Billion Dollar Babies. See confirmed dates after the video clip. More...

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Pain Premieres New Music video For "Call Me"

Swedish metal band Pain - led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) -
premieres a new music video for "Call Me", taken from the upcoming new album "Coming Home", which will be out in stores September 9 through Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Call Me" below.

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Pain Posts New Album Teasers

Swedish group Pain is gearing up to drop new album "Coming Home" on September 9th, which follows the 2011 full-length release "You Only Live Twice."

Following his involvement with the Lindemann project alongside Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, band mastermind Peter Tägtgren retreated to his Abyss Studios to focus on writing the industrial metal "Coming Home."

Nuclear Blast will handle the album's release, which features artwork by Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica). In anticipation of its official unveiling, the band has released two album trailers as well as a lyric video for "Black Knight Satellite." Check 'em all out below. More...

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Pain Releases "Coming Home" Preview Clip

Pain, the unique Swedish metal project led by multi-instrumentalist and renowned producer, Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann), are ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice."

After the substantial success of Peter Tägtgren's Lindemann project with Rammestein vocalist Till Lindemann, Peter retreated – taking some time to write another shrewd industrial metal statement entitled "Coming Home."

The release of this record is scheduled for September 9th through Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the new album, the band have released the first album trailer today. Check it out below.

The first single "Black Knight Satellite" can be heard in full at this location.

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Pain Releases "Black Knight Satellite" Lyric Video

Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, unleashed a lyric video for the new track "Black Knight Satellite." The song is the first volley from the upcoming new release "Coming Home," which is set for release on September 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.

On the album, Tägtgren commented: "I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again... And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter... Musically, the album is a development of where Pain and Lindemann ended at - more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums..."

Check out "Black Knight Satellite" here: More...

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Pain Announces Headlining Tour

Pain is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice." New album "Coming Home" is scheduled for release on September 9th through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band also announces a full European headline tour this autumn. Pain will join forces with the German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, while two more support bands will be annouced soon.

Pain mastermind Peter states: "Looking forward to playing the new songs live, and we have some cool surprises for the stage show that you will for surely enjoy... See you soon!"

The Vision Bleak adds: "We are pleased to support a fantastic band such as Pain on a tour that will lead us to lots of cities and venues we never played before. We are really looking forward to this tour!" More...

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Pain Announces New Album

Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice."

After Peter's Lindemann project with Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, he retreated and took time to write another industrial metal statement entitled "Coming Home." The release of this record is scheduled for September 9th through Nuclear Blast with cover artwork created by Stefan Heilemann.

Mastermind Peter states: "I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again... And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter... Musically, the album is a development of where Pain and Lindemann ended at - more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums..."

More details and a European tour in October / November are due to be announced soon. More...

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Lindemann Premieres New NSFW Video "Fish On"

Lindemann, the project featuring Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy, has released its new NSFW music video for the track "Fish On".

Check out now another new bizarre clip of Lindemann below.

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Furyon To Play Power, Prog & Metal Fest

British act Furyon is the latest band to be confirmed for Belgium’s Power, Prog & Metal Festival 2014, which takes place April 18th – 20th in Mons.

Other bands confirmed include Therion, Pain, In Extremo, Rage, Equilibrium, Grenouer, Sunburst, Borealis, Fireforce, Monument, Persefone. A video trailer can be viewed below.

Furyon is expected to make a number of additional festival appearances in 2014, with further details forthcoming. More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part V

... Continued from Part IV...

FRIDAY 8/10

9:00am. For the first time since arriving, I wake up without a sore neck. In profound relief and gratitude, I kiss the small-but-soft pillow I managed to procure at Kik yesterday.

Before this, my strategy was simple: I’d rest my head on the stack of clean clothes in my open bag at the end of my tent. But as the days passed, the stack dwindled, until I felt like a neck injury victim tied to a crude, makeshift wooden stretcher.

There’s a preparation and packing lesson to be learned in there… somewhere. More...

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Pain Streaming "Dirty Woman" Live Clip From DVD

Swedish act Pain posted a live clip of the track "Dirty Woman" (shown below). The clip is from the new live DVD/2CD release "You Only Live Twice." The DVD+2CD-Digibook and the Blu-Ray+2CD-Digibook will be issued on November 2, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. For more information and a teaser on the release, head on over to this location. Pre-orders can be made over here.

Check out "Dirty Woman" here:

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Pain Posts New DVD Teaser

Earlier this year, the Swedes in Pain announced welcome news for those who didn’t have the chance to see them live during the "You Only Live Twice" tour that started in October 2011.

The band recorded the whole final show of the first leg at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last November and parts of the show at the Masters Of Rock Festival in July 2012, which will be released on DVD together with crazy backstage and "behind the scenes" footage.

Mastermind Peter Tägtgren and his band mates are now happy to announce the release date: The DVD+2CD-Digibook and the Blu-Ray+2CD-Digibook will come out on the 2nd of November 2012. To give you a foretaste of what kind of craziness to expect, a trailer has been put online that can be watched below. Pain's upcoming tour dates can also be found after the jump. More...

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Pain Announces "Kidneys To The Limit" Tour

The Swedes of Pain have just announced the “Kidneys To The Limit” 2012 mini-tour through Finland together with Finnish electro-crossover-metallers Turmion Kätilöt. Mastermind Peter Tägtgren states:

“We’ve decided to throw a party with our Finnish friends in Turmion Kätilöt that most likely will endanger your (and our) health. This time Pain will act as an opening act for TK.”

The mini-tour will cover the following five cities:

17.10. FIN Helsinki - Virgin Oil Co.
18.10. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
19.10. FIN Mikkeli - Wilhelm
20.10. FIN Kuopio - Henry’s Pub
21.10. FIN Turku - Klubi

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Pain Video Interview Available Online

FaceCulture has posted a new video interview online with the Swedish industrial metal band Pain. FaceCulture spoke to singer-songwriter Peter Tägtgren about the first song he learned to drum, composing songs, his other band Hypocrisy, owning a village in Sweden, the end of the world and more. Check out the clip below.

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