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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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...
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.
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...
... Continued from Part IV...
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...
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:
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...
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
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.
The following press release has now been issued about Pain heading out on the "Into Darkness" tour:
"The gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the Into Darkness tour will crawl upon Europe! In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety: industrial metal, gothic tunes, melancholic doom – this tour has it all: Pain, Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, Lake of Tears, and Scar of the Sun united on one tour.
"Swedish legends Pain, featuring maestro Peter Tägtgren, will fill the headliner position, and this act can truly make the dead dance! Morbid lyrics meet stomping industrial beats and wicked metal guitars: a band to make every goth, EBM freak and metalhead in the audience happy with evergreens such as ‘Follow Me‘ or ‘Shut Your Mouth‘! 2011 saw the release of 'You Only Live Twice' and Pain is renowned to spread a heavy and somber atmosphere live especially."
Watch the official Pain tour teaser trailer below. Tickets are available through Nuclear Blast at this location.
A trailer was posted up for the upcoming "Into Darkness" Tour of Europe featuring Pain, Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, Lake of Tears and Scar of the Sun. The full schedule of dates and venues can be found at this location.
Check out the trailer here:
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about Pain's upcoming "Into Darkness" tour dates:
"The gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the Into Darkness tour will crawl upon Europe!
"In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety.
"Swedish legends Pain featuring maestro Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) will fill the headliner position, and this act can truly make the dead dance! Morbid lyrics meet stomping industrial beats and wicked metal guitars: a band to make every goth, EBM freak and metalhead in the audience happy with evergreens such as ‘Eleanor Rigby‘, ‘Follow Me‘ or ‘Shut Your Mouth‘! 2011 saw the release of 'You Only Live Twice' and Pain are renowned to spread a heavy and somber atmosphere live especially."
Pain has the following upcoming live shows with Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, and Lake of Tears: More...
Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.
Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.
This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:
"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"
The track listing is as follows:
01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World
Pain announced that due to problems with the local promoter, the band is forced to cancel the two shows in Portugal: November 1, 2011 (Porto) and November 2, 2011 (Lisbon).
Peter Tägtgren explained the situation as follows: “We're very sorry to announce that we have been forced to cancel our two shows in Portugal on November 1st in Porto an November 2nd in Lisbon. As some of you may have noticed it's been difficult to find out when, where and how to get tickets for the shows. The local promoter has been hard to reach, and now we found out that he has cancelled one of the shows without even talking to us first or letting us know after. Because of these uncertain conditions we decided to go out with this announcement. We were really looking forward to end the European part of the tour in Lisbon, and we're really sad that we can't come to Portugal this time.”
Metal Trails has posted a new video interview online with Peter Tägtgren of Pain, which was conducted in Hamburg, Germany. You can check out the clip below.
Pain also posted a music video online earlier this summer for the track "The Great Pretender," which is taken from the band's new album "You Only Live Twice." The video clip is available at this location.
On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.
"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."
The track listing is as follows:
Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden
Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...
Pain posted a second trailer for the song "My Angel," which features french folk singer/actress Cécile Siméone. The song will be made available in September via iTunes. The previous trailer and more information about the song can be found at this location.
Pain has posted a teaser trailer online for a new song titled "My Angel," which features Cécile Siméone. You can check out the clip below, and Nuclear Blast also commented on the collaboration:
"Pain frontman Peter Tägtgren is a workaholic. But what happens when Peter is on holiday in France, where he meets the famous French actress and folk singer Cécile Simeone? Properly, a new song: Pain's MY ANGEL featuring Cécile Siméone will be available on iTunes in September! Check the short trailer below."
Sweden's Pain has posted a music video online for the song "The Great Pretender," which can be viewed below. The song is off the new album "You Only Live Twice," out on June 3rd (Europe) and June 21st, 2011 (North America).
You can also check out a track-by-track breakdown of the new album from Peter Tägtgren by heading over to this location.