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Formed: 1996
From: Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Pain Posts New Music Video Online

Pain, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Peter Tägtgren, has revealed the band’s first original song in 5 years: "Party In My Head." Blending 80's synth, electro, and metal, Pain delivers one hell of an anthem providing a powerful sonic vaccine against the distress and depression caused by the worldwide pandemic.

Peter Tägtgren comments, "I decided to write a song about all the bullshit from the last year of lock-up and people’s struggle, including my own, to adapt to the new way of life. Suddenly, all of us had to deal with our inner selves in our secluded new life, so this is the cheer-up song for people. Each of us has our own party in our head. Musically, it’s a hell of a party song. I can’t wait to play it live."

The video features a guest appearance by Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Deep Purple) and the return of the Alien from Pain’s biggest hit "Shut Your Mouth." More...

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Pain Releases Rolling Stones Cover

Pain has always been known not only for their exciting mix of catchy melodies, majestic harmonies and powerful industrial metal rhythms, but for also having a fine sense for combining current world affairs with all-time classics, uniting people across generations and borders.

Now, mastermind Peter Tägtgren proves this gifted instinct once more and have released a unique interpretation of the Rolling Stones masterpiece "Gimme Shelter."

Peter Tägtgren stated about the single:
"I had the idea of covering 'Gimme Shelter' for years… And now it feels like it’s the perfect time to do it – 'cause today this song appears as important as it was when it first came out 52 years ago. Back then it was the Cold War, today it is the war on Covid." More...

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Lindemann Premiere New Song “Ich weiß es nicht”

Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann's and Peter Tägtgren's (Hypocrisy/Pain) side project called Lindemann premiere another track from their impending sophomore album, “F&M“ titled “Ich weiß es nicht”. The album will land in stores November 22nd.

As an extra bonus, a remix of the song by Ministry has also been revealed and can be streamed below as well: More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.


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Orphaned Land Announces North American Tour

Orphaned Land is excited to reveal plans for a headlining North American tour later this fall following a featured performance at the prestigious ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA on September 6th.

The tour will feature support from Swedish industrial metal outfit Pain and Chinese metallists' Voodoo Kungfu on select dates. Tickets are on sale now and the full tour routing can be found below.

Vocalist and founding member Kobi Farhi comments, "After 6 years of absence we are thrilled to be back and tour North America!we've missed all our fans all over the states and can't wait to rock you all. Let's all get ready for some Oriental Metal party!" More...

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Sunburst Out Of ProgPower USA XVIII

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Greek power/progressive act Sunburst was dropped from the XVIII roster, due to a VISA issues, in which a particular USCIS agent made an unusual and specific "all-encompassing" request for evidence that was impossible to satisfy in the time left. Harveston also announced that Brazil's Daydream XI will replace Sunburst.

Harveston posted the following announcement: "It is with extreme frustration and disappointment I must announce that Sunburst (Greece) will not be performing at ProgPower USA XVIII. Despite having provided the same type and kind of evidence that has obtained approvals for not only ProgPower USA bands over the last decade, but for well over one hundred other bands submitted by Marc/Play America, one agent at the USCIS (United States Customs & Immigration Services) has deemed our evidence insufficient. Given the all-encompassing breadth of that specific agent's demands (more than ever have been seen by either Marc or myself) in an RFE (Request for Evidence) in our careers, there is literally no hope of satisfying those demands. Sunburst, Marc, & I have all agreed it would be pointless to continue to fight this hopeless battle.

"Rest assured I have every intention of having Sunburst back as soon as possible. They are an amazing band and deserve to be on the ProgPower USA stage. The band is understandably disappointed, but also understand the circumstances cannot be helped.

"I want to calm the fears of those concerned about other bands performing this year. I have already obtained visa approvals for all bands I am specifically responsible for performing on Friday and Saturday. Sunburst was the last band we were waiting on for visa approval. All bands that have been submitted for Wednesday and Thursday so far have also been approved. More...

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Pain Announces Tour With Dust In Mind

Swedish metal force Pain, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, has announced the second leg of a European tour in support of latest studio album "Coming Home."

Today the band has announced the support act for this forthcoming trek will be French metallers Dust In Mind.

The newly chosen support group comments: "Here we are! We are excited and proud to announce that we are going on tour with Pain. It's going to be totally insane!"

»Coming Home Tour Pt. II«
w/ Dust In Mind
14.04. PL Gdansk - B90
15.04. PL Warsaw - Progresja
16.04. LT Vilnius - Loftas
17.04. EST Tallinn - Rockclub Tapper
18.04. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
19.04. BY Minsk - Place Of Sports
20.04. UA Kiev - Club Sentrum
22.04. RO Bucharest - Quantic Pub
23.04. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
24.04. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
25.04. H Budapest - Barba Negra
26.04. SK Kosice - Collosseum
27.04. A Graz - Explosiv
28.04. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
29.04. CH Zurich - Dynamo
30.04. D Cologne - Essigfabrik More...

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Peter Tagtgren Comments On Hypocrisy Future

After repeated questions, Peter Tagtgren posted his thoughts on the future of Hypocrisy, which last released a studio album in 2013 ("End of Disclosure").

On his official Facebook Page, Tagtgren stated: "Hi everyone! (Again). I get alot Of questions reg Hypocrisy. 'This is my thoughts' (I can't speak/write for the other members). I have a hard time being motivated of writing new songs for that band.

"I feel that after 26 years of building up the band to its status today in the world, then I think...where do we go from here??

"I'm really happy to see Horgh is busy with new Immortal. And that will buy some time to figure out what to do in the best of interest of Hypocrisy and what is respectful to our loving fans all over the globe.

"Do we have to release a new album? Can we just do some tours or festivals til/if the motivation is back?

"I don't know.. I just don't wanna be apart of a half lame & stressed album." More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Pain Streaming New Music Video For "Coming Home"

Peter Tägtgren's (Hypocrisy) Pain is streaming a new music video for "Coming Home", the title track of the band's latest album, which was released on September 9, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Coming Home" below.

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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)

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

Day 4 - Saturday (September 9, 2017)

Snowy Shaw
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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