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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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Pain Video Interview Available

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.

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

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...

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Pain Issues Trailer II For "My Angel"

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.

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Pain To Release New Song "My Angel"

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."

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Pain Posts "The Great Pretender" Video

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.

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Pain Posts Second Track-By-Track Breakdown

Swedish industrial hard rock act Pain, led by legendary producer and death metal musician Peter Tägtgren, has released the second part of a video track by track commentary for the band's album "You Only Live Twice." Check out the clip in the player below.

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Pain Posts Video Track-By-Track Commentary

Swedish industrial metal act Pain, led by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, has just released the first part of a video track by track commentary for the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." Check out the clip in the player below.

"You Only Live Twice" is on out June 3rd (Europe) and June 21st, 2011 (North America). You can also check out the music video for Pain's "Dirty Woman" at this location.

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Pain Announces Bonus Disc Track Listing

Swedish industrial metal outfit Pain, led by iconic musician/producer Peter Tägtgren, has just announced the bonus content for the 2 disc version of the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." The bonus CD track listing is as follows:

1. Crawling Thru Bitterness (unreleased bonus track)
2. The Great Pretender (Millboy & Peka P Remix)
3. Dirty Woman (MC Raaka Pee Remix)
4. You Only Live Twice (Rectifier Remix)
5. Leave Me Alone (Rectifier Remix)
6. Eleanor Rigby (Live at Sundown Festival, 2008)
7. Follow Me (Live in Brussels, 2009)
8. I Don’t Care (Live at Raimsmes Festival, 2009)
9. Bitch (Live at Raismes Festival, 2009)

"You Only Live Twice" will be released June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The music video for "Dirty Woman" can be watched here, or head over to this location to check out a teaser trailer for the album.

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Pain Uploads "Dirty Woman" Video

Pain is set to release "You Only Live Twice" on June 3rd, 2011 in Europe and June 21st, 2011 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now posted a music video online for the song "Dirty Woman," which can be viewed below.

A studio trailer for the new album "You Only Live Twice" is also available at this location.

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Pain Posts New Album Teaser

Sweden's Pain has posted a second trailer online for the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." You can watch the video clip below. "You Only Live Twice" will be out June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records, and the previously uploaded trailer is also still available here.

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Pain Posts New Song Online

Swedish industrial metal veterans Pain have posted a new song online entitled, "Dirty Woman." You can check it out by heading to the group's official Facebook page. The track comes from the band's forthcoming new studio album, "You Only Live Twice," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 3rd. You can check out a trailer for the album below.

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Pain Posts New Album Studio Trailer Online

Swedish industrial metallers Pain, lead by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren, have uploaded the first studio trailer for their upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." "You Only Live Twice" will be out June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the trailer below:

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Pain Reveals "You Only Live Twice" Artwork

Swedish industrial metallers Pain have revealed the cover artwork for the bands upcoming album "You Only Live Twice," which can be viewed below.

Commented main man and producer Peter Tägtgren: "I really wanted something 'Nightmare Before Christmas' meets 'Alice In Wonderland' kind of feeling but with our mascot, the painhead in it. And Heile created that after what I wanted. And he did it in his own way. It really has this kinda Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy with a big backdrop. We also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like Iron Maiden has it."

"You Only Live Twice" is set to be released June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Pain Reveals New Album Track Listing

Swedish progressive rock/metal act Pain, featuring Hypocrisy front man Peter Tagtgren, has revealed the track listing for its forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album. The new full-length is scheduled to be released on June 3rd, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's track listing below.

1. Let Me Out
2. The Dark
3. The Great Pretender
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Dirty Woman
6. We Want More
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Feed The Monster
9. Sleeping With The Dead

Pain also recently announced a string of upcoming European live shows. Details can be found here.

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Pain Comments On Upcoming Live Shows

Swedish industrial metal act Pain has issued the following statement about upcoming live shows:

"Hello PAINheadz! At the moment it looks like Russia and Ukraine are in the lead of hearing the new songs live. Finally we can reveal the major part of the European tour dates for 2011. There's still some show dates that we need to hold on to for a while thou, but the main frame will look something like this.

"We've couldn't have found a better place to start the party and we're really looking forward to meet you crazy sons of bitches face to face again! The countdown has begun... Updates and complements will be published continuously from now on. See you soon!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

2011-05-26 – (venue tbc) – Kiev – Ukraine
2011-05-27 – P!pl Club – Moscow – Russia
2011-05-28 – Glav Club – St Petersburg – Russia
2011-06-19 – Myötätuulirock – Vantaa – Finland
2011-06-25 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel – Belgium
2011-10-05 – Markthalle – Hamburg – Germany
2011-10-06 – Lido – Berlin – Germany
2011-10-07 – Hellraiser – Leipzig – Germany
2011-10-08 – Masters of Rock Café – Zlin – Czech Republic
2011-10-11 – Backstage – Munich – Germany
2011-10-12 – Dynamo – Zürich – Switzerland?
2011-10-13 – Bloom – Mezzago – Italy
2011-10-14 – New Age – Roncade – Italy
2011-10-15 – UFO Club – Brunico – Italy
2011-10-16 – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg – Germany
2011-10-18 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg – France
2011-10-19 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg – Germany
2011-10-20 – Underground – Köln – Germany
2011-10-21 – Helling – Utrecht – Netherlands
2011-10-22 – Trix – Antwerpen – Belgium
2011-10-23 – Nor – Heerlen – Netherlands?
2011-10-25 – Divan du Monde – Paris – France
2011-10-26 – Ninkasi Kao – Lyon – France
2011-10-27 – Le Phare Club – Toulouse – France
2011-10-28 – Salamandra 1 – Barcelona – Spain
2011-10-29 – Sala Stereo – Murcia – Spain
2011-10-30 – Caracol – Madrid – Spain
2011-11-01 – Hard Club – Porto – Portugal
2011-11-02 – Cine Teatro Corroios – Lisboa – Portugal

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Pain Announces European Tour Dates

Swedish metal outfit Pain has announced a series of tour dates in Europe in support of their forthcoming new studio album which will be released on June 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records. The confirmed tour dates are as follows:

May 27 – P!pl Club – Moscow, Russia
May 28 – Glav Club – St Petersburg, Russia
June 19 – Myötätuulirock – Vantaa, Finland
June 25 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
October 5 – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
October 6 – Lido – Berlin, Germany
October 7 – Hellraiser – Leipzig, Germany
October 8 – Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, Czech Republic
October 11 – Backstage – Munich, Germany
October 12 – Dynamo – Zürich, Switzerland
October 13 – Bloom – Mezzago, Italy
October 14 – New Age – Roncade, Italy
October 15 – UFO Club – Brunico, Italy
October 16 – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
October 18 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
October 19 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
October 20 – Underground – Köln, Germany
October 21 – Helling – Utrecht, Netherlands
October 22 – Trix – Antwerpen, Belgium
October 23 – Nor – Heerlen, Netherlands
October 25 – Divan du Monde – Paris, France
October 26 – Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, France
October 27 – Le Phare Club – Toulouse, France
October 28 – Salamandra 1 – Barcelona, Spain
October 29 – Sala Stereo – Murcia, Spain
October 30 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
November 1 – Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
November 2 – Cine Teatro Corroios – Lisboa, Portugal

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Pain Issues New Album Update

Swedish industrial metallers Pain have issued the following update about new live shows and working on a new album:

"Hello Painheads! More and more pieces are falling into place, and as we are finishing the work with the new Pain album we are ready to announce the first show dates for 2011.

2011-06-19 - Myötätuulirock - Vantaa – Finland
2011-06-25 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel – Belgium

"More dates are already booked but not ready to get official yet. And even more dates including a mini tour and a longer headline tour are in the planning stage and will be announced as soon as the organizers give us the go sign.

"2011 will be an awesome year for Pain and we're really looking forward to see you this summer and play the new songs live! Stay tuned."

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