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Born From Pain

Formed: 1997
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Born From Pain News

Below is our complete Born From 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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Dark Tranquility Replaces Soilwork At Dong 2013

Germany's Dong Open Air 2013 will take place during this upcoming July 11th - 13th, with full details available at the festival's website.

Fans wanting to see Soilwork perform in support of latest album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here) will be disappointed to know the band has now pulled out of the festival.

However, the organizers of the fest have announced Dark Tranquility will be stepping in to replace Soilwork. Dark Tranquility's new album "Construct" is due out on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

The currently announced lineup for the Dong Open Air fest features: More...

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Eisregen To Play Walpurgisschlacht Open Air

On April 29th, Germany's Eisregen will play at the Walpurgisschlacht Open Air festival. The festival will take place at the Freizeitzentrum in Bostalsee/Saar. Additional details are available at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

JBO
Equilibrium
Samsas Traum
Eisregen
Born From Pain
Hämatom

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Madball Reveals European Tour Dates

New York hardcore pioneers Madball have revealed the dates for their upcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Born From Pain, Trapped Under Ice, Wisdom In Chains, All For Nothing and Devil In Me. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/18 Den Hagg, NET – Paard
03/19 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
03/20 Vienna, AUT – Szene
03/21 Wroclaw, POL – Alibi
03/22 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/23 Berlin, GER – SO36
03/24 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/25 Drachten, NET – Iduna
03/26 Essen, GER – Bringing Back The Glory
03/27 Paris, FRA – Paris Extreme Festival
03/28 Lahr, GER – Universal Dock
03/29 Lyss, SWI – Kufa
03/30 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
03/31 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/02 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
04/02 Dillingen, GER – Antattack Festival

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Born From Pain Announces Asia State of Mind Tour

Metalcore bruisers Born From Pain have just announced their Asia State of Mind Tour 2010. A two-week jaunt through Japa, China, Indonesia, and Thailand, it will come right in late July, right on the heels of their European summer shows. For a complete list of Born From Pain's live plans, check their MySpace or website.

Here are the Asia State of Mind 2010 tour dates:

JULY 16th @ANTIKNOCK, TOKYO Shinjuku, JAPAN
JULY 17th @DAY TRIP, NAGOYA Tsurumai, JAPAN
JULY 18th @SENGOKUDAITOURYOU, OSAKA, JAPAN
JULY 19th @FIREBIRD, CHIBA Shinmatsudo ,JAPAN
JULY 21th @ BEIJING, CHINA
JULY 22th @ WUHAN, CHINA
JULY 23th @ GUANGZHOU, CHINA
JULY 24th @ HONGKONG
JULY 25th @ BANGKOK, THAILAND
JULY 27th @ BANDUNG, INDONESIA
JULY 28th @ TBA
JULY 29th @MU CAFE, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
JULY 31th @WEST BORNEO CULTURE, PONTIANAK, INDONESIA
AUG 1st @ SINGAPORE

More details on specific shows for the Asia State of Mind Tour are presumably forthcoming as the shows get closer.

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Arma Gathas Posts New Song Online

The eminent metal outfit ARMA GATHAS has posted the song "New Savior" on their MySpace page. The song comes off of their debut album, "Dead To This World," which will be released on April 23rd/26th in Europe and on April 27th in North America.

ARMA GATHAS is former CATARACT guitarist Simon Fülleman, ex-BORN FROM PAIN singer Ché Snelting, MACHINEMADE GOD and ex-CORNELIUS guitarist Marc Niedersberg, ex-DISLOYAL drummer and talented drum student Max van Winkelhof and Alex Härtel on bass. They recorded their debut album "Dead To This World" in November 2009 at the Barracs studios together with Sky Hoff as a producer, who worked with Caliban in the past. Mastering was done by the legendary Alan Douches at the West West Side Studio in New York together with Simon in early December.

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Born From Pain Recruits New Drummer

Dutch metallers Born From Pain have issued the following update about acquiring a new drummer:

"We are happy to announce that Igor Wouters (ex-Backfire!) wil be joining Born From Pain from April onwards. We have been practicing together and came to the conclusion that we are all looking forward to touring and writing a new record together. We are very enthusiastic about the addition of Igor since he is a very talented drummer, songwriter and a good guy. Roy has decided that it is time for him to move on and broaden his horizons. He will be taking a break from heavy music and do different musical things. Serch from The Setup will be helping us out during March on the drums. "

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Madball Plans Benefit Shows

Madball will be playing three benefit shows this week for one of their dear friends. Support the Madball family be attending one of the following shows:

10/22 - Osnabruek Bastard (DE) w/ Discipline
10/23 - Hengelo Innocent (NL) w/ Discipline
10/24 - Antwerp, Hof Ter Lo (B) w/ Born From Pain

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Born From Pain Announces North American Tour Dates

Dutch band Born From Pain has issued the following statement about upcoming North American tour dates:

"Hey everybody! What's up? We are currently gearing up for our last summer festivals. The ones we have done up until now were amazing. Thanks to everybody that was there and supported us! In September we finally return to the US! We'll be doing a 2 week stretch with Reaper Records' FORFEIT all along the East Coast. The Toronto show will mark our first appearance in Canada ever. We hope to see everybody that has been writing us from overthere for all those years out at our shows."

Born From Pain's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

9/20 - Boston, Massachusetts - Club Lido Great American Hardcore Fest
9/21 - Albany, New York - Bogies w/ Forfeit
9/22 - Wallingford, Connecticut - Wallingford American Legion w/ Forfeit
9/23 - Amityville, New York - Broadway w/ Forfeit
9/24 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - TBA w/ Forfeit
9/25 - Baltimore, Maryland - The Sidebar w/Trapped Under Ice, Forfeit, Stout + Ninebar
9/26 - Richmond, Virginia - TBA w/ Forfeit
9/27 - Pfafftown, North Carolina - West Central Community Center w/ Forfeit
9/28 - Johnson City, Tennessee - The Hideaway w/ Forfeit
9/29 - Cincinnati, Ohio - Warsaw Arena w/ Forfeit
9/30 - Chicago, Illinois - The Beat Kitchen w/ Forfeit
10/1 - Romeo, Michigan - The Static Age w/ Forfeit
10/2 - Syracuse, New York - Westcott Community Centre w/ Forfeit
10/3 - Toronto, Ontario - The Poor Alex Theatre w/ Forfeit

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Born From Pain Issues Update On Vocalist's Surgery

Born From Pain has issued the following update about their vocalist Rob Franssen undergoing eye surgery:

"What's up everybody!

"Most of you might have heard about Rob's eye operation. After a seemingly successful recovery, Rob returned to tour two weeks ago. However, due to his eye problem returning, he had to drop off tour last week to undergo surgery again. Rob will not be fronting the band this weekend in Eindhoven and the upcoming July shows. However, Born From Pain will be playing every show this month with a substitute singer except for Vainstream, which we had to cancel. As it looks now, we will return to full strength as off August.

"Rob would like to thank everybody for their support during the last five weeks!

"Hope to see you soon!"

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Davidian On Maroon Release, Hardline Therapy Fest

DAVIDIAN has been confirmed to support MAROON at their CD release show on 25th April in Stuttgart, Germany. They're also confirmed as co-headliner for the Czech extreme metal festival "Hardline Therapy" with bands VADER, BORN FROM PAIN, HOLLENTHON, HATE and more.

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Terror Posts Muisc Video for "Betrayer" Online

Right in the midst of the extremely successful Persistence Tour 2008 together with label mates Sick Of It All and Heaven Shall Burn, hardcore outfit TERROR has posted a brand-new video clip for the song "Betrayer," check it out at this location. The song comes off TERROR’s "The Damned, The Shamed."

Remaining PERSISTENCE TOUR 2008, featuring SICK OF IT ALL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, TERROR, BORN FROM PAIN, DISCIPLINE, H2O, WAR OF AGES, dates are as follows:

12/09 - Paris - Elysee Montmarte (France) + APOCALYPSE NOW
12/10 - Tilburg - O13 (Netherlands) + THE SETUP
12/11 - London - Forum (Great Britain)
12/12 - Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
12/13 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany) + SLAPSHOT + ENERGY + ALL FOR NOTHING
12/14 - Hamburg - Docks (Germany) + A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS

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Born From Pain Posts New Music Video Online

Dutch metallers Born From Pain have posted their new music video online for the song, "Sons Of A Dying World." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest album, "Survival" which was released in Europe on November 3rd. More...

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Born From Pain Announces New Album Release Details

Dutch hardcore metal act Born From Pain has posted the following message online:

"Alright, there are three more weeks to go until Survival will be released. EMP has a special package online that can be pre-ordered. It's the Survival CD with a limited edition "Under False Flag" design shirt which is available through EMP with this order only. The package is only 16,99!

"We are doing three special shows in two days to celebrate the release of Survival. We chose two cult record stores for the special in-house gigs: Coretex in Berlin, Germany and De Rots in Antwerp, Belgium. There will be limited room so make sure you're there in time!!! Of course the third show will be at our old stompin' ground Smiley's in Brunssum, keeping the tradition as our release show venue in Holland intact... and to us it's always special to play back home. Also, very limited room, so show up in time!

* October 31st Coretex - Berlin (Kreuzberg) - starts at 20.00, free entrance!
* November 1st - De Rots - Antwerp - starts at 15.00, free entrance!
* November 11th - Smiley's - Brunssum (Limburg) - starts at 19.00, 7 euro (other bands: HUMAN DEMISE, CHEAP THRILLS, BLOODTRIAL, BLADE and ORSON SPARKS)

Don't miss out! Limited Survival packs for Survival available only at these shows!"

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Born From Pain Realeses New Album Details

Dutch hardcore band Born From Pain has revealed the front art of their upcoming new album "Survival."

Singer Rob Franssen commented about the musical content of "Survival": "We are very happy the way the album turned out. We have invested a lot of time and energy in it and we are very pleased with the result. We feel we have integrated the new vocal sound into our music pretty well and concentrated especially on developing our sound further without losing our usual musical trademarks like heaviness, aggression and groove. We feel this is our best work easily up until now."

Rob also discusses the lyrical themes of "Survival": "We've taken a step further what our critical view on the ruling power structures is concerned, and thus the state of the World of today. We feel it is important to have a voice in times like these where the people are constantly lied to by ruling powers, robbed of self-worth, pushed in the dirt and cheated out of their last lifesavings under the veil of lies. We feel it is important to look further than the 8 o' clock news, mainstream radio or the online news agencies. We are trying to be critical and create awareness that there is more than meets the eye and people should get informed and look beyond to what they tell us is obvious. We are actively pushing for a critical agenda here and are not accepting our current situation. It is time to have a voice before it's too late. Look for truth!"

Here is the "Survival" track listing:

1. Sound Of Survival State Of Mind
2. Sons Of A Dying World
3. The Wolves Are Loose
4. Never Die
5. Final Collapse
6. Endgame
7. Zeitgeist
8. The Hydra
9. Zero Hour
10. Under False Flag

"Survival" will be released the 31st of October in D/A/CH/I and the 3rd of November in the rest of Europe.

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Born From Pain Replaces Singer

Born From Pain (Metal Blade Records) was recently rejoined by original member Rob Franssen, who replaces departed vocalist, Kevin Otto. The group explains:

"After a long period of not knowing what was going to happen with Kevin's throat situation, Kevin was forced to stop shouting for Born From Pain by doctor's advice. The amount of shows on the schedule would have left Kevin's vocal chords scarred and marked for life and obviously he was not willing to take that risk. We had already seen it coming for a while as his situation has not been improving since Kevin's last show in December 2007. As Born From Pain had already looked to everybody who they thought were suitable for the job after original singer Che left, the only logical outcome left was to put original member Rob Franssen and former singer for bands like Feeding The Fire, Bloodsport, Wheel Of Progress and Backdraft on the mic."

Franssen comments: "After Kevin had decided to leave the band many people who are involved with the band urged me to pick up the mic, and since everybody was well-convinced I should be the one taking over due to my past experiences as a singer/frontman and being the main, longest lasting face of the band, I just did. We actually never really considered this option but it seemed right to us too and I got increasingly motivated by the trust put in me by many and started practising on the mic with the band. I feel great doing this as I have always written all the lyrics and vocal lines for the songs and I can now shout them myself. The fact that many people seem to feel I am doing a good job is really stimulating of course. Besides that, I feel like this is where I am supposed to be, it feels great again."

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Born From Pain Working On New Material

Dutch metallic hardcore heroes BORN FROM PAIN have issued the following update:

“We are currently laying low for a while writing new songs and preparing pre-production for studio dates in a while and an after summer release.

While writing, we are doing 10 days of France and Italy in April so come and check it out. We got a lot of tour stuff waiting in the pipeline to be confirmed. Also, we got a a lot of summer fests confirmed and a lot coming so keep your eyes peeled.

"Our singer Kevin [Otto] is currently fighting with his vocal cord infection and vocal cord troubles he used to have in END OF DAYS days. Our luck that we are writing a lot 'cos he needs rest vocal-wise at this point.

"We sincerely apologize to everybody at De Peppel in Zeist and everyone that bought tickets or was going to come to the show. It is the second time we had to cancel the show in De Peppel and we feel really bad about it, but there was no way that Kevin could do it. We promise to come back and make it up for real!"

BORN FROM PAIN's third album, "War", was released in 2006 through Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Tue Madsen (CATARACT, SICK OF IT ALL, KATAKLYSM, HIMSA, HATESPHERE) at Antfarm studio in Denmark and features guest appearances by Jan-Chris de Joeijer (GOREFEST), Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL) and HATESPHERE guitarist Peter "Pepe" Lyse Hansen.

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Korpiklaani Added To Summer Breeze Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:

ALL ENDS
ASP
BEHEMOTH
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
ENDSTILLE
ENSIFERUM
EXODUS
KATAKLYSM
KORPIKLAANI
PRIMAL FEAR
PRIMORDIAL
SONIC SYNDICATE
THE VISION BLEAK

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Primal Fear Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest acts confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ASP, BORN FROM PAIN, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Organizers are announcing a new band each day in December via their Adventskalender!

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANATHEMA
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANGRA
AT THE GATES
BENIGHTED
BORN FROM PAIN
CARCASS
CULT OF LUNA
ELUVEITIE
FORBIDDEN
GHOST BRIGADE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MESHUGGAH
MINISTRY
MY DYING BRIDE
PARADISE LOST
SEPTIC FLESH
SHINING
SICK OF IT ALL
SONATA ARCTICA
TESTAMENT
THE OLD DEAD TREE

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Born From Pain Announces New Singer

Dutch hardcore/metal outfit Born From Pain (Metal Blade Records) has found a permanent replacement for Che Snelting, who left the band early this year. Now joining the group is Kevin Otto, formerly of End Of Days. Here's a statement from the band:

"We are happy to announce that we have finally found a steady frontman in our long-time friend Kevin Otto. We jammed together and couldn't be more thrilled about what came out. Kevin adds a dose of unmatched aggressiveness to the Born From Pain sound that will step up the level of brutality for a new release and future live shows. We are glad the wait is over! Expect a new song soon! However, due to personal reasons, Kevin will not be doing any shows with us until after the Hell On Earth tour. Therefore, Born From Pain will be fronted by good friend and Terror vocalist Scott Vogel during the Hell On Earth tour. Thanks to Paul Superior, Marcel Platoon and Carl First Blood for helping us out and doing a great job on the microphone in times of need. Also, a huge thank you to all of you for supporting the band during this period. This proves to us, once again, that you are the most loyal crowd a band could ever wish for! Thanks."

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