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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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Born From Pain Recruit Stand-in Singer

Dutch metallic hardcore heroes BORN FROM PAIN have enlisted Paul from Limburg "death squad" SUPERIOR to take care of the vocal duties on the band's previously announced dates in April/May. Carl Schwartz from FIRST BLOOD, who has been recruited as BORN FROM PAIN's new singer following the departure of Che Snelting in March, is going back to the U.S. for a while during April/May and will return to front the band during the summer.

BORN FROM PAIN has been confirmed for this year's Hell On Earth European tour alongside WALLS OF JERICHO and FEAR MY THOUGHTS. More bands will be announced soon. Trips to South America, Japan and North America are also I nteh works.

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Born From Pain Singer Leaves Band

Vocalist Che Snelting has officially left Dutch metalcore band Born From Pain after ten years with the group. Snelting has released the following statement:

"In the summer of '97 I bought a ticket for a rollercoaster ride called Born From Pain, and got more than I bargained for. Ever since the very first beginning I played so many shows, met even more great people and learned a lot about the world, music and especially me as a person. During the last year and a half however, I started struggling with my priorities and found out I wasn't into the band that much anymore as I was in our early career. This resulted in one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make in my life; me quitting Born From Pain. I found myself not being able to put energy into the band outside of the live shows, and later it became even harder and harder for me to get into the tour van to go to shows. I felt like I was lightly burnt out by a lot of things and especially Born From Pain. This led to me estranging from the band, to a certain extent, and I started thinking about a life without Born From Pain. The more I thought about it, the more I started to like the idea about having a regular life, a normal career and different hobbies without Born From Pain 'dictating' my life.

Like I said I had some great times with this band, but this is as far as I can take it. I have no more energy nor the will to push it any further than I have done up until this point. Me staying in the band would only keep the band behind, and that is not something I wish to happen to Born From Pain. Born From Pain has always been a band that pushed its limits and a band is only as strong as its weakest link. I will still be active in the music scene, but more on the background, like managing and advising bands. I will be playing music as well but that will be on a hobby basis. I'm happy the other guys decided to keep the machine rolling and that we're able to split in friendship. I'd like to thank everyone who supported me and Born From Pain throughout the years as well as GSR music, Metal Blade Records, Hollowman, M.A.D. and their entire staff for believing in this crazy thing that I helped create...Last but not least I wish Karl, Rob, Roel and Dom all the luck they deserve with Born From Pain in the future. The war is still on..."

Notably, First Blood singer Carl Schwartz is filling in for Snelting during Born From Pain's current European tour with First Blood.

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Born From Pain Recording New Album

Born From Pain has begun tracking their next album for Metal Blade Records. The group is currently at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Tue Madsen (The Haunted) recording eleven tracks for their new album, tentatively titled "Suicide Nations." New songs include "Relentless", "Stop at Nothing", "Eyes of the World", and "Behind Enemy Lines." According to the band, "We feel this is our best stuff ever."

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Born From Pain To Tour Europe With Napalm Death

Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has issued the following update:

"We have finally started working at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen this week. We'll be recording 11 songs for our new full-length CD with the working title 'Suicide Nations'. New songs included are 'Relentless', 'Stop At Nothing', 'Eyes Of The World', 'Behind Enemy Lines', just to name a few. We'll be done early September and it will be released late November via Metal Blade Records. We feel this is our best stuff ever, so get excited! More news when we leave the studio.

"The months before the release of the new record will see us gearing up with metal/grind legends NAPALM DEATH and SUFFOCATION for a five-week tour all over the European continent. Check www.bornfrompain.com for tour dates."

BORN FROM PAIN's third full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.

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Born From Pain To Support Six Feet Under

Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has been confirmed as the support act for SIX FEET UNDER on their European summer dates. The details are as follows:

Aug. 05 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 06 - Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat
Aug. 07 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre
Aug. 09 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
Aug. 10 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg
Aug. 11 - Düdingen, SWI @ Bad Bonn
Aug. 12 - Bad Berka, GER @ Party.San Open Air

BORN FROM PAIN'sthird full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.

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Brutal Assault Festival Lineup Nearly Complete

The 11th edition of the Brutal Assault festival is scheduled for August 10th - 12th in Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague), Czech Republic.

Organizers have issued the following update:

This year’s event promises more impressive expansion and confirms that the organizers don’t intend to stagnate. On the contrary, from year to year, the festival’s program is more and more various and promises more and more foreign metal crowd-pullers for the fans of promiscuous extreme genres. Thanks to the participation of many first-rate metal bands, this event aspires to become a major metal festival in central Europe.

It’s difficult to say which band can be branded as the headliner because this year’s lineup offers up several giants of the metal genre.

Great attraction, especially for fans of atmospheric or symphonic black metal are Norwegians black metal gurus DIMMU BORGIR. In their case we can look for a frosty and dark concert experience.

The next exclusive guest comes from the USA. FEAR FACTORY, who were well known as a representatives of dehumanized cyber metal, but nowadays they come with a new actual face of the year 2006. More...

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Deicide, Ignite, Cataract For Metalliga Open Air

DEICIDE, IGNITE and CATARACT are the latest confirmed bands for this year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn – Lustenau, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

BITTERNESS (Germany)
BORN FROM PAIN (Netherlands)
CADAVERES (Hungary)
CATARACT (Switzerland)
CONTRAPTION (Germany)
DARK FUNERAL (Sweden)
DEICIDE (USA)
DEW-SCENTED (Germany)
ENDSTILLE (Germany)
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS (Germany)
EXCRUCIATION (Switzerland)
IGNITE (USA)
L'ESTARD (Germany)
NEAERA (Germany)
PROJECT PEACEMAKER (Germany)
TREMORS (Germany)
TYRANTS (Austria)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
V8 WANKERS (Germany)
VENDETTA (Austria)

More confirmations will be announced soon.

The two-day ticket will cost €38 (camping included). Pre-sale starts in February.

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Born From Pain Part w/ Guitarist, Other Notes

Born from Pain have announced the departure of guitarist Stefan van Neerven. Here is the statement:

"Sadly we announce that, in common agreement, Born From Pain and guitarist Stefan van Neerven will go their seperate ways. Stefan's personal situation has forced both the band and himself to reconsider his role in the band with, eventually, the abovementioned outcome. Naturally, we wish him all the best for the future and hope to keep him as close to the band as possible. Stefan's long-time stand-in Dominik Stammen (Zero Mentality) will take up the role of steady guitarist for Born From Pain as of now. Dominik as well as Stefan will play their last shows for their current bands in February."

Born From Pain will be hitting Eastern Europe full-on at the beginning of April. They will be stopping in Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania for sure, maybe more. Born from pain has also been confirmed for Wacken Open, with more summer festival confirmations expected.

Finally, March 2006 will see the re-release of "Reclaiming the Crown" on GSR. Besides the Reclaiming the Crown cd itself this package will include an extra CD containing the whole Immortality MCD and songs that only saw the light of day on compilations. April this year the re-release of Sands of Time will follow with an extra DVD disc containing over 2 hours of pre-In Love With The End live footage. Witness De Moker, Alers and Bolle in action with the band.
Both will be available for normal single CD price.

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AsIce Organizes ColdAsIce Festival

AsIce will be organising the first ever ColdAsIce Festival in the Easter weekend of 2006. This all will be held in Het Podium in Hoogeveen. You can already make a reservation for the festival at www.hetpodium.nl.

SATURDAY the 15th of April:
23.00 Born From Pain
22.00 Rise and Fall (bel)
21.00 Liar (bel)
20.10 Down To Nothing (usa)
19.10 Arkangel (bel)
18:20 Icepick
17:30 Omission
16:40 Strike First
15:50 Nothing Done
15:00 Solid Ground (swi)
14:00 Doors Open
(check this show in the showlist)

SUNDAY the 16th of April:
20:30 Angel Crew
19:30 Malkovich
18:30 Slumlords (usa)
17:40 Justice (bel)
16:50 Restless Youth
15:50 The Set Up (bel)
15:00 Abusive Action
14:00 Doors Open
(check this show in the showlist)

The prices will be:
12 Euro for the Saturday
10 Euro for the Sunday
A passepartout for both days will cost 17 Euro.

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The Red Chord Confirms Europe’s Persistence Tour

The Red Chord has just been confirmed to play the Persistence Tour with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Born From Pain, Bleed the Sky and Full Blown Chaos. The tour begins December 1st in Germany and will cross through 6 countries in 2 weeks. Following to Persistence Tour, The Red Chord will play a couple shows in England before returning home.

THE RED CHORD on Persistence Tour 2005 w/ Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, BORN FROM PAIN, Bleed The Sky, and Full Blown Chaos: More...

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Bleed The Sky Announce UK Tour Dates

Bleed The Sky are to tour the UK with Withered and Bridge Of Solace after finishing their US tour with My Ruin and European dates with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, and Born From Pain. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Bleed The Sky US and European Tour Dates

Bleed The Sky will be touring the U.S. with My Ruin this fall. The group will then hit Europe as part of Hatebreed's headline tour with Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, and Born From Pain.

9/23 West Hollwyood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
9/26 El Paso, TX @ Surges
9/27 Lubbock, TX @ Space 1110
9/28 San Antonio, TX @ Bonds 007
9/29 Heights, TX @ Hero's Harker
9/30 Houma, LA @ Brickhouse
10/1 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
10/3 Nashville, TN @ The Exit/In
10/5 Knoxville, TN @ Corner Lounge
10/6 Jonesboro, GA @ Breaker's Music Hall
10/7 Wilmington, NC @ Gracies 121
10/8 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
10/9 Hickory, NC @ Hickory Undergroud
10/10 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
10/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
10/13 Harrisburg, PA @ Dragonfly
10/14 Reading, PA @ The Silo
10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Music Terminal
10/16 Pittston, PA @ Staircase
10/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
10/18 Chicopee, MA @ Cabot Street Pub
10/19 Erie, PA @ State Street Tavern
10/20 Akron, OH @ The Voodoo
10/21 Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall
10/22 Limestone, NY @ Rock N' Rick's Flood Zone
10/23 Lakewood, OH @ Hi-Fi Concert Club
10/25 Cincinnati, OH @ Never On Sundays
10/26 Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
10/27 West Frankfort, IL @ Hoshis
10/28 LaSalle, IL @ 9th St. Pub
10/29 Monmouth, IL @ Rivoli Theatre
10/30 Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
10/31 Sioux City, IA @ Lewis Bowl (The Annex)
11/1 Omaha, NE @ Slammer's
11/2 Manhattan, KS @ PJs
11/4 Oklahoma City, OK @ Purgatory

12/1 Schlachthof Wiesbaden
12/2 The Forum London
12/3 Fun Box Amalie Essen
12/4 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
12/5 Große Freiheit Hamburg
12/6 Löwensaal Löwensaal
12/7 Wien Arena Wien
12/8 LKA Stuttgart
12/9 Paradiso Amsterdam
12/10 Alter Schlachthof Dresden
12/12 Huxleys Berlin

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Hatebreed To Headline Europe Tour w/ Napalm Death

HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, NAPALM DEATH, BORN FROM PAIN, A PERFECT MURDER and BLEED THE SKY will be teaming up for the Persistance European Tour 2005, set to take place later in the year. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

HATEBREED are in the middle of the South American "The Voice of Brutality" tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT.

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Born From Pain Announce Album Release Shows

The time is almost here for the release of Born From Pain’s debut album for Metal Blade titled “In Love With The End”. The album is released on 18th April and to celebrate the release Born From Pain are playing 3 release shows in Holland and Germany. The dates are below.

Apr. 21 Holland – Tilburg – 013 (w/ Hatesphere, Dead Stop, Zero Mentality)
Apr. 22 Holland – Brunssum – Café Smileys (w/ Trespass, Superior, Tribe War)
Apr. 23 Germany – Bochum – Matrix (w/ Hatesphere, Cataract, Rise & Fall, Zero Mentality, Clobberin’ Time)

The show on the 22nd in Brunssum will be used by Born From Pain as a benefit show for local MOC band Better Off and all of Born From Pain's proceeds for that show will go to them.

“In Love With The End” will be released the 18th of April. The complete first edition will have a free bonus-DVD included!

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Born From Pain Album And Tour Update

Born from Pain have finished recording their new album "In Love With The End“ at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen. You can expect a massive, incredibly heavy album full of Metalcore anthems not to be forgotten.

“In Love With The End” will be released on the 18th of April with the limited first edition including a bonus DVD!

Tracklist:
- Rise Or Die 03:24
- Judgement 03:03
- The New Hate 03:26
- Kill It Tonight 03:36
- Renewal 02:23
- Fear This World 02:53
- Raging Heart 03:31
- Dead Code 04:54
- Suicide Nations 03:12
- Hour Of The Wolf 04:11

Upcoming Born from Pain tour dates: More...

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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Amon Amarth
Atrocity
Barcode
Behemoth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Disbelief
Ektomorf
End of Green
Endstille
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Haggard
Impious
J.B.O.
Koroded
Korpiklaani
Krisiun
Lacrimas Profundere
Maroon
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Schandmaul
Subway to Sally
Suidakra
Symphorce
The Bones
The Vision Bleak
Therion
Tristania

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Born From Pain Announce Release Date, Tour

Born From Pain are currently in the process of recording their Metal Blade debut "In Love With The End." The band are recording at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Tue Madsen, who worked with the band on their second album "Sands Of Time," and who has also worked with the likes of The Haunted, Mnemic, Cataract, Heaven Shall Burn, Illdisposed, Aborted, and many more. The album will be mixed and mastered by the first week of February. A release date has been set for April the 18th.

"In Love With The End" will also be released on picture disc vinyl as part of a LTD vinyl box set, which will also include picture discs of "Sands Of Time" and "Reclaiming The Crown," as well as the "Immortality" MCD as a gatefold double 7. The box set will feature exclusive packaging to make it a real special collector's item. It will be released through the band's former label GSR Music (www.gsrmusic.com).

The official release show for "In Love With The End" is already confirmed.

April 23rd - Germany - Bochum - Club Matrix - Record Release Show w/ Rise & Fall, Zero Mentality, Cataract, Hatesphere

The band will be hitting the road hard during 2005, playing shows all over the world. A headline tour through Europe will take place starting in late April and going right through to the end of May. Supporting Born From Pain will be Zero Mentality. This is a list of the shows that are already confirmed: More...

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Enter To Win King Diamond Or Vader Tickets & More

Since it’s Pivotal Rage’s 1-year anniversary of being online, they’ve teamed up with Metal Blade Records and Blackmarket Activities to sponsor the latest contest. Metal Blade was the first to sponsor a contest on Pivotal Rage.

What to Win: More...

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Born From Pain Sign To Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records has officially signed Born From Pain to a worldwide deal. The Dutch hardcore/metal band was formed in 1997 and has since released three albums with GSR. Here's what the group had to say about the move:

"We are proud to be part of one of the world's most authentic and dedicated labels when it comes to hard and heavy music. We couldn't be happier to become part of it's decades old history. Being on the roster with great bands like Bolt Thrower, Unearth, Cataract, Cannibal Corpse, God Dethroned and Amon Amarth to name a few, is an honor. We are convinced that the cooperation between Metal Blade and us will bring both parties what they were looking for and us as a band to be able to conquer new horizons. We are looking forward to the future and what it will bring."

The group is currently in the pre-production phase for their upcoming album, "In Love With The End." The album is being produced by Tue Madsen (Cataract) at Antfarm Studios and will hit stores in mid-April.

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Metal Blade Signs Distro Deal With Two Labels

Metal Blade Records has recently signed on to handle distribution for Blackmarket Activities, Guy Kozowyk from The Red Chord's label, and Iron Clad Recordings, Trevor Phipps from Unearth's label. This means that fans that have been having a hard time locating releases from either of these labels will now be able to find them in all the stores that Metal Blade Records and it's distributor Red works with. Both labels will be re-releasing certain CD's, some which will have revamped packaging and bonus material. For more information on what the re-releases will contain you can check any of the labels' or bands' websites. Release schedule is as follows:

10/19/04 - PsyOpus - Ideas of Reference - B.M.A.
10/19/04 - From A Second Story Window - Not One Word Has Been Omitted - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Paria - Misanthropos - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Born From Pain - Sands of Time - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - If Hope Dies - The Ground Is Rushing Up To Meet Us - Iron Clad Recordings
02/22/05 - Since The Flood - Valor And Vengeance - Iron Clad Recordings

"We are very excited to welcome both Blackmarket Activities and Iron Clad to the Metal Blade family. We will be distributing releases for each of the labels and are excited to work with their great artists." - Brian Slagel Owner/CEO Metal Blade Records

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