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Pagan's Mind

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Formed: 2000
From: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pagan's Mind News

Below is our complete Pagan's Mind 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.

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Alestorm Confirms Festival Appearance

Pirate themed metal act Alestorm has announced its participation for the forthcoming edition of the Dokk'em Open Air festival. The festival, which is in its 6th year of operation, is set to take place on May 28, 2011 at Spriens Raard in Dokkum, Netherlands. Pagan's Mind have been the only other act confirmed to appear at Dokk'em Open Air with more expected to be announced shortly. A trailer for the 2011 edition of the festival can be viewed below.

Festival organizers have also posted the following statement online:

"There are two reasons to buy your tickets now! First because the new government intends to increase the VAT rate on tickets from 6% to 19%. Despite all the actions that are taking place it seems unlikely that this reduction measure will be put aside. Because of this we will regrettably be forced to increase the ticket price increase on January 1"

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Soilwork Member To Take Part In Symphony Show

Bjorn Strid, Guitarist of Swedish melodic death metak act Soilwork, will participate in the third annual "Winter Metal Symphony" show, formerly "Christmas Metal Symphony." The event is set to take place January 22, 2011 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The singers will be backed by a six-piece band and a 30-piece classical orchestra as they perform classic heavy metal and hard rock songs. This unique show will contain "songs from all metal genres — from prog-metal to rock, from death to speed and from industrial to symphonic." The show also features members of Death Angel, Revamp and Pagan's Mind.

Confirmed musicians:
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Floor Jansen (REVAMP)
Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
Nils K. Rue (PAGAN'S MIND)
Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING)
George Oosthoek (ex-ORPHANAGE, PLEURISY)

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Pagan's Mind Posts Drum Cam Footage

Pagan's Mind has posted drum cam footage of Stian Kristoffersen playing "Atomic Firelight" live at Hamar, Hydranten on September 17th, 2010. The clip can be viewed below.

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Pagan's Mind Issues Recording Update

Pagan's Mind has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Cheers to the world! I know it's been a long time since you heard from us. We have been very busy doing the final touches on the forthcoming album. It's been quite a hectic year in fact, it usually is when we are silent. The beginning of the year was mostly about conceiving ideas and do pre-productions. We recorded ahelluvalot back then, too. And again from this spring we have been busy recording both in our hometown Skien and in Trondheim at Keep of Kalessin's studio.

"Now I can finally announce that Nils, Stian and Jorn Viggo are back from the mixing sessions in Stockholm, Sweden. Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (known for prods as Rammstein, Madonna, Within Temptation etc.) once again took on the task to mix our new album.

"In September we did a couple of gigs here at home, playing Drammen, Hamar and Trondheim with awesome response. Good turnout and nice people, and thanks to our happy-faced merch man we are totally out of merch at the moment, but fear not. Within a fourthnight there will be plenty in stock. More...

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Pagan's Mind Posts Guitar Solo From Upcoming Album

Pagan's Mind has posted a video clip of a guitar solo from the band's new album, which can be viewed below. Pagan's Mind also commented on the video clip:

"Due our 3,500 members mark at our official Facebook page we have decided to give you guys some feel about the new album. We have uploaded a video on our official Youtube Channel where Jörn plays a solo from the upcoming album! We hope you guys like it! We have more for you! We have also uploaded a little video from the Soundcheck from the last show in Trondheim, Byscenen."


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Pagan's Mind Posts "United Alliance" Live Video

Pagan's Mind has uploaded a video of the band performing the song "United Alliance," which is taken from the DVD "Live Equation." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Pagan's Mind Posts ProgPower X Footage

Pagan's Mind has posted footage online of the band's performance at the ProgPower X festival, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"We have a new video clip for you. We have uploaded 'God’s Equation' performed at ProgPower X in Atlanta, September 2009 as a part of the anniversary concept 'Returning Heroes' on our official Youtube channel in HD! Enjoy it!"

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Pagan's Mind Recording New Album

Pagan's Mind has issued the following update about the band's recent activity and announcement about recording a new album:

"Greetings Earthlings, Aliens and whomever else! Believe it or not, despite the lack of activity here in our official MySpace, we have been busy lately. A new spaceship is in the works, that will take you on a travel through what's musically been created in our heads over the last few years, but we are still in the process of finding a partner that will launch the ship (or album, if you want the clear picture...).

"However, we are nearing completion of recording the new album, and work with our Facebook page has been intensified, we have launched a Twitter page, and we will do our best to keep you up to date also here on the MySpace. Yes, there will be a newsletter about the new album coming soon, and maybe a little taste or two...

"Over at our Facebook page, we have set up a player where we have album tracks, but also songs that we consider a bit rare. So far, two rare songs have been added; the Japanese bonus track from God's Equation called 'Forever Seeking,' as well as the homage we did for the local soccer team in Skien, 'Helter Fra Telemark.' Ok, some of you might recognize the song as a cover by POD, but it's nevertheless recorded by us. We hope you enjoy it! More...

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Pagan's Mind Added To Triton Power Cruise

Pagan's Mind has replaced Circle II Circle on the billing of the first ever Triton Power Cruise. The cruise will set sail on the Carnival Imagination on Friday, April 30, 2010 and return to Miami on May 3rd.

The currently line up for the Triton Power Cruise is as follows:

Crimson Glory
Jon Oliva's Pain
Pagan's Mind
Seven Witches
Futures End
The Element

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Pagan's Mind Cancels Tour Dates With Stratovarius

Pagan's Mind has issued the following announcement about canceling their remaining tour dates with Stratovarius:

"PAGAN'S MIND regret to announce that the last half of the band's North American tour in support of STRATOVARIUS is cancelled. The second leg in Canada along with the three west coast U.S. dates will be with Stratovarius and local support bands only.

"The band would like to thank Stratovarius and their managment for attempting to resolve the problems that forced us to make this difficult choice. The obstacles placed in the band's path were numerous and the decisions made were completely out of the band's control. Needless to say, the guys are crushed by the recent turn of events.

"In addition to the already announced headline show in St. Paul, MN, PAGAN'S MIND will play a few more shows on their own."

The remaining Pagan's Mind tour dates are as follows:

9/12 - Atlanta, GA - Centre Stage (ProgPower USA festival)
9/13 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' South End
9/15 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
9/16 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
9/18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
9/19 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
9/20 - Montreal, QC - Medley
9/21 - Boston, MA - Middle East
9/23 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
9/24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
9/25 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
9/26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4

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Crimson Glory Announces ProgPower Guest Vocalists

Crimson Glory is pleased to announce that they have confirmed the following special guest vocalists to perform with them during their headlining set at ProgPower USA X:

Wade Black (Crimson Glory/Leatherwolf)
Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle)
Lance King (Pyramaze/Balance of Power)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Chris Salinas (Zero Hour/Power of Omens)
Ronny Monroe (Metal Church)
Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm/Symphorce/Ivanhoe)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Danilo Herbert (Mindflow)
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
David Vanlanding (Crimson Glory/Michael Schenker Group) More...

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Kamelot Posts Spring Tour Dates

American power/progressive metal band Kamelot has just announced the following spring tour dates.

"The concerts for this spring are selling fast! Make sure you get your tickets early. Here is the concert listing for dates in 2009: More...

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Pagan's Mind Reveals More Tour Dates

Norwegian prog-metal band Pagan's Mind will be touring Europe and making various festival appearances througout the summer. Here are their latest tour dates:

29. May 2008, Oslo (NO), John Dee
30. May 2008, Stavanger (NO), Folken
07. June 2008, Trondheim (NO), Trondheim Rock Festival w/ Judas Priest, Immortal, The Quireboys + v.o. (www.trondheimrockfestival.no)
05. July 2008, Bergum (NL), Waldrock
12. July 2008, Kvinesdal (NO), Norway Rock Festival w/ Alice Cooper, Motörhead + v.o. (www.norwayrockfestival.com)
03. October 2008, Baarlo (NL), ProgPower Europe Festival
31. October 2008, Copenhagen (DK), ProgPower Scandinavia

As previously reported, Pagan's Mind will be one of three headliners of the ProgPower Europe 2008 festival. The three-day event will celebrate its 10th anniversary with three bands on Friday, October 3 and six on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. According to the festival organizers, PAGAN'S MIND will play "a full show of almost two hours."

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Power Quest Post Samples of New Album Online

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST are gearing up for the release of their new album, Master Of Illusion. Click here to listen to samples of the entire record.

The "Master of Illusion" track listing is as follows:

01. Cemetery Gates
02. Human Machine
03. Civilised?
04. Kings of Eternity
05. Master of Illusion
06. The Vigil
07. Save the World
08. Hearts and Voices
09. I Don't Believe in Friends Forever
10. Never Again
11. Reckoning Day More...

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Power Quest Reveal Fourth Guest on New Album

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have revealed the identity of the fourth person who appears on their new album, "Master Of Illusion": FOURWAYKILL singer Chris Neighbour who appears on two songs on the album: 'Master Of Illusion' and 'The Vigil'. For more info on Neighbour click here.

Other guest appearances on the album include: Bill Hudson (COLDERA, ex-CELLADOR), Richard West (THRESHOLD) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (PAGAN'S MIND). Guest number five will be announced soon.

Master Of Illusion features the following tracks: '"emetery Gates," "Human Machine," "Civilised?," "Kings Of Eternity," "Master Of Illusion," "The Vigil," "Save The World," "Hearts and Voices," "I Don't Believe in Friends Forever," "Never Again," "Reckoning Day."

The track 'Human Machine' is currently streaming here. More...

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Power Quest Confirm More New Album Release Dates

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have announced the following worldwide release dates for their new album, "Master Of Illusion:"

March 26th - Japan/SE Asia (via Marquee/Avalon)
April 25th - Europe (via Napalm)
May 13th - North America (via Napalm)

For more info and a sound clip of "Human Machine," click here.

"Master Of Illusion" features guest appearances from PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad and THRESHOLD keyboardist Richard West on the song 'Human Machine'.

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Pagan's Mind To Co-Headline ProgPower Europe 2008

Norwegian prog-metal masters PAGAN'S MIND have been confirmed as one of three headliners of the ProgPower Europe 2008 festival. The three-day event will celebrate its 10th anniversary with three bands on Friday, October 3 and six on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands.

According to the festival organizers, PAGAN'S MIND will play "a full show of almost two hours." Also scheduled to appear are SUSPYRE and DIVISION BY ZERO.

Tickets will go on sale on January 2.

For more information, visit www.progpower.eu.

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Pagan's Mind Enters Charts

LMP (Limb Music Products/Publishing) reports:

"PAGAN'S MIND's new album, God's Equation, has entered the Norwegian domestic chart (featuring only Norwegian artists) at position#14 and the international chart (featuring all artists) at #35.

The album also reached #16 on the Swedish Metal charts."

God's Equation was released on November 9th in Europe and will be available on January 15th in North America via LMP.

The album tracklist is as follows: 'The Conception', 'God's Equation', 'United Alliance', 'Atomic Firelight', 'Hallo Spaceboy', 'Evolution Exceed', 'Alien Kamikaze', 'Painted Skies', 'Spirit Starcruiser', 'Farewell', 'Osiris' Triumphant Return'.

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Brainstorm To Tour With Pagan's Mind

German metallers BRAINSTORM have announced dates for their upcoming tour, with guests PAGAN'S MIND and POWERWOLF.

Dates include:

4 - Copenhagen, Denmark at The Rock
5 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
7 - Weert, Netherlands at De Bosuil
8 - Memmingen, Germany at Kaminwerk
9 - Saarbrücken, Germany at Garage
11 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
12 - Ludwigsburg, Germany at Rockfabrik
14 - Paris, France at Venue TBA
15 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob
16 - Langen, Germany at Stadthalle
18 - Bochum, Germany at Zeche
19 - Nürnberg, Germany at Hirsch
21 - Vienna, Austria at Szene
22 - Budapest, Hungary at A Zene Haza

As previously reported, after celebrating their tenth anniversary with the re-releases of their first two efforts (Hungry and Unholy) and the release of their first ever 2-DVD set Honey From The B's, Brainstorm are set to release their new album, Downburst. Produced by Sascha Paeth (ANGRA, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT) and Miro, Downburst will be released as a regular jewelcase as well as in a limited edition jakebox (100% plastic-free) including 2 bonus tracks.

Tracklist: 'Falling Spiral Down', 'Fire Walk With Me', 'Stained With Sin', 'Redemption In Your Eyes', 'End In Sorrow', 'How Do You Feel', 'Protect Me From Myself', 'Surrounding Walls', 'Frozen', 'All Alone', 'Crawling In Chains' (exclusive European bonus track), 'Hold Tight' (exclusive European bonus track).

The album will be unleashed on January 25th (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy) and January 28th (Europe) through Metal Blade Records.

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Brainstorm To Tour Europe With Pagan's Mind

German metallers BRAINSTORM will team up with PAGAN'S MIND and POWERWOLF for a European tour in March 2008. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Mar. 04 - DK - Copenhagen @ The Rock
Mar. 05 - DE - Hamburg @ Markthalle
Mar. 07 - NL - Weert @ De Bosuil
Mar. 08 - DE - Memmingen @ Kaminwerk
Mar. 09 - DE - Saarbrücken @ Garage
Mar. 11 - CH - Pratteln @ Z7
Mar. 12 - DE - Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
Mar. 14 - FR - Paris @ Venue tba
Mar. 15 - BE - Vosselaar @ Biebob
Mar. 16 - DE - Langen @ Stadthalle
Mar. 18 - DE - Bochum @ Zeche
Mar. 19 - DE - Nürnberg @ Hirsch
Mar. 21 - AT - Wien @ Szene
Mar. 22 - HU - Budapest @ A Zene Haza

More dates will be announced soon.

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