If you were hoping for an update on what Pagan's Mind have been up to, you are in luck today. The successor to Heavenly Ecstasy is in the works and the power/prog metallers just released an update about their upcoming new album in the form of a video. Check it out below. The band is in songwriting and recording mode.
Something awesome is happening. In fact, vocalists Nils Rue from Pagan's Mind, Henrik Båth from Darkwater, Elin Redin from End Of September and Theocracy's Matt Smith have joined forces to sing in a track composed by Smith himself and enriched with the guitar solo of Darkwater and Harmony's Markus Sigfridsson. The cool fact is that 100% of the income of this track will be delivered to The Bridge Bunch, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless population of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. Below you find a teaser of the track, which you can hear in full at this location.
Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have issued the following statement:
"Everyone, Amazon.co.uk has uploaded 30 sec samples of all our songs of the standard edition! You really get a great feeling of the album if you listen to this. We hope you guys really enjoy this and that it encourages you to pre-order the album! For other buy links go to our website. Enjoy!
Samples can be listened here.
New album Heavenly Ecstasy will be released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer."
Also a video for the song "Intermission" can be viewed at this location.
Norwegian melodic power metallers Pagan's Mind have inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer for the release of their fifth studio album, Heavenly Ecstasy.
Heavenly Ecstasy will be released on May 20th in Germany, on May 23rd in the rest of Europe and in June on North American territory.
One of the new tracks, called "Intermission", was already made available for streaming over at this location.
Guitarist and producer Jørn Viggo Lofstad says: "After considering offers from various labels, we decided to be a part of the new SPV family. Signing with such a respected label gave us the spark to come up with what we think is the most cohesive album we have done, and probably our best offering so far. We can't wait to get back in action and present these songs to you all."
Pagan's Mind has set Heavenly Ecstasy as the title of their new album, to be released later in the year.
The album was mixed in autumn last year by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (Within Temptation, Madonna) in Stockholm, Sweden.
One of the new songs on the album, called "Intermission" premiered last night on "The Metal Madman" radio show, and has been made available for streaming below, or over at this location. The stream is available for just one week.
Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"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...
Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have posted the following tour recap about a week ago:
"We just returned from three weeks of tour craziness along with our friends from Sonata Arctica and Vanishing Point. Thanks to all those guys as well as their crews for a great time with ringing ears, lack of sleep, greasy aftershow food and stress - let's do it again soon!
Anyway, we aim for more exhaustion, and are currently hard at work putting together our first DVD. We filmed our hometown (well, almost) show in Oslo, which went beyond our expectations, and are currently editing this and taking care of the bonus material. We aim for an April release, so be prepared for a real pagan live assault."
"The Scandinavian version of the ProgPower festival that launched last year has booked Pagan's Mind for this years event. October 31st and November 1st 2008 will the doors open for the second edition of ProgPower Scandinavia."
Also confirmed for the event are:
Pain Of Salvation
The two remaining headliners are yet to be announced.
The Norwegian progressive metal act Pagan's Mind has been chosen as one of the three headliner's for ProgPower Europe 2008. After their performances at ProgPower both in 2003 and 2005, the band has been confirmed for a full show of around 2 hours long on Friday 3 October. Because this year is ProgPower's 10-year anniversary, the event will be three days long, stretching from Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October. The festival will take place at JC Sjiwa, Baarlo, The Netherlands and will feature three bands on Friday, and six bands on both Saturday and Sunday.
Other bands confirmed thus far include Division By Zero (Poland) and Suspyre (USA).
This following text was posted at the Pagan's Mind Official Forum:
So people it is time for us (Øyvind "Docrock" Doksrød & Kai "Otherman" Hansen), to update you on the latest stuff from the Pagan camp.
Guess you all would like to know the title of the forthcoming masterpiece, or? Would you like to know? Would you?!? Allright then, here it is; "GOD'S EQUATION".
So lets get into the stuff that went down tonight: the PM boys rounded up a mix of fellow local musicans, friends, family and fans - a total of 26 persons - to lay down some backing vocals, a choir thing - AWESOME! here]
The working-title for the track is "RETURN OF OSIRIS"!
Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have parted ways with their singer, Pat Mulock, "for reasons of both a musical and personal nature," according to an official press release. "I express no interest in giving any childish, gory details or go into any specifics as to why we have decided to take this path," said drummer Shawn Drover. "It simply wasn't working for us anymore on a musical level mostly, so in all fairness to the band, a change is necessary at this point in time - we do wish Pat luck on his future musical endeavors.
With regards to the task of replacing Pat, Shawn says, "Once again we are left with the arduous position of trying to find a new 'family' member, as it were - a task (and I think I speak for Glen and Adrian here as well) that we are not fond of. At this juncture of the game, finding the 'right guy for the job' who expresses the same musical goals as well as sharing the same outlook on this retarded business and NOT be delusional about it is not an easy thing - we certainly don't do this for money - if we did, we certainly are playing the wrong type of music!!! We do this for completely selfish reasons, which to me, is the ONLY reason to play music - to express ourselves in a genuine fashion and not bow to any pathetic trends - in the end, we do this for ourselves first and hope to expand our fan base with each release.