As you know, proggers Pain Of Salvation are about to release an acoustic album called Falling Home. The first track off this release is now being launched and you can check out the acoustic version of "Linoleum" right now right here. You might remember this track from their 2010 album Road Salt One. Enjoy!
While fans might be eager for the follow-up to Road Salt Two, prog innovators Pain Of Salvation just announced officially their much anticipated acoustic album, Falling Home, which will finally be released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic. This album is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue songs, two cover versions ("Holy Diver" by Dio and "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (the title track, "Falling Home").
Good news for Pain Of Salvation fans in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The band just confirmed a North American tour for September with special guests and proggers Vangough. Daniel Gildenlöw now seems recovered from the flesh eating bacteria infection that bothered him earlier this year. He returned with a performance at Sweden Rock festival, the first since the illness. The North American tour sees the band playing two very special shows in Atlanta, during the ProgPower USA festival, including a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the band's masterpiece Remedy Lane in its entirety.
As many of you already know, Pain Of Salvation's singer Daniel Gildenlöw is going through some serious health problems. Luckily, it seems that the worst is over, as Daniel himelf posted a statement on the band's official Facebook page updating on what is going on.
This is worrying. Pain Of Salvation's mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw has recently contracted a streptococcal infection (some nasty flesh eating bacteria) and has been urgently hospitalized. Daniel will therefore not be participating on the upcoming Transatlantic US tour but that is the least of his worries right now. More importantly, the guitarist/singer is recovering well after surgery and antibiotics. Hopefully, he can leave the hospital in a few weeks and make a full recovery.
Now that ProgPower USA XIV has passed, the festival organizers have already revealed the line-up for next year. Next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival is set to take place from September 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia and will boast some big names and exclusive sets in what could be a dream come true for lovers of prog/power metal.
The long awaited North American tour from Pain Of Salvation is finally happening. The band has already confirmed the first dates of the tour which will take place this May. Check them out below (additional dates will be announced later). The tour will feature Italian progressive metallers Kingcrow and Americans Imminent Sonic Destruction as special guests.
Proggers Pain Of Salvation have a couple of exciting things in store this year. First, the band will embark on a European tour in April which will be exclusively acoustic based. During the three weeks of dates, Pain Of Salvation will be joined by Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Árstíðir from Iceland. Furthermore, the band will be heading out to tour in North America in May but the details are still under wraps for now.
Musicians from several prog groups are joining forces in the new band called Alpha Flood. This new band features past and present members of Frost*, Pain Of Salvation, Threshold, Darkwater and Neal Morse. Sounds promising? Alpha Flood is currently in the studio letting their creative juices flow and recording their debut album to be released in 2013.
As some of you may or may not know, Swedish progressive metallers Pain Of Salvation have recently started recording an acoustic album. It is being called Clean for the time being. The band might have been inspired by the acoustic show they played on June 8th at the Parkbühne Geyserhaus in Leipzig, Germany.
Pain Of Salvation is now complete, with the addition of their new guitarist Ragnar Zolberg. The band had this to say about the new addition: "We are certain that Ragnar will have everything that's needed to kick your asses on the upcoming tour, and our first four days of rehearsals only strengthened that feeling. He is an excellent guitar player and an outstanding vocalist, and he knows how to make use of those abilities while rocking out on stage. On top of that he is an awesome person. What's not to like?"
Swedish progressive metallers Pain Of Salvation have announced their headlining tour of Central Europe for February and March 2012. See the list of the dates announced so far below. Vocalist and guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw comments: "This trip has been odd since we all know that Johan and Fredrik are leaving the band. We are enjoying ourselves on stage in the same way a typical Swede enjoys those late fall days of bonus summer, haha. That said, we have a very interesting line-up for February."
After 13 years in the band, Johan Hallgren has decided to leave Pain Of Salvation to focus on his daughter and wife. He will not leave music altogether, but plans to work with music in a way that allows him to stay at home with his family in Sweden. That means that the band's upcoming Nov/Dec tour together with Opeth will be his last. He will of course be sadly missed, both musically and personally, and very difficult to replace. So, if you know someone who sings and plays the crap out of basically anyone, send him or her our way - we might just have a thing or two to discuss.