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.
"Conditioned", a brand new song from Swedish metallers Pain Of Salvation, is now available for streaming on the band's Facebook page (Note: You must "like" the band in order to hear the track).
"Conditioned" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Road Salt Two, which will be released on September 26 in Europe (October 11 in North America) via InsideOut Music. More details about Road Salt Two were previously reported over here.
Following the turbulent and successful release of Road Salt One in the year 2010 and the touring activities in its support which climaxed with shows in India and South America earlier this year, Sweden's Pain Of Salvation can now reveal the cover artwork and tracklisting for the Road Salt Two album.
Road Salt Two is scheduled for a September 26th release date in Europe and an October 11th release date in North America via InsideOutMusic.