Pain Of Salvation - Part Ways With Guitarist


Posted by the band on Facebook

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.

Johan: "I'm leaving the band with both joy and sadness. I need to stay close to my daughter and my child-to-come, they will be my greatest concern along with my wife. I will miss everyone I've met during the years, and the band will continue to have a warm place in my heart. So finally, treat yourself and all that surrounds you with respect, and stay with POS - the greatest band on the planet! Sorry if I disappoint you, I miss you already!"

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Pain Of Salvation
 
Posted: 21.10.2011 by Panzerchrist


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21.10.2011 - 17:33
Milena
Learning To "X"
No, no Missed the chance to see him live this year. Oh no
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21.10.2011 - 17:40
Moose
Oh no
He was really great when I saw them. Hope this doesn't affect the band too much musically.
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21.10.2011 - 18:10
koob
So sad...
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21.10.2011 - 18:15
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Holy crap! Just saw him live yesterday. Great musician and vocalist. Indeed it will be hard to replace him.
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Things that may not seem important now
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21.10.2011 - 18:27
bazinko
What will become?! This is very somber indeed... but a valid reason. At least we still have Daniel and Fredrik...
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21.10.2011 - 18:57
silenius
FUUUUUUCK, ah well i will see him when they play in stockholm. gonna be awesome
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21.10.2011 - 19:10
BloodTears
ANA-thema
This is very sad news for me. I'll try to look on the bright side and cherish the fact that I will be able to see them next month with Opeth. Since I remember PoS, he was always there, so it'll be hard to adjust.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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21.10.2011 - 19:10
MaSTeMa
Fuck fuck fuuuucckk!!!!!!!
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21.10.2011 - 19:23
Milena
Learning To "X"
At least you all people saw him. Cried a bit about this today. And posting second comment... this really ruined my day.
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21.10.2011 - 19:31
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Oh, goddamnit. I love his contributions in PoS's music. And I haven't seen them live yet.

This news is just a giant punch in the dick to my morning.

Fuck this site and the person who submitted this news. You've ruined my life. D:<
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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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21.10.2011 - 20:42
Evilquince
I'm so sad about this (( luckily I saw PoS 2 weeks ago and took a pic with Johan, but that makes me feel even worse :/ wish him all the best with his family of course...
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21.10.2011 - 21:40
Unhealer
Eclecticist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fuck, he was far beyond awesome and now I will never see him live with POS.
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21.10.2011 - 23:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 21.10.2011 at 19:31
Fuck this site and the person who submitted this news. You've ruined my life. D:<

Calm down Ellrohir.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.10.2011 - 23:40
Vombatus
Potorro
Can't imagine some reactions when the band splits-up
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22.10.2011 - 00:01
Evil Chip
This is sad.. all my body feels disapointment.
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22.10.2011 - 01:46
Asunder
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22.10.2011 - 01:59
Sammol
Crap!
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22.10.2011 - 05:18
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
No good
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forever bummed out
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22.10.2011 - 05:27
ralph86
I am so shocked to hear this. Johan is a big part of the band! It's really gonna be hard to replace him!
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22.10.2011 - 10:05
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Man, i was shocked when the bassist leaved, now this??.. dude, PoS will turn to Daniel Gildenlöw and His Friends...
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22.10.2011 - 15:22
Sammol
If I'm near their place, I'll replace him.
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22.10.2011 - 16:58
zero
That's bad guys... that's bad...
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22.10.2011 - 19:22
Angel_Lament
Bad news ofc, but wish him luck in his future endeavors...
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22.10.2011 - 22:23
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.10.2011 at 23:34

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 21.10.2011 at 19:31
Fuck this site and the person who submitted this news. You've ruined my life. D:<

Calm down Ellrohir.


I C U REKOGNIZE BOIIIII, WUT WUT. UNH. >:[
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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24.10.2011 - 17:48
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
Feels like Pain of Salvation is falling apart when you look at their line up changes. Music is still top toch, but but Johan was one of my favorite guitarists (mostly because of his personality xD).
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24.10.2011 - 20:16
Quinaitor
Written by 4look4rd on 24.10.2011 at 17:48

Feels like Pain of Salvation is falling apart when you look at their line up changes. Music is still top toch, but but Johan was one of my favorite guitarists (mostly because of his personality xD).


Nuff said
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27.08.2012 - 07:16
Dentura
Shadow King
It's so sad, he is a big part in what made me fall in love with this legendary band (along with Daniel and Fredrik, who also left) . I wish Johan best of luck with his future endeavors, and I interested in what their new guitarist will bring to the table for PoS.
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