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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Milena - 21.10.2011 at 17:33  
No, no Missed the chance to see him live this year. Oh no
Moose - 21.10.2011 at 17:40  
Oh no
He was really great when I saw them. Hope this doesn't affect the band too much musically.
koob - 21.10.2011 at 18:10  
So sad...
K†ulu - 21.10.2011 at 18:15  
Holy crap! Just saw him live yesterday. Great musician and vocalist. Indeed it will be hard to replace him.
bazinko - 21.10.2011 at 18:27  
What will become?! This is very somber indeed... but a valid reason. At least we still have Daniel and Fredrik...
silenius - 21.10.2011 at 18:57  
FUUUUUUCK, ah well i will see him when they play in stockholm. gonna be awesome
BloodTears - 21.10.2011 at 19:10  
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.
MaSTeMa - 21.10.2011 at 19:10  
Fuck fuck fuuuucckk!!!!!!!
Milena - 21.10.2011 at 19:23  
At least you all people saw him. Cried a bit about this today. And posting second comment... this really ruined my day.
Fat & Sassy! - 21.10.2011 at 19:31  
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:<
Evilquince - 21.10.2011 at 20:42  
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...
Unhealer - 21.10.2011 at 21:40  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fuck, he was far beyond awesome and now I will never see him live with POS.
Troy Killjoy - 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.
Vombatus - 21.10.2011 at 23:40  
Can't imagine some reactions when the band splits-up
Evil Chip - 22.10.2011 at 00:01  
This is sad.. all my body feels disapointment.
Asunder - 22.10.2011 at 01:46  
Sammol - 22.10.2011 at 01:59  
Crap!
Boxcar Willy - 22.10.2011 at 05:18  
No good
ralph86 - 22.10.2011 at 05:27  
I am so shocked to hear this. Johan is a big part of the band! It's really gonna be hard to replace him!
qlacs - 22.10.2011 at 10:05  
Man, i was shocked when the bassist leaved, now this??.. dude, PoS will turn to Daniel Gildenlöw and His Friends...
Sammol - 22.10.2011 at 15:22  
If I'm near their place, I'll replace him.
zero - 22.10.2011 at 16:58  
That's bad guys... that's bad...
Angel_Lament - 22.10.2011 at 19:22  
Bad news ofc, but wish him luck in his future endeavors...
Fat & Sassy! - 22.10.2011 at 22:23  
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. >:[
4look4rd - 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).
Quinaitor - 24.10.2011 at 20:16  
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
Dentura - 27.08.2012 at 07:16  
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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