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PAIN OF SALVATION Launch "Reasons" Video

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 @ 12:32 AM


Off Upcoming Album In The Passing Light Of Day

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Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators PAIN OF SALVATION are soon to release their upcoming studio album In The Passing Light Of Day on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic.

Therefore, the album's second single, "Reasons", as well as a dynamic video for it are being debuted today. Check out the clip produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt for Lynx Pictures on KNAC.COM right HERE.

PAIN OF SALVATION's Daniel Gildenl÷w checked in to comment about the song/video as follows:

"We are proud to present the second video from our upcoming album In The Passing Light Of Day. It's a hard and complex track, but is somehow catchy enough to make people go around humming it hours after they've heard it. I left one of the early demos in my car over the weekend, and the next week I heard my kids hum it while they were playing app games on their phones. Or, as Daniel Bergstrand put it, "It's awesome - it's so catchy that you can't resist singing it, but it drives you crazy because at the same time you can't grasp the weird rhythms enough to do it right!" hahaha. The video is a bit different too, because I'm in it, but with all my clothes on and not having sex with anyone or even holding severed body parts of any kind. How weird is that? For those who think that's just too meek, I can offer some comfort to that, by revealing that four of us were bleeding after only two or three takes of the video. Who was the one who didn't bleed? That's a mystery for you to solve and discuss.

'Because I hate every motherfucking word you say!'

Lyrically the song is about the harshest lows of a long-term relationship, but also a dark satire about true and deep loyalty and love - the kind that will not perish in any flame but just come out twice as strong. It's like a long and true friendship - it can withstand a little bit of conflict, dislike, or even hate, every now and then through the year, without going out. At least if the conflicts are shared and mutual, brought out in the open and dealt with with courage and truth. So, at the surface, it may first seem like a lyric about hate, but as you delve deeper into the philosophy of it, and if you pay attention to the small lyrical signs towards the end, you'll understand that it is a story about a strong love."

Working together with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, etc.) at Dugout Studio in Sweden, the band have crafted an album that sees them returning to their much praised heavier sound, featuring the syncopated rhythms, glorious melodies, and intensely personal themes that PAIN OF SALVATION fans have long loved about the band.

The album will be available as a special edition 2CD Mediabook (including expanded 48-pages booklet, several in-depth texts by conceptual author Daniel Gildenl÷w, demo material & band commentary tracks), standard jewel case CD, gatefold 180g 2LP vinyl plus album on CD as bonus & digital download.

PAIN OF SALVATION - "In The Passing Light Of Day:

  • "On A Tuesday"
  • "Tongue Of God"
  • "Meaningless"
  • "Silent Gold"
  • "Full Throttle Tribe"
  • "Reasons"
  • "Angels Of Broken Things"
  • "The Taming Of A Beast"
  • "If This Is The End"
  • "The Passing Light Of Day"
The vinyl version of the album will be available in the following versions:
  • Black vinyl - Unlimited
  • Clear vinyl - 200x copies (Swedish version)
  • White vinyl - 200x copies (Band mailorder version)
  • Silver vinyl - 200x copies (IOM webshop version)
The album's pre-order via the InsideOutMusic webstore has already started HERE.

On the live front, PAIN OF SALVATION have just announced a North American tour and also added a show in Cologne/Germany to their European run, for which fellow Swedes PORT NOIR have been added as support act. Here are all dates announced so far:

North America tour 2017

  • 2.7-11 - Tampa (US) - Cozumel (Mexico) - Cruise To The Edge
  • 2.12 - Tampa, FL, The Orpheum
  • 2.14 - Houston,TX, The Scout bar
  • 2.15 - Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey
  • 2.16 - Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room
  • 2.18 - Chicago, IL, Reggies
  • 2.19 - Detroit, MI, The Token Lounge
  • 2.21 - Toronto, ON, Mod Club
  • 2.22 - Quebec, QC, Le Cercle
  • 2.23 - Montreal, QC, Le Tulipe
  • 2.24 - Buffalo, NY, Iron Works
  • 2.26 - New York, NY, The Marlin Room
PAIN OF SALVATION - In The Passing Light Of Day European tour 2017:
  • 29.03. - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
  • 30.03. - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
  • 31.03. - Berlin (Germany) - Columbia-Theater
  • 01.04. - Prague (Czech Republic) - Rock Cafe
  • 02.04. - Reichenbach (Germany) - Art Rock festival V
  • 04.04. - Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
  • 05.04. - Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z-7
  • 06.04. - Milan (Italy) - Circolo Magnolia
  • 07.04. - Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
  • 08.04. - Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini
  • 09.04. - Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barcelˇ
  • 11.04. - Paris (France) - Divan Du Monde
  • 12.04. - London (UK) - Islington Assembly Hall
  • 14.04. - Venlo (The Netherlands) - Grenswerk
  • 15.04. - Leiden (The Netherlands) - Gebr. De Nobel
  • 16.04. - Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
  • 16.-18.06. - Clisson (France) - Hellfest


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