PAIN

PAIN
STYLE: ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1996LABEL: Nuclear Blast Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Peter Tägtgren - Vocals & Guitar
  • David Wallin - Drums
  • Greger Andersson - Guitar
  • Johan Husgafvel - Bass
BIOGRAPHY

PAIN is a musical project from Sweden that mixes heavy metal with influences from electronic music and techno. The project started out as a hobby project for front man Peter Tägtgren, whose idea was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences. Tägtgren, who is also the vocalist/guitarist of Hypocrisy and producer of his own The Abyss studios, is the only current member.

Pain’s self-titled debut was released in 1997, and since then Pain has released six more albums and a DVD. Starting with their second, all of Pain’s albums have made the Swedish charts, thanks in large part to hit singles such as “End of the Line”, “Shut Your Mouth”, and “Same Old Song”. In early February 2006, Blabbermouth.net reported that Pain had signed with Roadrunner Records. Currently, Pain is under the Nuclear Blast Records banner.

In 2008, Pain was on tour as a supporting performer for the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. Pain supported Nightwish on the second half of their Dark Passion Play World Tour, along with Finnish pop rock band Indica, beginning with the first show in London, UK on 11 March 2009. Pain released their seventh album, You Only Live Twice, on 3 June 2011 via Nuclear Blast. They released their eighth studio album entitled Coming Home on September 9, 2016.

BAND NEWS

The previously announced May tour from Swedish industrial metal act, PAIN, WILL go ahead in May! The recent troubles surrounding failed promoter Stag Music Touring led to one of their tours being canceled

March 28, 2018 by Kris Murias
DISCOGRAPHY

Coming Home / 2016

Pain-Coming Home
  • Album Info
  • 2016
  • Nuclear Blast

1. Designed to Piss You Off
2. Call Me
3. A Wannabe
4. Pain in the Ass
5. Black Knight Satellite
6. Coming Home
7. Absinthe-Phoenix Rising
8. Final Crusade
9. Natural Born Idiot
10. Starseed

Coming Home is the eighth album by Swedish metal band Pain, released on September 9, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

You Only Live Twice / 2011

Pain-You Only Live Twice
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Nuclear Blast

1. Let Me Out
2. Fear the Demons
3. The Great Pretender
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Dirty Woman
6. We Want More
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Monster
9. Season of the Reaper

You Only Live Twice is the seventh album released by Swedish metal band Pain, on June 3, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records. It reached number 36 in the Swedish album charts.

Cynic Paradise / 2008

Pain-Cynic Paradise
  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Nuclear Blast

1. I’m Going In
2. Monkey Business
3. Follow Me
4. Have a Drink on Me
5. Don’t Care
6. Reach Out (And Regret)
7. Generation X
8. No One Knows
9. Live Fast – Die Young (It’s a Cynic Paradise)
10. Not Your Kind
11. Feed Us

Cynic Paradise is the sixth album released by Swedish Metal band Pain, released on October 31, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. It reached #30 on the Swedish album charts.

The album features a duet with then-Nightwish singer Anette Olzon in “Follow Me” and “Feed Us”. Disc 2 features a Depeche Mode cover and remixes. The artwork was created by renowned artist Travis Smith (Devin Townsend, Amorphis, Opeth, Nevermore).

In their review, AllMusicGuide described the album as “an engaging disc even though it doesn’t pretend to break any new ground for industrial metal.”

Psalms of Extinction / 2007

Pain-Psalms of Extinction
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Roadrunner Records

1. Save Your Prayers
2. Nailed to the Ground
3. Zombie Slam
4. Psalms of Extinction
5. Clouds of Ecstasy
6. Play Dead (Björk cover)
7. Does It Really Matter?
8. Computer God
9. Just Think Again
10. Walking on Glass
11. Bottle’s Nest
12. Bitch

Psalms Of Extinction is the fifth studio album by Swedish Metal band Pain, released on April 16, 2007 in Europe’s Nordic Territories and May 7, 2007 in the rest of Europe. The first Pain album since their debut to lack a charting single, it hit #21 on the Swedish charts but dropped off after only two weeks.“Zombie Slam” is the first song from the album to receive a video. The track “Play Dead” is a Björk cover.

Musicians featured on the album include Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, ex-Don Dokken, King Diamond) on “Zombie Slam” recording drums, Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho on “Just Think Again” (guitar solo), and Peter Iwers of In Flames on the first two songs (bass guitar).

Dancing with the Dead / 2005

Pain-Dancing with the Dead
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • Stockholm Records

1. Don’t Count Me Out
2. Same Old Song
3. Nothing
4. The Tables Have Turned
5. Not Afraid to Die
6. Dancing with the Dead
7. Tear It Up
8. Bye/Die
9. My Misery
10. A Good Day to Die
11. Stay Away
12. The Third Wave

Dancing with the Dead is the fourth album by the Swedish metal band Pain. It was released in 2005 on the Swedish label Stockholm Records and managed to reach #3 on the Swedish album charts, higher than any Pain album to date. It features the single “Same Old Song”, which reached #18 on the Swedish charts.

The album was inspired by Peter Tägtgren’s mysterious collapse in a pub, during which his heart stopped beating for two minutes.

Nothing Remains the Same / 2002

Pain-Nothing Remains the Same
  • Album Info
  • 2002
  • Stockholm Records

1. It’s Only Them
2. Shut Your Mouth
3. Close My Eyes
4. Just Hate Me
5. Injected Paradise
6. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles cover)
7. Expelled
8. Pull Me Under
9. Save Me
10. The Game
11. Fade Away

Nothing Remains The Same is the 3rd album by the Swedish metal band Pain. It was released in 2002 on the Swedish label Stockholm Records and features the hit singles “Shut Your Mouth” (reached No. 14 on the Swedish single charts) and “Just Hate Me” (No. 47). The album itself reached No. 6 and remained on the Swedish album charts for 9 weeks, longer than any other Pain album. 

Rebirth / 1999

Pain-Rebirth
  • Album Info
  • 1999
  • Stockholm Records

1. Supersonic Bitch
2. End of the Line
3. Breathing In, Breathing Out
4. Delusions
5. Suicide Machine
6. Parallel to Ecstasy
7. On and On
8. 12:42
9. Crashed
10. Dark Fields of Pain
11. She Whipped

Rebirth is the second album released by the Swedish metal band Pain. It was released in 1999 on the Swedish label Stockholm Records. It is on this the band’s electronic sound first appeared. It includes the band’s first two singles to make the Swedish single charts: “End of the Line”, which peaked at No. 15, and “On and On”, which peaked at No. 30. Powered by the popularity of “End of the Line” (“On and On” was not released as a single until 8 months later), the album hit No. 21 on the Swedish album charts.

Pain / 1997

Pain-Pain
  • Album Info
  • 1997
  • Nuclear Blast

1. On Your Knees (Again)
2. Rope Around My Neck
3. Learn How to Die
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. Breathe
6. Greed
7. Choke on Your Lies
8. The Last Drops of My Life

Pain is the debut album by Swedish industrial band Pain, a musical project of Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy fame. 

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