• Steve Jenkins

Sweden's PAIN Touring Australia For First Time Ever


Swedish industrial metal titans, PAIN, will tour Australia for the first time ever in May 2018 in support of their eighth studio album, Coming Home (Nuclear Blast) which came out September 9, 2016. Led by one of the most iconic and legendary figures in the extreme metal world, Peter Tägtgren, PAIN will crush every capital city on the map. Mixing metal with electronica and techno, PAIN has gone from side project to fully fledged wrecking ball since forming in 1997. Pulsating beats and wall of sound guitars drive the PAIN sound, however it’s the atmospheric, orchestral arrangements and ambience that complete it.

Live, the band are unstoppable. Delivering an inescapable sonic assault that demands your full attention and co-operation. Tägtgren is one of the most prolific people in the music industry. He is the front man for legendary death metal act Hypocrisy and owner of the iconic recording studio, The Abyss. With over 100 album producing credits to his name, Peter is synonymous with Scandinavian heavy music. In 2015 he also partnered with Rammstein front man Till Lindemann to release Lindemann which Peter describes as "a baby between Rammstein and PAIN... a mix of Rammstein vocals and PAIN music." Perhaps the never ending stream of album credits and his own musical output is the reason why PAIN haven’t visited Australian shores until now. But as Tägtgren explains, they can’t wait to be here! "We cant wait to play for our Australian fans. They’ll get 100% energy from us, we're so happy to be finally coming! Please come to the shows and support us, cause we will give you all we got, on the last Europe tour, fans voted for the songs they wanted to hear, we copied the first 15 on the list and added a few more. Let us know what you want to hear!' PAIN is completed by drummer Sebastian Tägtgren, bassist Jonathan Olsson and guitarist Greger Andersson. Watch PAIN’s music video for "Call Me" - featuring Sabaton’s Joakim Broden.


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