PAIN OF SALVATION BIOGRAPHY
Pain of Salvation is a progressive metal band from Sweden. The band is centered around lead vocalist / guitarist / composer / writer Daniel Gildenlöw.PAIN OF SALVATION GENRES
Trademarks include concept albums focusing on social, environmental, philosophical, and emotional issues as well as songs that incorporate complex rhythms and time changes but retain flowing melodies.
The band was formed by Daniel Gildenlöw in 1984 under the nick name Reality. The band used to participate in many music contest over the Sweden. The first Ep, Hereafter, was recorded in 1996 under the monicker Pain of Salvation, which was the new nickname of the band since 1991. The Lineup of the band was the same of their follower album, Entropia(1997).
After the departure of Daniel Magdic for continuing disagreements with the others over committing to the increasing demands of the band, the band recorded One Hour by the Concrete Lake(1999), a concept album about the issues of nuclear power/waste, disposition of indigenous peoples,industry and human discovery. The band begins to receive more attention from critics and magazines all around the world. In 1999 they also played at the famous ProgPower festival in The Netherlands.
Their third and most famous album, The Perfect Element I was released in 2000 and got a great response from the crowd and critics, making them the second most famous progressive metal band over the world: a success confirmed by their fourth album, Remedy Lane (2002), a semi-autobiographical album written by Daniel Gildenlöw about loss,love and life.
In 2004 We saw the release of two different albums, an acoustic live show recorded at Eskilstuna called 12:5 where the band played most of their old famous songs rearranged, and the epic concept album about the origin of humanity and God called BE: It was the first album to divide the fan-base in opinion, due to its musically experimental and philosophical nature; and perhaps also its lack of cohesive progressive metal pieces.
BE album was also released in a special DVD edition called Be: The Original Stage Production (2005). With a live CD recorded during the 2003 presentation of the album and a DVD rappresentation from the same dates.
On 21 February 2006, Kristoffer Gildenlöw was asked to leave the band due to him not being able to attend rehearsals, since he lived in Holland and the band lived in Sweden. The band is currently looking for a new bassist. Kristoffer has a solo album planned for the future, as well as a side project called Dial, which there is not much information about at the moment.
The new album, Scarsick, was released on January 22, 2007. It is more band oriented than BE, with Daniel Gildenlöw playing bass in the studio. Recent interviews with Daniel have revealed that Scarsick is, in fact, the second part of The Perfect Element, confirming the speculation of many fans.
A European tour to support the new album has been announced (it started February 17,2007). The band will be playing with Simon Andersson, a new replacement bassist on this tour. On the 10th of March, after the Copenhagen show, Simon Andersson was welcomed into Pain of Salvation as a full member. The band issued this message on their website:
He (Simon Andersson) did an outstanding job on the tour and we are looking forward to the coming years with great anticipation. Since his girlfriend is a huge Pain of Salvation fan, we happily expect to see this decision put a little silver lining on their sex life as well, since she can now all of a sudden go to bed with a member of the band :-) Congratulations Simon, and welcome to the family!
On May 2007 it was announced that drummer Johan Langell decided to leave the band to be more time with his family.
Daniel Gildenlöw – vocals, guitar
Johan Hallgren – lead guitar, backing vocals
Fredrik Hermansson – keyboards
Simon Andersson - bass guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Magdic – guitar, backing vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – bass guitar, double bass, backing vocals
Johan Langell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* 1997: Entropia
* 1998: One Hour by the Concrete Lake
* 2000: The Perfect Element I
* 2002: Remedy Lane
* 2004: BE
* 2007: Scarsick
* 2004: 12:5
* 2005: Be: The Original Stage Production
* 1996: Hereafter
* 2005: Be: The Original Stage Production
Daniel Gildenlöw also sang for Hammer of the Gods, a Led Zeppelin tribute band featuring Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse Band bassist Dave LaRue, and Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert.
Daniel Gildenlöw also helped out on a Transatlantic tour, providing vocals, guitar, keyboard and percussion for several live shows. He has also helped out the prog band The Flower Kings in the past and became an official member later for only one album, Adam & Eve, after which he left the band.
PAIN OF SALVATION ORIGIN
Sweden (Eskilstuna), formed in 1984
PAIN OF SALVATION CURRENT RECORD LABEL
PAIN OF SALVATION STATUS
PAIN OF SALVATION CURRENT LINE-UP
Daniel Gildenlow - Vocals, Guitar (Genius, ex-Crypt of Kerberos, ex-The Flower Kings, ex-Hammer Of The Gods (Swe), guest for Transatlantic, ex-Office of Strategic Influence)
Fredrik Hermansson - Keyboards
Johan Hallgren - Guitar, Vocals (ex-Crypt of Kerberos, Infester (Swe))
Simon Andersson - Bass/Vocals
Léo Margarit - Drums
PAIN OF SALVATION PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Mikael Pettersson 1984-1990 Drums
Daniel Magdic 1987-1998 Guitars (Cudfish, ex-Hostile (Swe))
Joakim Strandberg 1984-1990 Bass
Magnus Johansson 1990-1990 Bass
Gustaf Hielm 1990-1994 Bass (ex-Meshuggah, ex-Dark Funeral, Non-Human Level)
Kristoffer Gildenlow - Bass, vocals (Dial)
Johan Langell - Drums, Vocals