One off London show announced
PAIN recently announced their brand new studio album, ‘Coming Home’, which will be released on 9th September via Nuclear Blast – the follow up to 2011’s ‘You Only Live Twice’. After the substantial success of Peter Tägtgren‘s Lindemann project with Rammestein vocalist Till Lindemann, Peter retreated – taking some time to write another shrewd industrial metal statement.
The artwork for ‘Coming Home’ was created by Stuttgart artist Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica) – whose artwork is famed for its symbiosis of fantasy, reality and insanity.
“I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again… And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter… Musically, the album is a development of where PAIN and LINDEMANN ended at – more experimental than what I’ve ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of CARACH ANGREN with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums…”
So speaks Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind PAIN, Sweden’s finest industrial metal export. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans Hypocrisy, and now PAIN – or shaping their sounds – as he has done with Celtic Frost, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Immortal amongst others. It’s a calling that has made him one of Europe’s most highly respected musicians and producers.
PAIN started life as a hobby for Peter Tägtgren, whose concept was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences.
It all began with the release of a self-titled debut in 1997, and since then PAIN have released six more albums and a DVD.
‘Coming Home’ will be their eighth studio album release.