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Pain (typeset as PAIN) is a musical project from Sweden that mix 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".[1] 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. During this tour singer Peter Tägtgren, drummer David Wallin, and bassist Johan Husgafvel were assaulted by a gang in Leipzig. Tägtgren received 10 stitches in his face, Wallin suffered a concussion and stitches to his head, and Husgafvel had his nose broken.[2]

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.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[3]
FIN
[4]
FRA
[5]
AUT
[6]
SWI
[7]
GER
[8]
Pain
  • Released: February 11, 1997[9]
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, CS
Rebirth
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Stockholm Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
21
Nothing Remains the Same
  • Released: July 15, 2002
  • Label: Stockholm Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
6 75
Dancing with the Dead
  • Released: March 21, 2005[11]
  • Label: Stockholm Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD
3 16
Psalms of Extinction
  • Released: April 23, 2007[12]
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD
21 21 165 93
Cynic Paradise
  • Released: October 31, 2008
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
30 28 165 78
You Only Live Twice
  • Released: June 3, 2011
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
38 26 75 64 40
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[13]
FIN
[14]
1999 "End Of The Line" 15 Rebirth
"On And On" 30
2000 "Suicide Machine"
2001 "Shut your mouth" 14 Nothing Remains The Same
2002 "Eleanor Rigby"
"Just Hate Me" 47
"Eleanor Rigby 2"
2004 "Same Old Song" 18 5 Dancing With The Dead
2005 "Bye/Die"
"Nothing"
2008 "I´m Going In" Cynic Paradise
2009 "Follow Me" (feat. Anette Olzon)
2011 "Dirty Woman"[16] You Only Live Twice
"My Angel" (feat. Cécile Siméone) [17]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albumsEdit

Title Video details Peak chart positions
SWE
[18]
Live Is Overrated
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD
We Come in Peace
  • Released: November 16, 2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: DVD
14
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

Year Title Directed Album
1999 "End Of The Line"
Rebirth
"On And On"
"Suicide Machine"
2002 "Shut Your Mouth"
Nothing Remains The Same
"Just Hate Me"
2005 "Same Old Song"[19]
Dancing With The Dead
"Bye/Die"[20] Jerker Josefsson
"Nothing"
2007 "Zombie Slam" Ralf Strathmann[21] Psalms Of Extinction
2008 "Follow Me"[22]
Cynic Paradise
2009 "Monkey Business"[23] Denis Goria
"Have A Drink On Me"
2011 "Dirty Woman"[24]
You Only Live Twice
"The Great Pretender"[25]

MembersEdit

Current members
Current touring members
Former touring members
  • Saroth (Yngve Liljebäck) - Bass (1999-2005)
  • Mathias Kamijo - Guitars (1999-2003)
  • Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) - Drums (1999-2003)
  • Andrea Odendahl - Guitars (2003-2007)
  • Alla Fedynitch - Bass (2005-2007)
  • Marcus Jidell - Guitar (2007)
  • André Skaug - Bass (2007/2011)
  • René Sebastian - Guitar (2007)


ReferencesEdit

  1. Pain in Swedish Charts, swedishcharts.com.
  2. Svenska Stjärnor Brutalt Nerslagna from aftonbladet.se, accessed on 23 February 2008.
  3. http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=Pain&cat=a
  4. http://finnishcharts.com/search.asp?search=Pain&cat=a
  5. http://lescharts.com/search.asp?search=Pain&cat=a
  6. http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=pain&cat=a
  7. http://hitparade.ch/search.asp?search=pain&cat=a
  8. http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Pain/longplay
  9. http://www.allmusic.com/album/pain-mw0000050001
  10. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-s-nothing-remains-the-same-certified-gold-in-sweden/
  11. http://www.allmusic.com/album/dancing-with-the-dead-mw0001610148
  12. http://www.allmusic.com/album/psalms-of-extinction-mw0000585063
  13. http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=Pain&cat=s
  14. http://finnishcharts.com/search.asp?search=Pain&cat=s
  15. http://www.ifpi.se/wp/wp-content/uploads/ar-20002.pdf
  16. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dirty-woman-single/id436331511
  17. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-angel-feat.-cecile-simeone/id464155122
  18. http://www.sverigetopplistan.se/
  19. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-same-old-song-video-posted-online/
  20. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-bye-die-video-posted-online/
  21. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-zombie-slam-video-posted-online/
  22. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-follow-me-video-featuring-nightwish-singer-posted-online/
  23. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-monkey-business-video-released/
  24. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-dirty-woman-video-released/
  25. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pain-the-great-pretender-video-released/

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