Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation are commencing the promotional campaign for their much anticipated new studio album "In the Passing Light of Day", which will be released on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic.
Therefore, the band is launching the album's first single 'Meaningless" today.
Check it out in a stunning video produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt for Lynx Pictures here:
Or listen to "Meaningless" here:
Pain of Salvation have checked in with the following comment on "Meaningless":
"We feel very proud to release the first video for the upcoming album IN THE PASSING LIGHT OF DAY. Love and Joakim and the entire film team have made a tremendous work. In it, you will also see some wonderful Pain of Salvation fans, whom we want to send extra warm thanks to! Let the journey begin, into the passing light of day. Enter MEANINGLESS."
Working together with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) at Dugout Studio in Sweden, the band have crafted an album that sees them returning to their much praised heavier sound, featuring the syncopated rhythms, glorious melodies, and intensely personal themes that Pain of Salvation fans have long loved about the band.
Inextricably linked to the near fatal illness that band-leader Daniel Gildenlöw spent much of the first half of 2014 recovering from, the album is an altogether darker and more impassioned journey. Taking the hospital bed as a narrative hub, the lyrical and musical themes touch on all the conflicting feelings that run through a person's mind when presented with the prospect of death and the passing of life.
In the past 6 years since the release of 'Road Salt Two', fans hope for new Pain of Salvation output has truly been tested. But their perseverance, as well as that of Daniel Gildenlöw and his band, has been rewarded with perhaps the most stunning album of their career.
The album will be available as a special edition 2CD Mediabook (including expanded 48-pages booklet, several in-depth texts by conceptual author Daniel Gildenlöw, demo material & band commentary tracks), standard jewelcase CD, gatefold 180g 2LP vinyl plus album on CD as bonus & digital download.
You can find the full tracklisting of the main album below:
Pain of Salvation - "In the Passing Light of Day":
1. On a Tuesday (10:22)
2. Tongue of God (04:53)
3. Meaningless (04:47)
4. Silent Gold (03:23)
5. Full Throttle Tribe (09:05)
6. Reasons (04:45)
7. Angels of Broken Things (06:24)
8. The Taming of a Beast (06:33)
9. If This Is the End (06:03)
10. The Passing Light of Day (15:31)
A brief album teaser can be seen here:
Pain of Salvation - line-up 2016:
Daniel Gildenlöw - vocals, guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - guitars, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - keyboards, backing vocals
Gustaf Hielm - bass, backing vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, backing vocals
Pain of Salvation - Live:
Feb 07.-11, 2017 Tampa (US) / Cozumel (Mexico) - Cruise To The Edge
More dates to follow soon...
PAIN OF SALVATION online:
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