Metal Blast conducted an interview with Jørn Viggo Lofstad (guitar) and Steinar Krokmo (bass) of Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND before the band’s December 16, 2011 concert at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland. You can now watch the chat below.
The “Intermission” single by PAGAN’S MIND, which was exclusively distributed via the June 2011 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine containing the CD sold in Sweden was counted towards the certification; the single itself was **not** sold separately.)
PAGAN’S MIND was presented with a Swedish gold award by Dag Ingebrigsten, the original singer of TNT, in front of a packed house at the band’s concert in Trondheim.
“Heavenly Ecstasy”, the sixth album from the PAGAN’S MIND, entered the official chart in the group’s home country at position No. 10 (international artists) and No. 2 (Norwegian artists).
“Heavenly Ecstasy” was released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007’s “God’s Equation” was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, Sweden. The effort was made available in four configurations: A limited-edition digipak with two bonus tracks, 28-page booklet and poster; a double gatefold LP with two bonus tracks on orange-colored vinyl; as a standard jewel case; and as a digital download.