Swedish industrial metallers PAIN have issued the following update:
“Great news for those of you who haven’t had the chance to see PAIN live during the ‘You Only Live Twice’ tour that started in October 2011. We’ve recorded the whole final show of the first leg at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last November and parts of the show at the Masters Of Rock festival this July which will be released on a DVD later this year together with tons of crazy backstage and ‘behind-the-scenes’ material! Stay tuned for the release date!!! Also, we’ve been confirmed to once again support our friends in NIGHTWISH on their forthcoming ‘Imaginaerum’ U.K. Tour 2012! Four shows are booked in early November just before the start of ‘Into Darkness 2012’ that we do together with MOONSPELL, SWALLOW THE SUN, LAKE OF TEARS, and SCAR OF THE SUN. See you on the road!”
Fan-filmed video footage of PAIN‘s July 20 performance at the Zwarte Cross festival in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands can be seen below.
PAIN‘s seventh album, “You Only Live Twice”, was released in June 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Regarding the album’s cover artwork, PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren previously said, “I really wanted something ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ meets ‘Alice In Wonderland’ kind of feeling but with our mascot, the Painhead in it. And Heile created that after what I wanted. And he did it in his own way. It really has this kinda Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy with a big backdrop. We also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like IRON MAIDEN has it.”
On the topic of the CD’s title, Tägtgren stated, “[The title] has nothing to do with James Bond. I am sure I will hear this for the rest of my life! The title song is mainly about people struggling. Don’t you wish you had another chance? Don’t you wanna live twice? Like you’re always jealous of other people. How good their life is or they won on lotto or anything. It’s about jealousy in general towards other people that surrounds you. About not being satisfied with what you have. Trying to create this fantasy world that you can live twice kind of…”
For a list of upcoming PAIN shows, go to this location.