23 December 2016
Pain of Salvation: Launch second video/single "Reasons" off upcoming album "In the Passing Light of Day"; North American tour announced; Album pre-order available!
Pain of Salvation:  Launch second video/single "Reasons" off upcoming album "In the Passing Light of Day"; North American tour announced; Album pre-order available!
Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation are soon to release their upcoming studio album "In the Passing Light of Day" on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic.

Therefore, the album's second single, "Reasons", as well as a dynamic video for it are being debuted today. Check the clip produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt for Lynx Pictures here:

VEVO: https://www.vevo.com/watch/pain-of-salvation/Reasons/GBF861777302
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qZpLgvdOI

Or listen to "Reasons" here:

iTunes (Instant grat!): http://smarturl.it/POSreasonsiTunes
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2imu1aW

Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw checked in to comment about the song/video as follows:

"We are proud to present the second video from our upcoming album IN THE PASSING LIGHT OF DAY. It's a hard and complex track, but is somehow catchy enough to make people go around humming it hours after they've heard it. I left one of the early demos in my car over the weekend, and the next week I heard my kids hum it while they were playing app games on their phones. Or, as Daniel Bergstrand put it, "It's awesome - it's so catchy that you can't resist singing it, but it drives you crazy because at the same time you can't grasp the weird rhythms enough to do it right!" hahaha. The video is a bit different too, because I'm in it, but with all my clothes on and not having sex with anyone or even holding severed body parts of any kind. How weird is that? For those who think that's just too meek, I can offer some comfort to that, by revealing that four of us were bleeding after only two or three takes of the video. Who was the one who didn't bleed? That's a mystery for you to solve and discuss. "Because I hate every motherfucking word you say!" Lyrically the song is about the love."

The video for the album's first single, 'Meaningless", can be checked out here:

Vevo: https://www.vevo.com/watch/pain-of-salvation/Meaningless/GBF861777301
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MreXYqelGPM

Or listen to "Meaningless" here:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/POSmeaninglessiTunes
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/27wq7Gls32bnQOFqYbtZbm

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.

The album will be available as a special edition 2CD Mediabook (including an alternate front cover, expanded 48-pages booklet, several in-depth texts by conceptual author Daniel Gildenlöw, demo material & band commentary tracks), standard jewel case 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)

The vinyl version of the album will be available in the following versions:

Black vinyl - Unlimited
Clear vinyl - 200x copies (Swedish version)
White vinyl - 200x copies (Band mailorder version)
Silver vinyl - 200x copies (IOM webshop version)

The album's pre-order via the InsideOutMusic webstore has already started here:


On the live-front, Pain of Salvation have just announced a North American tour and also added a show in Cologne/Germany to their European run, for which fellow Swedes Port Noir have been added as support act. Here are all dates announced so far:

Pain of Salvation - "In the Passing Light of Day" North American tour 2017:

07.-11.02. Tampa (US) / Cozumel (Mexico) - Cruise To The Edge
12.02. Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
14.02. Houston, TX - The Scout bar
15.02. Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
16.02. Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
18.02. Chicago, IL - Reggies
19.02. Detroit, MI - The Token Lounge
21.02. Toronto, ON - Mod Club
22.02. Quebec, QC - Le Cercle
23.02. Montreal, QC - Le Tulipe
24.02. Buffalo, NY - Iron Works
26.02. New York, NY - The Marlin Room

Pain of Salvation + Port Noir - "In the Passing Light of Day" European tour 2017

29.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
30.03. Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
31.03. Berlin (Germany) - Columbia-Theater
01.04. Prague (Czech Republic) - Rock Cafe
02.04. Reichenbach (Germany) - Art Rock Festival V
04.04. Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
05.04. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z-7
06.04. Milan (Italy) - Circolo Magnolia
07.04. Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
08.04. Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini
09.04. Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barceló
11.04. Paris (France) - Divan Du Monde
12.04. London (UK) - Islington Assembly
13.04. Köln (Germany) - Die Kantine *
14.04. Venlo (The Netherlands) - Grenswerk
15.04. Leiden (The Netherlands) - Gebr. De Nobel
16.04. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon

Pain of Salvation - Live 2017:

16.-18.06. Clisson (France) - Hellfest

More dates to follow soon...

Pain of Salvation line-up:

Daniel Gildenlöw - vocals, guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - guitars, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - keyboards, backing vocals
Gustaf Hielm - bass, backing vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, backing vocals

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