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PAIN OF SALVATION - 'BE' DVD Due In April
Swedish progressive metal band PAIN OF SALVATION have posted the following
message on their official web site:
"And so, there is finally a time of release set for the long awaited 'BE'
DVD. In the first days of April it will be available, just before the planned
"The DVD consists of the original stage production, which was filmed during
one of the last performances. It was performed on a specially built stage,
just for this occasion, and was quite impressive. People came from all corners
of the world to see this unique show, and since it will never again be performed
like this, the DVD offers the possibility to get at least a hint of how
it was for all of those who never had a chance to see it.
"In addition to the show there is a pile of extra material like commentary
tracks, slideshows, a bunch of messages to God (in addition to the ones
in 'Vocari Dei') never heard before, and quite a lot of hidden features
and Easter Eggs. Simply a must-have.
PAIN OF SALVATION will finally go on a headline tour. As far as anybody
knows at this point, the tour is planned to happen between mid April and
early May. Being a European tour, it will stop by all 'the most typical
European tour countries' as Daniel [Gildenl√∂w, vocals] puts it. Poland
and Hungary are on top of the band's 'wanted' list since they have never
played headline shows there.
"So, some time has passed since the release of 'BE' ‚EUR" by far the most
ambitious and most thought-through work coming out of PAIN OF SALVATION
this far. How was the reactions so far?
Daniel: 'I must say I am positively surprised. I mean, this might sound
a bit 'high horses' and all that, but I honestly didn't think people would
be able to see the grandness of this album for at least a year. Our previous
albums have taken quite some time for the press and fans to digest and we
have experienced several times ‚EUR" a ridiculous amount of times as far as
I can see compared to other bands ‚EUR" how professional press makes a revision
of their first lukewarm review over a year later. And even with that knowledge
we knew that this album was even more risky than the others. I was preparing
for being torn to pieces and have our recognition for this piece of work
two years from now at its earliest ‚EUR" and then, to our surprise, but according
to our hopes of course, we get a lot of overwhelming response. Sure, there
have been a few don't-get-its, but fewer than we thought.
"One thing that makes me happy is to see the female part of our fans grow
with every album, that is almost unheard of in the male dominated genre
of prog metal where we have been placed. Also, the age span of our fans
is unbelievably wide. Now I only hope to see the Caucasian dominance challenged
in the future. I am certain that our music has the potential to hit home
in more places than you'd initially think.'"