In anticipation of its official unveiling, the band has released two album trailers as well as a lyric video for “Black Knight Satellite,” all available for viewing at THIS LOCATION.
Since the beginning of his career in the early ’90s, the Swedish allrounder has enjoyed diving into the extreme and has grown to be an untameable force. But this is exactly what makes him so fascinating. Taboos, creative stagnation, or genre boundaries have never existed in the world of the forty-six-year-old mastermind. And, of course, Peter Tägtgren wandered the same unexplored paths when the time came to forge Coming Home, the eighth studio release of the industrial institution PAIN. However, the path was long and winding and therefore, the writing process for the follow-up of 2011’s You Only Live Twice wasn’t all fun and games, but Peter Tägtgren is well prepared for the fight:
“Sometimes you pull your hair out and lay sleepless all night long, because you can’t figure out this one chorus or don’t know how to finish a certain song,” admits the singer and guitarist. “That’s just me: When I dive into it, there’s no ending in sight. It’s a self-destructive mechanism. But I want perfection – or I don’t want it at all.”
Therefore, it is no wonder, that PAIN delivers a revolutionary mix of styles on this new release – bizarre alternative metal meets electronic melodies – and, in addition, the band weave some spectacular orchestral arrangements into the tracks on “Coming Home,” without risking any cheesy moments or overloading the songs. The result is ten highly addictive hymns with massive depth and experimentation. With the orchestrated portions, PAIN entered a new era and seeked assistance from Carach Angren’s Clemens “Ardek” Wijers, who added some magical final touches to Tägtgren ‘s bombastic songwriting. But the album also has time to breathe with beautiful acoustic guitar intros appearing hand in hand with stormy moments, showing the band at the zenith of their creativity.
Coming Home includes drummer Sebastian Tägtgren, Peter’s seventeen-year-old son who delivers an impressive guest appearance on the title track as well as Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén who joins the team for some typically raw warrior vocals on “Call Me.”
Peter Tägtgren – vocals, guitars, programming etc.
David Wallin – drums
Michael Bohlin – guitars
Johan Husgavfel – bass