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Pain of Salvation
Pain of Salvation was founded by Daniel Gildenl÷w at age 11 in 1984, although the band was originally given the name Reality (Later, in 1991 the band was renamed to Pain of Salvation). After a few changes in the line-up the Band was able to release their first studio-album Entropia in 1997. This initial success led to further albums, each gaining more and more critical acclaim.
In 2004 Pain of Salvation released their most ambitious album BE. This time with the support of a small symphony orchestra called the Orchestra of Eternity. This album was the first to divide the fan-base in opinion, due to its musically experimental and philisophical nature.
Their sound is characterised by powerful, accenturated guitar-work, broad vocal range, abrupt switching between heavy and calm passages and experimenting with polyrhythmics. Another trademark of the band is the fact, that each album is a concept album with very emotional and complex lyrics.
- Daniel Gildenl÷w - lead vocals, guitar
- Kristoffer Gildenl÷w - bass, vocals
- Johan Hallgren - guitar, vocals
- Fredrik Hermansson - keyboards
- Johan Langell - drums, vocals
- 1984 Daniel Gildenl÷w formed the band Reality at age 11.
- 1991 The name Reality was changed to Pain of Salvation.
- 1994 Kristoffer Gildenl÷w (then 16 years old) replaces Gustaf Hielm.
- 1996 Fredrik Hermansson joins the band.
- 1998 Daniel Magdic leaves the band and is replaced by Johan Hallgren.
- 2001 Daniel Gildenl÷w forms part of the touring incarnation of TransAtlantic, during their European tour.
- 2002 Daniel Gildenl÷w appears as a guest member of The Flower Kings, providing vocals, guitar, keyboards and percussion, both on tour and on recordings.
- 2004 Pain Of Salvation headline ProgPower V USA.
- 2004 Daniel Gildenl÷w is now regarded as an offical member of The Flower Kings.
- Entropia (1997)
- One Hour by the Concrete Lake (1998)
- The Perfect Element, part I (2000)
- Remedy Lane (2002)
- 12:5 (2004)
- BE (2004)
- BE (ChinassiaH) (2005) (To be released April 26th, 2005)
Other progrock/metal bands from Sweden
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