Album Review: Pain – I Am

A few months on from a brilliant headlining tour, and a few month prior to a supporting role in another, Peter Tägtgren's Pain are back for another foray into the world of heavy metal mashed with a bit of techno-y dance-y stuff, and the usual splurge of anti-authoritarian lyrical themes. Fans will already be very … Continue reading Album Review: Pain – I Am

The Halo Effect to bring Pain on UK dates

The Halo Effect have announced the details of their first ever headline tour across the UK & Europe for 2025. Fans can expect a set packed with all the hits from their debut album [review here], alongside some brand new songs. Special guest on this tour will be industrial metal outfit and label mates Pain, … Continue reading The Halo Effect to bring Pain on UK dates

Pain announce new video, April 12th – live here when it premieres!

Today Pain release their new single "Push The Pusher". Demonstrating their ability to blend electro grooves with fist-pumping rock, this track is presented with a stunning clip made by a dedicated video team, Midjourney and AI tools. All images in the video are generated by AI and animated by two artists, Dmitry Alekseev and Sergey … Continue reading Pain announce new video, April 12th – live here when it premieres!

Pain announce new album, stream first single

Pain have announced their highly anticipated new album I Am, which will be released on May 17th via Nuclear Blast Records. With the first single "Go With The Flow", Swedish industrial project Pain set the tone for their upcoming 9th album, I Am. Accompanied by a high-quality video featuring actor Peter Stormare (Palme d'Or awarded … Continue reading Pain announce new album, stream first single

2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

I'm going to be honest, this year's roundup is going to be a challenge for me. In the past I've reviewed dozens of albums and gone to a similar number of gigs each year so my biggest problem has been narrowing it down. This year, though, has been a struggle. Between real life, work, studies … Continue reading 2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

Gig Review: Pain / Ensiferum / Eleine / Ryujin – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (10th October 2023)

What a night. Four great international bands, though with an early start necessitating a rapid change of clothes after work and the use of the nearby McD's before it turned into its nightly alter ego as a warzone (Glasgow residents will understand). First on the bill were self-styled "samurai metal" act Ryujin, all the way … Continue reading Gig Review: Pain / Ensiferum / Eleine / Ryujin – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (10th October 2023)