Pain of Salvation – New album “PANTHER” out now / Lyric-video for “UNFUTURE” launched
Pain of Salvation – New album “PANTHER” out now / Lyric-video for “UNFUTURE” launched!
Sweden’s Pain of Salvation have now released their new studio album “PANTHER” worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw checked in with the following message for the band’s supporters about the new release:
“This album is for you, or someone you know. It is for the restless, the shy, the motormouths, the passionate, the ones who go far beyond the point of reason for what you believe in, the outsiders, the diagnosed, the medicated, the hungry, the sad, the ones walking around daily trying to understand how to fit in with this species, with this era. It’s for everyone who always had problems sitting still in the class room, or who never really knew how to speak up. The daydreamers, the relentlessly curious, the comedians, the unexplainably angry. This is your album. Because you, my friend, are a panther. And you are a valued member of the Full Throttle Tribe. Ladies and gentlemen, rev your engines, the world is about to get panthered! 🙂 #areyouapanther ”
In order to further support the album’s release, the Progressive Metal/Rock innovators are now also launching a lyric-video created by Thomas Hicks for the song “UNFUTURE”, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/lZy3XoOBHTU
Daniel Gildenlöw commented about “UNFUTURE” as follows:
“This is probably the most typical Pain of Salvation song of the album, and if you’re nervous about the new and unknown, this might be a good track to hold your hand as you venture deeper into the album, or as the PANTHER sinks its teeth deeper into you.
It is a dystopian and lead heavy track in the vein of Black Hills, Diffidentia and The Taming of a Beast.
Welcome to the new world
All want, no need
See, the less your heart is in it
The less you’ll bleed
How free are you? Honestly. Right now, where are the limits of your cultural freedom? Where will your social context draw the line? In this modern age, flattering itself with being tolerant, the concept of normality is, ironically, narrowing down every year. And when you’ve adapted everything you want and own to fit these norms, the only thing left to change, is yourself.
“PANTHER”, the follow-up release to 2017’s “In The Passing Light Of Day” album, was recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Gildenlöw with Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend) and comes with a comprehensive artwork-theme with illustrations made by André Meister.
Pain of Salvation – “PANTHER” (55:33): Track-listing:
2. UNFUTURE (06:46)
3. RESTLESS BOY (03:34)
4. WAIT (07:04)
5. KEEN TO A FAULT (06:01)
6. FUR (01:34)
7. PANTHER (04:11)
8. SPECIES (05:18)
9. ICON (13:30)
Next to the standard CD and the Digital Album formats, ”PANTHER” is also available as limited 2CD Mediabook (Including expanded artwork and the following 4 bonus tracks on a separate disc (15:41): “PANTHER (demo)” (04:09), “KEEN TO A FAULT (demo)” (05:31), “FIFI GRUFFI” (03:32) and “UNFOREVER” (02:27)) and as 180g. Gatefold 2LP (Including the 4 bonus tracks on Side D and album on CD as bonus), in the following variations:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
Deep blood red vinyl – 100x copies from IOM Webshop Europe (Sold out!)
Transparent blue vinyl – 300x copies from CM Distro
Transparent green vinyl – 200x copies from EMP
Lilac vinyl – 200x copies from JPC
White vinyl – 200x copies from Pain of Salvation (Sold out!)
Transparent yellow vinyl – 100x copies from Pain of Salvation (Sold out!)