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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3535 on: July 05, 2022, 03:14:11 AM »
Was at the DC show.  I had the prime spot right in front of Daniel, which really wasn't that hard to get because the venue was less than half full.  Kind of sad to see that the turnout is so low.  I'm still wondering why they've never toured as a support act in the U.S. (as far as I can remember).  It seems like they went straight to headline shows but never built the audience up. 

Anyway the show was amazing.  I honestly neither noticed nor cared about the lack of bass player, except in the intro of Icon when that bass solo came through the PA lol.  I was surprised that Daniel's singing was impeccable and he was hitting all the high notes from TPE material without issue.  After seeing some clips of recent years I though he couldn't do that anymore but at least tonight he 100% could.  I also gotta say that the new stuff rocks harder on stage and when they busted out The Perfect Element it actually sounded kind of antique.  Leo sang that "I lost the will" moment in On a Tuesday which was a really big moment. 

Daniel didn't come out after the show unfortunately but I had lovely conversations with Vikram, Leo, and Johan.  All unbelievably nice people, an excellent lineup on and off stage.
Great report! I agree, they should open for DT or Opeth or someone like that.  They're one of my favorite bands, so it's sad to hear of such small turnouts.  It must have been amazing for you to be right in front of Daniel though.
Pain Of Salvation did open for DT already, in 2002, during the first European leg of the 6D tour (and the only one of the tour to actually have carried an opening act, all the others didn't anymore, at least in Europe), which btw was the second time I saw DT.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3536 on: July 05, 2022, 11:59:30 AM »
Damn, seeing The Perfect Element live must be something special. Just quickly skipped through and it sounds daaaamn good. The keyboard guy is awesome! 🤘 I hate how POS usually manages to skip Sweden haha.

Her Voices is one of my favorite songs and it sounded amazing here!

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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3537 on: July 05, 2022, 01:36:21 PM »
Was at the DC show.  I had the prime spot right in front of Daniel, which really wasn't that hard to get because the venue was less than half full.  Kind of sad to see that the turnout is so low.  I'm still wondering why they've never toured as a support act in the U.S. (as far as I can remember).  It seems like they went straight to headline shows but never built the audience up. 

Anyway the show was amazing.  I honestly neither noticed nor cared about the lack of bass player, except in the intro of Icon when that bass solo came through the PA lol.  I was surprised that Daniel's singing was impeccable and he was hitting all the high notes from TPE material without issue.  After seeing some clips of recent years I though he couldn't do that anymore but at least tonight he 100% could.  I also gotta say that the new stuff rocks harder on stage and when they busted out The Perfect Element it actually sounded kind of antique.  Leo sang that "I lost the will" moment in On a Tuesday which was a really big moment. 

Daniel didn't come out after the show unfortunately but I had lovely conversations with Vikram, Leo, and Johan.  All unbelievably nice people, an excellent lineup on and off stage.
Great report! I agree, they should open for DT or Opeth or someone like that.  They're one of my favorite bands, so it's sad to hear of such small turnouts.  It must have been amazing for you to be right in front of Daniel though.
Pain Of Salvation did open for DT already, in 2002, during the first European leg of the 6D tour (and the only one of the tour to actually have carried an opening act, all the others didn't anymore, at least in Europe), which btw was the second time I saw DT.
I know, but that was 20 years ago.  I was thinking more along the lines of opening for them on a US tour.  To get them some much needed exposure here in North America.

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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3538 on: July 06, 2022, 08:09:32 AM »
Remember that PoS, more specifically Daniel, refused to tour the US during the George W. Bush days I believe....and then he got really really sick for a year or two. All the momentum the band had up to that point in the US quickly faded. Now they are back in the US and they still make money, otherwise, they wouldn't have returned after their US headlining show prior to Covid (I caught them in Dallas at an outdoor venue and it was fucking freezing, turnout was less compared to what I saw in this years tour pictures).

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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3539 on: July 06, 2022, 02:34:27 PM »
Remember that PoS, more specifically Daniel, refused to tour the US during the George W. Bush days I believe....and then he got really really sick for a year or two. All the momentum the band had up to that point in the US quickly faded. Now they are back in the US and they still make money, otherwise, they wouldn't have returned after their US headlining show prior to Covid (I caught them in Dallas at an outdoor venue and it was fucking freezing, turnout was less compared to what I saw in this years tour pictures).
You're right - I forgot he refused to enter the US LOL.  Well obvioulsy that's no longer the case.  So I'm calling for a 2nd North American leg of the View From a Top of The World tour, with special guests Pain of Salvation.  I think this would be a win win for both bands!

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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3540 on: November 28, 2022, 03:00:35 PM »
Daniel posted on Facebook a few days ago (and I'm paraphrasing) that he just wasted 20 mins scrolling down through Facebook and it was all nonsense he didn't see anything that interested him.  So I replied and said I basically just did the same thing (I did) and that I can't wait for the new album.  He replied to me and said I might have to wait as he hasn't touched it in months.  I replied and just said I will patiently wait then, didn't ask why.  But now I'm wondering what the delay is - label related, or maybe he's just not inspired now?  Anyway, just wanted to update any of you POS fans on here with this info.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3541 on: November 29, 2022, 10:29:21 AM »
He could be feeling like a Panther, an animal which, to the best of my knowledge, is unable to play guitar.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3542 on: January 21, 2023, 07:49:46 PM »
So Daniel posted a pic of the two Johanns saying they’re gonna make new music together. And I am super pumped.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3543 on: January 22, 2023, 07:15:18 AM »
Niiice!! Leo is great, but I miss a lot Johan's drumming in PoS music (I  know they are recording now as a different project). I think Johan added more of his own style than Leo in PoS music. Just listen how Leo's drumming is similar to the drums played by Daniel in the In the Passing Light of Day demos.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3544 on: January 22, 2023, 08:04:15 AM »
ITPOL, sure, but I think Leo really came into his own on Panther. Not only what he plays but all the different approaches and sounds. I had to get used to his main snare sound on the album, but eventually it really gels with the music on that album.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3545 on: January 22, 2023, 02:55:55 PM »
So Daniel posted a pic of the two Johanns saying they’re gonna make new music together. And I am super pumped.

This technically could still mean POS.  ;D
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3546 on: January 23, 2023, 10:56:26 AM »
Niiice!! Leo is great, but I miss a lot Johan's drumming in PoS music (I  know they are recording now as a different project). I think Johan added more of his own style than Leo in PoS music. Just listen how Leo's drumming is similar to the drums played by Daniel in the In the Passing Light of Day demos.
Did he say this is a new project - or just old friends jamming together having fun?

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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3547 on: January 23, 2023, 11:01:49 AM »
He said new heavy music.
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Re: Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)
« Reply #3548 on: January 23, 2023, 11:12:46 AM »
He said new heavy music.
I'm down for that.  I wonder what's going on with the new POS album though - it's been in the works for a long time now.