Three years after the very personally colored "In The Passing Light Of Day" Pain of Salvation again present a modern concept album with depth. On "Panther" bandleader Daniel Gildenlöw develops a unique, fascinating musical and lyrical world, dissecting social erosion zones as usual
"Daniel would like to give longer interviews this time," says the responsible PR agency. A statement that makes you smile when you consider that the singer and guitarist generally tends to overflowing, but at the same time highly intelligent and even at times extremely polished monologues. Overruns of the interview times had to be planned anyway. In the end, almost one and a half hours pass in an interview that spans the range from musical to personal and socially significant topics.
With The Sea Within, Roine Stolt has gathered a veritable all-star ensemble - with members of The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation and The Aristocrats. Names like Daniel Gildenlöw, Marco Minnemann or Jonas Reingold raise the expectations of fans of progressive music. The band initiator is aware of this and therefore tries to keep the ball flat. What would not be necessary at all, because the self-titled debut is a stylistically versatile double album between prog, art pop, jazz rock and film music, in which the joy of the participants is clearly noticeable.
Great art often emerges from confrontation with extreme situations. At Pain Of Salvation mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw it was a life-threatening streptococcal infection at the beginning of 2014, the consequences of which the 43-year-old Swede had to heal in hospital for months... and it's not surprising that "In The Passing Light Of Day" now also bears witness to anger, despair, resignation and hope. It is without a doubt Gildenlöw's most personal album.
With the album "In The Passing Light Of Day" the Swedish progressive metalers Pain Of Salvation return to their roots after years of stylistic excursions. That they can do this is anything but self-evident: at the beginning of 2014 Daniel Gildenlöw fell ill with a life-threatening streptococcal infection. The singer/guitarist had to spend several months in hospital. In a very personal interview he told eclipsed how this time has shaped the new album and what is currently going on with the 43-year-old exceptional musician.
eclipsed: Daniel, almost three years have passed since your severe infection. How are you today?
After the life-threatening streptococci infection of singer Daniel Gildenlöw "Falling Home" is a welcome sign of life for the Swedish progmetal band Pain Of Salvation. And what one. Originally the quintet had wanted to release a live recording of their Leipzig unplugged gig from 2012, but due to a technical problem on site this project failed.
Not for Branson: Oldfield's turbulent time at Virgin Records
40 years ago Mike Oldfield entered Richard Branson's semi-finished studio The Manor. In 1972/73 he recorded his rock-historical album "Tubular Bells" there. The surprise success laid the foundation for Branson's Virgin Empire. Before 20 the business relationship between Virgin Music and the musician of the century came to an end - Oldfield and the label boss hadn't been friends for a long time.
THE ROLLING STONES
Exile in Stones style
In 1971 the Rolling Stones had their back to the wall - almost broke, they had fled from the English tax into exile in southern France, where they wanted to record a new album. "Exile On Main St.", created under adventurous circumstances in the cellar of Keith Richards' Villa Nellcôte, became a myth.
40 YEARS "BITCHES BREW"
John McLaughlin looks back on a revolutionary piece of music
Playing With The Band
Although they have not officially existed since 1995, new CDs of them are released with impressive persistence. Grateful Dead - with or without "The" - is a myth. But despite all the fables and legends that entwine around them, they were a real band with flesh and blood musicians. What makes the Grateful Dead exceptional, why don't you get tired of their countless live albums with always the same songs? Where are the boundaries between legend and reality of one of the most influential bands in rock history?
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.