Frontman of Swedish band PAIN OF SALVATION is now back at home after more than three months in hospital. As we previously reported, Daniel contracted the serious bacterial infection necrotising faciitis. He has posted via the band’s official Facebook page:
“HOME! On the 15th of April, after more than three long months at the hospital, I was finally released! There will still be meds and controls for a few weeks and physical rehab for yet some months, but I am HOME! This was my entire reality for what felt like a forever, yet now it already starts to seem oddly surreal. Handy I’ll always have my “scarification tramp stamp” to remind me then. Anyway, thank you all and here I am, still alive and kicking, and humor intact!”
To see the video clip, check here.
Vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw from Swedish band PAIN OF SALVATION, has issued an update on his health after recently contracting the serious bacterial infection necrotising faciitis:
“It’s been more than six weeks now, and I’m still in the hospital. I’ve solved no less than 122 crosswords up until today. The VAC pump has sped up the healing process, and I’m getting closer to seeing the end of this. General anesthesia for wound care is now every third day instead of every second, and I can go home to my family several days every week. All my doctors are very satisfiedwith how well and fast my body has healed. Last week I was transported to Uppsala, where their plastic surgical team took a close look at my wound to decide how and when to close it. Their plan is for me to be transferred to Uppsala within the next 2-3 weeks to get plastic surgery (moving skin, tissue and fascia from the surrounding areas). After that, I’ll be in bed for another 1-2 weeks while the tissue sets in and mobilizes, and only after that I can start my real way back. Wow, only now do I fully understand how naïve my initial hopes were – to be able to make it to the tours.
Anyway, I keep a light mood through this, and try to put things in a larger perspective. As I wrote to my good friend Clay the other week: “If I’ve learnt anything from this, it’s to appreciate the small victories. Hell, the TINY victories — the ‘only-if-you-look-at-them-from-the-exact-right-angle’ victories! They’re all worth something.”
Now I need to get some sleep, I’ve got general anesthesia waiting in just a few hours. I appreciate you all!
According to Blabbermouth.net, OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, JON OLIVA’S PAIN, PAIN OF SALVATION, MASTERPLAN and SEVENTH WONDER are among the confirmed bands for next year’s edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place Septemebr 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Friday, September 12, 2014
DISCOURSE, ORDEN OGAN, LEPROUS, OVERKILL, SEVENTH WONDER (performing “Mercy Falls” in its entirety), STRATOVARIUS
Saturday, September 13, 2014
WITHEM, DIVIDED MULTITUDE, VOODOO CIRCLE, MASTERPLAN, PAIN OF SALVATION (performing “Remedy Lane” in its entirety), JON OLIVA’S PAIN (performing SAVATAGE’s “Streets: A Rock Opera” in its entirety)
Tickets will go on sale on October 1.
Intromental Worldwide has announced that Sweden’s PAIN OF SALVATION will be making their long awaited return to North American soil for the first time in nine years, for their very first headlining tour of the continent.
The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album, to be released this spring through InsideOut Music. The tour kicks off in West Springfield, VA and will consist of approximately 15 dates, with the highlight being their headlining performance at the renowned Rites of Spring festival in Gettysburg, PA.
Supporting the iconic Swedish band will be Intromental’s very own Italian progressive outfit KINGCROW. After a triumphant display at 2012’s annual ProgPower USA festival, KIngcrow will return to the continent in support of In Crescendo, soon to be released through Sensory Records. Opening the shows will be Detroit’s progmetal newcomers IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION.
Stay tuned for additional tour dates to be announced in the next few days.
1 – Empire – Springfield, VA
2 – House Of Rock – White Marsh, MD
4 – Rites Of Spring Festival – Gettysburg, PA
5 – The Marlin Room At Webster Hall – New York, NY
7 – Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
8 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
10 – Reggie’S – Chicago, IL
11 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Swedish progressive rockers PAIN OF SALVATION have announced the addition of keyboardist Daniel “D2” Karlsson to the group’s ranks. The band has also confirmed that Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) will be the bass player for its February/March 2012 European tour.
Gustaf previously played with PAIN OF SALVATION back in 1994, years before he became involved with CHARTA 77 and MESHUGGAH.
Commented PAIN OF SALVATION mainman Daniel Gildenlöw: “It feels great to have Gustaf on board for the tour. He is truly one of the best bass players I have ever seen, and I can’t wait to hear him take on the songs.”
Karlsson previously played keyboards for PAIN OF SALVATION in India and handled the bass for the band on tour in South America and in Europe. In addition, he did the lights for PAIN OF SALVATION in Skellefteå.
Stated Gildenlöw: “Through the years we have always had problems finding people who can master ONE instrument well enough to play our songs the way they should be played, so needless to say [Karlsson] has impressed us by playing both the bass and the keyboard with total conviction. Asking him to join the band was a natural step. Also, band meetings were getting boring with only me and Léo there.”
Added Karlsson: “To be a part of this band is a real honor. I’m very grateful to have been around PAIN OF SALVATION for quite some time, both as a technician and a musician and a fan of course, and suddenly I’m being a part of them for real. It pays off to work your way up.
“My intentions is not be the ‘new’ Fredrik, because there’s only one. And a damn good one! But I’ll do my best to carry the spirit on and bring a new chapter to the history of PAIN OF SALVATION. I’m looking forward to be a part of the future of the best band in the world.”
Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Daniel Gildenlöw of Swedish progressive rockers PAIN OF SALVATION when the band played at the Gasometer in Vienna, Austria on November 29, 2011 as the support act for OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Nick Azinas of Peek From The Pit conducted an interview with Daniel Gildenlöw of Swedish progressive rockers PAIN OF SALVATION when the band played at the Brixton Academy in London, England on November 13. You can now watch the chat below. Source: Blabbermouth.net