Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock and metal band from Eskilstuna. Their original compositions combine emotion with great technical mastery, both in terms of instrument, rhythm and harmony.
Founded by guitarist, singer, songwriter and songwriter Daniel Gildenlöw in 1984 as Reality, the band released their first studio album, "Entropia" 1997>. Before the release of the album, Gildenlöw renamed the band Pain of Salvation in 1991, whose name is found during a mathematics class. In 1999, the album is marketed in Europe, distributed by InsideOut Music, and in South America by Hellion Records. In three years thereafter, the group participates in competitions and competitions, becoming popular at the same time nationwide. They released "One Hour by the Concrete Lake" in 1998, a concept album on the topics of the arms trade and ecological destruction.
In 2000, The Perfect Element, Part I >>>, third opus, deals with the relationship between two marginal beings, before Remedy Lane in 2002>. In 2004, the band released an album entitled BE , which is the subject of stage performances accompanied by a set of strings and brass, before being recorded on album. This work is a reflection on the existence and relationship of man to God. At the beginning of 2006, Kristoffer Gildenlöw (bass player and Daniel's brother), left the band after the recording of BE = , mainly out of weariness, and because of the distance between Kristoffer and the rest of the group which required a very heavy logistics (the latter residing in the Netherlands for two years, with his partner Liselotte Heigt with whom he joined the DIAL group in 2007). The recording of the album Scarsick is therefore done without Kristoffer and it is Daniel who records the bass parts. After auditions, it is the bassist Simon Andersson who is chosen to replace Kristoffer during the following tour, officially integrating the line-up at the end of it.
Scarsick was marketed on January 22, 2007, and received a mixed reception by the specialized press>. The same year, Johan Langell announces his departure from the group after 17 years of loyal service. Johan explains that the passion and joy of playing the drums have gradually diminished in the last five years since he became a father. He decides to stop the Pain of Salvation adventure at the end of the Scarsick tour to devote himself to his family life. And so he officially passes the torch to the French Leo Margarit on October 6, 2007 at the Motstøy festival in Notodden, Norway.