IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers will join fellow Swedes PAIN for three Russian shows in May, filling in for André Skaug who has prior commitments with CLAWFINGER. The dates are as follows:
May 18 - CKM NAU Kiev
May 19 - DK GD Krasnodar
May 20 - B1 Maximum Moscow
Iwers makes a guest appearance on two songs on PAIN's fifth full-length album, "Psalms of Extinction", which entered the national chart in the band's home country of Sweden at position No. 21. A video clip of PAIN performing the song "Zombie Slam" on the Swedish morning show "Nyhetsmorgon" on TV4 on April 17 has been posted online at this location. A video interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren, conducted recently by Holland's FaceCulture, can be viewed here. Topics of discussion include chewing tobacco, collapsing in a bar, Jean-Michel Jarre, living in Fort Lauderdale, writing riffs, loneliness, HYPOCRISY, the start of PAIN, keyboards and computers, preaching, becoming the biggest band in the genre, the new PAIN album "Psalms of Extinction", Björk, playing for his brother, producing albums, a new HYPOCRISY album and lots more.
As previously reported, PAIN's video for the track "Zombie Slam" has been posted online at this location. The clip was shot late February in Los Angeles by Ralf Strathmann. Ralf previously worked as a director for artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA and SOILWORK. He is also a photographer for such bands as H.I.M., AEROSMITH and BLINK 182, to name but a few.
"Psalms of Extinction" was released in the Nordic countries on April 18 via Roadrunner Records and wil be released in the rest of Europe on May 7. Other guest musicians on the album include Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD, ex-DON DOKKEN, KING DIAMOND) on "Zombie Slam" (audio), and CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho on the epic song "Just Think Again" (playing lead guitar).