PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"The brand new DVD 'Live Is Overrated' is out now on Metal Mind, and features two concerts from Poland! There is a lot of bonus shit on there as well, so it's worth checking out if you want to see what the live set looks like these days... Yours truly gave it a proper mix, so it sounds fucking good as well! It comes in two different versions — a normal one, and a limited edition digi-pak version.
"The work continues with my covers album. I've cut a few songs already, and a couple of examples of songs that have been pain-ified are BJÖRK's 'I Play Dead' and DEPECHE MODE's 'Behind The Wheel'. Watch this space for more covers as I get them done!
"Believe it or not, but I've started work on a new 'normal' PAIN album, and have got two songs down. They are heavy as fuck and are — as the English would say — the dog's bollocks. I'm just heading off on a European tour with HYPOCRISY, but have booted up my laptop to include a full recording studio, so I'll be spending the hours of travel getting new songs down.
"Have your say on the cover album! Here's your chance to let me know what you think! Send me your suggestion of a song that needs to be fucked up by me for the cover album! The winner will have his suggestion covered, and mentioned on the sleeve! E-mail your suggestions to [email protected]
"While we're at it - why not have a competition. Just answer this simple question: on the last PAIN tour, we had a new, fantastic drummer (since Horgh moved over to HYPOCRISY...). What's his name? Answer that and the winner gets to pick up a signed copy of the new DVD (of course the nice, shiny limited edition version). E-mail your answer to [email protected] Don't forget to include your name and address."
PAIN's latest album, "Dancing With the Dead", debuted at position No. 3 on the Swedish album chart in late January. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing Remains The Same" was released in continental Europe in March.