Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION have set "Scarsick" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late 2006/early 2007."The band is focusing on the songs right now, to be recorded during the coming months," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Daniel [Gildenlöw, vocals] describes the albums as much more band-oriented and down to the core. Threatening and disturbing. The picture [posted here] is the only part of the cover art that has been revealed so far. Now all we can do is wait..."In other news, PAIN OF SALVATION have begun actively searching for a new bassist following the recent departure of Kristoffer Gildenlöw (younger brother of PAIN OF SALVATION frontman Daniel Gildenlöw). Commented the band: "There has been a lot of discussions on forums and by e-mail since the announcement that Kristoffer will no longer be part of the band, so we thought we might clear a few things out. "First of all, we are very sad to see Kristoffer go, of course. Some fans have described this as a catastrophy beyond words, others as a 'so-what' event. It is, of course, neither. It is what we would like to label 'a big deal' — but the most important thing to remember is that this was a band decision, with focus on the future of the band. "We have decided not to stress this. We will take all the time needed to find the perfect bass player. There is no replacement bass player under consideration as of yet, but since so many bass players have already started contacting us, we might as well make clear what is needed for this task, to save some people the trouble." To see a list of PAIN SALVATION's requirements for a new bass player, visit PainOfSalvation.com. PAIN OF SALVATION's most recent studio album, "BE", came out in 2004.