PAIN OF SALVATION Gears Up For Next Round Of MELODIFESTIVALEN, Completes New Album

After having surprisingly passed the initial round of the national Swedish competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, PAIN OF SALVATION are now gearing up for performing their intense song "Road Salt" as part of the next round's "Andra Chansen" (Second Chance) show in Örebro, Sweden tomorrow, Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. CET.

Once again, the contest will be broadcasted live by Sweden's national TV station SVT and it can also be internationally followed online at this location.

The contest is being watched by several million people within Sweden and PAIN OF SALVATION have successfully managed to make an outstanding impact with their very atmospheric rendition of the song "Road Salt" as well as their concept of "Going back to letting the song be the focal point, not the fancy dresses or the recipe production and structure of the performance," as frontman Daniel Gildenlöw puts it, before adding, "Just us. Playing a song meant to touch your heart. Stripped down. Naked. Brave. Old school."

In other news, PAIN OF SALVATION has just completed work on its new studio album, "Road Salt Ivory". Gildenlöw states, "The first part of 'Road Salt' is finished — mixed, mastered and delivered! It is a 12-track album of sweaty grovel, asphalt butterflies, untreaded paths and brave decisions. It will be presented to the world in one standard edition and one limited director's cut, of which we of course recommend the latter one.

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"See, as usual, we refuse to add some stuff haphazardly to put together a limited product — we always see the larger version as the 'real' one; the one that makes us the proudest.

"The release is scheduled for early summer…"

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