PRO-PAIN: New Album Details Revealed

PRO-PAIN will release its new album, "Age Of Tyranny / The Tenth Crusade", in Europe on March 30. U.S. and Japanese release dates will be announced shortly. The track listing is as follows:

01. The New Reality
02. All For King George
03. Pigs In Clover
04. Beyond The Pale (feat. Matt Bizilia from ICARUS WITCH)
05. Three Minutes Hate
06. Heads Will Roll
07. Company Jerk
08. Impeach, Indict, Imprison
09. Leveler
10. Iraqnam
11. Live Free (Or Die Trying)

Check out the cover artwork at the band's official web site.

"Age Of Tyranny / The Tenth Crusade" is not only symbolic as being the band's 10th studio album, but the term "Tenth Crusade" is also a rhetorical device that builds an analogy between the U.S.-led "War On Terrorism" and the historical Crusades. PRO-PAIN singer/founder Gary Meskil states: "This is about as close as we've come to creating a full fledged concept album, in that it's content never veers from what is generally being implied by the broader album title(s). He adds: "It is believed by many that our leaders are rushing us to Armageddon via a self-fulfilling prophecy which deviously mirrors that of Biblical Prophecy, and that rapture-ready Christianity remains complicit for obvious reasons. These are terrible yet interesting times. Unfortunately, not too many artists have written about it, and the ones that have, only seem to have scratched the surface. PRO-PAIN have consistently gone much deeper than that."

Formed 1991 by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-CRUMBSUCKERS), then New York-based PRO-PAIN benefited from substantial support from MTV's "Headbanger's Ball". In 2004, the band returned to the program, clocking in regular and repeated rotation with "Can You Feel It". With guitars Tom Klimchuk, Eric Klinger (ex-THE SPUDMONSTERS) and drummer JC Dwyer (ex-PAINGOD), the band's worldwide catalog sales near 1,000,000 (one million) units.

PRO-PAIN current lineup:

Gary Meskil - Vocals, Bass
Tom Klimchuck - Lead Guitars
Eric Klinger - Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
JC Dwyer - Drums

PRO-PAIN European tour dates:

Apr. 12 - Hamburg, Germany – [to be announced]
Apr. 13 - Bischofswerda, Germany @ East Club
Apr. 14 - Berlin, Germany @ K17
Apr. 15 - Stavenhagen, Germany @ Tankhaus
Apr. 16 - Halle, Germany @ Rockstation
Apr. 17 - Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Underground Arena
Apr. 18 - Brno, Czech Republic @ Faval
Apr. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Apr. 20 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal
Apr. 21 - Aigen, Austria @ Kikas
Apr. 22 - Budapest, Hungary @ Kultiplax
Apr. 23 - Vienna, Austria @ Planet Music
Apr. 24 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Boogaloo
Apr. 25 - Munich, Germany @ Metropolis
Apr. 26 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Apr. 27 - Erstfeld, Switzerland @ Transylvania Live
Apr. 28 - Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
Apr. 29 - Saarbrücken, Germany @ Roxy
Apr. 30 - Freiburg, Germany @ Cafe Atlantik
May 01 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Röhre
May 02 - Koblenz, Germany @ Suppkultur
May 03 - Essen, Germany @ Turock
May 04 - Sneek, Holland @ Bolwerk
May 05 - Amersfoort, Holland @ De Kelder
May 06 - Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob

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