"You Only Live Twice", the seventh album from Swedish metallers PAIN, has registered the following first-week chart positions:
Commented PAIN mainman Peter Tgtgren: "Wow! This one marks the highest chart entry in PAIN's history in Germany as well as very fine success in our home country! A huge thank you to all the painheads out there! You RULE! Looking forward to see all of you crazy bangers on the road on our headlining run in October!"
"You Only Live Twice" was released on June 3 in Europe and will be made available on June 21 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
The two-disc version of the effort features the following track listing:
01. Let Me Out
02. Feed The Demons
03. The Great Pretender
04. You Only Live Twice
05. Dirty Woman
06. We Want More
07. Leave Me Alone
09. Season Of The Reaper
01. Crawling Thru Bitterness (unreleased bonus track)
02. The Great Pretender (Millboy & Peka P Remix)
03. Dirty Woman (MC Raaka Pee Remix)
04. You Only Live Twice (Rectifier Remix)
05. Leave Me Alone (Rectifier Remix)
06. Eleanor Rigby (Live at Sundown Festival, 2008)
07. Follow Me (Live in Brussels, 2009)
08. I Dont Care (Live at Raimsmes Festival, 2009)
09. Bitch (Live at Raismes Festival, 2009)
Regarding the album's cover artwork, Tgtgren previously said, "I really wanted something 'Nightmare Before Christmas' meets 'Alice In Wonderland' kind of feeling but with our mascot, the Painhead in it. And Heile created that after what I wanted. And he did it in his own way. It really has this kinda Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy with a big backdrop. We also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like IRON MAIDEN has it."
On the topic of the CD's title, Tgtgren stated, "[The title] has nothing to do with James Bond. I am sure I will hear this for the rest of my life! The title song is mainly about people struggling.
"Don't you wish you had another chance? Don't you wanna live twice? Like you're always jealous of other people. How good their life is or they won on lotto or anything. It's about jealousy in general towards other people that surrounds you. About not being satisfied with what you have. Trying to create this fantasy world that you can live twice kind of"