PRO-PAINvocalist/bassist Gary Meskil was interviewed on the latest edition of "The Classic Metal Show", which is heard live on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST at TheClassicMetalShow.com. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below.
PRO-PAIN's new studio album, "The Final Revolution", was released on November 25, 2013 in Europe and January 21, 2014 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. According to Gary Meskil, PRO-PAIN's 14th studio recording marks the band's return to its old form. "The music is quite dark, and the groove and tempos are very reminiscent of the classic PRO-PAIN style as opposed to our last album, 'Straight To The Dome', which was a bit more thrashy," he says.
"The Final Revolution" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by V.O. Pulver (GURD) from August 18 to August 29, 2013 at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland. Meskil wrote all of the music and lyrics at his home in Sarasota, Florida.
"In order to keep things interesting, I decided to take the reins and handle all of the writing duties alone this time," he says. "It's the first PRO-PAIN album since the '90s in which I've written everything."
The standard "The Final Revolution" release features twelve brand-new tracks. There are other configurations available as well, in the form of a digipak and gatefold album. Those configurations contain some bonus material (including live tracks plus a UK SUBS cover), foldout poster, etc.
"The Final Revolution" track listing:
02. One Shot One Kill
04. Problem Reaction Solution
05. The Final Revolution
06. Can't Stop The Pain
07. All Systems Fail
08. Want Some?
09. Fall From Grace
11. Mass Extinction
12. Under The Gun
13. Life's Hard (live 2010) (bonus track on digipack)
14. Get Real (live 2010) (bonus track on digipack)
15. Party In Paris (UK SUBS cover) (bonus track on digipack)
A six-and-a-half-minute video clip featuring footage from the making of "The Final Revolution" can be seen below. It was filmed by Kirk Farrington.
Making of "The Final Revolution":