PAIN Members Assaulted In Germany; Leipzig Show Cancelled

February 23, 2008

PAIN touring guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA) has issued the following update from the band's current European as the support act for NIGHTWISH:

"We had to cancel the gig tonight in Leipzig [Germany] while some crazy assholes kicked Peter [Tägtgren, guitar/vocals], Johan [Husgafvel, bass] and David [Wallin, drums] down when they where on their way home from a local bar yesterday. They just came from behind so there was nothing they could do. I was in the bus watching a movie so I am totally OK besides the fact that we had to cancel. It feels really shitty to cancel but there was no way we could play today. I hope we will be able to be on stage tomorrow but I am not sure. But the guys are in a good mood and are working on recovering as soon as possible. Today we will sleep in a hotel and I'll try to make our heroes feel a little bit better."

PAIN has launched a tour blog where the bandmembers promise to "keep you updated with news and share whatever happens during the tour. Everything you read or see on this blog is exclusively uncensored. Similarities with now living persons is total coincidence."

IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers makes a guest appearance on two songs on PAIN's latest album, "Psalms of Extinction".

PAIN's video for the track "Zombie Slam" is available for viewing at this location. The clip was shot in February 2007 in Los Angeles by Ralf Strathmann. Ralf previously worked as a director for artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA and SOILWORK. He is also a photographer for such bands as H.I.M., AEROSMITH and BLINK 182, to name but a few.

Watch PAIN performing in Moscow, Russia, November 2007:

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