PAIN OF SALVATION Taking Part In Sweden's MELODIFESTIVALEN Song Contest

January 18, 2010

Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION has been confirmed to join the national Swedish competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen. The contest's first round will be taking place in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden on February 6, 2010 and will be broadcasted live by national TV station SVT. PAIN OF SALVATION will be appear in the contest with its song "Road Salt".

Commented PAIN OF SALVATION frontman Daniel Gildenlöw: "For those who don't know what Melodifestivalen is, it is the biggest thing in the Swedish music industry. A huge machinery built to single out the Swedish contender for the Eurovision Song Contest. Out of thousands and thousands of sent in songs, 30 are selected by a jury to participate in this national contest, viewed by half the population when it's on TV. It's a big thing, to say the least!"

PAIN OF SALVATION has just completed a video clip for the title track of its current release, "Linoleum", directed by Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film (THE RASMUS, AMORPHIS). A teaser for the powerful clip can be viewed below: The full clip for "Linoleum" will be launched on January 20.

After promoting the release of the "Linoleum" EP with shows in Russia and the band's first-ever visit to Australia supporting DREAM THEATER, PAIN OF SALVATION also played a string of selected headline shows in Central Europe at the end of 2009 and will next be traveling to Greece to perform two shows at the end of January.

PAIN OF SALVATION, LAKE OF TEARS, AGUA DE ANNIQUE, DISILLUSION, SCAR OF THE SUN:

Jan. 23 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
Jan. 24 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club

In related news, Daniel Gildenlöw is confirmed to join progressive rock supergroup TRANSATLANTIC for tour dates in April/May throughout North America and Europe. Gildenlöw previously toured with TRANSATLANTIC across Europe in 2001.

TRANSATLANTIC, featuring DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy, MARILLION's Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS' Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD),will tour in support of its third album, "The Whirlwind", released on InsideOutMusic in Europe on October 26, 2009.

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