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Pain of Salvation
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Pain of Salvation

a.k.a.ex-Reality
CountrySweden
Formed1984, Eskilstuna, Sweden
GenresProgressive Rock, Progressive Metal
LabelsInsideOut Music

Line-up (members)

  • Daniel Gildenlöw : Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1984-)
  • Léo Margarit : Drums, Backing Vocals (2007-)
  • Daniel Karlsson : Keyboards, Backing Vocals (2011-)
  • Gustaf Hielm : Bass (2013-)

Former members

  • Joakim Strandberg : Bass (1984-1990)
  • Mikael Pettersson : Drums (1984-1989)
  • Daniel Magdic : Guitars (1986-1997)
  • Johan Langell : Drums, Vocals (1989-2007)
  • Magnus Johansson : Bass (1990-1992)
  • Kristoffer Gildenlöw : Bass, Vocals (1994-2006)
  • Fredrik Hermansson : Keyboards (1996-2011)
  • Johan Hallgren : Guitars, Vocals (1998-2011)
  • Simon Andersson : Bass, Vocals (2007-2008)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Entropia preview collectionwish list Studio 85 11
One Hour By The Concrete Lake preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
The Perfect Element I preview collectionwish list Studio 100 10
Remedy Lane preview collectionwish list Studio 80 11
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
BE preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Scarsick preview collectionwish list Studio - 00

Top Tracks

Track titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1! (Foreword) preview Entropia (1997) 951
2People Passing By preview Entropia (1997) 951
3Oblivion Ocean preview Entropia (1997) 901
4Stress preview Entropia (1997) 901
5Undertow preview Remedy Lane (2002) 901
6Rope Ends preview Remedy Lane (2002) 901
7Beyond The Pale preview Remedy Lane (2002) 901
8Winning A War preview Entropia (1997) 851
9Revival preview Entropia (1997) 851
10Nightmist preview Entropia (1997) 851
11Ending Theme preview Remedy Lane (2002) 851
12Fandango preview Remedy Lane (2002) 851
13Remedy Lane preview Remedy Lane (2002) 851
14To The End preview Entropia (1997) 801
15Plains Of Dawn preview Entropia (1997) 801
16A Trace Of Blood preview Remedy Lane (2002) 801
17Second Love preview Remedy Lane (2002) 801
18Void Of Her preview Entropia (1997) 751
19Leaving Entropia (Epilogue) preview Entropia (1997) 751
20Of Two Beginnings preview Remedy Lane (2002) 751
21This Heart Of Mine (I Pledge) preview Remedy Lane (2002) 751
22Thorn Clown preview Remedy Lane (2002) 751
23Chain Sling preview Remedy Lane (2002) 751
24Waking Every God preview Remedy Lane (2002) 751
25Welcome To Entropia preview Entropia (1997) 701
26Circles preview Entropia (1997) 701
27Dryad Of The Woods preview Remedy Lane (2002) 701
Additional notes
Known for a short while as Reality.

With regards to their name, this is taken from a 1999 interview with Daniel Gildenlöw:
"I wanted a name that meant something, a name that was more than a cool expression. For me, Pain of Salvation has the meaning of balance. Taking the good with the bad. It is also a good expression in everyday use, when something does not go the way you planned; "well, that’s just the pain of salvation," to indicate that this is just a slight setback on an otherwise painless journey towards your goal. The idea with the name is that everything has two sides, everything is in balance. Imagine yourself exhausted in the middle of a desert... Sitting down will take away your pain, but it will kill you. The walk for water will hurt, but it may save your life."

They played the Prognation at Sea festival in 2014, without Daniel Gildenlöw, as he was in hospital, recovering from a skin infection.

Daniel Gildenlöw sang for Hammer of the Gods, a short-lived Led Zeppelin cover band featuring Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse Band bassist Dave LaRue, and Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert.

Daniel Gildenlöw also helped out on a Transatlantic tour, providing vocals, guitar, keyboard and percussion for several live shows. He has also helped out the prog band The Flower Kings in the past and is now an official member.

Johan Hallgren left the band to focus on his family-life.
Ragnar Zolberg was announced in 2012 only as touring guitarist and vocalist.

All Pain Of Salvation full-lengths (except "Falling Home") are concept albums. They deal with topics as diverse as war and its effect on family and humanity, environmental issues (e.g., nuclear power), the forming of the individual, and the nature of God, humankind, and existence.
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