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Topic: Pain of Salvation aiming for Eurovision Contest!
Posted By: Rune2000
Subject: Pain of Salvation aiming for Eurovision Contest!
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:27
SVT, Swedish Television has announced the line-up for this years Swedish Eurovision finals and http://svt.se/2.121275/pain_of_salvation?lid=puff_1786720&lpos=lasMer - Pain of Salvation is among the contestants who will compete to become the Sweden's contribution to http://www.google.se/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurovision.tv%2F&ei=mxVaS6qNKdHu-Qb8icQY&usg=AFQjCNHwFqkaYzjyswEN6FaBPqKiSrhziQ&sig2=xf0M0WCZowEZTWahIkPM3A - Eurovision Song Contest - Oslo 2010 .

The band will perform at the first semi-final which takes place on February 6 and I will keep you all updated on the band's progress!

Now the change of direction on http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=13659 - Scarsick is finally making sense. Cry



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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 17:47
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Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 18:13
Originally posted by Rune2000 Rune2000 wrote:


Now the change of direction on http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=13659 - Scarsick is finally making sense. Cry


Oh bullsh*t.

The new album is going to be very different from Scarsick. I think Gildenlocks said the song for Eurovision is rather folksy. Tons of folk on Scarsick lemme tells ya!

I don't know about you, but the new Led Zeepelin-y and Rainbow-y vibe on Linoleum is a big, positive step from Scarsick.




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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 18:44
Cool, Norway is aming for Black Metal in Euro vision this year so Evil Smile be ready for some scared grandmothers around in Europe. epic Black metal called Keep of Kalessin

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_of_Kalessin - http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_of_Kalessin


Posted By: Dorsalia
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 22:13
Scarsick is such an awesome album. Cheers to Pain of Salvation for doing whatever they want to do.

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Posted By: Drew
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 22:28
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Originally posted by Rune2000 Rune2000 wrote:


Now the change of direction on http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=13659 - Scarsick is finally making sense. Cry


Oh bullsh*t.

The new album is going to be very different from Scarsick. I think Gildenlocks said the song for Eurovision is rather folksy. Tons of folk on Scarsick lemme tells ya!

I don't know about you, but the new Led Zeepelin-y and Rainbow-y vibe on Linoleum is a big, positive step from Scarsick.




I thought Scarsick was bad- then I heard the new one- ouch. Really???


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Posted By: LiquidEternity
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 22:46
Maybe it's due to my recent discovery of Mike Patton and Faith No More, but this latest direction of Pain of Salvation is better than I'd hoped for. Making some fantastic rock/metal tunes with depth and toned-down-yet-amazing vocal shenanigans is a brilliant turn for the guys. And there's nothing wrong with aiming for Eurovision... though I would imagine they are still far too strange and progressive to make it anywhere there. For all the straightforwardness of Scarsick, they never once sacrificed progression. The only time they failed to be progressive was One Hour by the Concrete Lake, their worst album by a long shot, which is mostly typical cheese progmetal.

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Posted By: Gamemako
Date Posted: January 22 2010 at 22:53
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Tons of folk on Scarsick lemme tells ya!


America? I mean, sure, it was bad, but so was the rest of the album.


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Posted By: Tsevir Leirbag
Date Posted: January 23 2010 at 01:08
Originally posted by M@X [email protected] wrote:

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You shouldn't have change your avatar.
T'es plus un vrai Québécois maint'nant.


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Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: January 23 2010 at 05:24
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Cool, Norway is aming for Black Metal in Euro vision this year so Evil Smile be ready for some scared grandmothers around in Europe. epic Black metal called Keep of Kalessin

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_of_Kalessin - http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_of_Kalessin

The last year's winners can basically do whatever they want since there is almost no chance for them to win two times in-a-row.

Did you guys check out the Pain of Salvation- http://svt.se/2.121275/pain_of_salvation?lid=puff_1786720&lpos=lasMer - link I posted? I get the feeling that the band is aiming to establish an entirely different image for themselves. Btw, they are going to perform the title track from the new album which, to tell you the truth, doesn't sound all that promising anymore.

PS
You can see their contenders at the bottom of the page-link I posted.


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: January 24 2010 at 18:39
I hope Road Salt makes it, though I've heard that Gildenlow was surprised is was that one of the three PoS songs he submitted that was chosen (from what I gather the bands in Sweden dont make the final choice on the songs they perform, they submit three possibles and its one of those that gets chosen by a comitte) as its more singer/songwriter territory than the others.
 
And I see mailto:[email protected] - [email protected] has gone all Cylon on us, nice avatar!Thumbs Up


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Posted By: BlindGuard
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 09:25
Eurovision sucks, it's a shame that a band like PoS even think on preforming there, most of the preformances being playing there are way too popish for them.


Posted By: LiquidEternity
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 10:04
Maybe they made a lot of music and then though, "Hey, I wonder how far we could get into Eurovision with this?" I bet it was a reaction to their latest musical move and not a reason. Maybe they figured they could spice the contest up a bit with some actual, real, quality music.

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 10:27
I hope that they are able to raise the quality standard of the Eurovision Contest, but I fear that they are coming too late. The contest should have been abolished long, long ago.

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Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 11:41
I just noticed that the http://svt.se/2.121275/pain_of_salvation?lid=puff_1786720&lpos=lasMer - link I posted previously has been updated with a video presentation of the band! I'm not sure if the video can be accessed in all regions so I'll translate the basic message here:

Gildenlöw: PoS is a band that likes to redefine their relation to music and play all different types of music mostly in other countries, but now also in Sweden.
As a song, Road Salt, is a mellower moment for us. In most cases I have a tendency to write about the loss of things, the loss of oneself and the loss of ones way in life. This is one of those way in life types of songs and was created after that we went through... well it was basically a tough year in many different ways.
I've said it before... it's a little fragile song that contains great power that refuses to give up.
...then the band sings an a cappella version of the chorus to " http://youtube.com/watch?v=273doGZGYiA - Dansa I Neon "...
Gildenlöw: Anyway, this one is good and should have won (refers to the Eurovision Contest).

PS
I just realized how much I suck at translation. LOL


Posted By: bov
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 13:28
I just saw this (they're on in about 5 minutes probably) and think it's horrible. Still if you want to see them at Eurovision, maybe it's possible to do an abroad vote by sending "04" to +46 72 211. If you want to see a prog band performing in the worst thing that has ever happened to popular music, that is.


Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 14:01
Originally posted by bov bov wrote:

I just saw this (they're on in about 5 minutes probably) and think it's horrible. Still if you want to see them at Eurovision, maybe it's possible to do an abroad vote by sending "04" to +46 72 211. If you want to see a prog band performing in the worst thing that has ever happened to popular music, that is.

Yes, the performance felt definitely out of place in comparison to the other seven contributions, but hey, at least we've got to hear Road Salt on national television. Wink
One thing that really didn't make sense to me was that all the band members were on stage despite it being a completely acoustic number. I definitely wouldn't want to be the drummer in that situation!

The results are coming soon, so I'll keep you all posted!


Posted By: Silverbeard McStarr
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 14:39
Actually, I quite liked the song.

But they're not going to win.


Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 15:16
Originally posted by Silverbeard McStarr Silverbeard McStarr wrote:

Actually, I quite liked the song.

But they're not going to win.

Yay, at least they've got a second chance which is probably more than Daniel had ever hoped for! The performance was great but you have to agree that it felt out of place among the other contestants who were performing pure pop material.

Hopefully soon there is going to be a video uploaded to YouTube for everyone to enjoy! Big smile


Posted By: bov
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 15:28
I didn't hear any other song there (it was a tough choice to even look at PoS when Zlatan and Barca was on at another channel) but I think Gildenlöw did a really fine job and I'm sure it was the best there (from my subjective elitist point of view). Though the whole thing felt a little awkward, as only he and their keyboardist actually did something on stage (and keyboards were probably playback, as it normally is in a "show" like this). Guitarist and drummer just sat around on the stage, looking stupid.

To me, the song mostly proved that a small and uniform excerpt from a progressive work often is not progressive at all.


Posted By: Silverbeard McStarr
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 15:28
But who knows. Maybe next year we'll have Anekdoten, Änglagård, Opeth and The Flower Kings ready for the big finale.


Posted By: bov
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 15:37
They wouldn't beat the biggest Swedish musical genius.....














Carola!

Evil Smile


Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 16:47
This song is great! Might be my favorite of the new PoS material (minus Yellow Raven, but that doesn't really count). Reminds me a lot of Pilgrim and Second Love. I bet it's even better in the context of the album.

Also, mellotron (!?)


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Posted By: Silverbeard McStarr
Date Posted: February 07 2010 at 13:45
Here's a link to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0q9AqXWbag


Posted By: cold103
Date Posted: February 07 2010 at 19:55
I'm very happy that they're still in the contest. :)

Let's all vote for them on March 6!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yov-2i76x8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yov-2i76x8


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Posted By: cold103
Date Posted: March 04 2010 at 19:48
March 6 is coming near. :)

If you want to know how to vote for PoS, this thread explains it pretty well. http://remedylane.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=7027 - [link]


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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: March 04 2010 at 20:24
Wow! Shocked PoS on Eurovision! I might actually watch it this year! What's next, Opeth and Meshuggah on Eurovision?LOL

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Posted By: cold103
Date Posted: March 06 2010 at 13:55
Aww- PoS lost today. Apparently, people who live outside of Sweden were unable to vote.

Oh well- 2 appearances on the show is better than nothing.


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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: March 06 2010 at 19:21
Awww...

If I were in Sweden, I would have voted for them. 


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Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: March 07 2010 at 05:02
Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:

Awww...

If I were in Sweden, I would have voted for them. 

I was in Sweden and voted, but it didn't seem to help much. Cry


Posted By: Steve_A
Date Posted: March 17 2010 at 12:03
From my own selfish point of view, this is a good thing, because Eurovision commitments could have interfered with the Transatlantic tour!

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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: March 17 2010 at 16:32
Originally posted by Steve_A Steve_A wrote:

From my own selfish point of view, this is a good thing, because Eurovision commitments could have interfered with the Transatlantic tour!

Is Gildenlow even involved with TA this time?

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Posted By: Steve_A
Date Posted: March 17 2010 at 21:25
Yes he is, for the tour.

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Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: March 18 2010 at 06:33
Originally posted by Steve_A Steve_A wrote:

Yes he is, for the tour.

That's excellent news, thanks for the info! Thumbs Up



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