PAIN started out as a side project by musical centipede Peter Tägtgren. The guitarist/front man/producer/singer is the driving force behind top death metal act Hypocrisy as well as several other bands. The first Pain album was released in 1997 and the unique mix of industrial and metal and the odd techno influence was instantly successful. Apart from being a musician, Tägtgren also owns The Abyss studio, where he produces albums by other Scandinavian bands. Although Pain is not Tägtgren’s main focus, Pain releases have been fairly constant over the years. Tägtgren, who is the only current band member, recently announced he’s working on a new studio album. The album is set to be released before the start of the summer so look forward to new Pain tunes at GMM2011!