PAIN Issue Tour Blog From Czech Republic - "The Show Went Fine But It Was So Hot We Almost Fainted, All Of Us"

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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 08:02:20 EST

The Into Darkness Tour, featuring PAIN, MOONSPELL, SWALLOW THE SUN, LAKE OF TEARS and SCAR OF THE SUN kicked off on November 9th at Musichall in Geiselwind, Germany. They played in Zlin, Czech Republic on November 17th and Pain's Michael Bohlin has checked in with the following update:

"This was the third time we were in Zlin in 1.5 years now, and this is the place where we filmed most part of the new DVD, We Come In Peace. Me and Johan took a walk to the city centre of Zlin, where most stores where closed and the main square was empty and quiet. Saturday seems to be a day where most places are closed in this country. But we found a shopping mall that was open anyway and I bought the Thunderbolt/Ethernet adapter to my Mac that I had been looking for.

After dinner we had a signing session of the new DVD at Masters Of Rock Cafe with loads of people. Then I went to the bus to have some sleep again (as I have been doing almost every day so far) until showtime. It was only a few tickets from being a sold out show which meant at totally packed Masters of Rock Cafe this night. The show went fine but it was so hot we almost fainted, all of us! Peter had to take off his straightjacket which has never happened before and the stage floor was all wet from us running around dripping of sweat. After the show we all agreed this was the worst (hottest) show any of us have ever done. Instruments, in-ear receivers and other stuff where all soaking wet, but functioned flawless all through the show.

We also contributed with some souvenirs to the manager of Masters of Rock Cafe to be put on the wall among all other stuff there. It contained a signed tour shirt, a signed drumhead, personal guitar picks and drumsticks. It will all be put in a nice frame and seen on the wall there in the future. Thank you all Czech Painheads for giving us such overwhelming treatment and great show, this is why we love to come back to your country over and over again!

Next stop tonight: Warsaw, Poland. 13 down 8 to go."

Click here for photos from Zlin.

The tour schedule is as follows:

18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
19 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
20 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
22 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
23 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
24 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
25 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013

According to a press release, "the gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the Into Darkness tour will crawl upon Europe! In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety: industrial metal, gothic tunes, melancholic doom – this tour has it all!"

Trailers for the tour can be seen below:

For more details visit

Pain recently released a live clip of the song 'Dirty Woman', recorded at the Masters Of Rock Festival 2012, and featured on the upcoming We Come In Peace, which will be released as a DVD+2CD digibook and Blu-Ray+2CD digibook. Watch below:

The release dates are listed at the end of the one-minute trailer below: