Friday night in Camden around the Underworld seemed unusually quiet seeing as Pagan’s Mind are playing tonight, even heading downstairs to the venue it’s the same story…but things were soon about to change!
Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND have announced a worldwide collaboration with SPV/Steamhammer for the future, commencing with the band’s upcoming album, to be released on May 20th in Germany, May 23rd for the rest of Europe and in June for the US/Canada.
The fifth studio album from the hard-hitting melodic metal outfit will be named Heavenly Ecstasy, and to promote the album the band will embark on a tour of the UK and Benelux.
Guitarist and producer Jørn Viggo Lofstad says: “After considering offers from various labels, we decided to be a part of the new SPV family. Signing with such a respected label gave us the spark to come up with what we think is the most cohesive album we have done, and probably our best offering so far. We can’t wait to get back in action and present these songs to you all.”
SPV / Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn replies: “I’m very happy that Pagan’s Mind decided to join the SPV family. The band always delivered some of the best and most exciting metal music and with the new album they even put up a dash re!”
To promote Heavenly Ecstasy, the band has lined up the following shows so far:
On March 2nd, Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND revealed the title of their forthcoming sixth studio album on The Metal Madman Radio Show. The album will be called Heavenly Ecstasy and the song ‘Intermission’, which debuted on the show, is now available for streaming here.
Pagan's Mind: Nils K Rue, Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Ronny Tegner, Steinar Krokmo, Stian Kristoffersen
Heavenly Ecstasy, the follow-up to 2007′s God’s Equation, was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann – known for his work with RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION – at Toytown Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
It’s not often you get to see one of your favorite bands for the FIRST time. Such was the case with my trip to see Stratovarius in Toronto.
Before we dive into the review, a note about the format… As you may notice, the pics, while passable, are not incredible like the ones you’ll find in most of our other live reviews. This is because I do not usually photograph live shows since I live in the wastelands where no bands visit and as such have no real experience taking live photos. As well, even though I did have a photo pass, there was no special front of stage area to get up close to try for awesome shots.
Lastly, this review will not only cover the performances but will review the experience and treatment that we received as VIP ticket holders.