According to a Blabbermouth translation, Swedish progressive rock/metal band Pain Of Salvation will release a 2DVD/2CD box set titled "Ending Themes (On The Two Deaths Of Pain Of Salvation)" [cover artwork] on February 27, 2009 via InsideOut Music. The set will include the following:

DVD1: Season One

"Ending Themes" is the groundbreaking TV series that shocked a whole world (still uncertain which world) when it was first broadcasted. Thought to have been lost forever during the great war (wee bit uncertain as to which one), copies of the original tapes were found hidden under the floor boards of the Berlin Museum of Rather Contemporary Good Films after the wall came down (most likely the Iron Curtain, or possibly a Chinese one). Now, digitally restored into a massive Director's Cut never before seen on TV or anywhere else, this monumental work of cinematic art is finally available on DVD! Back to shock the world once again, this first season tells us the haunting story of five nearly young boys (wonderfully portrayed by five unknown Swedish actors), preparing themselves for an amazing journey into the unknown on which they will meet deceit, happiness, lies, Belgium, truths, love, and ultimately themselves, in a desperate pursuit of a mutual dream called Music. And as this fragile dream clashes with harsh reality, we watch them grow into five nearly young men. But what happens to a dream, when the dreamers change? Or part…? Alas, the depths of curiosity, as we stumble aching into this classic bildungsroman that is The First Death Of Pain Of Salvation.

Sixworlds / Eightdays (90-minute documentary by Per Hillblom):

* Episode 1 / The Pilot: Foreword
* Episode 2 / One: Final Rehearsal
* Episode 3 / Two: Leaving Entropia
* Episode 4 / Three: Should We Say "Hi" First?
* Episode 5 / Four: Put A Lock On Your Mouth
* Episode 6 / Five: Suspicious Minds
* Episode 7 / Six: Stay Humble
* Episode 8 / Seven: Busy With Metal
* Episode 9 / Eight: Onehundredandsixteendecibel
* Episode 10 / Epilogue: The First Death Of


* Commentary Track (time-warp commentary by Per and Daniel)
* Somewhere in Europe (tour slideshow with commentaries)
* The Non-Making of (bloopers)
* Dea Pecuniae 3D (three versions of Dea Pecunia video/audio)
* Sticky Fingers (Lars Ardarve gig slideshow)
* Easter Egg / Hidden Menu
* Sneak Preview

DVD2: Season Two

In this second season of "Ending Themes", we follow Daniel (wonderfully brought to life by Daniel Gildenlöw, who also played other Daniels in "Meet the Flower Kings", "Transatlantic" and "BE"), who meets with his jolly friends to perform music in Amsterdam (filmed on actual location in Amsterdam), but they all have emotional scars to deal with, after the somewhat sore break-up with former bass player and family member, and jolly friend, Kristoffer (here played by Simon Andersson, nominated somewhere for "Best Newcomer"), as hinted at in season one. Meanwhile, their jolly friend Léo Margarit (beautifully portrayed by Johan Langell, who won a Granny for "Best Male Actor With Sticks" for his part in "BE") is fighting his own demons, haunted by enticing visions of a mythical nirvana called Svenssonliv. This really gets to his jolly friend Johan (Hallgren, who is actually played by himself!). And how many Johans can there be in a band, or a series? And what might happen if he knew that his jolly friend Fredrik (Hermansson, who also played one of the unknown Swedish actors in season one) is secretly christened Johan too? The plot is thickening in this second season of the groundbreaking series "Ending Themes", as we slowly approach The Second Death Of Pain Of Salvation.

Touching You Harder (Live in Amsterdam):

* Episode 1. Scarsick
* Episode 2. America
* Episode 3. Nightmist
* Episode 4. ! (Foreword)
* Episode 5. Handful Of Nothing
* Episode 6. New Year's Eve

* Episode 7. Ashes
* Episode 8. Undertow
* Episode 9. This Heart Of Mine / Song For The Innocent
* Episode 10. Chain Sling
* Episode 11. Diffidentia
* Episode 12. Flame To The Moth
* Episode 13. Disco Queen
* Episode 14. Hallelujah
* Episode 15. Cribcaged
* Episode 16. Used

Extras including off-key vocal harmonies and other fun stuff!

Season Two: The Second Death Of Pain Of Salvation (For The Seeing Impaired)

CD1: Touching You Harder

01. Scarsick
02. America
03. Nightmist
04. ! (Foreword)
05. Handful of Nothing
06. New Year's Eve
07. Ashes
08. Undertow

CD2: Touching You Even Harder

01. This Heart of Mine / Song for the Innocent
02. Chain Sling
03. Diffidentia
04. Flame To The Moth
05. Disco Queen
06. Hallelujah
07. Cribcaged
08. Used

Addendum: Impressive 52-page full-color book with texts, lyrics, photos and lots of other nice stuff.

Band profile: Pain Of Salvation
Posted: 23.12.2008 by ArtiA


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flamey - 23.12.2008 at 14:09  
Haha, original. gotta love these guys.
Granny awards ftw!
4look4rd - 23.12.2008 at 16:23  
Best Male Performance...... With STICKS!

Haha that made my day, Im really looking forward for this DVD.... But Im sure it will take a while to arrive to the US, so I guess Im gonna be importing again =(
LeChron James - 23.12.2008 at 22:12  
This sounds craaaazy. helluv material and a really comical layout, i'll consider checking this out
Black Conundrum - 23.12.2008 at 22:26  
This is some interesting stuff to read here. Hmm. I'll probably check it out.
White Winter Sun - 23.12.2008 at 23:51  
Really interesting content. Certainly one of my purchases in the beginning of this coming year.
Fat & Sassy! - 24.12.2008 at 20:47  
Wait?... What? This prog INSANITY is melting my brain. Can someone please explain to me what the hell this about?
Shadowcross - 26.12.2008 at 08:17  
Wow i like the track list!! good choices all round
ill never be able to find this in Australia
Idioglossia - 31.12.2008 at 00:45  
What the fuck!

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