Švédi angažovali dve nové posily: basgitarista Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) vypomôže kapele na blížiacom sa európskom turné a klávesák Daniel "D2" Karlsson sa stane jej členom "na plný úväzok". Obaja hráči sa obšmietali okolo PAIN OF SALVATION už v minulosti.
Gildenlöw: "Through the years we have always had problems finding people who can master ONE instrument well enough to play our songs the way they should be played, so needless to say [Karlsson] has impressed us by playing both the bass and the keyboard with total conviction. Asking him to join the band was a natural step. Also, band meetings were getting boring with only me and Léo there."
Karlsson: "To be a part of this band is a real honor. I'm very grateful to have been around PAIN OF SALVATION for quite some time, both as a technician and a musician and a fan of course, and suddenly I'm being a part of them for real. It pays off to work your way up.
"My intentions is not be the 'new' Fredrik, because there's only one. And a damn good one! But I'll do my best to carry the spirit on and bring a new chapter to the history of PAIN OF SALVATION. I'm looking forward to be a part of the future of the best band in the world."