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Pain Is was founded in 2002 by vocalist Jerome Jaw, in Austria.


All started with their debut album "Here comes the Pain" in 2003. On this first album the band explored their own way of making music. To create something special, they combined their different metal influences and made their first steps as a band. With this first creation in the pocket they also started to touring through Austria from 2003 up to 2005.

It all became more intense when they released their second album “Painic” in 2005. This album started to define their way of music and own style, the titled this Style as Pain Core. From 2005 to 2009 the have been on the road again and got more and more introduced to the metal scene in Germany, Swiss and Netherlands. They also got their first reviews in European magazines.

2009 was the right time for their third longplayer called “Painback”. This album really shows that Pain Is reached a new level on composing songs. The album also reached many amazing reviews at fanzines and internet. First International Touring started from 2009 till 2012.

In 2012 they finally earned the success they have worked for. Noisehead Records signed the band under their label and they produced the most successful milestone in their band history at this point. “God Particle” was born and presented to the world in 2012 as a statement of their work so far. The feedback was amazing and the band got well known in the European music scene. The live shows became more and more powerful statements on the stages. 2015 they released their first Video to the Single “Today” and set a whole new level to their own kind of music.

From 2013 to 2016 they started to play international shows and tours and made their way into the hearts of their fans.


In May 2016 they finally were the WINNER OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE AUSTRIA and had the opportunity to play in the finals at WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2016.
On the holy grounds of Wacken they finally won one of the five WINNER AWARDS WACKEN METAL BATTLE GLOBAL against 27 worldwide competitors. Pain Is received finally the respect and the award for which they had been working so many years.

After this amazing success they released their new Single “Don’t let us down” with a video in 2016, and earned international success. From this point Pain Is have established their name as "Austrians Pain Core Machine" with their own style of Music.

Touring from 2016 up to 2019 they hit more and more bigger festivals like WACKEN, Nova Rock, Donauinsel Festival, etc.


In 2019 their newest monster smashed the music scene worldwide. The self-titled new Album "PAIN IS" received amazing feedback at the worldwide press and media. Along with this Album their next Video was also released in 2019 “All hell breaks loose”.

2020 the new Video "Never walk alone" was released to the world. This Video is a further step of their music in case of speed, aggression and kick ass attitude.


2021 Production of their new upcoming sixth album started and will be released in 2023.


2022 up to 2024 Pain Is is on International Tour again.