ONE DAY IN PAIN was started as a solo project by Nicke Olsson after a long time of wanting to record an album of his own, with music he likes and would listen to. During his sickleave due to COVID-19 he got bored of TV shows and video games, and the restless dream woke to fruition. In just a few short weeks he recorded all songs by himself and sent samples to ROGGA JOHANSSON of Paganizer, who really liked the material and offered lend his voice and immediately started writing lyrics.

During production Nicke decided that instead of having one person play all the guitar solos, he wanted a different lead guitarist for each track. He divided the songs between handpicked people he had worked with before and guitarists he looks up to to create a brilliant mix of shredders who would participate on the record. This marked the final touches for what would become the debut album IMPERIAL FIRES. After careful consideration and communcation with record labels, Nicke chose Chris at CRYPTORIUM RECORDS to release the album thanks to his enthusiasm about the music.

The album was so well received that Nicke decided to take the project a step further and started hunting musicians for a live line-up. Rogga was unable to accept due to prior arrangements, thus LUDVIG ENGELLAU (Crushed Skulls/Talion) was contacted and gladly accepted the offer to fill vocal duties. JAKOB SARKAR (Putrid Vision), close friend and bandmate of Nickes other band PUTRID VISION was asked to play guitar, as well as KRISTIAN GUSTAVSSON (Empressite/Bleeding Utopia/Prosector), they both accepted. There was no question in Nickes mind about who would man the bass. Long time friend ANDREAS MALLANDER (Järntrean/PM Saari Band) who had played with Nicke in HYDROGEN many years ago, would be the perfect candidate. He also happily accepted the invitation and the now-formed band started rehearsing the songs immediately, having Nickes once vision turning to reality just as he intended. This is where ONE DAY IN PAIN is now, ready to unleash IMPERIAL FIRES upon the world...