Monday, September 11, 2017

NEWS: Redemption announces Tom Englund as new vocalist; confirmed to headline ProgPower USA 2018; new album, 'Long Night's Journey into Day', due out 2018

OFFICIAL: As just announced at ProgPower USA 2017 this past weekend (September 8th), Redemption is confirmed to headline next year's edition of the festival, with new vocalist Tom Englund (Evergrey)! This new line-up including Englund, Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass) and Chris Quirarte (drums) has finished recording Redemption's seventh full-length album, Long Night's Journey into Day - the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. Fans can anticipate this upcoming album in early 2018.
"We are delighted to welcome Tom as the voice of Redemption", said van Dyk. "He has an incredibly powerful, soulful and emotional voice that our music really demands and we are quite confident that people will be blown away by what we have created together."
Stay tuned for more Redemption news coming soon!
Redemption's most recent release, The Art of Loss, contains over 70 minutes of the band's unique blend of passion, melody, aggression and complexity, with an array of songs ranging from hard-hitting melodic metal to the 23-minute epic "At Day's End"-- plus, special guest appearances from Chris Broderick, John Bush, Marty Friedman, Simone Mularoni and Chris Poland. To preview and purchase The Art of Loss, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption
Biography: Redemption, signed to InsideOut Music, is one of the leading progressive metal bands in the world today. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features legendary progressive metal vocalist Ray Alder of Fates Warning, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles (Agent Steel), the phenomenal rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and Sean Andrews (bass) and the keyboard talents of Greg Hosharian.
Through the band's first three studios CDs (2002's self-titled first release, 2005's The Fullness of Time, and 2007’s The Origins of Ruin), Redemption has gained a loyal fanbase and garnered rave reviews worldwide from critics, who describe Redemption's music as: "one of the best progressive metal acts to emerge in the past decade" – DPRP
"magical aura and incredible songwriting" – BLABBERMOUTH
"it's powerful, catchy, enslaving, technical; it's the whole bunch" – LORDS OF METAL
"the new star on the US prog-metal sky" – SQUEALER ROCKS
Redemption's combination of heaviness not usually found in progressive metal, irresistible melodies and emotional urgency has created a unique and resonant voice for this band that sets them apart from the many clones in the genre, and which has gained them the attention of fans, critics and musicians.
In the summer of 2007, the band was selected by the definitive Progressive Metal band, Dream Theater, as direct support for the entirety of Dream Theater's US tour. After performing 26 shows for tens of thousands of fans, Redemption capped off this tour with a performance at the 8th annual ProgPower festival in Atlanta.
This performance, to a sold-out house, was captured in a five camera shoot and in March 2009 was released as a live DVD / CD package entitled Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta. Containing 67 minutes of music from the concert plus an unreleased instrumental song, behind the scenes tour footage, a video diary of the tour, and the official video for Bleed Me Dry, from The Origins of Ruin it is an essential addition to the music and video library of any fan of the band.
Throughout spring 2009 the band finalized its 4th studio-album, Snowfall On Judgment Day. Mixed by well-known producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn Lande, Circus Maximus etc), the album features a more mature songwriting than ever before and shows the band taking several steps beyond the quality of their previous output, and standing out from the rest of the crowd in the progressive metal scene with their unique brand of heavy, melodic and emotionally powerful music.
From the opening song "Peel" it is evident that Nick van Dyk and the band has something to say, and with the CD’s compelling single "Walls", the powerful "Another Day Dies" (featuring Dream Theater's James LaBrie in a high energy duet with Ray Alder) all the way through the closing notes of the progressive epic "Love Kills Us All", Redemption has clearly delivered their best album to date – an album that will stand as a watermark for progressive metal for years to come.

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