04:46 - Guib @deadone: I much prefer Unquestionable Presence.
04:33 - deadone I would rather take Atheist over Death. Piece of Time is riff heaven.
03:13 - LeKiwi Not everyone loves death metal, Marcel ;) I, for one, would take Death's proggier era over their death metal one any day.
03:12 - ScreamingSteelUS SBG was actually one of my first death metal albums. I bought it before I really had a tolerance for dm, much less a taste for it, so for a long time I thought very little of it. I had to revisit it after I had an ear for it.
While fans of the progressive metallers Redemption are probably eager to get some news on the follow-up to This Mortal Coil, the Los Angeles band just announced a new live release. Laser's Edge division, Sensory Records, will release Live From The Pit on September 16th, 2014. See the tracklist and the cover below.
You can now stream Redemption's new song "Noonday Devil" from their upcoming album This Mortal Coil. The progressive metal band has made the song available for streaming from their Facebook page. To stream the song, you have to "Like" the band's official page on Facebook, as usual.
Redemption - the US progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder - will release its fifth studio album, This Mortal Coil, on September 26th in Europe and October 11th in North America via InsideOut Music.
The follow-up to 2009's Snowfall On Judgment Day was recorded and mixed with producer Neil Kernon (Queensrÿche, Nevermore, Deicide). The CD's cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist and longtime band collaborator Travis Smith (Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Nevermore).
Commented Nick van Dyk: "I'm extremely pleased to announce that work on This Mortal Coil has been completed. It was a pleasure to work with Neil Kernon during the production, although I dare say we had more challenges and curve-balls in this process than either of us is accustomed to. Nonetheless, we overcame everything in our path, from Internet failures to lightning strikes, and since one of the themes of this CD is essentially overcoming adversity, the production process served as a bit of a metaphor for the whole concept!
Marduk are proud to anounce the Asian Black Death Redemption Tour 2010. The Swedish black metal band will be reaching the far east for a crusade; territories to be reached are China, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Asian Black Death Redemption live dates are as follows:
04 Dec - Beijing, China - Mao Livehouse
06 Dec - Bangkok, Thailand - Rock Pub
07 Dec - Singapore, Singapore - Substation Theatre
09 Dec - TBA
10 Dec - Surabaya, Indonesia - Graha Pemuda
11 Dec - Semarang, Indonesia - Gor Tri Lomba Juang
12 Dec - Jakarta, Indonesia - Bulungan Outdoor
US progressive metallers Redemption are composing new material for their fifth studio album. Guitarist Nicolas van Dyk checked in with the following statement:
"Hello folks, and sorry for the long silence from us. It's been a very busy summer for us away from Redemption, particularly for Ray who as most of you surely know did a reunion tour with the Parallels lineup of Fates Warning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that fantastic release.
I remain in complete remission with no trace of the disease that I announced publicly about a year ago. I remain on three powerful medications to ensure that the cancer does not return. Of the five original active lesions in my bones, none are active for cancer and one of them has resolved (i.e. been completely repaired with new bone). The other four are in the process of being repaired and that is the next big milestone. Patience is required but I believe they will get there. If that happens, it is a good sign that I am well down the road to being cured (according to the very aggressive doctor to whom I entrust my care). However I must remain on these medicines for two more years. They have many unpleasant side effects but I am resolved to stick with the program and beat "incurable" blood cancer. Thank you all very much for your prayers, positive vibes and words of support - they mean a lot.
US progressive metallers Redemption are forced to cancel their European tour. Guitarist Nick van Dyk explains:
"I am sorry to say that we are faced with the reality of having to cancel Redemption's intended European shows the summer.
Part of our unique sound comes from our vocalist, Ray Alder of Fates Warning. As a long-time fan of Fates myself, I have always maintained that Redemption would not interfere with Ray's commitment to Fates, and we have worked very carefully and diligently since Ray joined Redemption in 2005 to ensure that both bands would be able to record and perform without conflict.
We intended to play several shows in several countries this summer in support of our new CD, Snowfall on Judgment Day. Our management and local promoters in Europe worked hard to line up some great shows that we were very much looking forward to playing. Originally, there was no conflict, even when Fates announced some special shows and festivals to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their fantastic Parallels CD.
US metallers Redemption have posted online a new song, "Black And White World", on their MySpace page.
"Black And White World" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Snowfall On Judgment Day", which is scheduled for release on September 28 in Europe (October 6 in US/Canada) via Inside Out Music.
Nicolas van Dyk comments: "We're very excited for the release of our fourth CD. We've continued to push the envelope of our unique combination of aggression and melody and the result is our heaviest and also our most melodic CD to date. There's a healthy variety in the songwriting, ranging from very heavy tracks to more 'proggy' songs, all of which share the melodic focus and emotional urgency that make our signature sound. We've had the opportunity to play a lot more together prior to the recording of "Snowfall On Judgment Day" and I think the band is both organic sounding and tighter than ever. It's a record we're really proud of and we're glad to get it in the hands of our fans."
U.S. progressive metal band has posted some new details about their new upcoming DVD online. Redemption's live DVD will be titled Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta. It will be released via Inside Out Records on following dates:
Germany, Austria and Switzerland: February 27, 2009
Rest of Europe: March 2, 2009
North America: March 3, 2009
The track listing consists of:
02. Bleed Me Dry
05. The Suffocating Silence
07. Fall On You
09. The Death of Faith & Reason
In addition, there will be a 12 minute video and photo tour diary set to our unreleased instrumental from the Dream Theater songwriting contest that the band wrote back in 2003. Lastly, there will be some funny outtakes which will be embarrassing to us and pretty damn funny to all of you.
Time for an update. We've finished tracking all of the music and vocals for the new CD and they sound incredible. We're very excited for you all to hear it! It came out very heavy, very song-oriented but quite progressive as well. And Ray, as I suspected, has taken it to a new level with his amazing vocals.
I'll have some mixing news for you in a few weeks. Thanks for your continued interest and support!
Sensory Records have announced the good news, Ray Alder " has become Redemption's vocalist. He is currently recording vocal tracks for Redemption's second CD, tentatively titled The Fullness of Time, scheduled for release in early 2005."
"I'm incredibly excited that Ray is our singer," comments the leader of the band Nicolas Van Dyk.