REDEMPTION, the US progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder, proudly announces that their newest, 5th studio album release and follow-up to the highly successful “Snowfall On Judgment Day” in 2009, will be entitled “This Mortal Coil” and is to be released October 11th, 2011 in North America and on September 26th, 2011 in Europe and via InsideOut Music.
REDEMPTION recorded and mixed “This Mortal Coil” with legendary producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Nevermore, Kansas, etc.). The album’s artwork,
which makes its first appearance with this press release, was created by
acclaimed artist and longtime band collaborator Travis Smith
(Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Nevermore, etc).
REDEMPTION’s Nick van Dyk checked in commenting on the album as follows:
“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!”
“The new CD continues our creative effort to combine heaviness with melody — fusing those disparate elements has always been part of REDEMPTION’s sound, along with an element that I have called emotional urgency, which we’ve maintained here. All in all, it sounds like REDEMPTION — although importantly I think it’s by far our best-sounding record, owing to the work of Neil Kernon and the mastering of Alan Douches.”
And Van Dyk adds regarding the artwork:
“We have worked once again with the incredibly talented Travis Smith on our art; we work very well together and he has a proven knack for bringing my concepts to life visually.”
Most recently, REDEMPTION have announced a string of European concerts to support the release of “This Mortal Coil” in early October 2011, including a headlining slot at this year’s edition of the “ProgPower Europe” festival.
Stay tuned for news on North American tour dates soon.
The complete list of confirmed shows is as follows:
REDEMPTION Live in Europe 2011:
1. Oct – London, UK, The Underworld
2. Oct – Baarlo, The Netherlands, Progpower Europe
4. Oct – Pratteln, Switzerland, Galery Music Bar/Z-7
5. Oct – Fontaneto D’Agogna / Novara, Italy, Phenomenon Club
7. Oct – Essen, Germany, Turock
8. Oct – Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark Rock Festival
Direct support act on these shows will come from the Italian proggers KINGCROW.
Please check REDEMPTION’s websites for updates on shows, price, ticket sale links, etc. More details and info on “This Mortal Coil” will also be available in the coming weeks…