REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder and guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk, has completed work on its new album, “This Mortal Coil”, with producer Neil Kernon, who has previously worked with such acts as NEVERMORE, NILE, QUEENSRŸCHE and DEICIDE. The CD will feature the following working songtitles, among others: “Noonday Devil”, “No Tickets To The Funeral”, “Rain In My Soul”, “Focus”, “Dreams From The Pit”, “Path Of The Tornado”, “Blink Of An Eye”, “Perfect” and “Departure Of The Pale Horse”.
Commented Nick: “I’m pleased to announce that after what can only be described as a very challenging production experience that threw every possible curveball at us, we have finished the record. Fortunately, Neil kept a steady hand at the tiller through rough waters but it really tested us all: computer failures, Internet failures, missing files, strange ‘ghost-in-the-machine’ type elements, scheduling challenges, lightning strikes (I’m not kidding), etc. At any rate, the masters are in the hands of the label. Now we just wait for it to be released! Hope you all enjoy it.”
REDEMPTION will headline this year’s edition of the ProgPower Europe festival and embark on a European mini-tour.
The twelfth installment of the ProgPower Europe festival will take place in Baarlo, Holland, October 1-2.
REDEMPTION will play the last show on this visit at the inaugural edition of the Denmark Rock Festival on October 8 in Copenhagen, Denmark at the venue The Rock.
The mini-tour will see REDEMPTION play a selected number of concerts across Europe, giving European fans a chance to finally see the band live (their only European show so far was five years ago at the Headway festival in Amsterdam, Holland) and, of course, to witness a live rendition of material from their acclaimed current studio album release “Snowfall On Judgment Day”. Direct support act on these shows will come from the Italian proggers KINGCROW, who released their fourth album, “Phlegethon”, through Scarlet Records last year.
On February 4, 2010, REDEMPTION was interviewed for an episode of “Hard” on the AUX music channel out of Canada. The six-minute segment, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below.