Redemption launches video for new single, “Someone Else’s Problem”, online

– July 10th, 2018 –

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched a video for the new single, “Someone Else’s Problem” (directed by Patric Ulleaus / Revolver Films; Evergrey, Amaranthe, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Arch Enemy), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=QQKHm_l-vcc

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous singles – “Little Men” and “Indulge In Color” – can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/RedemptionOfcl

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Redemption launches “Indulge In Color” instrumental band play-through

– June 19th, 2018 –

Featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched an instrumental play-through for the track “Indulge In Color” (featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM), which can be viewed now at: youtube.com/watch?v=5-AlPPfHBNc

“We have a number of elements to our sound, from more aggressive riff-driven material, to more melodic metal with technical elements, to more progressive material,” says van Dyk. “It’s hard to capture our sound with just one song. So we’re particularly excited to release this longer track that showcases our more progressive elements and Tom’s amazing singing in that context. I know people are eager to hear how he sounds on this type of track and I think his performance here is going to blow people away.”

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous single “Little Men” can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, with more USA dates coming soon!

Redemption live:
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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Redemption reveals details for new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’

– May 15th, 2018 –

Streams first single, “Little Men”, online

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the single “Little Men” can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, with more USA dates coming soon!

Redemption live:
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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Reunited Traitors Debuts New Song “Lashing Out”

Florida outfit Traitors has officially reunited and debuts a new song entitled “Lashing Out”. Comments vocalist Tyler Shelton of it: “Nothing has me more excited than to be making music for all of our incredible fans again. ‘Lashing Out’ represents the emotion of reclusion. It’s about the person that you become if you give yourself too much time to think, and you bottle up all of your hate because you’ve got too much pride.

These past six months have been nothing but thinking for me. Thinking of you guys was a bittersweet feeling. We will continue to create music and as always, it’s coming from the heart. I am eager to show you all what’s been stuck so deeply inside of my mind on our upcoming record. We will travel to very dark depths, unraveling what happens to the human mind when you do nothing with yourself every day. I hope to see you all at our upcoming tour dates.”

Check out now “Lashing Out” below.

Says the band of its return:

“At the beginning of this year, we made the decision to lay Traitors to rest. Due to the departure of our vocalist Tyler, we felt it was best to end things the way they started, with the original founding members. Unfortunately life’s stresses had come into play & for most of us, trying to juggle our personal lives & the band after 5 constant years of nonstop grinding/hard work became a breaking point. Losing jobs, relationships, friends, homes & much more due to the intense amount focused on Traitors, eventually lead to problems & mixed emotions within the band which pushed to the decision to end the group & move on individually trying new things/finding more stability in our lives.

Sooner than later, the feeling of emptiness & regret began to grow in us. Days turned into weeks & into months, & more & more we began to realize just how much we missed this band & mostly, all of you. After careful planning & talking countless hours over the last couple weeks, we all decided there was no way in hell we can let this story end this way. So if you haven’t guessed just yet, we are very excited to announce that WE’RE BACK! & yes, with Tyler on vocals!!!

This wouldn’t have ever been possible if it wasn’t for the support we received from every single one of you while we were away. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for never stopping believing in us. We have a brand new single we will be dropping in the next few days & a tour announcement coming soon. Damn it’s good to be back ?? see you all soon!

–Traitors
(Tyler, Stephen & Alan)”

Immediate touring plans include the below run with Sabella:

10/26 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/27 Ocean Springs, MS – The Juke Point
10/29 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
10/30 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aeries Hall
11/03 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
11/04 Cupertino, CA – X Bar
11/05 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/07 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
11/10 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
11/11 Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon
11/12 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
11/13 Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
11/14 Rochester, NY – Photo City
11/15 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale
11/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
11/19 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/21 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Kayser Premieres New Song & Music Video “Through the Darkness” From Upcoming New Album “IV: Beyond the Reef of Sanity”

Swedish thrash act Kayser premieres a new song and music video entitled “Through the Darkness”, taken from the upcoming new album “IV: Beyond the Reef of Sanity”, which will be out in stores 23 September 2016 through Listenable Records.

Check out now “Through the Darkness” below.

Explains the band:

“The video is shot in the huge complex where the Ladah-land studios are located, the studio where “IV: Beyond The Reef Of Sanity” was recorded. The building used to be a slaughterhouse back in the day and has a distinguished desolate vibe to it. Sinemax productions produced the video and wanted to capture the emotion of the lyrics with the somewhat graphic imagery in between bandshots. Focus in the video lies on the side story imagery creating a feeling of an ongoing continuum spiraling downwards.”

Adds Christian „Spice” Sjöstrand: “It’s about my past. The life I once used to lead. And it’s about the fact that I’m not getting any younger. There’s also some reflections about my lifelong problems with insomnia embodied in the lyrics.”

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Kevlar Posts “Oblivion” Music Video

Pennsylvania’s Kevlar has released an official video for “Oblivion,” taken off of the April-released “Home Is Where The Heart Is” EP. The clip was was directed by Zach Kubiak and filmed in Erie, PA. Check it out below.

Vocalist Kelci Margaret comments: “This song is about struggling with your emotions and wanting them to just leave and thinking that feeling nothing would be better than feeling everything, but finding that’s not the case.

“Its easy to run and hide from what you’re feeling in life but that can never be a permanent solution, and I learned that the hard way over these past few years. This video showcases the emotion put to the music and the lyrics between all four of us. We hope you can see it, too. Enjoy!”

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Norma Jean Premieres New Song “1,000,000 Watts” From Upcoming New Album “Polar Similar”

Norma Jean premieres a new song entitled “1,000,000 Watts”, taken from the upcoming new album “Polar Similar”, which will be out in stores September 09 via Solid State Records.

Check out now “1,000,000 Watts” below.

States frontman Cory Brandan:

“We worked really hard to match the emotion of these songs to the content behind them, and tried to conjure a specific feeling with each track. The record as a whole deals with some dark themes, so this is an example of what naturally came out of our collaboration. I think ‘1,000,000 Watts‘ is a great representation of some of the bold risks we took throughout the album. It’s amazing what you will create when you put yourself in the mindset of, ‘I have nothing to lose.'”

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Invent, Animate Premieres New Song “Celestial Floods” From Upcoming New Album “Stillworld”

Metalcore outfit Invent, Animate premieres a new song entitled “Celestial Floods”, taken from the forthcoming new album “Stillworld”, which will be out July 08th through Tragic Hero Records.

Check out now “Celestial Floods” below.

Band frontman Ben English commented

“When we were all deciding what we wanted the world to hear first from ‘Stillworld“, it was an incredibly difficult process, but after much thought and consideration we were all happy with our choice in ‘Celestial Floods. It really starts to dig into the emotion that’s portrayed throughout the record. Thrilled to have this one out, but it’s absolutely just the beginning of a whole new chapter.”

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