Redemption lands on international charts with new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Redemption recently released their new album, Long Night’s Journey Into Day, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#17 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#19 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#42 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#109 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)
#174 Top Current Albums (USA)
#176 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#69 Media Control Top 100 (Germany)
#83 Hard Music Charts (Canada)

To preview and purchase Long Night’s Journey into Day, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

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.

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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The Black Dahlia Murder, Devourment, Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Etc. Tour Announced

This fall will find The Black Dahlia Murder out on the road again on their ‘Infinite Bringers Of The Night Tour‘. Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Havok, Midnight and Devourment will support them on select dates. Gost and Skeletal Remains will be onboard throughout the entire run. Below’s where the trek will stop:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (feat. Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (feat. Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, Khemmis and Ghoul)
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal And Beer Festival‘)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Ghoul)

With Power Trip & Ghoul:

12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live

With Havok & Ghoul:

12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (feat. Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Midnight)

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s vocalist Trevor Strnad says of the trek:

“Yes! The time has finally come and we are able to announce one of the coolest tours we have ever been a part of! As you can imagine, I had quite a hand in assembling the lineup here, and I am so proud and thrilled at what we’ve been able to construct.

Not only do we in The Black Dahlia Murder get to go rage at Decibel Metal And Beer Fest in Los Angeles this winter, but we have surrounded ourselves with some insane regional lineups featuring many of my favorite bands in the underground right now, to see us to California and back. Thanks to all parties involved and be sure to check the fine print to see which of these amazingly sick outfits will be joining us in your town this November and December.”

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The Spirit of Iluvenium Premiere Two Advance Tracks From Upcoming New Album “Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss”

The Spirit of Iluvenium premiere two advance tracks, taken from their upcoming new album “Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss”, which will be released by the California label Pacific Threnodies on August 31st.

Check out now “Serenity (The Melancholic Winter)” and “Dolores (Daughter of the Night)” below.

Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss by The Spirit Of Iuvenium

Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss by The Spirit Of Iuvenium

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Decibel announces second wave of bands and breweries for Metal & Beer Fest LA – including The Black Dahlia Murder!

– July 16th, 2018 –

The second wave of bands and breweries for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, set for December 1 and 2 at the Wiltern, welcomes American melodic death metal kingpins The Black Dahlia Murder (Metal Blade), doom ‘n’ rollers Khemmis (20 Buck Spin) and craft beer-obsessed extreme metal veterans Trappist (Relapse) to an already-stacked bill. Decibel Metal & Beer Fest veterans Three Weavers also join the breweries attending. And there’s still a final round of bands and breweries to be revealed in August!

“We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year’s Metal & Beer Fest,” says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine.”

Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. Grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt round out the band lineup.

“I’m sure we’ll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!” exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. “Get your tickets quick! You won’t wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!”

Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured breweries Phantom Carriage (CA), Three Weavers (CA) and Weyerbacher (PA) will be joined by flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO) Hydra Brewing (SD) and Wayfinder (OR), while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer. ‬

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, are on sale. Visit decibelmagazine.com for tickets and more information.

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Redemption Premiere New Video ‘Someone Else’s Problem’

The official music video for the track “Someone Else’s Problem” from Redemption, the U.S. progressive metal outfit led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band’s seventh full-length album, “Long Night’s Journey Into Day”, which will be out on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen.

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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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Night Verses Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “From The Gallery Of Sleep”

Night Verses‘ new effort “From The Gallery Of Sleep” will be out this Friday, June 29th, but you can hearing it already now via the stream below. The album marks Night Verses‘ first full-length release as an instrumental band since the 2017 exit of Douglas Robinson.

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Decibel announces first wave of bands and breweries for Metal & Beer Fest LA, presented by Metal Blade Records

– June 25th, 2018 –

Join a gathering of craft brewings most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2018, as North America’s only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles.

Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. Grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt round out the first wave of bands on the bill with the next round of high-profile acts to be announced mid-July.

“I’m sure we’ll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!” exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. “Get your tickets quick! You won’t wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!”

Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Weyerbacher (PA), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO), Phantom Carriage (CA), Hydra Brewing (SD), Mikkeller (CA) and Wayfinder (OR) will return while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer.

“We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year’s Metal & Beer Fest,” says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine.”

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, go on sale Friday, June 29 at 9AM PST.

Until then, Los Angeles, prepare for the brew order!

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Haunted Premiere New Music Video For “Mourning Sun”

Last friday the international doom promises HAUNTED unleashed their new studio album, “Dayburner” via Twin Earth Records.

In celebration of the album release, the band revealed the video of the second single ‘Mourning Sun’ streaming below:

Cristina Chimirri, vocalist, tells about the song:

“When I wrote the lyrics of Mourning Sun, I thought about the “feeling of Death” which sometimes comes over us inexplicably. It’s a kind of call to the other side, that a lot of people live like a halluciation in a dream. Then there’s a will to generate the nightmare, the darkness, the night. Aim to the sun and turn it off.”

The drummer Dario Casabona adds: “The ‘incipit’ of a journey that only lasts a day, to the dark.”

The creation of the video has been entrusted to the Canadian artist, resident of Glasgow, Teresa Elizabeth Lobos.

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