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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Bleeding Gods Recruits New Bassist Yessica Netto

Dutch blackened death metal band Bleeding Gods has announced that they have recruited Yessica Netto as their new bass player. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“We are proud to announce that we have found our new Metal Queen. As of today Yessica is going to handle all the brutal and heavy bass parts.

Yessica states:
“I have known Bleeding Gods for quite some time now, and they are a fascinating mixture
of different people and unbelievably excellent musicians. I feel honored to be asked
to join Bleeding Gods, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I look forward to being involved in the future of the band and to meeting you all on the road!”

“We have already started rehearsals for the first live shows with Yessica and we are highly motivated. At the moment, we are writing the successor of ‘Dodekathlon’, so stay tuned for further info.”

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Downfall Of Gaia to hit the studio and work on new full-length album

– August 7th, 2018 –

Photo credit: Florian Fassbinder

Downfall Of Gaia just entered the studio to work on the successor to their 2016 album, Atrophy! The currently untitled fifth studio album will be recorded at Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin with Jan Oberg and at Backroom Studios New Jersey with Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan). This time around, the mix and master will come from V. Santura (Triptykon/Dark Fortress)! The band is aiming for a release in early 2019. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “We couldn’t be more satisfied to have all of these talented people on board for our next release! Looking forward to share some new piece of music with you very soon.”

Downfall Of Gaia live:
Aug. 24 – Spital am Semmering, Austria – Kaltenbach Open Air
Sept. 21 – Osaka, Japan – Shovel w/ Der Weg einer Freiheit
Sept. 22 – Tokyo, Japan – Space Odd w/ Der Weg einer Freiheit
Oct. 5 – Bayern, Germany – Way Of Darkness Festival
Oct. 6 – Paderborn, Germany – Metal Inferno Festival

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Redemption launches cover song of U2′s “New Year’s Day”

– August 2nd, 2018 –

Last week (July 27th), Redemption released their seventh full-length, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Today, the band has released a new track from the album: “New Year’s Day”, a cover version of U2‘s classic song – which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=071U2vTItA8

For more previews of Long Night’s Journey into Day, and to purchase the record in various formats, 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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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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New Single “Teras” Posted By Through The Eyes Of The Dead

Through The Eyes Of The Dead has debuted a third new single titled “Teras” today, which you can check out in the player below. “Teras” features former vocalist Nate Johnson. The new track comes from the band’s new LP, “Disomus,” which is scheduled to be released October 13, 2017 via Entertainment One Music (eOne)/Good Fight Music.

“We’re extremely excited to release ‘Teras’ to everyone,” says bassist Jake Ososkie. “Getting two vocalists like Nate and Danny on the same track took this song to new heights. Enjoy it and make sure you pick up ‘Disomus’ on October 13th!”

Fans can find three new tracks available right now on all streaming services and digital providers. Tracks “Teras,” “Obitual” (featuring original vocalist Anthony Gunnells) and “Hate The Living” are available as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive all three tracks as instant downloads.

“Disomus” is the long anticipated follow up to their last LP, “Skepsis,” released in 2010. “Disomus” marks the second consecutive album with vocalist Danny Rodriguez and drummer Michael Ranne (a first in the group’s impressive history) together with longtime bassist Jake Ososkie and founding guitarist and songwriting engine Justin Longshore.

“Disomus” doubles as the studio introduction of new guitarist Steven Funderburk (also of Wretched, Lillake) and the return of original vocalist Anthony Gunnells and his successor, Nate Johnson, via strong guest appearances, bringing Through The Eyes Of The Dead full circle.

“Disomus” is the medical term describing an abnormal fetus with two bodies but one head. The album’s subject matter includes the tale of a man buried alive by a cult (“Obitual”), a dark magician’s creation of a malignant entity via sacrificial killing (“Haruspex”), underworld spirits doomed to roam the earth (“Dismal”), the Styx River of Greek myth (“Vortices in the Stygian Maelstrom”), the themes of the Alien/Prometheus film franchise (“Teras,” alternately named for an abnormal fetus with two heads and one body), and the real life tragedy and horror discovered by Rodriguez, a Chicago police officer, when called upon to check on the well being of an elderly person who lived alone (“Till Solace, She’ll Haunt”).

The track listing is:

1. Hate The Living
2. Obitual (song streaming here)
3. Haruspex
4. Of Mortals, We Once Were
5. The Binding Nightmare
6. Vortices In The Stygian Malestrom
7. Ingis
8. Teras
9. Till Solane, She’ll Haunt
10. Dismal

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New Single “Teras” Posted By Through The Eyes Of The Dead

Through The Eyes Of The Dead has debuted a third new single titled “Teras” today, which you can check out in the player below. “Teras” features former vocalist Nate Johnson. The new track comes from the band’s new LP, “Disomus,” which is scheduled to be released October 13, 2017 via Entertainment One Music (eOne)/Good Fight Music.

“We’re extremely excited to release ‘Teras’ to everyone,” says bassist Jake Ososkie. “Getting two vocalists like Nate and Danny on the same track took this song to new heights. Enjoy it and make sure you pick up ‘Disomus’ on October 13th!”

Fans can find three new tracks available right now on all streaming services and digital providers. Tracks “Teras,” “Obitual” (featuring original vocalist Anthony Gunnells) and “Hate The Living” are available as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive all three tracks as instant downloads.

“Disomus” is the long anticipated follow up to their last LP, “Skepsis,” released in 2010. “Disomus” marks the second consecutive album with vocalist Danny Rodriguez and drummer Michael Ranne (a first in the group’s impressive history) together with longtime bassist Jake Ososkie and founding guitarist and songwriting engine Justin Longshore.

“Disomus” doubles as the studio introduction of new guitarist Steven Funderburk (also of Wretched, Lillake) and the return of original vocalist Anthony Gunnells and his successor, Nate Johnson, via strong guest appearances, bringing Through The Eyes Of The Dead full circle.

“Disomus” is the medical term describing an abnormal fetus with two bodies but one head. The album’s subject matter includes the tale of a man buried alive by a cult (“Obitual”), a dark magician’s creation of a malignant entity via sacrificial killing (“Haruspex”), underworld spirits doomed to roam the earth (“Dismal”), the Styx River of Greek myth (“Vortices in the Stygian Maelstrom”), the themes of the Alien/Prometheus film franchise (“Teras,” alternately named for an abnormal fetus with two heads and one body), and the real life tragedy and horror discovered by Rodriguez, a Chicago police officer, when called upon to check on the well being of an elderly person who lived alone (“Till Solace, She’ll Haunt”).

The track listing is:

1. Hate The Living
2. Obitual (song streaming here)
3. Haruspex
4. Of Mortals, We Once Were
5. The Binding Nightmare
6. Vortices In The Stygian Malestrom
7. Ingis
8. Teras
9. Till Solane, She’ll Haunt
10. Dismal

Check out “Teras” here:

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Blaze Of Perdition Releasing New Album “Conscious Darkness”

Polish black metal crew Blaze Of Perdition will release new album “Conscious Darkness” on the 3rd of November via Agonia Records. Crowning a decade of romancing darkness and death, the successor to “Near Death Revelatons” (2015) will feature four new songs with a playing time of approximately 45 minutes.

The recordings of “Conscious Darkness” were completed this June, with final mixes and mastering done at Satanic Audio Studio, and cover artwork drawn by Karmazid. The layout was prepared by Kontamination Design and the track listing is as follows:

1. A Glimpse of God
2. Ashes Remain
3. Weight of the Shadow
4. Detachment Brings Serenity

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The Fifth Alliance Parting With Drummer Ashwin

The Fifth Alliance – a doom / sludge from Breda, The Netherlands – is now parting ways with drummer Ashwin, who issued this statement online:

“Alright folks, here’s quite an announcement: I’ve decided to call it quits as drummer of The Fifth Alliance. After 6-7 years of going full force with the band I have come to the conclusion that my interests have shifted. For the last year and a half up until now I have been experiencing a process where I started noticing that both the ambition and the joy I experienced before is slowly fading away.

“Rather than throwing in the towel immediately, I felt that the rational thing to do was to keep going and see if the feeling got stronger. Well, it did. And it’s time to come to grips with it. The Fifth Alliance is growing steadily as a band and they deserve a fully committed drummer; a role that I can’t live up to anymore. Therefore, I will be leaving the band after my last show on the 24th of June in my hometown; Roosendaal.

“All the other band members have shown a great amount of appreciation and understanding for my situation. They’ve been dealing with it like champs and with that mentality and a little bit of luck they managed to find a new drummer immediately.

“It only took two rehearsals with our first and only candidate to figure out that this was going to work out very well. Tim Monomentum from Monomentum Collective will be my successor and he is stoked to start blasting away. I wish him and the rest of the band all the best and I will be looking forward to hearing their new material in the near future.”

The Fifth Alliance had this to add: “We are definitely going to miss Ashwin in the band as being a great guy and drummer. We just want to thank him for all the awesome years and wish him all the very best in future. As mentioned, Ashwin will be doing his last show with us in his hometown at Roosendaal Open Air 2017. Make it count.”

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The Fifth Alliance Parting With Drummer Ashwin

The Fifth Alliance – a doom / sludge from Breda, The Netherlands – is now parting ways with drummer Ashwin, who issued this statement online:

“Alright folks, here’s quite an announcement: I’ve decided to call it quits as drummer of The Fifth Alliance. After 6-7 years of going full force with the band I have come to the conclusion that my interests have shifted. For the last year and a half up until now I have been experiencing a process where I started noticing that both the ambition and the joy I experienced before is slowly fading away.

“Rather than throwing in the towel immediately, I felt that the rational thing to do was to keep going and see if the feeling got stronger. Well, it did. And it’s time to come to grips with it. The Fifth Alliance is growing steadily as a band and they deserve a fully committed drummer; a role that I can’t live up to anymore. Therefore, I will be leaving the band after my last show on the 24th of June in my hometown; Roosendaal.

“All the other band members have shown a great amount of appreciation and understanding for my situation. They’ve been dealing with it like champs and with that mentality and a little bit of luck they managed to find a new drummer immediately.

“It only took two rehearsals with our first and only candidate to figure out that this was going to work out very well. Tim Monomentum from Monomentum Collective will be my successor and he is stoked to start blasting away. I wish him and the rest of the band all the best and I will be looking forward to hearing their new material in the near future.”

The Fifth Alliance had this to add: “We are definitely going to miss Ashwin in the band as being a great guy and drummer. We just want to thank him for all the awesome years and wish him all the very best in future. As mentioned, Ashwin will be doing his last show with us in his hometown at Roosendaal Open Air 2017. Make it count.”

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