Progressive power metallers Redemption are to release a new full length LP titled The Art Of Loss early on in 2016 via the Metal Blade Records label.
From the press release – “Los Angeles-based Redemption is helmed by Nick van Dyk (guitars, keyboards), and includes renowned prog vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine), bassist Sean Andrews, and drummer Chris Quirarte, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles, who is presently on an indefinite medical leave of absence from the band.”
The band recruited several great metal guitarists to complement van Dyk’s playing. Nick van Dyk himself saying – “We’re fortunate to have worked with a number of amazing musicians. To start with, I’m extremely proud to announce that Chris Poland has lent his immense talent as a special guest on this record, contributing his unique playing on the majority of the songs and elevating our music into extremely interesting territory while calling to mind his work in his previous bands, who need not be named. Additionally, we are fortunate enough to have mind-blowing guest performances from Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick and Simone Mularoni, all of whom are amazing guitarists who add so much to this record.”
In addition to the nine tracks featured on the US release, bonus editions will be released for Europe and Japan, each featuring alternate versions of selected songs that highlight the guitar performances of Poland, Friedman, Broderick and Mularoni. In addition, the European release will include an additional cover song (A Great Big World’s song Say Something) which features a vocal duet between Alder and van Dyk’s daughter Parker, who makes her recording debut after having been the subject of several of Redemption‘s songs over the years.
More details and artwork are expected in the near future.
The Art of Loss track listing:
1. The Art of Loss
2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem
4. Hope Dies Last
5. That Golden Light
6. Thirty Silver
7. The Center of the Fire
8. Love Reign o’er Me
9. At Day’s End