(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
The L.A. progressive metal band REDEMPTION have announced they will release their seventh studio album on July 27th.
“Long Night’s Journey Into Day” will arrive from Metal Blade Records on that day, the band’s first album with Evergrey singer Tom Englund. He replaces the recently exited Ray Alder (Fate’s Warning), the vocalist upon five previous albums.
Guitarist Nick Van Dyk commented on those events saying: “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss’ [2016 release] 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.“
Long Night’s Journey Into Day is the first REDEMPTION record to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Once again, guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians.
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick Van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards
“Eyes You Dare Not Meet In Dreams”
“Someone Else’s Problem”
“The Echo Chamber”
“Indulge In Color”
“The Last Of Me”
“New Year’s Day”
“Long Night’s Journey Into Day”
REDEMPTION are debuting the first single from the new album today, the song “Little Men” is streaming below.
On a related note, REDEMPTION will appear at ProgPower USA 2018 on September 8th in Atlanta, GA, with more U.S. tour dates coming soon.
“Long Night’s Journey Into Day” will be available in the following formats and pre-order is active now HERE.
– 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