PAINTED IN EXILE To Release The Ordeal In October
September 17, 2016, 2 years ago
After unquestionably solidifying themselves as a band-to-watch in the technical progressive metal scene with 2008's 3.14 demo and 2009's Revitalized EP, fans have been eagerly awaiting a full-fledged comeback. After dropping a track here (specifically 2014's "DM") and a hint there for the last few years, Painted In Exile are officially back with their brand new, first full-length album, The Ordeal, set for release on October 28th. A video for “House Of Cards” is streaming below. The video was directed by Tom Flynn and is reminiscent of an intense action film.
Preorders are available for The Ordeal now at this location. Featuring the band's signature progressive sound that further melds classic rock, jazz, classical and even hip-hop influences, The Ordeal transcends far beyond what Painted In Exile has released to date, fully showcasing the band's gifted and refreshed line-up.
The Ordeal was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King, who is recognized for his work with bands such as Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit and other modern progressive metal mainstays. The album was recorded at both Basement Recording Studios in Winston-Salem, NC and The Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC. Orchestral arrangements on the album were written by Alan Hankers. Additional production and engineering support was provided by Painted In Exile guitarist Ivan Chopik.
Producer Jamie King states, "This record is a truly great prog rock/metal record. And I'm not just saying that because I was hired to record it. I'm honored to have been a part of it. It will be revered as a classic!"
Painted In Exile guitarist Ivan Chopik adds, "The ingredients for The Ordeal had been brewing for several years, so we went into the recording process with a specific vision of what we wanted the record to sound like. When the opportunity came up to have Jamie King produce and engineer, it was a resounding 'Yes'. He'd already worked on some of our favorite albums, so we knew the sonics would be on point. Beyond that, he gave us the environment to stay creative in the studio and pushed us to get our best, real performances. His vision and experience was integral to shaping The Ordeal."
“House Of Cards”
“Welcome (One And Come All)”
“Not For Nothin’”
“Like A Memory”
“House Of Cards” video:
The Ordeal was fully crowd-funded due to massive fan support via Indiegogo campaign (the band actually surpassed their goal of $15,000).