REDEMPTION, the US progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, have announced that their newest, 5th studio album release and follow-up to the Snowfall On Judgment Day album in 2009, will be entitled This Mortal Coil, and is to be released on September 26th in Europe and October 11th in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Redemption recorded and mixed This Mortal Coil with legendary producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, KANSAS, etc.). The album's artwork, which can be seen below, was created by acclaimed artist and longtime band collaborator Travis Smith (OPETH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Nevermore, etc.).
Redemption’s Nick van Dyk checked in commenting on the album as follows: “I'm extremely pleased to announce that work on This Mortal Coil has been completed. It was a pleasure to work with Neil Kernon during the production, although I dare say we had more challenges and curve-balls in this process than either of us is accustomed to. Nonetheless we overcame everything in our path, from internet failures to lightning strikes, and since one of the themes of this CD is essentially overcoming adversity, the production process served as a bit of a metaphor for the whole concept!"
"The new CD continues our creative effort to combine heaviness with melody - fusing those disparate elements has always been part of Redemption's sound, along with an element that I have called emotional urgency, which we've maintained here. All in all, it sounds like Redemption - although importantly I think it's by far our best-sounding record, owing to the work of Neil Kernon and the mastering of Alan Douches."
And Van Dyk adds regarding the artwork: "We have worked once again with the incredibly talented Travis Smith on our art; we work very well together and he has a proven knack for bringing my concepts to life visually."
Most recently, Redemption have announced a string of European concerts to support the release of This Mortal Coil in early October, including a headlining slot at this year's edition of the ProgPower Europe festival.
The complete list of confirmed shows is as follows:
1 - London, UK - The Underworld
2 - Baarlo, The Netherlands - Progpower Europe
4 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Galery Music Bar/Z-7
5 - Fontaneto D’Agogna / Novara, Italy - Phenomenon Club
7 - Essen, Germany - Turock
8 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark Rock Festival
Direct support act on these shows will come from the Italian proggers KINGCROW.