Redemption The Art Of Loss on Limited Edition 2LP
Redemption‘s sixth album, The Art of Loss, has been completed and will be released early in 2016 by Metal Blade Records. Featuring groundbreaking guest performances from a number of legendary musicians, the album's nine tracks contain over 70 minutes of Redemption‘s unique blend of passion, melody, aggression and complexity. The Los Angeles-based group 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 group recruited several of the finest guitarists in metal to complement van Dyk's playing. "We're fortunate to have worked with a number of amazing musicians," says van Dyk. "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, Redemption‘s cover of The Who's classic "Love Reign o'er Me" features a vocal duet between Alder and guest vocalist John Bush (Armored Saint). "The combination of Ray's rich melodic voice and John's go-for-broke passion on this track really makes it special," adds van Dyk. "Daltrey's performance on the original is one of the most iconic vocal performances in the history of rock music and John does it great justice." The Art Of Loss was mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by veteran producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pagan's Mind, Pretty Maids) who also worked with Redemption on 2009′s Snowfall on Judgment Day. The artwork – the band's most extensive to-date – was again created by long-time Redemption collaborator Travis Smith.