Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION has scheduled the following dates:
Feb. 04 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
Feb. 05 - U.B's - Mesa, AZ
Commented REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk: "These will in all likelihood be the only headlining shows we play in the States in 2010, so they will feature our longest set times of any domestic performance next year.
"We are extremely excited to get out and play for you all, and to showcase some of our new CD, 'Snowfall On Judgment Day'."
Tickets are now on sale through EnterTheVault.com and all other ticketing outlets.
REDEMPTION will join PRIMAL FEAR for a few shows on the German power metal band's May - June 2010 U.S. tour which will be announced shortly.
In November 2008, Nicolas van Dyk was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which he describes as "a particularly bad form of blood cancer which is generally considered incurable and which has a five-year survival rate of 34%."
Nicolas' lengthy online post regarding his condition and prognosis can be found at this location.
REDEMPTION — which also features in its ranks vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — released its fourth CD, "Snowfall on Judgment Day", on October 6 through Inside Out Music. The album was mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton, who produced the group's last two CDs, at Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany. The artwork was once again created by Travis Smith.
A video teaser for the album can be viewed below.
Commented the band: "Musically, we have continued to grow and expand on the basic REDEMPTION formula. We have continued to push the envelope of heaviness combined with strong melody and emotional urgency in the music and I think the collection of songs is very strong, with some very in-your-face tunes that are among the heaviest in prog metal to some quieter, more elaborate moments, with technical thrown in where it belongs."
Ray Alder - Vocals
Nick van Dyk - Guitar, Keyboards
Bernie Versailles - Guitar
Sean Andrews - Bass
Chris Quirarte - Drums
Greg Hosharian - Keyboards
REDEMPTION released a concert DVD, "Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta", in late February/early March. The disc contains a five-camera, high-definition shoot of the band's ProgPower USA VIII festival appearance in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2007. In addition, there is a 12-minute video and photo tour diary set to the band's previously unreleased instrumental from the DREAM THEATER songwriting contest that REDEMPTION wrote back in 2003.