Certain things can be taken for granted. One thing that I certainly came to expect was a new Redemption album every other year or so. Then, after already being behind that schedule, in 2014 the unthinkable happened when guitarist Bernie Versailles suffered an aneurysm that left him in a coma. Bernie is on the road to recovery, but this of course led to Redemption taking a longer leave of the music scene. They have now returned with The Art of Loss, which features Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick, and Simone Mularoni doing guest guitar work to cover for the ailing Bernie.
With the songwriting still primarily in the hands of Nick van Dyk it should come as no surprise that the sound of the band has remained consistent, even after the five year break. The interesting arrangements are there, as is the stellar guitar work and heavy headbanging excellence. If you like what you hear in this episode, please pick up the album here.
I also mentioned that Tiles is putting together a tour of the Northeast and Midwest. Here is the info I have on that so far:
TILES Tour Dates:
5/13/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ District 97 [info]
5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ District 97 [info]
5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ District 97 [info]
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s – Dunellen, NJ w/ District 97 [info]
5/18/2016 The Grape Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Stratospheerius [info]
5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, District 97, 3RDegree [info]
5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ District 97 [info]
You’ll of course want to buy their new album, Pretending 2 Run, prior to the tour, so grab that here.
Finally, Headspace have released a new video in support of next week’s featured album, All That You Fear is Gone. Check that out below, then buy it here.
Porcupine Tree – Deadwing
Redemption – Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Pain of Salvation – Tell Me You Don’t Know
James LaBrie – Euphoric
Tiles – Hide in My Shadow
Headspace – The Science Within Us
O.S.I. – Indian Curse
Rikard Sjoblom – Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song)
Steven Wilson – Year of the Plague
Vision Divine – Versions of the Same
Section A – All That Matters
Redemption – Love Reign O’er Me^
Enchant – Below Zero
Riverside – Goodbye Sweet Innocence
Coheed and Cambria – Time Consumer~
Fates Warning – Shelter Me
GPS – I Believe in Yesterday
Redemption – At Day’s End
UFO – Lights Out