Redemption (band)

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Redemption
Origin Los Angeles, USA
Genres Progressive metal, power metal
Years active 2000−present
Labels Sensory, InsideOut
Website www.redemptionweb.com
Members Ray Alder
Nicolas van Dyk
Bernie Versailles
Sean Andrews
Chris Quirarte
Greg Hosharian
Past members Rick Mythiasin
Corey Brown
Jason Rullo
Mark Zonder
James Sherwood

Redemption is an American progressive metal band.

History[edit]

Redemption is composed of former and current members of Fates Warning and Prymary.[1] Early incarnations of the group featured members of Symphony X and Steel Prophet.[2] Led by guitarist Nick van Dyk, the band originally featured Rick Mythiasin on vocals, Bernie Versailles of Agent Steel on guitar, and Jason Rullo on drums, with Michael Romeo providing symphonic arrangements.[2] Mythiasin left in 2003, and Corey Brown of Magnitude 9 stepped in and performed live with the band, but Ray Alder of Fates Warning, who had sung on one track on Redemption's self-titled debut, agreed to join as Redemption's full-time vocalist, beginning with 2005's The Fullness of Time.[3]

The band accompanied the progressive metal band Dream Theater on their U.S. Systematic Chaos Tour, supporting their 2007 release The Origins of Ruin.[4] In March 2009 a live DVD/CD, entitled Frozen in the Moment, was released. The band's fourth full-length album, Snowfall on Judgment Day, was released at the end of September 2009 in Europe and on October 6 in North America.

In late September 2010, Nick van Dyk announced that work had begun on a fifth Redemption record, entitled This Mortal Coil. It was released Oct 11th 2011.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Rick Mythiasin − vocals (on self-titled album)
  • Jason Rullo − drums (on self-titled album)
  • Mark Zonder − drums (on one track on self-titled album)
  • James Sherwood − bass (on The Fullness of Time)

Session members[edit]

  • Corey Brown − vocals (performed live only)
  • Sean Entrikin - live guitar for several dates on Dream Theater Tour 2007 (opening band)
  • Michael Romeo - Orchestration on "Redemption"
  • James LaBrie - Vocals on "Another Day Dies" on Snowfall on Judgment Day
  • Anna Kristina - Vocals on "Precious Things" on This Mortal Coil

Discography[edit]

Snowfall on Judgement Day

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redemption: Members (2012)". metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Redemption: Past Members (2012)". metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Ray Alder Joins Redemption (2004)". metalunderground.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Dream Theater On 'Systematic Chaos' Tour (2007)". ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Redemption's fifth album". Redemption: Official Website. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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