Few bands are as consequential as Southern California’s Redemption. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Nick van Dyk, Redemption quickly shed its side project status and became a proper band, stunning prog-metal fans with its seminal 2005 sophomore record, The Fullness of Time. In the years since, van Dyk and his band-mates have released some of the most moving music in the genre, as personal and gut-wrenching as Pain of Salvation‘s most cathartic output.
With the release of Long Night’s Journey Into Day looming, the ever affable Meneer van Dyk took some time out of his very busy schedule to chat with Sonic Perspective‘s contributor, reviewer and interviewer Gonzalo Pozo about the new album, its construction, and the relief of having a consummate professional like Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund manning the microphone after the surprising departure of longtime front-man and BFF Ray Alder (Fates Warning). Redemption will make their live debut with Englund, new keyboardist Vikram Shankar (Lux Terminus), and guest guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) at this year’s ProgPower USA festival; a live DVD is expected to be filmed at the event.
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