November 15, 2016
Fusion Group PAINTED IN EXILE Reveals Keyboard Playthrough Track Sampler
Now via
Full-Length Album The Ordeal is Out Now, Order Here
by Jamie King (Between the Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The
Two weeks ago, PAINTED
dropped their long-awaited full length album, The Ordeal.
The reviews are in, and the critics have deemed that the wait was worth it. Heavy
Blog is Heavy
calls it, “endearing and moving”, while MetalSucks
hails it as “a complex beast”, further claiming, PAINTED
have found their own voice”
. Featuring PAINTED IN
‘s signature sound that further melds classic rock, jazz, classical
and even hip-hop influences, The Ordeal transcends far beyond
what PAINTED IN EXILE has released to date, fully showcasing the
band’s gifted and refreshed line-up.
If you haven’t picked
up your copy
of The Ordeal yet, you can sample some new
tracks featuring accompanying performances by PAINTED IN EXILE keyboardist
Alan Hankers via a new playthrough video. Music Radar has an exclusive
look at the video – watch here:
Hankers states, “A
lot of what I write as a keyboardist is influenced by my background as a
classically trained pianist. While writing the album, my goal was to create a
unique synthesized sound that from time to time would subtly allude to my
influences of the past. In this excerpt video, you’ll hear everything from 19th
century style harmony, to dissonant clusters and “dirty” synths
that double guitar riffs.”
Want more PIE?
Who doesn’t! Check out PAINTED IN EXILE‘s new music video for their
single “House of Cards” here, and
then watch bassist Jacob Umansky play through the track via Bass
The Ordeal
was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King – recognized for his
work with bands such as Between the Buried And Me, The
Contortionist, Scale The Summit
and other modern progressive metal
mainstays. The album was recorded at both Basement Recording Studios in
Winston-Salem, NC and The Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC. Orchestral
arrangements on the album were written by Alan Hankers. Additional production
and engineering support was provided by PAINTED IN EXILE guitarist
Ivan Chopik.
After unquestionably
solidifying themselves as a band-to-watch in the progressive metal scene with
2008’s 3.14 demo and 2009’s Revitalized EP – the
latter of which
called, “a creative fireball of attention-grabbing music,”
touted as “mind-blowing” – fans have been eagerly
awaiting a full-fledged comeback. After dropping a track here (specifically
2014’s “DM”)
and a hint there for the last few years, PAINTED IN EXILE fully
crowd-funded The Ordeal this year with massive fan support via Indiegogo
campaign (the band actually surpassed their goal of $15,000).
Robert Richards –
Ivan Chopik – Guitars
Marc Lambert – Guitars
Alan Hankers – Piano
& Keyboard
Jacob Umansky – Bass
& Backing Vocals
Eddie DeCesare – Drums
& Percussion
EXILE online:
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