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Hello, and thanks again!
As mentioned in the broader update, the DVD will be available on September 2nd. I will be informing Laser's Edge of all of your names so that he is certain to send the copies to the right people. All you need to do is email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will take care of the rest.
If your name has changed since the time of your initial support, or if you used a pseudonym in the credits, please make this clear in your email.
Again -- you guys are amazing. Thanks so much for helping make this DVD a reality!
Nick and Redemption
I'm very excited to say that we are FINALLY done. Thank you so much for your patience. I think you'll be very happy with what we're finally bringing you, which includes a 5.1 mix that I didn't necessarily think we'd do going in, and also has a cool Easter Egg of a bonus track. The bonus track was filmed on a handicam in Essen, Germany during our European tour for This Mortal Coil. It doesn't have the production quality of the main show, but it's a fun little addition and is a song that we didn't perform at Progpower.
Redemption: Live from the Pit will street (or "drop" if you are under 30, haha) on September 2, 2014, from the label where we got our start, The Laser's Edge. Laser's Edge will be taking pre-orders at some point soon. Email them at email@example.com and put "Redemption DVD" in the subject line.
For those of you who backed the project, your DVD is of course free of charge (minus some shipping and handling). You will also receive an autographed photo of the band. Those with higher levels of support will find their names in the credits of the DVD as pledged up front.
I've attached a copy of our cover art below -- not sure if I've already shared this with you before.
Few things are easy in the creative process of this band, but we remain buoyed by the awesome support we have from our fans. Music is such a powerful connection and the type of music we write and perform is meant to have a more true connection than most. It's not for everybody, but for those that find authenticity in this connection, the bond is very special. We treasure this bond with our fans, and on behalf of the entire band, thank you very, very much for your support of this project, and Redemption in general.
I will likely post a final update when the disc become available, and otherwise, it's now off to writing material for the next Redemption CD. News about that will be forthcoming soon!
All the best,
Hello, dear friends.
Our long national nightmare is over.
Last week I reviewed a final version of the pre-authored concert. I am pleased to say that it looks and sounds great.
We have a surprised for you…a 5.1 mix! I need to proof this as well, but I do believe the worst is behind us. That and we are hoping to include a little bonus track of the song Leviathan Rising as performed in Germany on our tour. Obviously it won't have the production value or audio quality of the main concert, but it does add one more song to the list.
Soon, I will be reaching out for addresses after I figure out logistics of getting everything ordered through the good people at The Laser's Edge, whose affiliated label, Sensory Records is putting out the DVD/CD. We got our start with Sensory and before announcing new label news, wanted to come back to Ken to work on this new release. He's a great guy and has been a great partner.
From a logistics standpoint, those of you who are getting autographed DVDs may need to have an autographed photo sent with the DVDs. I hope this isn't a disappointment -- I want to make sure we can actually do this effectively and I also have to consider that Ray has some Fates dates coming up so we're going to try to speed things along now.
More to come soon, but I can attest, a finished version of the DVD does in fact exist and looks great.
Thanks for your patience and continued support -- I have to lock down dates with Ken but I am hopeful late fall.
Sorry to vanish there, folks. We have encountered our usual spate of technical problems along the way but we are getting very close.
I looked at an temp DVD last week and provided notes back to the authoring house. There were just a few spots where the audio and video weren't perfectly sync'd so we need another pass at it before approving. The audio sounds good, the video looks good -- we just need to get them to play nicely together.
Hopefully by the end of this month we'll be in duplication -- after all, I have new music to write and need to get cracking on that!
More news as soon as it's available!