Check out this exclusive clip of Jacob Umansky of Painted In Exile's "House of Cards" brutal bass playthrough:
After unquestionably solidifying themselves as a band-to-watch in the technical progressive metal scene with 2008’s 3.14 demo and 2009’s Revitalized EP– the latter of which NoCleanSinging.com called, “a creative fireball of attention-grabbing music,” and TeethOfTheDivine.com 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 are officially back with their brand new, first full-length album, The Ordeal, set for release on October 28, 2016.
Featuring the band’s signature progressive 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.
The Ordeal was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King, who is 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.
The Ordeal track listing:
1. House Of Cards
2. Welcome (One And Come All)
3. The Bazaar
5. Transition Wow
7. Not For Nothin'
8. Like A Memory
9. These People
10. My Keeper
The Ordeal was fully crowd-funded due to massive fan support via Indiegogo campaign (the band actually surpassed their goal of $15,000).
PAINTED IN EXILE will hit three cities on a mini tour with Intervals and Plini beginning next week in Cleveland, OH. See below for all confirmed dates.
PAINTED IN EXILE Tour Dates with Intervals and Plini:
11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
11/5 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Emerson Theater
11/6 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
PAINTED IN EXILE is:
Robert Richards – Vocals
Ivan Chopik – Guitars
Marc Lambert – Guitars
Alan Hankers – Piano & Keyboard
Jacob Umansky – Bass & Backing Vocals
Eddie DeCesare - Drums & Percussion
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