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Latest Painted In Exile News

Below is our complete Painted In Exile news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Painted In Exile Posts Keyboard Video

Two weeks ago, Painted In Exile dropped new 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."

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Ordeal" yet, you can sample some new tracks featuring accompanying performances by keyboardist Alan Hankers via a new playthrough video below.

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." More...

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Painted In Exile Streams Full New Album

We have waited patiently, and now "The Ordeal" is finally upon us: Painted In Exile will release this debut full-length album tomorrow.

In celebration of the imminent release, you can now hear all the tracks below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. House Of Cards
2. Welcome (One And Come All)
3. The Bazaar
4. Jupiter
5. Transition Wow
6. DM
7. Not For Nothin'
8. Like A Memory
9. These People
10. My Keeper More...

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Painted In Exile Reveals "The Ordeal"

Painted In Exile is officially back with brand new full-length album, "The Ordeal," set for release on October 28th, 2016. Pre-orders are available for "The Ordeal" now at this location.

Previous band followers and hungry, unsuspecting prog fans won't have to wait long to hear new music - check out a music video for the track "House of Cards" below, directed by Tom Flynn.

"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.

Producer Jamie King states, "This record is a truly great prog rock/metal record. And I'm not just saying that because I was hired to record it. I'm honored to have been a part of it. It will be revered as a classic!"

Guitarist Ivan Chopik adds, "The ingredients for 'The Ordeal' had been brewing for several years, so we went into the recording process with a specific vision of what we wanted the record to sound like. When the opportunity came up to have Jamie King produce and engineer, it was a resounding 'Yes'. He'd already worked on some of our favorite albums, so we knew the sonics would be on point. Beyond that, he gave us the environment to stay creative in the studio and pushed us to get our best, real performances. His vision and experience was integral to shaping 'The Ordeal.'" More...

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Arsis Premieres Pre-Production Version Of New Song

Arsis premieres pre-production version of a new song entitled "As Deep As Your Flesh".

Comments bassist/vocalist Noah Martin: "Our September tour with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun, and Painted In Exile is right around the corner. We’re excited to step away from writing and play some new material. That being said, Shawn Priest made a drum playthrough of a new pre-production track entitled “As Deep as your Flesh” to give a glimpse of where our heads are, musically. We hope you enjoy the tune thus far and to see you on the road this Fall! – Noah"

Check out now "As Deep As Your Flesh" below.

The band will be touring with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile this fall. Check out all dates below: More...

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Shattered Sun Announces Tour With Scar Symmetry

Texas heavy metal quintet Shattered Sun is gearing up for a next tour with headliners Scar Symmetry, with support from Arsis and Painted In Exile. Today, the official tour routing has also been released.

The routing begins on September 8th in Orlando, FL and runs throughout the month, ending in Austin, TX on September 20th. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Scar Symmetry will also play outside of the tour routing on September 9th at Prog Power USA in Atlanta, GA.

Shattered Sun guitarist Jessie Santos states: "We're happy to announce the official dates for our upcoming tour with Scar Symmetry. It's too awesome to know that we're on this amazing bill. We can't wait to see y'all on the road. September can't come soon enough, see you in the pit!" More...

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Scar Symmetry Announces Tour With Arsis

Although dates and venues aren't revealed yet, Scar Symmetry just announced an upcoming North American tour alongside Arsis. The band comments:

"GOOD NEWS, PEOPLE OF NORTH AMERICA!!! We're stoked to announce our return: this September, we're teaming up with Arsis, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile for our very first North American headlining tour!

"Dates and details will be announced later, but for now, CHEERS everyone, can't wait to see you guys again, it's been way to long!!!" More...

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