PAINTED IN EXILE 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 IN EXILE have found their own voice". Featuring PAINTED IN EXILE'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.
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.
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
PAINTED IN EXILE online: www.facebook.com/paintedinexile