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When Rik met Alex.
« on: August 02, 2016, 06:36:21 AM »
RES 9 Management along with Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce that Rik Emmett and his new band, RESolution9, have just delivered an album of 11 brand new rockers as part of a multi-album, worldwide deal. The album, entitled RES 9, is tentatively slated to be released through Mascot Label Group in November 2016.

 

The members of RESolution9 are from Rik's touring quartet: Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums, with Dave and Steve co-producing the project.

 

Much of the album was recorded and mixed at Mississauga's famed MetalWorks Studios, where Rik enjoyed a profoundly comfortable re-connectivity to his own roots. In fact, the other two founding members of Triumph (Gil Moore and Mike Levine, from the trio that received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the U.S. in the 70's & 80's) reunite with Rik as special guests on "The Grand Parade," a song that conjures 1979's "Suitcase Blues."

 

Additionally, legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush performs on two stellar tracks, with James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributing extraordinary guest vocals on two cuts as well.

 

Canadian Rock and Juno Hall of Famer Rik Emmett says, "I'm really happy and grateful that Mascot Label Group gave our band complete freedom, and trusted us to do our best. Some might see this as a comeback record, but I’m really proud of the vitality the band generated. For me, it's always about the songwriting - how the melodies and sonic landscapes capture the storytelling."

 

A more detailed press release will be issued by Mascot Label Group once the album secures its formal release date. Fans can visit www.rikemmett.com and www.mascotlabelgroup.com for more information.
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Re: When Rik met Alex.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 14:56:34 PM »
Ooh err. 
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Re: When Rik met Alex.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 18:55:11 PM »
Sounded great right up until James LaBrie...
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Re: When Rik met Alex.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 19:05:57 PM »
Sounded great right up until James LaBrie...
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Re: When Rik met Alex.
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 12:15:59 PM »
It is actually a very nice, quite diverse album.  I like it anyway.

There is even a 'Triumph' track on it called Grand Parade.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide