Prog-Metal Fusion Group PAINTED IN EXILE Streaming New Album “The Ordeal” in Full

Artwork by Aaron Marsh
Artwork by Aaron Marsh
We have waited patiently, and The Ordeal is finally upon us! PAINTED IN EXILE released their highly-anticipated, debut full-length album, The Ordeal. In celebration of the imminent release, MetalSucks has partnered with the band to exclusively stream the record in full. Take a listen to the entire album in all of its genre-bending, technical progressive metal glory here:


You can order your copy of The Ordeal now via Featuring the 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.


The Ordeal track listing:
    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


Check out PAINTED IN EXILE‘s new music video for “House of Cards”, originally revealed last month. The cinematic video, directed by Tom Flynn, can be viewed here:

Right now, you can also watch an exclusive “House of Cards” bass playthrough with bassist Jacob Umansky via Bass Player. Check it out here:


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.


After unquestionably solidifying themselves as a band-to-watch in the progressive metal scene with 2008’s 3.14 demo and 2009’s Revitalized EP – the latter of which called, “a creative fireball of attention-grabbing music,” and touted as “mind-blowing” – fans have been eagerly awaiting a full-fledged comeback. After dropping a track here (specifically “DM”) and a hint there for the last few years, PAINTED IN EXILE fully crowd-funded The Ordeal this year with 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


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