Red album re-release info
2014-04-04 by Christopher Geriak | 111 Comments

Christian hard rock band Red has now released new information on their upcoming re-release
of Release the Panic. According to the band, this re-release will contain six songs
with newly placed string orchestrations and others will contain other elements, and will
also contain a previously unreleased song called "Run and Escape."

A quote from the band about their new release:
Quote:
This edition will provide RED's insatiable fans a new way to experience the music but
this time even more intense than before.

The album, Release the Panic: Recalibrated is set to be released on April 29.

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Fieryfenderz
April 3rd 2014

1437 Comments


strings

iswimfast
April 3rd 2014

1291 Comments


strings [2]

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sapient
April 3rd 2014

1959 Comments


Strings[3]

SnakeDelilah
April 3rd 2014

6656 Comments


album sucks

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Funeralopolis
April 3rd 2014

11231 Comments


strings tho

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BillClinton
April 3rd 2014

116 Comments


Strings [5]

ProjectFreak
April 3rd 2014

1320 Comments


Strings [6]

also wait don't you have to be popular/good before you can justify a re-release?

iswimfast
April 3rd 2014

1291 Comments


not when they know they fucked up the first time

peartnoy
April 3rd 2014

1170 Comments


Lol ''we messed up so fucking bad, sorry guys. Here's a good version, buy our next stuff please''.


ProjectFreak
April 4th 2014

1320 Comments


what was wrong with their last one? inquiring mind wants to know without listening to Red

Kalopsia
April 4th 2014

930 Comments


Re-release the Panic

Veldin
April 4th 2014

1142 Comments


not king crimson

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iswimfast
April 4th 2014

1291 Comments


no strings lol

SCREAM!
April 4th 2014

10038 Comments


Came expecting King Crimson

Left disapointed

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scottpilgrim10
April 4th 2014

3017 Comments


Thought it was about Taylor Swift.

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PuddlesPuddles
April 4th 2014

4772 Comments


Haven't enjoyed hearing about a red release this much since my last pregnancy scare.



















I'll see you all later

Emim
April 4th 2014

26618 Comments


har har

Beardog
April 4th 2014

229 Comments


Will be epic

Toondude10
April 4th 2014

3797 Comments


underrated album imo

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ZackSh33
April 4th 2014

288 Comments


Thought it was about Taylor Swift. [2]

Fieryfenderz
April 4th 2014

1437 Comments


Did someone say strings?

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


Stringsssssssssssssss

Apparently Robert Graves and Howard Benson both worked on the production in this re-release.

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Funeralopolis
April 4th 2014

11231 Comments


"Haven't enjoyed hearing about a red release this much since my last pregnancy scare."

lol

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


I'm excited for the bonus track too.

fallenbird
April 4th 2014

3719 Comments


Thought it was about Taylor Swift [3]

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ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


Red >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Taylor Swift

fallenbird
April 4th 2014

3719 Comments


Not in a billion years, none of their records can out due Speak Now.

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


Dude. Speak Now isn't even remotely close to even the worst of Red's discography. Michael Barnes is far more talented of a vocalist and lyricist than Taylor, and vocals and lyrics are basically Taylor's only calling card.

fallenbird
April 4th 2014

3719 Comments


I will find you and beat you with Innocent playing in the background.

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


Wouldn't the title of that song be contradictory to what you're doing? XD

fallenbird
April 4th 2014

3719 Comments


That's sorta the point... Glad you noticed.

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


fallen, I'm somewhat used to having to defend unpopular opinions.
Case in point, this review of mine - http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/61473/Black-Veil-Brides-Set-the-World-on-Fire/

Treeman
April 4th 2014

1223 Comments


Was really hoping this would be about my girl Tay : (

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


Taylor Swift fans, please get out of this thread.

Forevermore
April 4th 2014

129 Comments


"...released new information on their upcoming re-release
of Release the Panic."

So much release.

RogueNine
April 4th 2014

1232 Comments


So they came to their senses.

Toondude10
April 4th 2014

3797 Comments


Not really...

RogueNine
April 4th 2014

1232 Comments


If Rob and strings are back then it's a start.

Toondude10
April 4th 2014

3797 Comments


I don't care about the strings honestly, although they were fantastic in I&I

GiantSpeck
April 4th 2014

203 Comments


So, this is the only tracklist I can find:

Run and Escape (new)
Release the Panic
Damage
As You Go
Glass House
Hold Me Now
So Far Away

In my opinion, the last four songs didn't even need to be "recalibrated". They needed to have recalibrated Perfect Life, Die for You, and Same Disease. Along with Release the Panic and Damage, those were the actual bad songs that needed work.

ASnideReturns
April 4th 2014

3835 Comments


@GiantSpeck: Wow, they're basically redoing all of the best songs on the album.
This is gonna rule.

Toondude10
April 4th 2014

3797 Comments


The title track was awesome, what in the fuck are you talking about.

Dev518
April 4th 2014

573 Comments


Will this make it good?

Toondude10
April 4th 2014

3797 Comments


To other people, yes. Just because of the fucking strings.

Friday13th
April 4th 2014

2345 Comments


Red by King Crimson >>>>>>>> Red's entire discog > Red by Taylor Swift


Fieryfenderz
April 4th 2014

1437 Comments


The actual color red >>>>>> everything.

XxAlterWavexX
April 5th 2014

20 Comments


Fuck yessss, my body is ready for strings.

GiantSpeck
April 5th 2014

203 Comments


The title track was awesome, what in the fuck are you talking about.


I feel like it tried way too hard to capture the magic they created with "Feed the Machine" and didn't quite work as well.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Toon, I'm sorry man, but the title track will be 5000000000000000 times better with strings. I have two Red albums 5'd dude. The strings are a huge thing for me.

titanslayer
April 5th 2014

1624 Comments


I kinda dig some stuff by these guys, I'll probably check this out

Prince1993
April 5th 2014

541 Comments


last album sucked, the redoing might work

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


I feel like it tried way too hard to capture the magic they created with "Feed the Machine" and didn't quite work as well.


I can see why some people don't like it but I it find it to be probably one of the best songs on the album. Honestly, I think Release the Panic is fine as it is without strings. Also, I find RTP to be one of the most underrated albums I've ever listened to.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Also, I call reviewing this.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


@Toon: You son of a bitch I wanted this!

chemicalmarriage
April 5th 2014

1919 Comments


thought this had to do with Baroness

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


All of you who aren't here about the actual band "Red" gtfo with your Baroness and Taylor Shit talk.
This is a Red thread ;_;

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


I was originally planning on reviewing the original RTP but I think this would be better for me. The reason being that I'm probably the only one who actually likes this album and I could at least understand the differences unlike the rest of the people here.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Toon I liked RTP, just nowhere near as much as Red's other albums and I REALLY miss the strings.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


When I review this, I will DEFINITELY rant on the strings. Not the fact that they're not there, but the fact that people keep complaining about it as if that's the only thing in the world that matters. You have to admit, they HAD to do hat at some point.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Honestly dude no, the best parts about Red's sound are Michael's vocals / lyrics and the strings. You take one out of the equation and... it's just not the same.
Sure the riffs all that are pretty damn cool but it just feels... empty.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Here's the thing:
Bands use strings and orchestrations all the time. The only thing with Red is that they make it a part of their style and it worked so well with I&I. However, in UWHF it showed that the strings worked against them causing the overall sound to be rather bland. Sure that album was pretty good but still, they were buried beneath (no pun intended) the strings throughout most of the album.

It's not a problem to be different and RTP I thought ha shown signs of improvement as they decided to no longer rely on the strings and they did pretty damn well in doing so. Is RTP a masterpiece, hell no. I can name several albums better than that. It's just that people are constantly complaining like infants about it and it's starting to piss me off. At least back up your arguments well people. (I have heard some pretty valid arguments I won't deny that)

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


But see that's the thing, this re-release shows that Red didn't really want to remove the strings. It was mostly the work of Howard Benson (terrible fucking producer.) They tried to be themselves but were held back by the producer, I'm not complaining about the lack of strings themselves, I'm talking about how Red's signature sound was completely held down by a shit producer.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


If that's the case then why is he the producer for this one again?

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


He's not, Rob Graves the old producer is on this as well.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Then why are they both here? Both of them are pretty bad producers for the most part. Even if I&I was great.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Rob Graves is honestly fantastic, I think he was brought on just for the string production since the strings added in by Howard (on songs like If We Only) were pretty underwhelming.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


The strings were kinda weird in If We Only, but they were very nice in Glass House, I will admit that.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Glass House's strings were good, but they sounded almost electronic which is a side of Red that I'm still not sure how I feel about.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Surprise! They actually were :P

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Yeah I don't really know if I dig that electronic feel, if there has to be electronics then would hope they would be utilized in the way they were on their third album.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Yeah, the beginning part of If We Only sounds somewhat like Feed the Machine.

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Feed the Machine was amazing.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Yeah, one of the best in UWHF

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


My personal favorite from UWHF is "Hymn for the Missing" but that's just me.

Toondude10
April 5th 2014

3797 Comments


Mine is Lie to Me

ASnideReturns
April 5th 2014

3835 Comments


Lie to Me is a pretty chill track.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


They just teased the title track for this and honestly...it sucks

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Toon are you kidding me dude? The preview sounded AMAZING.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


It sounded nice at first but honestly it pretty much ruined it for me. Sorry to say this, but it's going to look negative from my perspective.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Honestly, the remake of the song is so much better for me. From what it sounds like, Rob Graves's string work is amazing. There are so many songs I want to hear off it.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


The only song I'm looking forward to is that new one.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


I'm looking forward to every song.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


not me, I'm expecting to rage on this when I review it

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Looks like we're gonna have conflicting reviews then.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


blow me

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


No! I must have my strings!

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


Then go to an orchestra or an opera if you must.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


No, I must have the strings on Red!
REEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

(Amazingly awesome STRINGS!)

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


Ever try watching the Red Violin then? Great movie I must say.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


What's it about?

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


It's about a red violin...no joke. Starring Samuel L. Jackson.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Well Samuel L. Jackson is awesome. Any more details about the plot?

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


It's basically about a red violin and the impact it makes on those who own it. It's basically like the legend of the Hope Diamond in a way, if you've heard of the story of that before.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Seems kinda interesting. I might check it out.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


Yeah, it's a very good movie. Lovely music too.

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


How old is it?

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Is it pre 2000?

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


1998

ASnideReturns
April 15th 2014

3835 Comments


Well I do enjoy a lot of 90's movies, so I'll probably enjoy the movie.

Fieryfenderz
April 16th 2014

1437 Comments


strings

ASnideReturns
April 16th 2014

3835 Comments


Strings [2]

toxin.
April 16th 2014

12324 Comments


strings[2] = {"1", "2")
taylor swift [-1] = {"2"}
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 726384


ASnideReturns
April 16th 2014

3835 Comments


What

Toondude10
April 16th 2014

3797 Comments


dafuq?

Toondude10
April 17th 2014

3797 Comments


Released the preview for Run and Escape, and it sounds pretty weird.

ASnideReturns
April 17th 2014

3835 Comments


Already made a news article about it.

NuclearTennisCourt
April 17th 2014

132 Comments


"Came expecting King Crimson

Left disapointed"
I'm with you, and I just started listening to the album


Toondude10
April 17th 2014

3797 Comments


@Snide I did the same thing a while ago when they teased the title track and it got deleted. They're going to preview all of the tracks once per day I believe.

ASnideReturns
April 17th 2014

3835 Comments


The article I posted got approved. Let's move there.

NuclearTennisCourt
April 18th 2014

132 Comments


Why couldn't you have reported on something good like King Crimson?

Toondude10
April 25th 2014

3797 Comments


Because I like this band and I don't listen to King Crimson.



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