Redemption (Shadows Fall song)

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"Redemption"
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Single by Shadows Fall
from the album Threads of Life
Released February 14, 2007
Format CD
Recorded 2007
Genre Thrash metal
Length4:17 (Album Version), 3:40 (Music Video Version)
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Matt Bachand, Jason Bittner, Jonathan Donais, Brian Fair, Paul Romanko
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz
Shadows Fall singles chronology
"The Light That Blinds"
(2005)
"Redemption"
(2007)
"Another Hero Lost"
(2007)

"The Light That Blinds"
(2005)
"'Redemption"
(2007)
"Another Hero Lost"
(2007)

"Redemption" is the lead single from the album Threads of Life by American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. The song has a thrash melodic with heavy riffs. The song made its premiere on Sirius Radio's Hard Attack station on February 16, 2007 and was released on iTunes on February 20. The song was sent to radio in March. On December 6, 2007, Redemption was nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance. It appeared on the game Madden NFL 08.

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Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Redemption" (album version)4:19
2."Redemption" (edit)3:35
3."Redemption" (instrumental)4:17

Music video

The band filmed a music video for "Redemption", directed by Zach Merck. The video shows the band playing the song on a roof. It was filmed in Los Angeles.

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Chart position

The song peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200 mainstream rock chart.

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