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Rik Emmett & RESolution 9's new album RES9 featuring Alex Lifeson now available for pre-order

Fri, Sep 16, 2016@6:44PM | comments

UPDATE - 9/16@7:38PM: Here is some additional info and some comments from Lifeson via Blabbermouth.net. Lifeson and Dream Theater's James LaBrie both appear on the track End of the Line in addition to Lifeson's 12-string contribution on Human Race:

... Lifeson added some period-perfect 12-string guitar alongside Emmett and Dunlop to buttress the impact of "Human Race", and he says he found it quite an honor to play with and for his lifelong friend. "When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn't hesitate for a second," Lifeson reports. "He's the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it's always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get. There is a rock purity in his songwriting and performance, and it's just so much fun to get together and throw ideas around. He's always so up and open for anything - even a notoriously uncooperative Rickenbacker 12-string!" Dunlop points out the way RESOLUTION9 meshed with Lifeson "stands as a great example of the collective efforts of the brotherhood."

Another one of "Res 9"'s honored guests, LaBrie, lent his own considerable talents to a pair of tracks, "I Sing" and "End Of The Line" (the latter of which also features Lifeson taking the third guitar solo), and he jumped at the chance to record with his fellow Canadian....

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We learned earlier this summer that Alex Lifeson will be making a guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project RESolution9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9). The album is titled RES9 and will release in multiple formats on November 11th via Mascot Label Group:

Allied Forces! Rock & Roll Machine! Magic Power! If you're fan of classic rock, you should know these songs by legendary Canadian rock band Triumph by heart.

Former Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett signed with Mascot Label Group a few months ago, and it's time to reveal his new band and his new album. 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.

RES9 features contributions from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, and Rik Emmett's onetime Triumph bandmates, bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore.

The first new track "Human Race", featuring a guest appearance by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, will premiere in in less then two weeks. Keep an eye out on mascotlabelgroup.com, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

RES9 is available to pre-order on CD, black and red vinyl. The red vinyl is limited to only 300 copies worldwide, and available exclusively on the MLG webstore. These will sell out quickly, so act fast!

Emmett played some solo acoustic dates over the summer and regularly played the Human Race song featuring Lifeson mentioned in the press release as seen on YouTube at this location. A video trailer for the new album has been released and features several clips of Alex Lifeson in studio with Emmett. You can watch the video below or on YouTube here, and pre-order RES9 via Amazon or the Mascot Label Group website. Thanks to Drew H for the heads up.

Related Posts:
[Rik Emmett performs Human Race from his upcoming album featuring Alex Lifeson]
[Alex Lifeson to make guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo album]

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