Nick van Dyk is one of those people whose energy seems inexhaustible. The interview with him takes place early in the morning, after which he will be traveling to a congress in Las Vegas. In "real life," he is a Harvard-educated top manager who was a senior vice president at Disney. Quasi on the side, he has been active with Redemption for over twenty years, leading the band to more than respectable success. "I just like being able to be creative and make music with good friends. And it's great when people recognize that," he says.
Whereby the new album "I Am The Storm" brought a small change in songwriting: "Vikram Shankar was more involved this time. He played a significant role in some of the songs," the guitarist reports. "Overall, he contributed a lot to the cinematic quality of the album, you can hear that in 'Remember The Dawn' for example. And 'The Emotional Depiction Of Light' is completely his song except for the guitars and the vocal melody. It's a special song that took us out of our comfort zone a little bit." In fact, it's the first time since demo days that another band member has contributed a track.