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Arch/Matheos Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Arch/Matheos.
John Arch and Jim Matheos have a history that dates back to the early eighties. Matheos’ guitar play and Arch’s vocals define the initial period of Fates Warning. While Arch stepped away from microphone duties for Fates—Ray Alder stepped in, his relationship with Matheos did not end. Along with long-standing Fates Warning bassist, Joey Vera and ex-Dream Theater drum legend Mike Portnoy; the two rejoined for John Arch’s solo project and released “A Twist of Fate” in 2003.
Fast forward eight years later and these renowned power/prog players once again step into the studio. “Sympathetic Resonance,” (read the review ) the first recording under the Arch/Matheos banner reveals chemistry cultivated through a relationship of nearly thirty years. The Fates Warning fans who have waited seven years for a new record will rejoice in “Sympathetic Resonance.” Matheos’ first three songs were originally written as Fates tunes, and the other positions are manned by Fates Warning, so in many ways this is a Fates Warning record, it just bears a different name and the group’s past singer.
With overtly positive feedback from press and fans alike, “Sympathetic Resonance” will surely go down as progressive metal necessity. Guitarist Jim Matheos spoke to Metal Underground on the phone about forming the group, recording the album and future live appearances. More...