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Fates Warning

Formed: 1983
From: Hartford, CT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Fates Warning news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Fates Warning Posts Guitar Playthrough

In light of the upcoming July 1st release date for 12th studio alum "Theories Of Flight," the prog power pioneers from Fates Warning now offer a new song today via a play through video. Check out "White Flag" below.

A complimentary drum and bass play through clip for the same track featuring a special audio mix will be available separately in the coming weeks too. Fates Warning's Jim Matheos checked in to comment about the song as follows:

"With 'White Flag' I wanted to do something a bit heavier then what we've done in the recent past, but also to feature counterpoint type guitar parts, where the guitars are playing around and in between each other rather than in strict unison throughout. I also wanted to provide solo spots for Frank Aresti and Mike Abdow. Their contributions are one of the highlights in the song for me." More...

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Fates Warning Heard "From The Rooftops"

U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning released a lyric video for the new track "From the Rooftops." The song appears on the upcoming 12th studio release "Theories Of Flight," which is out via InsideOutMusic on July 1st.

The track listing for "Theories Of Flight" reads as follows:

1. From The Rooftops
2. Seven Stars
3. SOS
4. The Light And Shade Of Things
5. White Flag
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
7. The Ghosts Of Home
8. Theories Of Flight

Check out "From the Rooftops" here: More...

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Fates Warning Posts "Theories Of Flight" Preview

In light of the upcoming release of the much anticipated 12th studio album, "Theories Of Flight" via InsideOutMusic on July 1st, U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning are launched an album sampler video, containing excerpts from all songs on the album.

Check out the clip, which features footage entitled 'Feeding The Gulls' by Dennis Hlynsky, in the player below. The album is available for pre-order at this location.

Vocalist Ray Alder checked in to comment about "Theories Of Flight" as follows: "We began writing the music for 'Theories' while we were still touring for 'Darkness'...
I believe that the anticipation to write another record was due to the fact that we were once again touring and playing new material after nine years of playing the same songs.
It was exciting to be on stage again and we looked forward to getting back in the studio.
I also believe that our fans were happy to finally having something new to listen to..

"I/we are very happy with the way that 'Theories' turned out. Jim and I collaborated practically every day on the new album for over a year until we actually went into the studio.. There were many different versions of the songs until they were finally complete, and I believe it shows in the final product. I think that Jim did an excellent job producing the new album. The material is, I believe heavier than what people are used to from us, as well as my vocal style. We wanted something different than "Darkness" but something that still carried a lot of melody."

The track listing for "Theories Of Flight" reads as follows:

1. From The Rooftops
2. Seven Stars
3. SOS
4. The Light And Shade Of Things
5. White Flag
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
7. The Ghosts Of Home
8. Theories Of Flight

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Dead By Wednesday Premieres New Song "Live Again"

Dead By Wednesday premieres a new song and music video for "Live Again"featuring Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) on guest vocals. The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album "Darkest Of Angels", which will be out in stores May 20 via EMP Label Group/eOne Music.

"The Darkest of Angels" features 11 tracks with 11 heavyweight guest vocalists including: Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Eric AK (Flotsam and Jetsam), John Arch (Fates Warning), Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, ex-Exodus), Carley Coma (Candiria), Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), Sean Danielsen (Smile Empty Soul), Paul Stoddard (Diecast), Kris Keyes (formerly Gargantua Soul), Antony Hamalainen (Armageddon) and Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four Inc.).

Check out now "Live Again" below.

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Fates Warning Details New LP "Theories Of Flight"

U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning announced a worldwide release date of July 1st for the much anticipated 12th studio album via InsideOutMusic. The new album is entitled "Theories Of Flight" and comes packaged with unique artwork (which can be seen below) created by Michigan artist Graceann Warn.

Fates Warning guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments about the title and the artwork for the "Theories Of Flight" album as follows: "The working title for the album was 'The Ghosts Of Home' and the song with that name was first called 'Home Again.' When I started searching for artwork I came across the piece that's now the cover and it was called 'Theories Of Flight.' In fact, the title you see on the cover is part of the original art, not something we added. There's a loose theme running through a lot of the lyrics, and this developed organically and separately, where Ray and I are often writing about various uprooting, escapes....flights. So I was immediately drawn to that phrase as being a better description of what some of the songs are about."

The track listing for "Theories Of Flight" reads as follows:

1. From The Rooftops
2. Seven Stars
3. SOS
4. The Light And Shade Of Things
5. White Flag
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
7. The Ghosts Of Home
8. Theories Of Flight More...

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Fates Warning Starts Work On New Album

U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning have started work on the upcoming 12th studio album effort, which will be released worldwide next year via InsideOutMusic. Guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos checked as follows to comment about the status of activities:

"I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, but the plan is for us to start tracking in December with a release date planned for the first half of 2016. In the meantime, I hope to see and meet a lot of you on the upcoming US dates."

Fates Warning's upcoming U.S. tour is in support of the current album "Darkness In A Different Light." It starts out October 9th and runs up to November 2nd. Here is a full list of dates (with recent updates*): More...

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ProgPower USA Announces 2016 Lineup

Glenn Harveston, promoter for the annual ProgPower USA Festival, announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of the Atlanta, Georgia event. Next year marks the 17th installment and will be headed by a U.S. exclusive performance by Fates Warning featuring original vocalist John Arch performing the 1986 classic "Awaken the Guardian" marking the 30th anniversary of the release.

The complete lineup, which was revealed after Anathema's set this past Friday, September 11th, is as follows:

Friday (September 9, 2016):

Fates Warning (USA) "Awaken the Guardian" in its entirety with John Arch. - a U.S. Exclusive
Scar Symmetry (Sweden)
The Gentle Storm (Netherlands)
Freedom Call (Germany)
Vanishing Point (Australia)
Ascendia (Canada)

Saturday (September 10, 2016):

Devin Townsend (Canada) with special guest, Anneke van Giersbergen
Haken (UK)
Refuge (Germany)
Green Carnation (Norway) ("Light of Day, Day of Darkness" in its entirety. - a U.S. Exclusive)
Serious Black (Multinational)
Savage Messiah (UK)

In addition, 2016 will see the Midweek Mayhem and Kick Off Shows merge into the main festival, to be known as ProgPower USA Days 1-4. Going forward, Wednesday's show will be a joint presentation of Milton Mendonca of Infinity Concerts and Nathan Block of Swordlord Productions and Thursday will feature three bands, each a selection of the three promoters, all of which will be the caliber of band that could headline any day.

Tickets will be sold separately for the first two days (Wed/Thur) and then the second two days (shown above). The first ticket sales for Days 3-4 (lineup above) will go on sale via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Tickets for Days 1-2 go on sale go on sale November 7th (more info coming). More...

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Fates Warning Names Support Act For Tour

Detroit's "progressive super metal" act Imminent Sonic Destruction will be hitting the road this fall in support of Fates Warning on the first half of the upcoming 2015 North American tour.

ISD is currently wrapping up production on the sophomore full-length CD, a concept album entitled "Triumphia," and will be playing selections from it on tour.

The Fates Warning tour dates featuring Imminent Sonic Destruction are:

Fri, Oct 9 * Hartford, CT * Webster Theater
Sat, Oct 10 * Worcester, MA * Palladium
Sun, Oct 11 * Poughkeepsie, NY * The Chance
Tues, Oct 13 * Brooklyn, NY * St. Vitus
Wed, Oct 14 * Amityville, NY * Club Revolution
Fri, Oct 16 * Detroit, MI * Token Lounge
Sat, Oct 17 * Chicago, IL * Reggie's
Sun, Oct 18 * Cleveland, OH * Agora Theater
Tues, Oct 20 * Altoona, PA * McGarveys
Wed, Oct 21 * Dayton, OH * Oddbody's

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Fates Warning To Release Deluxe Reissue

Progressive metal legends Fates Warning will be releasing a 3CD/DVD deluxe reissue of the critically acclaimed 1997 release "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" on October 2nd via Metal Blade Records. "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" is a single song divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.

This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band's 1998 European tour as well as a soundcheck recording of "We Only Say Goodbye" and a studio cover version of the Scorpions "In Trance." The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for "A Pleasant Shade of Gray." Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray": The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band's 1998 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky in Hollywood CA in 1999. Pre-orders as well as the first samples of music from this special edition will be available next Friday August 6th.

Fates Warning will be touring North America this fall. The tour begins October 9th in Hartford, CT and runs through November 2nd in Ramona, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below. Exclusive VIP Packages are available for all shows and can be purchased at this location. There are two different VIP Packages, the first includes a chance to watch the band's sound check, meet the band, take photos with the band and a VIP laminate. The second package includes everything from the first package and in addition a signed copy of the deluxe reissue of "A Pleasant Shade of Gray." More...

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Fates Warning Announces U.S. Shows

Progressive metal masters Fates Warning will be touring the U.S. this coming October 2015 - initial confirmed dates are below, and more will be added in the coming weeks.

Fri, October 9 - Hartford, CT, Webster Theater
Sat, October 10 - Worcester, MA, Palladium
Sun, October 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY, The Chance
Fri, October 23 - Dallas, TX, Trees
Sat, October 24 - Houston, TX, Scout Bar
Sun, October 25 - San Antonio, TX, 210 Kapone's Live

In 2013, Fates Warning released an eleventh album (and first for the InsideOut label), "Darkness in a Different Light." Stay tuned for additional dates supporting the release. More...

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Fates Warning Announces Anniversary Show

Fates Warning today announces a European exclusive "Awaken The Guardian" anniversary show at Keep It True XIX this coming April, 2016

The show will include the original "Awaken The Guardian" lineup featuring John Arch (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitar), Frank Aresti (guitar), Joe DiBiase (bass) and Steve Zimmerman (drums) playing the complete album plus selected songs from the Arch era. More...

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Fates Warning Premiere "Firefly" Music Video

Progressive metal act Fates Warning premiered the new music video "Firefly" over at Guitar World's website at this location (also streaming in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "Darkness in a Different Light," which is available now via InsideOut Music.

Check out "Firefly" here:

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Artizan Gearing Up For Tour With Fates Warning

Artizan will be joining Fates Warning for the second leg of the band's U.S. tour kicking off December 3rd.

Artizan will be performing in support of latest album "Ancestral Energy" and you can catch the band live with Fates Warning on these dates:

TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX - Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

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Fates Warning Posts Live Video

Fates Warning - which is kicking off a North American tour tonight - has posted a new live video online for the track "I Am."

"I Am" comes off the recently released "Darkness In A Different Light," which is available through InsideOut Music and is the band's first studio output in nearly a decade. Dates for the group's current trek can be found after the jump.

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Fates Warning Kicking Off North American Tour

The U.S. progressive metal pioneers in Fates Warning are gearing up to head out on their North American headline tour, kicking off tomorrow in Joliet, IL.

The tour will hit 23 North American cities, and will come to a close in Seattle, WA on December 14th. Support will be split between two halves of the tour, and will come from Halcyon Way and Artizan. See below for a full listing of tour dates.

On October 1st, Fates Warning released a first new album in over nine years, "Darkness In A Different Light," via InsideOutMusic. More...

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Fates Warning Posts Album Sampler

In the light of the imminent street date for "Darkness In A Different Light," Fates Warning has posted an album sampler online containing of all the album's tracks. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.

The album is due out September 30th, 2013 in Europe and October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The track listing is as follows:

1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves More...

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Fates Warning Streaming New Track

U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning are soon to unleash their new studio album entitled "Darkness In A Different Light" on September 30th, 2013 in Europe and October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Another song from the new album, "I Am," can be heard in the player below. You can also check out the previously posted track "Firefly" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves

Next to the standard CD jewel case and the digital download format, "Darkness In A Different Light" will also be available in Europe as 2CD mediabook edition and as gatefold 2LP version (180gr. vinyl in black, red or white vinyl) with the following four bonus tracks:

1. Firefly (Extended)
2. Falling Further
3. One (Live)
4. Life In Still Water (Live) More...

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Halcyon Way And Artizan Join Fates Warning Tour

Halcyon Way and Artizan announced through Intromental management that both bands will provide direct support to Fates Warning on the upcoming North American Tour. Fates Warning is releasing its new album "Darkness In a Different Light" on September 30th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via InsideOutMusic. Halcyon Way has an upcoming release "Conquer," the release date of which has not been revealed as of yet. Artizan just released its latest album "Ancestral Energy" back in May via Pure Steel Records.

The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Halcyon Way:

Nov. 15 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoe's
Nov. 16 -- Detroit, MI -- Harpos
Nov. 17 -- Louisville, KY -- Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 18 -- Cleveland, OH -- Peabody's
Nov. 20 -- Toronto, ONT -- Mod Club
Nov. 21 -- Poughkeepsie, NY -- The Chance
Nov. 22 -- Hartford, CT -- Webster Theater
Nov. 23 -- New York, NY -- The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov. 24 -- Clifton, NJ -- Dingbatz
Nov. 26 -- Amityville, NY -- Revolution
Nov. 27 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club
Nov. 30 -- Spartanburg, SC -- Ground Zero
Dec. 1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade

The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Artizan:

Dec. 3 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
Dec. 4 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
Dec. 5 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
Dec. 7 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Rocky Point Cantina
Dec. 8 -- San Diego, CA -- Brick By Brick
Dec. 10 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Whisky
Dec. 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- DNA Lounge
Dec. 13 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14 -- Seatlle, WA -- Studio Seven

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Fates Warning Premieres New Track "Firefly"

Progressive metal act Fates Warning premiered the new track "Firefly" over at U.K.'s Classic Rock Magazine at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's upcoming new release (and first in a decade) "Darkness In a Different Light," which is scheduled for release on September 30th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via InsideOutMusic. It was produced by guitarist Jim Matheos and mixed by long time Fates Warning engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California. The artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.

The album will be available in the standard CD, as well as a 2CD Mediabook edition (Europe) and a Gatefold 2LP version with four bonus tracks.

Vocalist Ray Alder had the following comments about the song: "'Firefly' is very personal to me in more ways than one.... After I had written the melody for this song, I knew immediately what the title was going to be, as well as the subject, it just fit the mood. As for the subject, I'm pretty sure we've all felt this way at one time or another. Sometimes things just don't work out the way you think they would, but that's okay, that's part of life...We move on. Ironically, while recording "Firefly" in New Hampshire I was outside the studio late one night, and there they were, floating through the trees in the forest! I hadn't seen a single firefly for at least fifteen year since I had left my hometown of San Antonio TX, so I kinda took it as a sign, a sign of what, I don't know...
But very ironic nonetheless..."

The track listing for "Darkness In A Different Light" is as follows:

1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves

Bonus Tracks:

1. Firefly (Extended)
2. Falling Further
3. One (Live)
4. Life In Still Water (Live)

Check out "Firefly" here: More...

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Fates Warning Reveals American, European Tours

U.S. progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning has headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014. Currently announced dates are available below.

The band will be touring in support of its first studio album in nearly a decade. Entitled "Darkness In A Different Light," the album will be released on September 30th, 2013 in Europe and October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

"Darkness In A Different Light" is Fates Warning's first album of new material since the release of "FWX" in 2004 and also marks the first release for the band's current line-up of Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti (guitars), Joey Vera (bass) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums).

The album was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time Fates Warning engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California. The artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro. More...

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