Prog masters Fates Warning have revealed a little more about their new studio album. The group will enter the studio in April to begin tracking it, and this will be their first album of new material in nine years as well as the first studio release for InsideOut. Fans in the US can expect to see the band touring the country in November and December. Also, there is promise of upcoming European and South American tour dates.
Fates Warning released their last album in the distant year of 2004, FWX, but rest assured because there is new music from the progressive metal giants in the works. In fact, the band will release their 11th album next year. You can do the happy dance now.
US prog veterans Fates Warning have announced their touring plans for 2012. They will be touring through March in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Russia. They also announced a special show in South America, Brazil, on April 14th, where they will play as a special guest on a Queensrÿche show.
The line up for this tour is: Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Joey Vera, Frank Aresti and Bobby Jarzombek.
US prog metal band Fates Warning has scheduled a handful of live dates for Germany and The Netherlands in February. Special guests are still to be announced. Confirmed dates so far can be found below.
In an interview from August 2009, Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder stated the band was in the middle of writing another record. There were no further updates on that album ever since. Last year, Fates Warning played a few select dates with the Parallels line-up in celebration of the 2010 re-issue of the album.
February 10th - Turock - Essen, Germany
February 11th - Bolwerk - Sneek, The Netherlands
February 12th - Bosuil - Weert, The Netherlands
February 13th - Kelder - Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Metal Blade Records will be releasing a special edition of Fates Warning's Parallels. In addition to remastered audio there will be a second audio disc of live and demo material. The package will also include a DVD with nearly 3 hours of material, including a complete live show from the 1992 Parallels tour and a documentary on the making of Parallels which includes live, studio, and current day interview footage with all the band members, Terry Brown (producer) and Brian Slagel (CEO Metal Blade Records).
Tentative release date is set for March 16, 2010.
To coincide with this release the Parallels lineup, Ray Alder, Jim Matheos, Frank Aresti, Joe DiBiase, and Mark Zonder, are planning a few one-off reunion shows. At this time the only confirmed shows are:
A few weeks ago, it was announced that Metal Blade will be releasing a special edition of the 1989 Fates Warning album "Perfect Symmetry". The 2 CD and DVD package will be released on June 13 (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy) and June 16 in the rest of Europe. The reissue will include remastered audio, a bonus disc of "Perfect Symmetry" demos and a DVD with over 90 minutes of live footage.
"Perfect Symmetry" was recorded and mixed between April 1989 and May 1989 at Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT. The CD was produced by Roger Probert for Major Productions and was mixed by Phil Magnotti and Max Norman. It was the first album to feature Mark Zonder on drums.
Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder has updated his website ( http://www.markzonder.com ) with news on his side project, TempleWithin.
TempleWithin is a new band featuring the talents of Wayne Findlay, (guitars-keys-bass) Gregg Analla (vocals) and Mark Zonder (drums). Currently they are looking for the proper label for the band. A new audio clip will be posted every week or so on their website, http://www.markzonder.com/templewithin.html .
Following the departure of Mark Zonder, the band has announced the
drummers for their upcoming European shows. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
will join them on drums for the Headway festival. Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's
Beard) will handle drumming duties for the scheduled February dates.
Fates Warning has put an MP3 online of their upcoming record FWX, which will be released on October the 5th. The song is called Simple Human, and can be downloaded here:
The tracklist of the album will look like this:
01. Left Here
02. Simple Human
03. River Wide Ocean Deep
04. Another Perfect Day
05. Heal Me
06. Sequence # 7
08. A Handful Of Doubt
09. Stranger (With A Familiar Face)
From the official site:
Metal Blade have confirmed that they will release FATES WARNING's new album, FWX, on October 5th.
FWX was recorded in Stamford, Connecticut at Carriage House and will include the following song titles:
1. Left Here
2. Simple Human
3. River Wide Ocean Deep
4. Another Perfect Day
5. Heal Me
6. Sequence # 7
8. A Handful Of Doubt
9. Stranger (With A Familiar Face)
Fates Warning is right now working on a brand new album, and the drummer Mike Zoner is leaving the band directly after the album is recorded.
The album is planed to be released in October through Metal Blade.