One of the premier bands of the American progressive metal movement is back! FATES WARNING will enter the studio in April to begin recording its new studio album — its first collection of new material in nine years, and its debut release for InsideOut Music. The band’s 11th studio CD is set for a fall release and will feature founding guitarist Jim Matheos alongside classic lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitar), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek.
FATES WARNING will embark on a U.S. tour in November. The trek will launch November 15 in Joliet, Illinois and wrap December 14 in Seattle, Washington. Tickets will be available for purchase starting March 27.
FATES WARNING tour dates
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. 01 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Dec. 03 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Dec. 04 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Dec. 05 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Dec. 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
Dec. 08 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Dec. 10 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Dec. 13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14 – Seatlle, WA – Studio Seven
FATES WARNING tapped Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, TRANSATLANTIC, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to sit behind the kit for their first-ever visit to South America as special guests for QUEENSRŸCHE on April 14, 2012 at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil. Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
The “Parallels” lineup of FATES WARNING played a number of shows in 2010 in support of the released special edition of the album, which was made available through Metal Blade Records. In addition to remastered audio, there is a second audio disc of live and demo material. The package also includes a DVD with nearly three 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 of Metal Blade Records).
FATES WARNING‘s latest CD, “X”, was released in 2004 on Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2000′s “Disconnected” was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and features cover artwork by renowned record-cover artist Ioannis (DREAM THEATER, SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KING CRIMSON, BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, UFO, OVERKILL).