Band: Fates Warning
Fates Warning are an old American power metal band who have gradually become more and more progressive. Many current prog metal bands cite them as a major influence. IMO, their first 4 CDs, and the latest 2 are excellent, while the others are rather ho-hum. For anyone into bands like Rush, Sanctuary, and Iron Maiden, you should all find something to like here.
Work has apparently been underway on a follow up to Fates Warning X for several years, but with Ray being unable to commit to the recordings, probably due to his full time duties with Redemption, Matheos has recruited ex-vocalist John Arch and formed a new band, Arch/Matheos, to record and release their new material, which should be out around September 2011.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Ray Alder||Vocals||Engine, Redemption||Redemption|
|Bobby Jarzombek||Drums||Arch/Matheos, Demons & Wizards, PainMuseum, Sebastian Bach & Friends||Halford, Iced Earth, Juggernaut, Riot, Rob Rock, Spastic Ink||Rob Rock, Spastic Ink, Tim "Ripper" Owens, John West|
|Jim Matheos||Guitar||John Arch, Arch/Matheos, Jim Matheos, O.S.I. (Office of Strategic Influence)||Gordian Knot|
|Joey Vera||Bass||John Arch, Arch/Matheos, Armored Saint, A Chinese Firedrill, Engine, Joey Vera||Anthrax, Chroma Key, Lizzy Borden, Seven Witches||Frost (USA), O.S.I. (Office of Strategic Influence)|