U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING have finally returned with their first studio album release in about a decade! Entitled Darkness In A Different Light, the album will be released on in Europe and 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 stellar 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 (above pictured) artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.
FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with a comment as follows:
Darkness in a Different Light is the result of almost two years of very hard work from everyone in the band.
I believe that this line-up is the best that Fates has ever had, and I also think that it comes through in the music on this album. It's been almost nine years since our last studio album and I couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished here.
We are looking very much forward to playing some new songs for our fans who have stuck by us over all these years. We plan on touring as much as possible for Darkness in a Different Light and hopefully we'll hit a few places we've never been..."
Indeed, FATES WARNING already have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014.
Here are all the dates announced so far:
FATES WARNING North American Tour 2013:
Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Detroit, MI - Harpos
Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Toronto, ONT - Mod Club
Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Amityville, NY - Revolution
Reading, PA - Reverb
Springfield, VA - Empire
Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Houston, TX - Scout Bar
San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Dallas, TX - Trees
Phoenix, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
More details about Darkness In A Different Light will follow in the coming weeks...
FATES WARNING Line-Up:
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Frank Aresti - Guitars
FATES WARNING Online:www.fateswarning.com