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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2012, 02:27:19 PM »
It's funny you mention "FWX" (that's what you meant, right?) because that's actually my favorite of the Alder era albums, followed closely by APSOG and Disconnected. 

I completely agree about Ray's vocals.

I took a trip down memory lane recently and spun "No Exit" which was the very first Fates Warning album I ever purchased.  The epic on there is still pretty cool. 

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2012, 02:34:16 PM »
Yeah, it's funny that I LOVE Ray and Fates separate from each other (i.e., I love Ray in Redemption and I love the Arch/Matheos album), but when they are together, they do nothing for me.  :lol
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2012, 04:25:41 PM »
X was a suprisingly great album.  If they come up with something like that again, I'd be happy.  I'm not normally a fan of reissues that much either but like bosk said, they amount of extras Metal Blade are doing with FW< I don't have to think twice about buying.

Also, Still Remains is eaily top 5 FW.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2012, 05:19:46 PM »
I've only heard No Exit, which I have on CD. Anything else I should try?
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2012, 05:45:08 PM »
I've only heard No Exit, which I have on CD. Anything else I should try?

 If you like the vibe of No Exit, then I would recommend Awaken the Guardian or Perfect Symmetry.

     Now if you want just a strait up damn good album, go with Pleasant Shade of Grey or Disconnected.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »
I'm not as big a fan of Ray Alder's voice on earlier albums (Parallels is the earliest I own, I don't have No Exit) as in Redemption either. But on a little later stuff from FW like X and Disconnected he sings more like he does with Redemption.

Glad other people like FWX as well - I never see it talked about much compared to older albums.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2012, 11:20:21 AM »
Aside from APSOG, which is pretty sweet, most of FW stuff has the same effect on me that King's X music does: it strikes me as being mostly good stuff, but rarely is something I want to listen to. 

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »
My friend and I met Jim Matheos last night after the Arch/Matheos show!  Yeah, baby!!



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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2012, 09:11:24 PM »
I own everything from No Exit to FWX. I finally bought APSOG last week, so I'll be curious to see if it passes FWX as my favorite FW album.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #79 on: May 06, 2012, 10:08:57 PM »
I own all the albums.  If I had to rate the Alder-era albums...my list would be:

1. Disconnected
2. A Pleasant Shade of Grey
3. Perfect Symmetry
4. No Exit
5. Parallels
6. FWX
7. Inside Out


But that's just me. 

Arch era is pretty obvious:

1. Awaken the Guardian
2. The Spectre Within





3. Night on Brocken 
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2012, 04:47:05 AM »
I was going to try and rank all their albums, but it's too damn hard!

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2012, 07:41:22 AM »
I've always found Night to be the best Arch album personally.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2012, 03:53:05 PM »
I've always found Night to be the best Arch album personally.


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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #83 on: May 09, 2012, 04:00:10 PM »
Bump. And serious.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #84 on: May 09, 2012, 04:08:49 PM »
My friend and I met Jim Matheos last night after the Arch/Matheos show!  Yeah, baby!!



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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #85 on: June 21, 2012, 06:01:00 AM »
Just opened my copy of the new Inside Out.  Packaging like Parallels sucks ass with the original booklet in tact, which IMO is poor form.  The sound of the album does sound improved and still true to the overall feel of the album.  The second disc is nice but nothing special.  The live tracks and demo are cool. Circles is already released on Chasing Time so pretty worthless addition there.  haven't watched the DVD yet.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2012, 11:56:13 AM »
Wolf, is the design and size of the edition the same as the parallels deluxe or is it he bulky size? Would you recommend it?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #87 on: June 21, 2012, 03:43:53 PM »
It's the same style of packaging as Parallels.  I'll tell you if it's worth it when I watch the DVD, that will be the real test.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #88 on: July 03, 2012, 12:08:09 PM »
Got the inside out deluxe edition. Live tracks are very cool. But like the parallels edition, the DVD makes it worth the price

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #89 on: December 10, 2012, 05:15:53 PM »
Ray Alder has been busy this week on Twitter regarding the upcoming Fates Warning album in 2013:

1) Finishing up some pre-production on the new Fates album in New Hampshire with Jim Matheos.. So far, I could NOT be happier with the music!

2) Man, New Hampshire is beautiful, but I've never been so fucking cold!! Us Mexicans aren't built for this shit!

3) @Secularious we begin recording in February, looking at a release date around July or august.. Thanks for asking! Peace!

4) @MetalMarcLopes yeah, well on our way... Just the first round of pre production.. Frank has a couple of badass solos so far!

5) @TheMooreatorium I can tell you one song is called "Firefly."

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #90 on: December 10, 2012, 05:38:59 PM »
The new FW is one my most anticipated releases of the 2013. I can not wait.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #91 on: December 10, 2012, 05:47:22 PM »
Ray Alder has been busy this week on Twitter regarding the upcoming Fates Warning album in 2013:

1) Finishing up some pre-production on the new Fates album in New Hampshire with Jim Matheos.. So far, I could NOT be happier with the music!

2) Man, New Hampshire is beautiful, but I've never been so fucking cold!! Us Mexicans aren't built for this shit!

3) @Secularious we begin recording in February, looking at a release date around July or august.. Thanks for asking! Peace!

4) @MetalMarcLopes yeah, well on our way... Just the first round of pre production.. Frank has a couple of badass solos so far!

5) @TheMooreatorium I can tell you one song is called "Firefly."

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #92 on: December 10, 2012, 06:00:55 PM »
Disconnected Pt.2 has a pretty great atmosphere to it. Love the piano melody and the whole feel of it.

Wish is another of those songs I rank highly among Still Remains, Their lyrics are great with the music backing it.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #93 on: December 10, 2012, 06:16:14 PM »
Disconnected Pt.2 has a pretty great atmosphere to it. Love the piano melody and the whole feel of it.

Wish is another of those songs I rank highly among Still Remains, Their lyrics are great with the music backing it.

Also, excited to hear how the new album will sound.

Totally agree about Disconnected part 2, the atmosphere is incredible and its a great way to finish the album.

Still remains may very well be my favorite Fate's song. Its just incredibly dynamic and really builds to one hell of a climax.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2012, 03:19:22 AM »
Killer update from Ray.  I am exceptionally happy that Frank is back on board with them in the studio now.

Also, the whole Disconnected album is amazing and has an incredible atmosphere.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #95 on: December 11, 2012, 04:25:23 AM »
Fates Warning rule. APSOG is my favourite album, though The Ivory Gate of Dreams is my favourite individual track.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2012, 05:58:45 AM »
This release is long overdue.  Awesome news!

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #97 on: March 22, 2013, 02:22:03 PM »
Yes!!!

Link: http://metalassault.com/news/2013/03/22/....tour-new-album/

Fates Warning Announces US Tour & New Album
Posted on March 22, 2013

The wait is over, and one of the premier bands of the American progressive metal movement is back! FATES WARNING are proud to announce that they will enter the studio in April to begin tracking on a new studio album – their first album of new material in nine years, and their first studio release for InsideOut Music.

The U.S. run will launch November 15 in Joliet, IL and wrap December 14 in Seattle, WA. The band’s 11th studio album is set for a fall release, and will feature founding guitarist Jim Matheos, classic lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitars), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek.

Tickets for the band’s long-awaited winter tour will be available for purchase starting March 27 – please see below for all FATES WARNING US tour dates (European and South American dates will be announced soon), and check venue websites for complete details:

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. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade
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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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #98 on: March 22, 2013, 02:23:02 PM »
I'm taking off from Nov. 22-27 and seeing all the shows in CT/NJ/NY/PA.  I've been waiting a decade for this.   :metal
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2013, 02:30:00 PM »
Man this album is taking forever, I am super stoked that Frank is indeed back in the studio with Fates.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #100 on: March 22, 2013, 03:46:50 PM »
They just announced tour dates for the winter:

http://www.fateswarning.com/Forum/tabid/269/aft/161/Default.aspx

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. 1--Atlanta, GA--Masquerade
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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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #103 on: March 22, 2013, 04:08:31 PM »
Awesome, I saw them on their last tour a few years back when they came around. It was a really good show, I'll gladly go again provided I'm available

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« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2013, 07:27:50 PM »
I am just getting into Fates Warning.  Over the last 2-3 months I have slowly picked up all the releases.

Looks like it's a good time to be a fan.  Stoked to be able to pick up their next album on release day.  Not only that but it looks like I will be attending the first show of the tour.  I wonder if they'll have M&G tickets.