Guitar World.Com Exclusively Streaming The First Three Tracks From Arch / Matheos Debut “Sympathetic Resonance”
The new progressive rock band, ARCH / MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic Resonance September 13th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now at ARCHMATHEOS.com. All existing ARCH / MATHEOS pre-orders will receive an autographed booklet, and any new pre-orders and orders will receive an autographed booklet while supplies last.
Additionally GuitarWorld.com is featuring track-by-track video descriptions from John Arch and Jim Matheos.
Sympathetic Resonance also features the drumming of world renowned drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot). Bobby has posted an exclusive in-studio video of himself recording the drum parts for the song “Stained Glass Sky” on his YouTube Channel. Check out the first of several in-studio videos from Bobby HERE.
Recently Jim Matheos and John Arch recently took some time to discuss Sympathetic Resonance with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel for Metal Blade TV. Jim and John discuss how the project came together as a natural evolution from Arch‘s “Twist of Fate” EP. They also reflect on the recording process, how they started slowly with baby steps and how John‘s return to music on a full time basis was due to Jim‘s inspiration. The interview can be viewed in its entirety HERE.
Cover art for Sympathetic Resonance was fashioned using an image created by light painting photographer Dennis Calvert, who has described light painting as “The ability to see in 4 dimensions, time traveling, and creating fantasy using only what we base all reality on, light.”
Sympathetic Resonance track listing:
Stained Glass Sky
On the Fence
Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
Incense and Myrrh
The band -accompanied by Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar- began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through March with Jim Matheos producing. ARCH / MATHEOS is pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of the debut album, which will be released September 13, 2011 in North America.
John Arch – vocals (former Fates Warning)
Jim Matheos – guitars (Fates Warning, OSI)
Joey Vera – bass (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches)
Bobby Jarzombek – drums (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot)
Frank Aresti – additional lead guitar (Fates Warning)