FATES WARNING Launches New Album Song “I Am” + Announces Touring Guitarist

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Fates Warning - Darkness In A Different Light
Fates Warning – Darkness In A Different Light

New Album ‘Darkness In A Different Light’ Hits Stores in North American on October 1, 2013

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING are soon to unleash their new studio album entitled Darkness In A Different Light on September 30, 2013 in Europe and October 1, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Another song from the new album, ‘I Am’, can be checked out now via a static video on the InsideOutMusic YouTube-channel:

[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFbgZNgCh0′]


The tracklisting for Darkness In A Different Light reads as follows:


FATES WARNINGDarkness In A Different Light:
1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves


Next to the standard CD jewel case and the Digital Download format, Darkness In A Different Light will also be available in Europe as 2CD Mediabook edition and as Gatefold 2LP version (180gr. vinyl in black, red or white vinyl) with the following four bonus tracks:

1. Firefly (Extended)
2. Falling Further
3. One (Live)
4. Life In Still Water (Live)


All different formats of the album can now be pre-ordered in the USA from CM Distro shop here: www.cmdistro.com/Item/Fates_Warning_-_-Darkness_In_a_Different_Light-_2CD_Digi_+_Shirt_-PRE-ORDER-/PKG001661


Darkness In A Different Light 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 artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.


The new album’s first single, ‘Firefly’, can still be checked out here:


A drum recording clip of FATES WARNING’s Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Sebastian Bach, Riot, Spastic Ink, etc.) can be seen via the website of Sick Drummer Magazine here:


Most recently, FATES WARNING have announced that guitarist Mike Abdow will be filling in for Frank Aresti on the next scheduled tour runs, as other work commitments will keep him from the upcoming tours.
Here are some comments in regards to this matter:

Frank Aresti: “Being part of FATES WARNING continues to be a great honor for me, and I’m very proud of Darkness In A Different Light. Even though work commitments will keep me from the upcoming tours, I’m hopeful to rejoin them for live shows in the not-too-distant future. Having said that, I know Mike Abdow, he’s a great player, and I’m looking forward to seeing him with the band.”


Mike Abdow: “It is an incredible honor for me to have the chance to play with FATES WARNING. Filling in for Frank Aresti is an immense and exciting challenge that I do not take lightly. I am really looking forward to the upcoming tour with the band! “


Jim Matheos: “With the exception of a few years in the late 90s when he was AWOL, Frank has been an integral part of FW’s live sound for 25 years, so his presence is going to be missed on the upcoming tours. At the same time, we look forward to working with Mike and we’re all excited to finally be playing some new material.”


FATES WARNING have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014. The upcoming European tour has now confirmed to feature support coming from Norway’s Divided Multitude (October 6th – 17th) as well as American group The Omega Experiment for select shows. Here are all the dates announced so far:


FATES WARNING European Tour 2013:

SA 05.10.2013 Baarlo (The Netherlands) – Progpower Festival
SU 06.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – Boerderij *
MO 07.10.2013 Aschaffenburg (Germany) –             Colos Saal **
WE 09.10.2013 Essen (Germany) – Turock *
TH 10.10.2013 Roeselare       (Belgium) – Verlichte Geest **
FR 11.10.2013 Augsburg       (Germany) – Musikkantine **
SA 12.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7 **
SU 13.10.2013 Brescia  (Italy) – Colony *
TU 15.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar *
WE 16.10.2013 Budapest       (Hungary) – A38 *
TH 17.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal *
SA 19.10.2013 Thessaloniki Greece) – Eightball Club
SU 20.10.2013 Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Club
TU 22.10.2013 Moscow (Russia) – KZ Moskva
* + Divided Multitude
** + Divided Multitude & The Omega Experiment

FATES WARNING North American Tour 2013:

FR 15.11.2013 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s *

SA 16.11.2013 Detroit, MI – Harpos *

SU 17.11.2013 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards *

MO 18.11.2013 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *

WE 20.11.2013 Toronto, ONT – Mod Club *

TH 21.11.2013 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance *

FR 22.11.2013 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater *

SA 23.11.2013 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall *

SU 24.11.2013 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz *

TU 26.11.2013 Amityville, NY – Revolution *

WE 27.11.2013 Reading, PA – Reverb *

FR 29.11.2013 Springfield, VA – Empire *

SA 30.11.2013 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero *

SU 01.12.2013 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *

TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX – Scout Bar **

WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live **

TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX – Trees **

SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ – Club Red **

SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick **

TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky **

WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge **

FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater **

SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven **


* + Halcyon Way
** + Artizan


More details about Darkness In A Different Light will follow in the coming weeks…


FATES WARNING Darkness In A Different Light Line-Up:
Ray Alder – Vocals
Jim Matheos – Guitars
Joey Vera – Bass
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums
Frank Aresti – Guitars



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