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From to — and temporarily in — Matheos and DiBiase were the only remaining original members of the band, with the former being the only constant member. Fates Warning has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one VHS, three DVDs each of them features live concerts and four demo tapes.
The band experienced major American commercial success with the release of their third studio album, Awaken the Guardianwhich The Ivory Gate Of Dreams - Fates Warning - Still Life at number No.
Their next three albums — No ExitPerfect Symmetry and Parallels — were also successful; the former of the two peaked at No. ByFates Warning had sold over a Simple Obsession - Andru Donalds - Vol.1 - Snowin Under My Skin Plus The Album albums The Ivory Gate Of Dreams - Fates Warning - Still Life. Mainly influenced by Iron Maiden and other heavy metal bands, in songs like the title track and, particularly, "Damnation," there were prog aspects that would be developed in subsequent albums.
The Spectre Withinwhich was released infeatured a From Before - Anthony Williams - Spring progressive approach with songs like "The Apparition", "Epitaph", "Pirates of the Underground" and "Traveler in Time", with many tempo changes, a greater complexity in the arrangements and fantasy lyrics full of symbolism and double meaning.
Inoriginal guitarist Victor Arduini left the band and was replaced by Frank Aresti. The third album, Awaken the Guardian - regarded as a groundbreaking and essential prog metal release    - was launched in that year, moving towards a more mythical atmosphere and a fully progressive approach towards song form, full of complex and unusual riffs and numerous tempo changes, on frenetic and evocative vocal lines, maintaining, The Ivory Gate Of Dreams - Fates Warning - Still Life , a basic fluidity.
Inoriginal vocalist John Arch left the band prior to the start of work on the band's next album. Ray Alder joined the band later that year. The first album with Alder, No Exit was released in and further developed the route taken by the prior album with a more powerful sound while setting aside the fantasy themes and atmospheres.
It featured the first prog metal suite of the genre, "The Ivory Gate of Dreams," which is based on the Gates of horn and ivory. Following the tour in support of No Exitoriginal drummer Steve Zimmerman left the band in He was replaced by Mark Zonder in Perfect Symmetry was released in the same year. The album abandoned the aggressive sound of No Exit in favor of a more melodic and experimental one along with a melancholic atmosphere and intimate lyrics; full of extremely complex arrangements and an unusual and very articulated rhythm section,  it is often regarded as a seminal prog metal album, "which laid the foundations of the sound of the 90s".
The album, which started the collaboration with Rush producer Terry Browncontains more accessible and streamlined songs than in the past, except for tracks such as "The Eleventh Hour" and "Life in Still Water". Slowing down after the momentum of the previous releases, the band took two and a half years to complete 's Inside Outwhich continued in the general vein of the previous album while adding more melody to the songs.
The band's lineup also remained intact between albums for the first time since Spectre Within. Band members have attributed the album's comparative lack of success to confusion while writing this album in the wake of the success of Parallels and their subsequent failure to maintain release momentum. Inside Out was followed by a compilation, Chasing Timewhich included two previously unreleased songs.
Written as a concept albumA Pleasant Shade of Gray revealed a much darker and bleaker mood in songwriting style than had been heard before from the band. The album consists of a single minute song split into twelve parts, making it the longest track Fates Warning has ever recorded. Joey Vera bassBernie Versailles guitars and Jason Keazer keyboards accompanied the group on this album.
A Japanese version included a studio Scorpions cover, "In Trance. He officially rejoined the band as a full time member in Their tenth studio recording FWX was released in Drummer Mark Zonder stated it would be his last album with the band, as he wished to pursue other interests, and left in Although an official member again, Frank Aresti did not appear because the writing had been completed and contracts had been signed already.
InFates Warning played select dates with the Parallels lineup Alder, Matheos, Zonder, Aresti and DiBiase to celebrate The Ivory Gate Of Dreams - Fates Warning - Still Life reissued, remastered and expanded edition of the classic album. Their debut album was released in the autumn of that year, also featuring Joey Vera on bass guitar, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar.
After many delays, Fates Warning released its eleventh studio album Darkness in a Different Light on September 27, It was the band's first album since 's FWX.
Fates Warning entered the studio in December to begin recording their twelfth studio album, which was planned for release in early When asked in a June interview about the thirteenth Fates Warning album, frontman Ray Alder stated: "Right now, we're not in a writing mode. Everyone is kind of doing their own thing.
I'm sure that will come out soon enough, of what everyone is doing. For the meantime, there are no plans to write another Fates Warning album — not in the near future, at least. But, people are working on different things and we're working on another tour right now for South America, so that is still a little up in the Check In With Me - DJ B.A.
- The Forgotten Town Tape Collection 99. It's 90 percent sure, but we'll see what happens with that. I can't say anything until it's confirmed. I think that the Fates record is also gonna be recording probably around January, February. I'm still very involved in both of those bands, obviously.
So, for sure, a new Armored Saint record and a new Fates Warning record is on the horizon in the next 18 months, for sure. A detailed gear diagram of Jim Matheos' Fates Warning guitar rig is well-documented. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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