ALBUM REVIEW: Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night

 

Over 35 years ago, Fates Warning was one of the main trailblazers and influencers in the Progressive Metal movement. With so much history, there has been a lot of lineup changes throughout the years, but the band has always been known for its exploration and expansion of the scene. Even today this East Coast act is still examining their special sound. Earlier this month FW released their newest full-length album, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade Records). These boys went big and completed 13 songs to celebrate their 13th full-length release. The group took their time to dig deep into their assorted inclinations to expose the wealth they found there.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY:  August 7th New Music Releases

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EVENT RECAP: Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Awards Gala and Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20, 2020 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show, SiriusXM Trunk Nation), the organization recognized honorees in eight categories—each named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio–who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity. Live entertainment was provided by Ronnie James Dio’s live band Dio, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan, and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen, and highlighted by the vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio. Los Angeles comedian Brian Posehn, in addition, his comedic duties, performed a song from his upcoming GRANDPA METAL album accompanied by Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), while local rockers Sadie & the Tribe opened the festivities with their set. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Tyler Kanode of Brilliant Reverie Photography. Continue reading

Arch / Matheos – Winter Eternal

Gobsmacking. That’s the first word that came to mind and I wasn’t even a minute into Winter Eternal (Metal Blade Records). Arch / Matheos deliver everything people like about heavy metal. The music is imbued with headbanging fury. The guitar riffage is sublime. Winter Eternal is that perfect storm of a heavy metal album. It’s a wicked mixture of classically awesome Iron Maiden, heady powerful Dream Theatre, and has the story-telling prowess of Queensryche. Listening to the album makes you go, “Grrrrrrrrrr!” Continue reading

Queensrÿche Shares Video For “Light-Years”

Queensrÿche has shared a new video for their song ‘Light-Years’, from their recent album The Verdict (Century Media). Directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye Music Visuals, you can watch it now below. The band is still on a US headline tour supporting their new album, with Fates Warning opening all dates. Continue reading

Fates Warning Signs New Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade Records, New Album in 2020

Progressive Metal legends Fates Warning have inked a new worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records, for a new album, due out in 2020. The band have resigned ot the label and could not be happier. Their next studio album will be thirteenth in their storied career. The band released their latest album, Live Over Europe, last year to critical acclaim. The current lineup is comprised of — Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass, vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), and Mike Abdow (guitars, vocals) Fates Warning will kick off a US tour supporting Queensrÿche next month. The tour will commence on March 2nd in Orlando, Florida and run through April 3rd in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading

Queensrÿche To Release New Album “The Verdict” This Coming Spring, Announce Headline Tour

Progressive heavy metal greats Queensrÿche have announced their newest album The Verdict out March 1st 2019 via Century Media Records. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign below. Continue reading

Fates Warning Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Fates Warning released Theories Of Flight to the world last year, and as Chris said in his review, “After a number of years in the wilderness of creativity, Theories sees them return to their best.“The band has already performed “their best” new material for the crowds in Europe, and now they’ve finally announced the first leg of dates here in the States! Continue reading