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The Studio at Webster Hall is a place where new bands go to get discovered. Or where old bands go to get re-discovered. The latter case in Fates Warning, the CT-based progressive rock band formed in the 80’s. My favorite rock sub-genre, drummer Mike Portnoy once said that Fates Warning were the leader in this genre and inspired Dream Theater. The crowd at Webster was lively as Fates Warning front man Ray Adler crisply belted out old and new tunes from their 11 studio albums. Many die-hard where right on top of Adler singing along with his every word.

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 just below! 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.

In 2010, Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) teamed up to form the new progressive metal band, Arch/ Matheos. The band’s debut release, Sympathetic Resonance, Is due in stores on September 13th and I was able to catch up with Jim Matheos to discuss the gear he used to obtain his signature sound.