Metal Blade Records has welcomed FATES WARNING to its worldwide roster.
FATES WARNING began in the early 1980s, playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.
FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder comments: “All of us in FATES WARNING are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here’s to making some new memories!”
FATES WARNING released its latest album, “Live Over Europe”, last year to critical acclaim. The first live release featuring the current lineup, it contains 23 songs and was recorded at various European locations during the band’s January 2018 headlining tour for “Theories Of Flight” (2016).
Next month, FATES WARNING will head back out on the road with QUEENSRŸCHE, touring the USA in support of “Live Over Europe”. After the conclusion of this trek, FATES WARNING will begin work on its 13th studio album, set for a 2020 release.
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