U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING have started work on their upcoming, 12th studio album effort, to be released worldwide next year via InsideOutMusic.
FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos checked as follows to comment about the status of activities:
"I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, but the plan is for us to start tracking in December with a release date planned for the first half of 2016. In the meantime, I hope to see and meet a lot of you on the upcoming US dates."
FATES WARNING upcoming US tour in support of their current album "Darkness In A Different Light" will start out October 9th and run up to November 2nd. Here is a full list of dates (with recent updates*):
FATES WARNING - USA Tour 2015:
Oct. 9 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct. 10 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Oct. 11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Oct. 13 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
Oct. 14 Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Oct. 16 Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
Oct. 17 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Oct. 18 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Oct. 20 Altoona, PA @ McGarveys
Oct. 21 Dayton, OH @ Oddbody's
Oct. 23 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct 24. Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Oct. 25 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall *
Oct. 27 Denver, CO @ The Roxy
Oct. 29 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Oct. 30 Huntington Beach, CA @ Fuzion *
Oct. 31 San Jose, CA @ Rockbar
Nov. 1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
Nov. 2 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 9 - 21: Imminent Sonic Destruction / Oct. 23 - Nov. 2: Vangough
In related live-news, FATES WARNING have also announced two special "Awaken The Guardian" 30th anniversary festival live-appearances in its original line-up (featuring John Arch on vocals) for 2016, which will take place at the already sold-out Keep It True in Germany / http://www.keep-it-true.de on April 29-30th as well as at ProgPower USA /http://www.progpowerusa.com on September 9-10th.
Upon release, FATES WARNING's acclaimed current album, "Darkness In A Different Light", entered the official sales charts in Germany on #41, in The Netherlands on #90 and in the USA on #162 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The promotional video clip for the album's first single "Firefly", directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchyfilms, can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=5Bqv1lhX36c
A video clip for the track "I Am" produced by Oliver Barth / Visions In Fear based on European live-footage can be seen here:http://youtu.be/bvzjBnsDy2Q
"Darkness In A Different Light" purchase link:
Fates Warning online:
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