Acclaimed rock/metal guitarist Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) has joined with powerhouse rock vocalist Steve Overland (FM) to create the new group Kings of Mercia. Accompanying the duo on the upcoming debut album are Matheos‘ Fates Warning bandmate Joey Vera on bass, and legendary drummer Simon Philips. The self-titled album will be released on September 23rd, 2022 via Metal Blade Records
Progressive Metal outfit Fates Warning return with their thirteenth studio album “Long Day Good Night”.The band has released an over 72 minutes new record, which is the longest in their over three decades career and the first one since they have announced their return to Metal Blade Records.
This could easily rival any of the albums in my top tier of Fates Warning releases. This album hearkens back to their classics like A Pleasant Shade of Gray and Parallels
Fates Warning’s epic A Pleasant Shade of Gray is one of those albums that from the moment I heard it all the way through, and every listen subsequently (and that is numerous,) I loved deeply and immensely. So much about it connected with me on a far deeper level than music listener or fan: it touched my soul, and very few albums have managed to do that with me.