U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING will release their much-anticipated 12th studio album, "Theories Of Flight", on July 1 via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Michigan artist Graceann Warn.
Performed by the FATES WARNING lineup that returned to form with 2013's acclaimed "Darkness In A Different Light" release, "Theories Of Flight" was produced by guitarist Jim Matheos and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, SYMPHONY X).
FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos had this to say about the title and the artwork for the "Theories Of Flight" album: “The working title for the album was 'The Ghosts Of Home' and the song with that name was first called 'Home Again'. When I started searching for artwork, I came across the piece that's now the cover and it was called 'Theories Of Flight'. In fact, the title you see on the cover is part of the original art, not something we added. There's a loose theme running through a lot of the lyrics, and this developed organically and separately, where Ray [Alder, vocals] and I are often writing about various uprooting, escapes….flights. So I was immediately drawn to that phrase as being a better description of what some of the songs are about."
"Theories Of Flight" track listing:
01. From The Rooftops (6:52)
02. Seven Stars (5:33)
03. SOS (4:34)
04. The Light And Shade Of Things (10:14)
05. White Flag (5:20)
06. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen (5:13)
07. The Ghosts Of Home (10:31)
08. Theories of Flight (4:00)
CD 2 (Acoustic Bonus Disc):
01. Firefly (3:15)
02. Seven Stars (4:25)
03. Another Perfect Day (3:25)
04. Pray Your Gods (TOAD THE WET SPROCKET cover) (3:45)
05. Adela (JOAQUIN RODRIGO cover) (2:25)
06. Rain (URIAH HEEP cover) (4:03)
"Darkness In A Different Light" sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort was issued in North America on October 1, 2013 via InsideOut Music.
FATES WARNING's lineup continues to feature founding guitarist Jim Matheos alongside classic-lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitar), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek,
FATES WARNING is about to perform two special 30th-anniversary-shows for its classic "Awaken The Guardian" album. These live appearances in the original album lineup (featuring John Arch on vocals) will take place at the sold-out Keep It True festival in Germany at the end of April and at the sold-out ProgPower USA festival in early September.