Progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING will release a new live album, "Live Over Europe", on June 29 via InsideOut Music.
Captured during the most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING's acclaimed latest studio album, "Theories Of Flight", in January 2018, "Live Over Europe" includes recordings from eight different cities (Aschaffenburg, Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece; Rome and Milan, Italy; Budapest, Hungary and Ljubljana, Slovenia) and a total of 23 songs in over 138 minutes of playing time, spanning 30 years of the group's seminal career.
A performance clip of the song "The Light And Shade Of Things", which was edited by Chris Anderson at Divine Digital based on live footage from Germany (filmed by Bernhard Baran of B-Light Pictures) and several other locations on FATES WARNING's recent European tour, with audio recorded in Milano, Italy on January 20, 2018, can be seen below.
"Live Over Europe" was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KREATOR, SYMPHONY X) and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden and will be available as limited 2CD mediabook, gatefold 3LP + bonus-2CD or as digital album.
FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder stated: "We would like to thank each and every one of our fans that helped us make 'Live Over Europe'. We had a great time making this album and we hope that you enjoyed the shows as much as we did playing them."
"Live Over Europe" track listing:
01. From The Rooftops
02. Life In Still Water
04. Pale Fire
05. Seven Stars
07. Pieces Of Me
09. The Light And Shade Of Things
11. Another Perfect Day
12. Silent Cries
13. And Yet It Moves
01. Still Remains
02. Nothing Left To Say
04. The Eleventh Hour
05. Point Of View
07. A Pleasant Shade Of Gray, Pt. IX
08. Through Different Eyes
10. Eye To Eye
FATES WARNING 2018 is:
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Joey Vera - Bass and Vocals
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Mike Abdow - Guitars and Vocals
Asked how he feels being attached to the "progressive" tag, Matheos told Goldmine in a 2016 interview: "I understand the need for labels. We all use labels. I use them if I have to describe something I'm listening to… I'll use whatever label comes to mind. That's the one that fits in general. It doesn't bother me. I just think that whole term doesn't mean that much anymore. The stuff that people give to me to listen to all the time — 'Oh, this is great prog stuff. You're gonna love it.' But, to me, if I even bother to listen to it, it sounds like something I've heard a hundred times before."
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral