A-Z (Fates Warning, Etc.) To Release Debut Album In August, Premiere “The Machine Gunner” Video

A-Z, the new project featuring singer Ray Alder (Fates Warning), drummer Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning), bassist Philip Bynoe (Warlord, Steve Vai), guitarist Joop Wolters (Steve Walsh, Simon Phillips), and keyboardist Vivien Lalu (Steve Walsh, Jordan Rudess), will be releasing their self-titled debut album on August 12. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “The Machine Gunner,” below:

“A-Z” Track Listing:

01. “Trial By Fire”
02. “The Far Side Of The Horizon”
03. “The Machine Gunner”
04. “Rise Again”
05. “Window Panes”
06. “Run Away”
07. “Stranded”
08. “At The Waters Edge”
09. “Borrowed Time”
10. “Sometimes”
11. “The Silence Broken” (bonus track)

Zonder commented:

“It has been a long time coming, but we are all very excited to share A-Z with the world and get the show on the road!! With an exceptional-sounding album and brilliant artwork from Hugh Syme, let the games begin!”

Fates Warning Singer Ray Alder Reunites With Former Drummer Mark Zonder In A-Z

Fates Warning singer Ray Alder has reunited with the band’s former drummer Mark Zonder for a new project called A-Z. The group, which also features bassist Philip Bynoe (Warlord, Steve Vai), guitarist Joop Wolters (Steve Walsh, Simon Phillips), and keyboardist Vivien Lalu (Steve Walsh, Jordan Rudess), have already signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. Zonder commented:

“When we were looking for a deal, Metal Blade was number one on the list. First worked with Brian Slagel about 40 years with ‘Metal Massacre II’ and Warlord. No question that they do a great job and we are very excited and proud to be back at MB.”