Fates Warning Premiere New Song “Scars”, Reveal Details For New Album “Long Day Good Night”

Fates Warning have premiered a new song titled “Scars.” This track is from the band’s new album “Long Day Good Night,” which will be released on November 6.

“Long Day Good Night” Track Listing:

01. “The Destination Onward”
02. “Shuttered World”
03. “Alone We Walk”
04. “Now Comes The Rain”
05. “The Way Home”
06. “Under The Sun”
07. “Scars”
08. “Begin Again”
09. “When Snow Falls”
10. “Liar”
11. “Glass Houses”
12. “The Longest Shadow Of The Day”
13. “The Last Song”

Ray Alder said the following about the new record:

“The styles of music we’ve written distinguish this record from the rest of our catalogue. There are some songs with electronics and some with a nice ethereal feel, as well as some pretty straightforward grooves, at least for us. And there are also some pretty heavy songs. We tried to give the listener a host of different things to listen to, as opposed to an album where every song sounds the same.”

“Like all albums, nothing comes easy. It’s quite a process to go from the idea to the actual finished song. Sometimes you think you’re done with it, then you hear something else and you have to try that. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but you at least have to try it just so you know that in the end you’ve done everything possible to make it as good as it can be. Jim [Matheos] and I spent practically every day for the last year writing this album. I am very happy with the outcome, and with the blend of styles. I guess I could say that this album represents all of the years that we have been together.”

Watch Graham Bonnet Perform Michael Schenker Group’s “Assault Attack” With Vio-lence, Bleeding Through, Armored Saint, Etc. Members

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) has shared a quarantine cover of the Michael Schenker Group’s “Assault Attack.” The track also features Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow, ex-Michael Schenker Group), Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through), John Tempesta (The Cult), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), and Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000).

Phil Demmel commented:

“I knew I had wanted to jam on a tune with Johnny but I hadn’t came across which one. I knew he was a huge Cozy Powell fan and we both love Schenker so I proposed the instrumental MSG tune ‘Into the Arena’. He had done something similar to that tune previously with his brother Mike and suggested the banger track ‘Assault Attack’, off a record featuring vocalist Graham Bonnet and a friend of John’s, Ted Mckenna (who had tragically passed away a few years back). He then (kinda) joked about asking Graham to sing on it then reached out to him and made it happen! Marta nailed the keys and vocal harmonies and our good friend and incredible bassist Joey Vera from the legendary Armored Saint not only laid down the bass tracks, but also provided the mix for this. Mike and I both played our Schenker tribute guitars Originally aired for Metal Injections ‘Slay at Home’ fest and video edit by Frank Godla. Thanks to Conrad for getting us Graham’s vocal/vid, and to Joey Vera for the mix!”

Ray Alder Finishes Recording Vocals For New Fates Warning Album

Ray Alder has confirmed that he has finished tracking vocals for the new Fates Warning album. He said the following:

“It’s official, the vocals for Fates Warning’s 13th album are done. 13 songs in 12 days. It was quite the adventure. I’ll tell you about it sometime…”

Fates Warning To Be Rejoined By Original Bassist Joe Dibiase For Three Shows

Fates Warning bassist Joey Vera will be missing three shows due to his commitments to Armored Saint. During his absence, original Fates Warning bassist Joe DiBiase will be filling in. Here’s the dates DiBiase will perform at:

03/13 Detroit, MI – Diesel
03/14 Chicago, IL – Concord
03/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

Vera commented:

“Dear friends, Just a quick heads up with something regarding the upcoming Fates Warning tour. Over a year ago I had committed to playing a gig with Armored Saint in Athens, Greece this March 15. I wish to honor that commitment but that means that I’ll sadly have to miss a couple of gigs with Fates in order to do it. So i will be not playing on the Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee shows. (Some of my favorite cities by the way!).

Luckily for us, and YOU, my brother and OG Fates Warning bassist Joe DiBiase will be stepping up once again for these three gigs. So this will be amazing!

I will resume in Minneapolis with Fates.

I am currently practicing over 37 songs for the upcoming gigs with Motor Sister, Armored Saint and Fates Warning. My head is spinning out. But, not to pity me. This is the bed I’ve made for myself this time.

I’m very sorry I’ll be missing these three gigs but I know you’ll be in good hands. i look forward to seeing all of you out there very soon!”

Fates Warning Return To Metal Blade Records

Fates Warning have announced their return to Metal Blade Records. The group are planning to release a new album through the label in 2020. Vocalist Ray Alder commented:

“All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here’s to making some new memories!”

Queensrÿche Tease New Music In New Tour Trailer

Queensrÿche have posted a new trailer for their upcoming tour with Fates Warning and it contains teasers of new songs featured on their new album “The Verdict” (out March 1). You can check that below:

Tour Dates:

03/02 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
03/03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/07 Baltimore, MA – Sound Stage (with The Cringe)
03/08 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun (Queensrÿche only)
03/09 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (with The Cringe)
03/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium (with The Cringe)
03/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
03/13 Detroit, MI – Diesel
03/14 Chicago, IL – Concord
03/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/16 Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
03/17 Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort (Queensrÿche only)
03/20 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/22 San Antonio, TX – Aztec
03/23 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
03/26 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/27 San Diego – Observatory
03/28 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03/29 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/30 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/02 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/03 Seattle, WA – Neptune

Queensrÿche To Release New Album “The Verdict” In March, Announce Tour With Fates Warning

Queensrÿche have announced that their new album “The Verdict” will be released on March 1. The effort was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Watershed Studio in Seattle, Washington. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

Vocalist Todd La Torre commented:

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record. The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Guitarist Michael “Whip” Wilton added:

“‘The Verdict’ is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

In other news, the group have also announced a tour with Fates Warning:

03/02 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
03/03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/07 Baltimore, MA – Sound Stage (with The Cringe)
03/08 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun (Queensrÿche only)
03/09 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (with The Cringe)
03/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium (with The Cringe)
03/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
03/13 Detroit, MI – Diesel
03/14 Chicago, IL – Concord
03/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/16 Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
03/17 Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort (Queensrÿche only)
03/20 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/22 San Antonio, TX – Aztec
03/23 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
03/26 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/27 San Diego – Observatory
03/28 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03/29 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/30 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/02 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/03 Seattle, WA – Neptune

Fates Warning Stream “Life In Still Water” From “Live Over Europe”

Fates Warning are streaming “Life In Still Water” from their new live album “Live Over Europe.” That effort will be released on June 29, and it will feature recordings from eight different cities.

Fates Warning Share “The Light And Shade Of Things” Performance Video From “Live Over Europe”

Fates Warning have shared a performance video for “The Light And Shade Of Things” off their new live album “Live Over Europe.” That effort will be released on June 29, and it will feature recordings from eight different cities.