Fates Warning

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Fates Warning are an influential heavy metal band from Connecticut, USA. Though their early works are more in the vein of traditional Iron Maiden-influenced heavy metal, by Awaken the Guardian (1986) they, along with Dream Theater and Queensr˙che, had become one of the pioneering bands of the then-emerging progressive metal genre. Their first three albums are best known for lead singer John Arch's unusual vocal approach, and the lyrics deal mainly with fantasy themes, but John Arch left after the third album and as new vocalist Ray Alder joined the band the lyrics took a more introspective turn. Their later works (Perfect Symmetry and after) go more in a progressive rock direction.

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Discography

  • Night on Brocken (1984)
  • The Spectre Within (1985)
  • Awaken the Guardian (1986)
  • No Exit (1988)
  • Perfect Symmetry (1989)
  • Parallels (1991)
  • Inside Out (1994)
  • Chasing Time (compilation) (1995)
  • A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997)
  • Still Life (live) (1998)
  • Disconnected (2000)
  • FWX (2004)

Lineup

(Mark is not going to join Fates Warning on their upcoming 2005 tour, it is unclear if he will continue to play for the band's next studio album)

Former Members

  • John Arch - vocals (1982-87)
  • Chris Cronk - vocals (1987)
  • Victor Arduini - guitars (1982-86)
  • Frank Aresti - guitars (1986-96)
  • Joe DiBiase - bass (1982-96)
  • Steve Zimmermann - drums (1982-88)

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