Details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ revealed

//Details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ revealed

Details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ revealed

Fates Warning reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’; launches video for “Fata Morgana (live)”

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be viewed at: – where Awaken the Guardian Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
–2CD + DVD Digipak
–Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta. Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, Awaken the Guardian Live also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis (, making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of ‘Awaken The Guardian’ at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude.”
Fates Warning online:

By | 2017-06-02T15:34:45-07:00 March 16th, 2017|News|10 Comments


  1. Billy March 19, 2017 at 4:02 am - Reply


  2. James Carlton March 31, 2017 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Damn, thought it was going to be Ray.

    • Boliver April 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Your disappointment is self inflicted!~

  3. erwin April 19, 2017 at 7:14 am - Reply

    i would like to know if theres a difference by the region of the dvd from america to europe

  4. thesithempire April 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Awaken the Guardian is one of the top 10 best metal album of the 80s! I can’t believe how amazing John Arch sounds now! He’s incredible!! Listen to his range on Fata Morgana in this live clip!! Wow!

  5. joec April 27, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    my copy will be arriving tomorrow,,,,,,can’t wait

  6. Eric May 1, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Saw both shows at KIT and Progpower (and in the air heading back from 2017 KIT now). Can’t wait to see the DVDs to bring back the memories

  7. peter wolf May 4, 2017 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Erwin there is a difference unless you have a region free dvd or bluray player. In Europe & America there is a difference the first one is region B which includes Africa, Middle East, South East Asia most of Europe, New Zealand & Australia while region A are The Americas, East Asia, South East Asia, Japan, unless you can get a dvd encoded region 0 player and same with the discs too, at times if you can find a disc that suggests A,B & C you would be fine, that’s the most annoying thing about these discs that only play in certain areas for copyright, which area are you guys in?

  8. Vinnie May 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    These live versions sound better than the original! Great job.

  9. Patrick Browning May 27, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I have been dreaming of this for damn near thirty years…

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