Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

//Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Set to kick off USA tour with Queensryche next month

Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Fates Warning to its worldwide roster! Fates Warning began in the early 1980’s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.

Fates Warning‘s Ray Alder (vocals) comments: “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!”

Fates Warning released their latest album, Live Over Europe, last year to critical acclaim. The first live release featuring the current line-up [Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals)], Live Over Europe contains 23 songs and was recorded at various European locations (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) during their January 2018 headlining tour for Theories Of Flight (2016). To preview and purchase Live Over Europe, please visit: fateswarning.lnk.to/LiveOverEurope

Next month, Fates Warning will head back out on the road with Queensryche, touring the USA in support of Live Over Europe. See below for all dates!

Fates Warning tour dates
w/ Queensryche

Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

After the conclusion of this trek, Fates Warning will begin work on their 13th studio album, set for a 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for more Fates Warning news coming soon!

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By | 2022-08-12T12:46:30-07:00 March 25th, 2019|News|7 Comments


  1. Jan-Åke Kinnerström July 14, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Will there be any Eurotour in nearest future ?

    ( Must be , i`m longing…:)

  2. Patrick Puffer August 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Very cool!! I can’t believe I didn’t see this news!! Good luck with the new cd. And the tour. Happy b’day to Ray on the 20th!!(same as mine!!)

  3. Corinne Allen November 16, 2019 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Are you coming back to Sacramento? I missed you and Queensryche. Would love to see you both perform at the same venue.

  4. Tim B February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Too bad I missed you in Medina Minnesota I will see you next time so please come back to Minnesota.Favorite album is Parallels I do have several albums but Parallels is in my car CD player right now!!!

  5. Anthony March 23, 2020 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Hello Fates, hope all is well with everyone. Any chance you might have another DVD release of your videos? … Simple Human and others that have not been officially released all together with maybe some new and live stuff too with interviews, if possible. Anyway thank you for all the great music through the years, Inside Out, helped me when my mother passed away and as I struggled throughout the years, looking forward to the album and tour, take care Fates

  6. Jana June 30, 2020 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Hey please give “Metal Blade Company” a wake-up call! Sorry, no offence, but there are very old Band-photos, old Logo and a old line-up

  7. Johnny Flores May 11, 2022 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Hello Ray wow I can’t believe it’s been so long , I haven’t seen you since your Syrus days at the cameo theater well I hope you’re doing well , and I now live in El Paso , oh and don’t forget Roulette,all hel I for got how to spell that name on man laters johnny Flores

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