Interviews 2020-09-20T15:53:37-07:00

Interview with Ray Alder by Sonic Perspectives (11/03/2020)

Originally from FATES WARNING Singer RAY ALDER Talks New Album: “The Demos Were So Exact That We All Knew Exactly What We Needed to Do” By Gonzo Pozo “The demos were so exact that we all knew exactly what we needed to do,” says longtime Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder from his flat in Madrid. “I usually record with either Bobby or Joey, but this time I was living in a police state.” Alder [...]

Notes on the new album from Ray Alder

Album notes taken from Apple Music - Long Day Good Night When it came time to record the vocals for Long Day Good Night, Fates Warning singer Ray Alder was living under strict pandemic lockdown rules in his adopted home of Madrid, Spain. “You couldn’t go to a studio and record, but one of the things you could legally do was move,” the native Texan tells Apple Music. “So I hired a moving van and [...]

Ray Alder interview by Rodrigo Altaf (08/07/2018)

Original: By Rodrigo Altaf One of the most important bands for the prog metal scene, Fates Warning has had an extensive career since the mid 80’s, and recently released an all-encompassing live album. “Live Over Europe” was reviewed by Lotsofmuzik’s collaborator Rodrigo Altaf here. In an exclusive interview to Lotsofmuzik, their singer Ray Alder reflects on the state of the band right now, the gap between studio albums and how his voice has changed over time, amongst [...]

Ray Alder interview by Last Rites (06/15/2018)

Original: By Manny-O-War An Interview With Ray Alder Of Fates Warning – Live From Madrid Fates Warning has long been a favorite among serious metalheads. These pioneers of the progressive/power metal genre (later turned straight progressive) have forever marched to the beat of their own drummer (usually in a fascinating time signature). The more intellectual (fine, nerdy) metalheads have spent countless hours arguing the progression of their music, arguing the merits of their different [...]

Ray Alder interview by Sonic Perspectives (06/08/2018)

Original: By Gonzalo Pozo and Rodrigo Altaf Ray Alder has been singing his heart out for prog metal giants Fates Warning since 1987. Over those three decades, he has inspired generations of fans, risen to new vocal challenges, and even let James LaBrie sing backup with him when nobody knew who James LaBrie was. Alder began performing professionally in high school and joined Fates Warning as a teenager; he has also fronted his own band Engine, and spent several years at the helm with the eminent California-based [...]