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Fates Warning’s Ray Alder on How the Band Almost Broke Up and What Brought Them Back (12/04/2013)

Fates Warning's Ray Alder on How the Band Almost Broke Up and What Brought Them Back (12/04/2013) Original Article: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2013/12/fates_warning_interview.php Fates Warning's Ray Alder on How the Band Almost Broke Up and What Brought Them Back By Darryl Smyers Wed., Dec. 4 2013 at 8:14 AM To many, Connecticut's Fates Warning is the first progressive metal act. Started in 1983, the band has gone through a dizzying array of member changes including replacing original lead singer [...]

goupstate.com’s interview with Ray Alder (11/28/2013)

goupstate.com's interview with Ray Alder (11/28/2013) Original article: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20131128/ENT/311281007 Metal band Fates Warning releases 1st album in 9 years By Dan Armonaitis dan.armonaitis@shj.com Published: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 3:15 a.m. When Fates Warning released “Darkness in a Different Light” a couple of months ago, it had been nine years since the progressive metal band had put out its last studio effort, “FWX.” “We've continued to be a band, but a lot of people thought [...]

An Interview with Fates Warning: Searching For A Different Light (11/20/2013)

An Interview with Fates Warning: Searching For A Different Light (11/20/2013) Original article: http://www.theaquarian.com/2013/11/20/an-interview-with-fates-warning-searching-for-a-different-light/ An Interview with Fates Warning: Searching For A Different Light By Gregg McQueen, November 20, 2013 The members of Fates Warning are a busy bunch; though not always with that band itself. Due to distractions from numerous side-projects, Fates Warning had not released a studio album since 2004, and likely had some fans wondering if the group—one of the founders of the [...]

Cryptic Rock interview with Ray Alder (11/14/2013)

Cryptic Rock interview with Ray Alder (11/14/2013) Original article: http://crypticrock.com/interview-ray-alder-of-fates-warning/ INTERVIEW – RAY ALDER OF FATES WARNING Progressive metal has been an evolving sub-genre of metal since the 1980′s. Bands like Dream Theater and Queensrÿche were some of the pioneer’s to make the genre commercially successful. One of the most influential pioneers from the scene are Fates Warning. On the scene for 3 decades now, the band has built a massive international following as well as [...]

Rocking.gr interview with Jim Matheos (11/06/2013)

Rocking.gr interview with Jim Matheos (11/06/2013) Original article: http://www.rocking.gr/interviews/en/Fates-Warning-interview-Jim-Matheos/17910/ Interview by Manos Paterakis Fates Warning interview (Jim Matheos) "I don't listen to any metal, really" Sunday night... We had witnessed an incredible show by Fates Warning at Fuzz Club, Athens. They came bearing a new album, which won me over listen after listen, and they prevailed. Great setlist and mind-blowing performance... After the end of the show, I went backstage, where Ray Alder and Bobby Jarzombek were [...]

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner interview with Ray Alder (10/01/2013)

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner interview with Ray Alder (10/01/2013) Original article: http://www.examiner.com/article/1-on-1-fates-warning-s-hijo-de-san-antonio-sheds-different-light-on-cd-tour Fates Warning's 'hijo' de San Antonio sheds different light on CD, tour October 1, 2013 Today's release of Darkness In A Different Light marks not only Fates Warning's first CD in nine years. It's also the first time the group's San Antonio duo of vocalist Ray Alder and drummer Bobby Jarzombek have recorded an album together. Jarzombek, who joined the three-decade progressive metal [...]

BW&BK interview with Ray Alder (9/26/2013)

BW&BK interview with Ray Alder (9/26/2013) Original interview from http://www.bravewords.com/news/211107 FATES WARNING Singer Talks New Album, Looks To Make Up For Lost Opportunities - "Just Tour As Much As Possible, And Take Advantage Of What Time We Have" Special Report by Greg Prato It's hard to believe that nearly a decade has passed since prog-metallists FATES WARNING issued a new studio album, but this is indeed the truth - when their latest, Darkness In A Different [...]

Dead Rhetoric interview with Ray Alder (9/22/2013)

Dead Rhetoric interview with Ray Alder (9/22/2013) Original interview from http://www.deadrhetoric.com/features/fates-warning-quite-a-bit-left-to-say/ Fates Warning – Quite A Bit Left To Say Sunday, 22nd September 2013 by David E. Gehlke The second-longest tenured member of Fates Warning behind founding member/guitarist Jim Matheos, vocalist Ray Alder has gone from the man who replaced John Arch, to one of progressive metal’s most identifiable frontmen. Alder, who was plucked from obscurity in San Antonio, Texas where he was fronting Syrus, joined [...]

RadioMetal.com interview with Ray Alder (8/28/2013)

RadioMetal.com interview with Ray Alder (8/28/2013) Original article: http://www.radiometal.com/en/article/fates-warning-in-a-different-light,127520 FATES WARNING IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT Interview conducted by phone on August, 28th 2013 by Spaceman. It is right when he woke up (as he admitted), at 9am (at his home in Los Angeles), that Ray Alder, Fates Warning’s singer, took his telephone to call us. Probably not entirely woken up yet, he still willingly put up with our question/answer game with sincerity and certain composure. And there [...]

The Metal Files – Catching Up With John Arch (7/05/2013)

The Metal Files - Catching Up With John Arch (7/05/2013) Original interview from http://themetalfiles.com/2013/07/05/catching-up-with-john-arch-752013/ The Metal Files Catching up with John Arch, 7/5/2013 My love for Fates Warning’s early work runs deep.  Much of that is because of the magical vocals of John Arch.  I recently caught up with John and he graciously agreed to answer some questions.  Enjoy! Can you describe your experiences from those 2 shows? Any after-effects? JA:  Well Sean, everything leading up [...]