Fates Warning Wave The White Flag


Album out next week, here’s why MVM loves it

In light of the upcoming July 1st release date for the much anticipated 12th studio album, “Theories Of Flight”, by U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING, a new song is being debuted today via a play through video.

Check out the track “White Flag” in a clip (with full studio album sound), which doesn’t only feature multi-angle cams of guitarist and songwriter Jim Matheos, but also showcases the guest lead guitar parts by longtime FW member Frank Aresti and by recent FW live-guitarist Mike Abdow, here:

A complimentary drum and bass play through clip for the same track featuring a special audio mix will be available separately in the coming weeks too.

FATES WARNING’s Jim Matheos checked in to comment about the song as follows:
With “White Flag” I wanted to do something a bit heavier then what we’ve done in the recent past, but also to feature counterpoint type guitar parts, where the guitars are playing around and in between each other rather than in strict unison throughout. I also wanted to provide solo spots for Frank Aresti and Mike Abdow. Their contributions are one of the highlights in the song for me.”

Previously, FATES WARNING launched a lyric-video for the impressive album opening track, “From The Rooftops”, here:https://youtu.be/8kkJ8qtgLBY


An album teaser clip, featuring footage by Dennis Hlynsky entitled ‘Feeding The Gulls’, introducing excerpts of all songs is also available here: https://youtu.be/q1O7W9PKMEE


FATES WARNING’s “Theories Of Flight” album is receiving fantastic media feedback and scoring strong soundcheck-positions in various magazines this month, as for example:


Deaf Forever (Germany) – # 1

Metal Hammer (Germany) – # 2

Rock Hard (Germany) – # 2

Aardschok (The Netherlands) – # 2

Eclipsed (Germany) – # 4

Powermetal.de (Germany) – # 1

“Theories Of Flight” comes packaged with artwork created by Michigan artist Graceann Warn / www.graceannwarn.comand the album’s tracklisting reads as follows:

FATES WARNING – Theories Of Flight
1. From The Rooftops
2. Seven Stars
3. SOS
4. The Light And Shade Of Things
5. White Flag
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
7. The Ghosts Of Home
8. Theories Of Flight


A limited 2CD version of the album will also include an acoustic bonus-disc with the following tracks:

Acoustic Bonustracks:
1. Firefly
2. Seven Stars
3. Another Perfect Day
4. Pray Your Gods (Toad The Wet Sprocket cover)
5. Adela (Joaquin Rodrigo)
6. Rain (Uriah Heep cover)

The vinyl edition of “Theories Of Flight“ is a Gatefold 2LP (with full standard album on CD as bonus!) and also includes the 6 acoustic bonustracks (On Side D!). The 2LP is available on black vinyl as well as in limited coloured runs on clear vinyl (100x copies from IOM webshop) or transparent orange (200x copies from IOM webshop/CM Distro).

The European pre-order for all physical formats can be done via the IOM webshop here:

Performed by the core line-up that returned to form with 2013’s acclaimed “Darkness In A Different Light” release (Guitarist Jim Matheos, vocalist Ray Alder, bassist Joey Vera, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek), “Theories Of Flight” was produced by Jim Matheos and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Haken, etc.).

More new on FATES WARNING and “Theories Of Flight” coming soon…

Ray Alder – Vocals
Jim Matheos – Guitars
Joey Vera – Bass
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums











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